Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Nerf Bars
Free Your Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD Nerf Bars From Dirt and Debris with These Tips
Rusty nerf bars can definitely cramp your style. Just think of how they can ruin your truck's overall appearance and make your vehicle unappealing. Plus, corroded Chevrolet Silverado 3500 HD nerf bars can put you at risk of getting an injury if you fall while stepping on them. That is why you need to keep the nerf bars in good condition by taking note of the following maintenance practices:
- Add the nerf bars in your regular cleaning schedule.
You may have a regular schedule for cleaning your truck, but allotting focus on the nerf bars makes a huge difference. Always keep in mind that you should only use safe cleaning agents when washing the bars. You need to scrub off any dirt and debris from the side steps and rinse them with clean water. Before you apply polish for the finishing touch, make sure you let the metal dry first.
- Get rid of road salt and other stains using a polisher.
Salt and other contaminants can cause your steel nerf bars to become rusty over time. To remove the stains and prevent further corrosion, you can apply metal polish on an open-cell foam connected to the drill. Good thing, this metal polisher can also be used for other parts of your vehicle. Just be careful when using the metal-polishing tool, and remember to keep off the plastic parts to prevent creating a mess. The polisher saves you lots of elbow grease, and it moves fast so the polishing can be finished quickly.
- Tape off the step pads when painting the side steps.
Giving your nerf bars a new look to match your truck's overall style involves painting. And when you paint the bars, you surely don't want to include the plastic or rubber step pads. This might cause the step pads to harden and crack prematurely. What you can do is to either remove the step pads or tape them off to avoid getting the paint on them. Since these pads are usually held in with clips, they are prone to breaking when you pull them from a wrong angle, so it's best to just tape them off.