Ford Explorer Nerf Bars
Upkeep Habits to Prolong the Lifespan of Your Ford Explorer Nerf Bars
Located at the foot of a truck's door, nerf bars make it easy for drivers and passengers to get into the vehicle. Without these, getting into your pickup will be kind of a struggle for you and can even lead to injury if you take the wrong step. That is why it's a must to keep your Ford Explorer nerf bars in prime condition. To do this, simply form these habits of caring for your nerf bars:
- Detach the nerf bars to polish them thoroughly.
Although you can polish the nerf bars without removing them from the truck, you can only reach limited surfaces. Taking them off the vehicle for a while to polish them is the best way to go if you want to revive the shine on those bars. It also allows you to check if rust or any damage has formed on them. No need to worry about putting them back since nerf bars are quick and easy to install.
- Eliminate dirt and grime with just soap and water.
Getting your nerf bars back in shape requires proper cleaning and maintenance. Good thing, they don't demand sophisticated tools and solutions to be cleansed. All you need is soap and water, and you're good to go. Even household items can be used to clean your truck's nerf bars. A steel wool, for example, works best for scrubbing contaminants off your chrome nerf bars. Just make sure that you grab the ultra-fine grade steel wool to prevent damaging the surface. Top if off with a quality wax to get your nerf bars looking sleek and shiny once again.
- Preserve the suave finish of the non-skid step areas.
The nerf bars' non-skid rubber portions also deserve much of your attention. Though they are relatively small, the rubber or plastic non-skid step areas are the ones that are stepped on when getting into the vehicle, so they directly come in contact with dirty footwear of all sizes. Besides, constant foot traffic alone is enough to wear out and cause damage on the step pads.
One way to maintain the non-skid rubbers' finish is to coat it with some exterior shine spray every after wash. Select a shine spray that is powerful enough to leave a deep, black finish on non-skid rubbers, but one that doesn't make them slippery.