Jeep Liberty Nerf Bars
Tips to Keep Your Jeep Liberty Nerf Bars Looking Good as New
Nerf bars get stepped on or pegged by rocks and other road debris. These versatile add-ons perform tough jobs that will eventually take a toll on their quality and appearance if you don't keep them properly maintained. Here are some simple tips on how you can keep your Jeep Liberty nerf bars looking good and functioning excellently:
- Clean the nerf bars properly and regularly.
Like every other part of your car, your nerf bars also need regular cleaning to maintain their best condition. If you let dirt and grime sit too long on the metal surface of your nerf bars, they will eventually make the material more vulnerable to wear and corrosion even if they're made from rust-proof stainless steel. These add-ons are not high-maintenance, and the only time you're probably required to pay extra attention when cleaning them is after taking your Jeep Liberty on an off-road trail.
- Know what products to use.
From powder-coated black to polished stainless steel — nerf bars come in different materials and finishes. Before you use any cleaning and polishing solution, consult your owner's manual first to see which chemicals are compatible with the material that your nerf bars are made of. You should also steer clear from solutions that contain bleach. Mild soap and water is a good way to go if you're looking for a safe and an affordable alternative.
- Keep your nerf bars gleaming by regularly polishing them.
If you have stainless steel nerf bars on your Jeep Liberty, keep their original gleam by polishing them regularly. Put a small amount of polish on a soft cloth and gently buff it onto the surface. Working on small areas at a time will also get the job done more efficiently. It would be better if you do this at a well-ventilated area where the wind and sun can help you dry off the polish quickly.
- Remove rust before it gets worse.
Rust can weaken your nerf bars and make them look neglected. It's a good thing that you can take care of rust without much difficulty. Simply apply some rust-removing solution over the problem areas and let it sit for a few minutes before scrubbing the rust off with a wire brush. Repaint your nerf bars to keep them from getting corroded again.