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I recently installed step bars and a grill guard for my Rodeo. Winter will soon be here :x , along with all the salt the city drops on the roads. Is there any kind of wax or protectant coating I can apply to my add-ons to prevent corrosion?
 

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I know what you mean! Unless they are made of S.S. there's not much you can do other than constant paint touch-ups :cry: . I've found that even aluminum stuff will need some SERIOUS buffing after winter. This is the same reason I stopped putting this type of accessory on my trucks. After one Buffalo winter, they look like crap :x
G/luck
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Howdy. If you have chrome accesories, you can clear coat them (which won't stop the corrosion, only slow the process). If you have painted stuff, your best bet is to powder coat, though admittedly this can get expensive. I think there might be some powder coating that looks like chrome too.

There is a product called Waxol (sp?) that the british car crowd uses, though I think this is mostly for under car, in doors, in frame rails, etc. Something worth checking into anyway.

A cheap alternative would be vaseline, which does an ok job when cold, but will run right off with any heat.

When I lived on the east, I just tried to wash my vehicles all the time, particularly in winter to keep at least some of the salt off and the corrosion to a minimum. When I was into MGs though, I did complete rust removal, only to find rust appearing 3 years later despite my best efforts. ARRGHHH!

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I have black powder-coated steel. I'll have to do some more digging for that Waxol. I think I read about that stuff before, but I didn't have any luck in finding any. Thanks for the tips. :D
 

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Howdy. You can try POR-15 too if you already have rust. Just remember that this stuff is UV sensative and you must apply it in a well ventilated area. Go to the POR-15 website for more information.

-Kevin
 
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