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Old 11-03-2011, 02:10 PM
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X5 4.4 sport/ shall i paint the running boards ??

Hi i am looking at spraying my side running boards in a matt black , i have the silver ones with the black rubber dimples on them . Has anyone seen this done before ? Does anyone think it will add or detract from the look of my car ? ( pics of car in my albums) . Any suggestions on which paint to use ? Guessing will be easy to do but not easy to undo !!!!
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Old 11-03-2011, 05:11 PM
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i would get some tape ( like pin stripping tape but obviously wider) and apply that and see how you like it, you could probably leave it on for a few weeks and then if you are happy with the look

i would suggest taking the running boards off and have them powder coated i think that would be more durable that just painting

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:10 PM
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Or get it vinyl wrapped. It will look better. I'm not sure how rugged it needs to be since it is the running board, but someone good at wrapping will probably be able to tell you. There's at least one guy on this forum (supporter, too) that could do it. I think it's Don Nguyen.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:06 AM
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Ok so i bit the bullet today and painted my side steps !
They look much better and blend into the vehicle well, as i have gone for the black on black look with not too much chrome about ......... Thanks for the advice etc but i took an easy cheap option ..... Asked a mate and he pointed me in the direction of a barbeque matt black paint that needs no priming or sealing ! Just cleaned the steps and masked up and painted ,, came out really well 4 coats and 7.50 later looks great .
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:12 AM
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Old 11-07-2011, 11:26 AM
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Looks great!!

Yea do the same paint on the wheels! I saw a trick where you buy a couple decks of playing cards and stick them in between the wheel and the tire to paint the wheel. Let me know how it all comes out!
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Ok so i bit the bullet today and painted my side steps !
They look much better and blend into the vehicle well, as i have gone for the black on black look with not too much chrome about ......... Thanks for the advice etc but i took an easy cheap option ..... Asked a mate and he pointed me in the direction of a barbeque matt black paint that needs no priming or sealing ! Just cleaned the steps and masked up and painted ,, came out really well 4 coats and 7.50 later looks great .
So what paint did you use? did you sand down the metal or rubber bits?

is it lasting well? even with foot traffic?

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Old 08-10-2016, 12:12 PM
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So what paint did you use? did you sand down the metal or rubber bits?

is it lasting well? even with foot traffic?

thanks

Jon
for a non-permanent solution, you could possibly try black plasti-dip!

i have been back and forth on this mod, i have a titan silver and i now have black accents on it, so now the colour scheme is now silver and black; black rims, led smoked side markers, black rear turn signals and I dipped the trunk Lid Rear Handle Grip black.

i'm still not sure if i should go with this mod, too indecisive
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