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Step pads 101

Discussion in '1st Gen Tundras (2000-2006)' started by AV8R4AA, Mar 29, 2021.

  1. Mar 29, 2021 at 12:30 PM
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    AV8R4AA

    AV8R4AA [OP] New Member

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    I have nice looking chrome nerf bars. Nothing wrong with them.
    Only the top rubber step pad is weathered. I don’t want to use a protective
    coating, because then they are slippery. I don’t want to remove them, because
    I’m thinking that would destroy the securing pins.
    Where can I order new pads that fit?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2021 at 12:56 PM
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    Professional Hand Model

    Professional Hand Model A.K.A ‘Golden Hands’

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    This reminds me of a Math S.A.T. Question.

    Let me check my Cliffs Notes and get back.
     
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  3. Mar 29, 2021 at 12:59 PM
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    SouthPaw

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    You can try the heat gun trick to restore the plastic. Then start with the manufacture for replacements.

    I recently removed mine and they were ON THERE. It took my cordless Milwaukee impact to remove them. Two bolts snapped and the other two came out find. Mine were rusty crusty so in the dumpster they went. Pads were good though lol.
     
  4. Mar 30, 2021 at 9:01 AM
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    I applied anti-skid tape to the plastic step pads on my nerf bars, easy to cut to any shape you need.
     
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  5. Mar 30, 2021 at 9:25 AM
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    tvpierce

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    Maybe scuff them up with a wire brush, mask the surrounding area and spray or brush on anti-skid bed liner. (No first hand experience with this... just a thought.)
     
  6. Mar 30, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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