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Old 05-31-2012, 11:11 PM
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I had my roof rails powder coated

My roof rails on my 01 navigator were looking pretty bad, I was originally going to paint them my self but after thinking about it I realized I would probably have to repaint them again in a few years so I decided to have them powder coated. It only cost me $75 to get them done and I am really happy with them, Here is a before and after picture.





 
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Those look really good.
 
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Old 06-02-2012, 06:11 AM
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Good choice. I'd say worth the money vs painting them yourself.
 
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Nice!
That gave me an idea . how about Front wiper arms and rear arm powder coated?
 
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Old 06-02-2012, 03:11 PM
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Originally Posted by 99exp4wd5.4l View Post
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That gave me an idea . how about Front wiper arms and rear arm powder coated?

Thats a good idea, I wish I would have thought about that and had them done at the same time!
 
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:39 PM
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Originally Posted by 99exp4wd5.4l View Post
Nice!
That gave me an idea . how about Front wiper arms and rear arm powder coated?
I just replaced a windshield wiper arm on my XP from Autozone, cost about $20.
 
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Old 06-04-2012, 02:07 AM
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Good idea but I got out cheaper

I just went to the junk yard and found an Expy with the correct luggage rack (there seem to be two styles on the first generation Expy). It took a little searching because all the luggage racks seem to look like yours used to
Finally, I found one that still had the paint on it...
The junk man asked me what I would give him for the new side pieces and crossbar and the mount bolts. I said $10 and he grabbed that faster than I could change my wording to $5...

Well, it still looks old but at least the luggage rack paint is all intact... for now...

BTW... your paint job really does look nice.
 
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Roof rack rails

I like the idea of the powder coating but what do you do for your roof rack rails? Mine are starting to peel. For the person with the Exp who brought the replacement wiper arms at Autozone what was the part numbers for both sides?
 
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:43 AM
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For the person with the Exp who brought the replacement wiper arms at Autozone what was the part numbers for both sides?
The wiper arm stripped out while in use, I pulled in to an AZone, told the clerk what I was driving, he handed me a wiper arm and I went out to the parking lot and installed it.
Don't know the part number.
Frankly, I thought that AZone having that exact part was amazing.
 
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