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Ok the paint on both my front and rear bars is starting to peal in big chunks . Looks like they have been resprayed at some stage. Just wondering what woild be the best option. A) get both bars stripped and resprayed . B) buy 2bars from the wreckers in good condition in any color and get them resprayed C) buy 2 aftermarket bars for approximately $500 each including paint and hope they fit as good as the genuine part . Color is alto grey . Thanks in advance
 

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Assuming your bars are in otherwise good condition, Option A.....Option B makes no sense as just extra cost.

Wouldn't even consider option C.
 

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Assuming your bars are in otherwise good condition, Option A.....Option B makes no sense as just extra cost.

Wouldn't even consider option C.
Thanks for your input mate . With option B was thinking that purchasing two bars would work out cheaper than having to strip both bars as the paint peeling is all over . Starts with small micro blisters then it bubbles up and pearls off so the complete bar will have to be rubbed back .
 

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Fair point.

Might be time to get some quotes from painters on options A & B.

Just avoid C.
 

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They normally use paint stripper to get the old gear off. So labor won't be hrs and hours on the sander.
 

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Can you safely use stripper on painted plastic parts.?
Wouldn't stripper hurt plastic?
 

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Its fine on Vr ute corner tub mouldings thats how i stripped mine. It only eats the paint won't eat plastic. Paint stripper and the karcher works awesome on bumpers and mouldings. Even the lid on the can is plastic.
 

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I wouldn’t use paint stripper on plastic. Paint itself is a polymer (plastic) after all.

I’d find panels in good used condition and have them resprayed. If the existing paint is flaking or damaged, there’s a good chance it’s been resprayed before with poor prep etc. too much effort to strip and will probably cost you more.
 
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