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Factory Explorer Side Steps (Nerf Bars)

HarvDog

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Montclair, Virginia
Year, Model & Trim Level
1999 XLT
My 1999 Explorer XLT Sport came with color matched side steps (nerf bars) with black step pads that say "Explorer". They are starting to rust around the black step pads. Two questions:

1. Any suggestions for eliminating the rust?

2. Where could I buy exact replacements?
 
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Critical_Level2

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1999 XLS R.I.P.
I would suggest first try to get some touch up paint to cover it up or You could try ebay to get replacements.
 
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Blue_Oval_Ford

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1997 Explorer Sport 4X4
This is a common problem with the factory nerf bar. I had to primer and repaint mine, but this time I coated it with a rust inhibitor. So far no problems.
 
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00XLS

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Yeah mine are starting to bubble around the pad as well. How hard is to paint around the pad, I don't want to ruin the pad.
 
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