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I'm hoping someone else has run into this, I can't think I'm the only one.

So I bought brand new Honda Side Steps for my Ridgeline 1 week after I got it...actually it was part of the package when I signed the papers. Black finish steps, really nice.

Had them 1 1/2 years and the paint is peeling on them...like even with the hose on low pressure when I'm washing it. American Honda won't back it and offer a replacement or a fix, which is rotten.

So...I need to get something on these so they don't pit out with the winter salt/chemicals.

Local dealer quoted me $300 to $400 to paint them with a liner-like material. At that I'm about $200 shy of brand new boards.

Any suggestions for a possible DIY fix? I think Plasti-Dip is out since it would likely peel and not stand up to the elements/conditions.

Before I do anything they need to be sand-blasted.

I'm all ears if anyone can offer some sage advice :)
 

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I agree...1 1/2 years is complete garbage! The local "Honda Rep" looked at it and said since it was a used Honda, it only had a 1 year warranty on it. The vehicle was a 1 year old, CPO Ridgeline (9600 miles).

Thanks for all the good advice though. I'm tempted to hit the flaked spots with Plasti-Dip to cover it for the next month, and then once it warms up have them blasted and I'll paint them myself.
 

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Hey ElkHunter - how long does Plasti-Dip last for you?

Knowing the paint job they did on these isn't going to last, I wonder if I should Plasti-Dip the whole thing? Do both side steps and just get-r-done now.
 
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