How are your powder coated running boards keeping up in daily use ?
Any noticeable deterioration ?
Would you do it again ?
They're still going reasonably well. Surprisingly well, actually.
I should mention that, with my small kids and my short wife (I never said that - right
), the running boards are well used when climbing in and out. But no noticeable damage from shoes on the boards. I've also done a number of trips and trails since spraying them - including the dune trip, a bunch of other 4x4 trails. Also a trip to Sodwana and Bots.
There was a bit of deterioration where the plastidip was sprayed over the black insert on the corner of the running boards. I assume the plastidip does not bond as well with plastic as it does with aluminium. What basically happens is that it "peels off" a little on the plastic insert. One does not really notice it, and after a day or two, the peeling bits drop off. After that, one does not notice it at all, as the exposed plastic insert is the same colour as the running boards.
Sadly, I cannot post photographs, as I am working in the Cape this week and the 'trol is at home. Will do so over the weekend.
Would I do it again ? I'm not sure. It was not a lot of effort. I'll be honest and say that "next time" it's necessary, I'll invest in some rock sliders...