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Old 07-16-2018, 05:26 PM   #1
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Off Road Nerfs, design input welcome.

HellBetty looks about the same but Ive been taking care of un-sexy stuff like rust treatment, leak chasing and glass (kind of like spending $$ on roof/furnace/plumbing updates when you own a house!) Anyhow I'm getting ready to spring for the ALuminess offroad nerf bars and inquired about an extra step surface being added at side barn doors. The reason for that is I transport my road bike inside the van and I stand in the rear barn door to load it (a bike fits nicely alongside the van bed).

I'm emailing with Chris at Aluminess who asked if I can pick a finish other than their standard matt black powder coat AND supply the color code... since they apparently handle high volume on their standard matt black - such that a different color will prevent my order being shipped elsewhere by mistake. (huh? but OK)

As can be seen in my photos- 2011 Black passenger van, tan interior, charcoal floor, black tint glass all around now, chrome bumpers and grill (not planning to change those soon.

I am also planning to buy the swing out spare tire carrier to mount to rear of frame)

Any ideas on color? (gloss black.... metallic ie chrome...?)
Any knowledge of color CODE also?

Thanks for considering. Aluminess web gallery only had a white van/white bars and blue van/blue bars otherwise just the matt black, so I would love to see photos if anyone has different nerf bars.
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Old 07-16-2018, 06:07 PM   #2
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I like what you have going on, I would stick with a color that compliments - if its advised to choose something other than flat black, I would go Satin black.

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Old 07-16-2018, 08:36 PM   #3
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Personally I'd keep the stock steps...
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And had three other E350s...
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Think the standard black is best and goes with everything. They will eventually get beat up from dirt/rocks and you’ll need to touch em up, although powder coating is pretty durable, but easier to do if you went with the standard black. I’m about to do this on my N-fab bars, although they’re not powder coated so it might blend better
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Originally Posted by Annie O View Post

Any ideas on color? (gloss black.... metallic ie chrome...?)
Any knowledge of color CODE also?
If Aluminess will accommodate non-standard power coat colors you could use Pantone formulas OR visit a local automotive paint supplier and look through their color maps. If you find a color there a paint code will be shown along with the vehicle manufacturer that originally used that color.

That information would get you an extremely close match.

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Old 07-19-2018, 08:48 PM   #6
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Thanks, gentlemen.
JW I might have known you would have the color code info- huge help, as always

REF let us know how your touch up turns out!

Rob what is it about the stock running boards that makes you say I should keep them? They are warped and somewhat ugly to me but I admit they are easy to walk on

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