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cstk421

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cstk421

I took my racks off and here are photos. Im trying to identify the make and model of them. I talked to a few companies today about powder-coating them and/or dipping them in rubber / vinyl. Any thoughts ? Experience ? They are polished aluminium and always look dirty. Chrome dipping crossed my mind but I think its too expensive.

Thanks,

Claudio

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Bobby Light

Those are looking like some older Titan racks to me. Sounds like you aren't against getting them powdercoated, that's what I'd do.

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martinarcher

Those are looking like some older Titan racks to me. Sounds like you aren't against getting them powdercoated, that's what I'd do.

Plus1.gif Those are older Titans.

Is the finish get bad due to bugs or is it scratched up. If it because of bugs, take a couple dryer sheets and wet them with warm water and use them to clean up the racks. They take bugs off racks and the tower like magic.

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Bobby Light

Plus1.gif Those are older Titans.

Is the finish get bad due to bugs or is it scratched up. If it because of bugs, take a couple dryer sheets and wet them with warm water and use them to clean up the racks. They take bugs off racks and the tower like magic.

Not to mention leaving a fresh scent behind :biggrin: .

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Bozboat

That explains why those racks I bought from Matt freshened up my boat. :rofl:

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cstk421

Plus1.gif Those are older Titans.

Is the finish get bad due to bugs or is it scratched up. If it because of bugs, take a couple dryer sheets and wet them with warm water and use them to clean up the racks. They take bugs off racks and the tower like magic.

I don't think its from bugs. I think its just weather, water, deposits. The polished aluminum (like the old cans and the lights) are too much of a PITA to keep polishing. If I just powder coat them once i should be good. Just working on figuring out a good solution on rubber for the forks. The rubber that they came with sucks, gets caught, and has come off 3 times. Any suggestions on rubber to put on the forks ? I have the option of dipping them but your talking more than it costs to just replace them with new racks.

Thanks for the info though !

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swankrides

Starone sells vinyl dipped forks. I have had them on my boat for a couple of years now and they are great. Very durable and you don't have to mess with the rubber inserts anymore.

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Ndawg12

pj tool.com has some great materials for polishing stainless and aluminum metals. keep a good fresh coat of wax on them.

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cowwboy

I just had a local powder coater do mine.

Makes clean up much easier and they match the tower.

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