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Old 02-12-2020, 12:52 PM   #1
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Default Black rubber non-stick on steps?

A few weeks ago, I purchased a 2004 RT 200 Popular, the unit was in over all very good condition, but did need some TLC. With the help of this forum and the members, I have been able to correct the issues. I am close to the end on the list of TLC.

With that said, the black rubber non-stick material on the steps has mostly come off the steps.

How have others addressed this issue?

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Old 02-12-2020, 01:03 PM   #2
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A few weeks ago, I purchased a 2004 RT 200 Popular, the unit was in over all very good condition, but did need some TLC. With the help of this forum and the members, I have been able to correct the issues. I am close to the end on the list of TLC.

With that said, the black rubber non-stick material on the steps has mostly come off the steps.

How have others addressed this issue?

Thanks

Johnnie

The material is available online but you need to cut it to size and shape. Our rubber ones on the steps is still OK, but the rear bumper ones went bad quickly from the sun. I replaced the bumper ones with sandpaper girt surface and it has held up very well in the weather and sun. I would suggest making a paper template first that you can trace out on the material, and when you are done just save the template for the next time.


When you search for the material look for non slip stair tread. You might even find it at Home Depot, although I don't think all the stores have it.
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Old 03-14-2020, 08:35 PM   #3
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After Action Report and Question.
I found Gator non-slip tape, which is 21 inches X 6 inches, please look at the pictures, the tape fits the side door very well, but is short for the cab doors. I thought about cutting one in half and piece it to the 21 inch and would cover the step well, however the splice would be difficult to put together without looking bad. My wife thanks put just one of the 21 inch gator tape.

What do you'all think????
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Have both of you climb in and out a few times with the other person noting where you naturally place your feet. I vote to use one piece where it's needed.
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I will try to get a pic tomorrow, as no time today, but I just finished doing a "step" on my old Buick Roadmaster wagon. The have a phony step on the rear bumper cover that is actually just molded into the cover to look like a step and painted black. The wagons often had backward facing seats accessed though the tailgate so step was needed.


After 25 years it looked really torn up, with gouges, divets, rough surface of some sort between the pads, etc. Would have been nearly impossible to make look good with shiny paint.


I masked off around the area and brush painted on two coats of Herculiner pickup truck bedliner in black color. It dries to the textured surface you see in the trucks from spraying or rolling also. The stuff is nearly indestructible and is ozone and UV proof besides. I used it on the wheel wells in our underbed storage of our 190 Chevy Roadtrek years ago and nothing has damaged it at all, including things like a folding mountain bike banging off it. Quick, pretty easy, pretty inexpensive so a good solution. I will be doing the tread areas of the Roadtrek the same way when they fail.
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Booster, What year Roadmaster ? CLASSIC Vehicle...
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1996 Estate wagon. Last year for the big rear drive body on frame wagons. Currently in the process of being de-woodified, body work, and painting. It also has the very interesting LT1 (not the same as the real LT1 in the late 60's Camaros) 5.7 engine with reverse flow cooling.
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I got a couple of pix of the old Buick rear bumper step today.





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Thanks all for the input.

This is the final picture.
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K1. Looks great.
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