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*Since I couldn't edit my original thread, here is my second try....




When I bought my X, it came without roof rails. Life happened, and with a family vacation right around the corner I knew I needed the rails for a cargo box I planned on throwing on top.






I scored a great deal on a new set of oem roof rails..... I paid $100
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The one pet peeve I’ve always had was the discoloration of the rails over time. I also did not like the textured look. I went ahead and decided to sand down the rails to a smooth finish to compliment the rest of the vehicle. Here is an example of a piece I sanded down and a stock piece....
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Here is a sample of the pieces primered...
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And a sample colored and cleared. I went ahead and did a light wet sanding and polish...
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And here is what they look like installed. Overall it’s the look I went after. I think it flows well with the rest of the X’s look and compliments the window trim....
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Nice license tag!
Semper Fi, Brother!
 

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Hi! It's been a while since your post, but is there any chance you remember where you got rails for $100?
 

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That for motherinlaw, or kids? Thing is huge.
 
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