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Does anyone know if you can purchase Brushed Aluminum Roof Rails seperately? And How Much? I was thinking of replacing the black one on my 2003 ML 500
 

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Yes..you can.....Up here in Canada, the cost was $600.00 Canadian for the pair plus install..so it's a little steep...but l "love the look"....[:D]
 

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Someone mentioned that the black rails are actually painted aluminum. My guess is that the paint could be “polished� off to reveal the silver-colored aluminum underneath. Anyone ever had any paint to peal off of their rails to verify this?

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Any update on either a reasonable source to purchase the aluminum roof rails (non-painted) or to strip the existing ones?

At this point, I would have thougt it would have received the same level of attention as painting/chroming the front grill. I am still holding out hope on the ML experts for a solution.

Thanks.
 

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Any facility that can bight anodize the rails will be able to strip the powder coat too. In fact they probably will prefer to do it themselves. I would expect that it would be less than $200. Oh, don't show up in your MB or tell them what it came off of. Tell them it came off a boat.
 

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Thanks for the reply. Would that type of service to strip then refresh/brush the aluminum roof rails be provided by a body shop?
 

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C-Rod - 4/30/2005 12:45 AM

Yes..you can.....Up here in Canada, the cost was $600.00 Canadian for the pair plus install..so it's a little steep...but l "love the look"....[:D]
can you post pics of this mod? The official MB photo floating around for the 2005 ML is not that great. I'd love to see a sunny side shot of anyone that has done this mod...Thanks
 
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