I took mine off to paint them. It was a much bigger job then I anticipated. It took longer to remove the front and rear racks then it did to do most all of my other mods combined. It was worth it though, they look much better in black.
Getting the Warn brushguard to work with the PRM skidplates was almost as fun. Hurray for sledgehammers!!
Anyone know where to get a tool to remove the plastic body "fasteners"....if so what is it called and how much is it?
I found a box of fasteners identical to the Honda ones at the help shelf at Autozone. They are the exact same appearancs except they release with a phillips head screw instead. Work much better and were 20 for $4.00.
Took the back rack off to install my supertrapp pipe.UGHHHHHHHH!!!! It was so much of a pain in the arse that I went ahead and painted the rack while I had it off. Didn't wanna have to take that darn thing off again for ANY reason....LOL
When I painted mine front and back with bedliner I didn't remove them I just pushed newspaper underneath to protect the plastic. I also removed my stock muffler and installed my HMF without removing my rack. I saw it was going to be a pain in the ass so I just beat the crap out of the stock pipe until I got it out. Only thing hurt was the pipe. I ain't removing nothing unless I absolutely have too.