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    1Up roof rack finish?

    I've got a silver 1Up roof rack I purchased in summer of 2014. Got a new black car, would like a new rack to match.

    Unfortunately the silver anodized finish on my 1Up has not held up. It's cracked and peeled away at the bottom and sides around the front end of the rack and where they attach to the crossbars, and in spots on top where the tires contact. The underlying rack is aluminum so it's not particularly visible, but if the finish was black it would be a lot more noticeable.

    Anyone else have this problem? Or did I get a lemon? It's a fantastic rack but after only two years it's not really the greatest cosmetic result. I'm not sure I want to spend $300 CAD for a new black one and have it peeling so quickly....

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    Can't you have your current rack powder coated black?

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    Guess I could try that but I assume I'd have to sandblast off the existing finish? Otherwise it would just continue to peel. Not sure that would be worth the time and effort.

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    Mines peeled a bit. My rack is on the car 24/7/365 so I just chalked it up to abuse on my end. I have heard that the black peels as well, and yes, it'd show up more.
    I'm a mountain bike guide in southwest Utah

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