Why was this not painted?
On my 2017 Bounder 35K there is a 1"X2" rectangular steel tube running from the steps all the way to the rear wheel on the outer lower portion of the bays. You can only see it while laying underneath. The front end of it is semi sealed with some foam spray in stuff. I haven't looked at the rear or the drivers side for that matter. This tube is not painted. No idea why not as it is subject to lots of road stuff. I can get in there and paint the bottom of it and part of the sides, but the top is unprotected. I suspect this tube is some sort of bay box support or something, I'll have to look closer. But why they left it bare metal, which is now rusty, I have no idea.
Old Bakersfield Man
2017 Bounder 35K 2017 and 2006 Rubicon Wrangler Unlimited NSA Ready Brute Elite tow bar