Crafted from high quality stainless steel and given a hand polish for a reflective finish, these side protection bars from Steeler emphasize a visual design. The bars have a diameter of 76mm and thickness of 2mm that protect the door sill from any mechanical damages such as bumps and scrapes. The bars also facilitate you entering and exiting the vehicle, with the added addition of foot grooves that maximise your grip.
The bars are designed specifically for the Hyundai Santa-Fe 2012 onwards and are supplied as a pair and come with all of the fitting brackets and bolts for a DIY fit onto the vehicle.
We could use a cheap mild steel and then chrome plate it when manufacturing our bars but we don't.
Because after a year or so the bar would look unsightly when weeping rust stains appear.
In the iron/carbon mix chromium is also added that gives the steel its stainless qualities.
The chromium element stops the iron from oxidising and becoming rust (iron oxide).
Road salt used during European winters and sea salt, speed up rust formation and again gives us another good reason to use stainless steel here in the UK & in Europe where our products are sold.
Stainless steel can be exposed to the elements all year round and with a little polish now and again, can look as good as the day it came out of the packaging. This is the reason boat makers use stainless, and not mild steel.
Our stainless has a 3-year warranty, features a mirror polished chrome or black powder coated look (on some black finished items) but is in-fact more expensive, more durable, stainless steel.