Avoiding scratches while installing bar rail
Preparation and patience are key when installing bar foot rail to protect your tubing from scratches during installation. Try to handle the tubing as little as possible once you’ve laid it out. If your tubing arrives wrapped in a layer of plastic film, keep it in place as long as possible to help protect it.
It also helps to make sure the openings of your brackets are smooth and clean, so they won’t scratch the tubing when you slide them in place. Use a water-based lubricant to aid in sliding the tubing through the brackets. Place the tubing through the brackets before splicing your sections of tubing together to prevent you from having to slide a bracket across a long piece of tubing.