Yes, I plan to put some sort of coating on them. Not sure what kind yet. I'd like something for rock protection and also for sound dampening. Road noise passes through aluminum really efficiently. Finding a coating that is light weight is preferred as I want to keep the front clip light so it can be lifted easily.Looking good- nice aluminum work. Are you planning on putting an impact-absorption coating on the inside of your fender liners? Aluminum liners get pretty beat up without some protection from high velocity rock impacts.