It does look different.
The prepwork consisted of removing the roof rack from the van. Wet sanding with 600 grit wet/dry sandpaper and priming the surface with automotive primer. Then spraying the individual pieces with the paint.
I actually used the chrome paint. I knew the paint wouldn't come out chrome, but more of a brushed aluminum color I was going for.
I thought about sending the parts to the chrome shop to have them plated, but thought it might be too much "Bling".
As for holding up, We'll have to see. I've already mounted a roof box, and cargo basket, with no problems with the paint.
I'm sure if you strap things to the painted portions, it wouldn't hold up as well as the factory finish.
I just wanted to be different, and with all the "newer" vehicles having the silver rack as an option, I felt this would do a slight "update" to the Odyssey.
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