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Old 09-05-2006
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1990 Ranger faded paint solutions?

Hey everyone this is my first post so be nice!

I recently bought a 1990 Ranger Standard cab 2.3L with 96K miles for $1500 from a mechanic with no leaks or anything so I thought it was a pretty good deal. Maybe someday I will get some pics up but my question for now is that the first owner (the guy I bought it from was the second owner) parked it under a lot of trees and always outside so the paint is super faded and oxidized. As I have never had a vehicle in this condition before I really don't know what are the best steps to take to get this paint back into shape, if thats even possible. The worst parts are on the hood and the tailgate. The sides of the truck actually look fairly nice still.

Anther question that I have that is kind of off topic is if anyone knows where I can find a good selection of custom shifter ***** for my truck. The one the truck came with doesn't even stay on and I find it annoying. Anyways thanks for the help!

I'm also on a budget so it seems to me the products I am most likely to use are Meguiars (I've read some other posts before I decided to make my own). Thanks again!
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Your could try clay baring your truck then waixing it right after. Check eBay for the shifter *****, Summit Racing mave them too. Welcome to the site!
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yea wax it and it will look like new.
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Great thanks for the advice. So I went to Pep Boys and checked out all the different products out there and the selection is vast. Even Meguiars has a ton of different products for waxing. Do you guys also use the polish or just the wax? Which clay bar would you recommend to me and which wax? (Links would be great if possible)

This guy that was shopping at the store was trying to convince me to get turtle wax ice. He says he read online that it was the best stuff out right now....

I've read many good things here about Meguiars and Zaino (which I can't afford) so I think I'll stick with that. Thanks.
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get/ borrow a buffing wheel. its amazing what those things can do...
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Welcome to R-F

any pics??
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I have these ones that the guy used to list the truck...

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There are so many things that I want to do to the truck once I get money...

I wanna change the grill and maybe add a grille guard, tint the windows. I NEED to upgrade the stock audio system, want to change the shifter ****, get different rims and possibly larger tires. I would like to lift it a few inches but it might look strange on a smaller truck like this so I will probably leave it, I want to swap out the head/tail light covers, I want to add fog lights at the bottom of the grill, add alarm system with keyless entry and much more. I can't until I can put up some modded pics so I can compete with you guys here on looks :).
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It looks to me that the hood and tailgate paint is flaking off, If it is the only thing going to fix it is painting it.

Chad

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time to go pre runner!
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It looks to me that the hood and tailgate paint is flaking off, If it is the only thing going to fix it is painting it.

Chad
right and wrong its the clear coat is separating from the paint. and knowing ford that is that crappy older paint that starts to chalk in time after the clear is gone. honistly that isnt oxidized you need a repaint..for the year that truck is very nice tho good find.
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Once you fix the paint though, I think it'll really look good. And maybe some tires too. But regardless, welcome...
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