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Old 12-21-2006
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i would take them off.........the dealer i bought my pins from sells them seperately.....
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i'LL GO TO TE FORD DEALER AND TELL EM WHAT iM DOING AND SEE WHAT THE PRICE OF THE PLASTIC PUSH PINS ARE. whoops sorry bout the caps
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just tell them you need "x" amount of push pins....if they ask why, say you are taking them off and want them incase you break one....
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ok, they never seen me before lol. so no little discounts.......lol
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that sux man....if you would have told me i could have got them at cost at the dealership i go to.......
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that sux man....if you would have told me i could have got them at cost at the dealership i go to.......

noooooooooowwwwwwwww you tell me lol. Damn it.............its ok,
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let me know next time and i will price it for you!
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will do most def!
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i forget, should i primer the flares first? or just paint away n clear coat em?
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I thought you knew how to paint lol. You definately don't need primer if you're going to paint plastic...although you definately want to scuff it up good first.
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If it was me personally I would go with the krylon fusion flat black. I did it to the plastic on my grill at it came out pretty shiney and looks great. I need to do the gray on my rear bumper so I have no more grey on the outside.

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and the inside so you can see even with flat black it comes out shiney.
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You do need primer for plastic, plastic primer that bonds to the plastic. When we paint raw plastic bumpers we have to use primer twice. We plastic primer it and then we use a sealer primer. That is the way Standox trained us at school.
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going to do the rear bumper tomarrow. Gonna be 72 degrees!!!! wtf in january in maryland!!!! but yeah, rear bumper tomarrow!
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hey dont complain....it is 65 here now! and susposed to be 55 tomorrow!
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hey dont complain....it is 65 here now! and susposed to be 55 tomorrow!
lol def not complaining cant wait to throw some shorts on!
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whats a good strong clear coat that will not crack? All i have left it the front and rear bumper. The weather here this week is going to be 45-55* this week and weekend. So hopefully I can get my a$$ out there and finish it up.
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whats a good strong clear coat that will not crack? All i have left it the front and rear bumper. The weather here this week is going to be 45-55* this week and weekend. So hopefully I can get my a$$ out there and finish it up.
What paint are you using? If you dont have a spray gun, I guess just use Duplicolor clear, i've used it some before, and it does pretty good. After it drys, if you want more gloss, you can use something like Meguires paint cleaner to polish it (i've used it alot before and works nicely).
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What paint are you using? If you dont have a spray gun, I guess just use Duplicolor clear, i've used it some before, and it does pretty good. After it drys, if you want more gloss, you can use something like Meguires paint cleaner to polish it (i've used it alot before and works nicely).

Im using krylon plastic for the flares and regular gloss black krylon for the front and rear bumpers beings they are metal.
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flares grill and bumpers would look good in flat black, hoping to do that with my 98 this summer
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Clearcoat

Fletch12518 - My son has the same truck and we just started working on the bumpers and flares this past weekend. What clearcoat finish did you finally end up going with? Gloss, Matte, Satin?
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If you want the strongest clear, get some 2 part polyurethane clear. That's the clear on your truck right now. A body shop may be able to spray it for you but it will cost more money than a spray can job. If you want spray can clear, I've had good luck with duplicolor's clear. Just put a lot of coats on and you should be good. You can always touch it up.
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We've held the bumpers up to the truck tonight and they are almost a perfect match color and shine wise. Now what to do about the clearcoat in order to maintain the same shine? Krylon Clear or Satin or a combination of.
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