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late night work

so this afternoon i was bored off my **** and decided to do something useful and time consuming. good bye pinstripes and blue ford emblem...


kinda F'd up on my emblem.. didnt heat it enuf and ripped half the FORD part right out of the plastic, so i spent some crazy time sanding the silver paint, and ive got some interesting ideas for this emblem, im thining blue where it used to be chrome and white where it used to be blue






who ever said you shouldnt use a razorblade to remove pins just didnt have the patience to try it! no hairdryer or goo off sofar and the drivers side is done, only took me an hour lol and theres no scratches



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looking good alan
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Much better
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finished alittle while ago, but the emblem will be put on hold for a day untill i get this one cleaned up, i wasnt paying attention and painted the whole god dam thing blue not white like i wanted to.. so its having an overnight bath in some acetone



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it cleaned that ranger right up man, looks good
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Looks alot better man.

As for the razor blade it is still not a good Idea. You probably do have some minor scratches that are hidden because the truck is white. With dark metalic colors it can go south pretty quick, especialy on newer trucks and how soft the clear coats are.

Keep up the good work
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Looking good. Makes me want to go out and pull off my pinstriping.
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you should have left just the zig zag on the front fender haha!
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Looks alot better man.

As for the razor blade it is still not a good Idea. You probably do have some minor scratches that are hidden because the truck is white. With dark metalic colors it can go south pretty quick, especialy on newer trucks and how soft the clear coats are.

Keep up the good work
Exactly. I'm telling ya, it is SUPER easy to remove if you use a hair dryer. You should have seen how many vinyl letters were ALL OVER the back of my Powerstroke. Both on the tailgate and the rear window,a ll kinds of custom vinyl. Advertising a race team, a mud bog, etc. Literally hundreds of small letters that had to be peeled off one by one. I removed maybe a third of them with my pocket knife off of the rear window.

Then I went and got my sister's hair dryer and used it. Everything came off SO easy, and left little to no of that sticker residue. I wish I had done the whole thing that way, it was so easy.

Seems like a cool idea for the Ford emblem
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yeah lets see that emblem finished.
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looks a lot better with the pinstripe removed!!!
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Looks good.
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Looks much better Smakes! Now hurry up with that emblem. lol
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just woke up... going to sleep at 3:30 ftl lol,time to work on that emblem...
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Oooo, dats looking sexy.
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Oooo, dats looking sexy.
thanks mike
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Pinstripes FTL. Looks good.
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Looks much better. Can't wait to see how the emblem turns out.
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well since i havent posted an update on my latenight workings.. here ya go

some progress on the emblem but i already know this one is coming out fubar'd so i decided to do it anyway to see what my next one will look like :
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painted my lock pin things to match the rest of the interior:
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and sneaky me got ahold of some R-F stickers w/o being a contributor. woot!
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looks sharp man yeah i have been trying to convince my brother to pull the pinstriping off his car but he is lazy haha
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blue is sanded off the raised part, white paint is going on in a little: what do you guys think so far?
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MMMMMMMMMM!!!
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emblem is done *****es!

finally got this thing finished after taking a 3 day break and not caring about it lol

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I really like that!

Can you post up a shot of what that looks like next to the "Ranger" logos that you changed colors?

Granted - this would look strange on my silver truck, but I like what you're doing -- it's unique.
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