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Old 03-18-2011
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Painted fender flares and bumpers.

I wanted to get rid of all the paint chips from the flares and decided on a color change. I decided to go with charcoal grey effect. Opinions on weather or not to paint the bottom half of truck to match?
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I would do it for sure! Looks good so far.
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Thanks. I think thats what i am going to do.
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Did you just use a spray can to do your bumpers and flares?? it looks like they turned out really good
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looks good but i would have done a flat grey or black but thats just me
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No I did not use a spray can. I went through way too much prep work to just spray can it. Urethane single stage. The rear bumper was brought down to bare steel and epoxy primed and then painted. Its a 2004 ford charcoal grey effect color. I also put the 3m protective stickers (comes in a 6" by 84" roll) on all the leading edges and rear quarters. But you can't see it in the pictures.
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Contrast will be good.
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Thanks for the opinions everyone
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looks good, you should paint the bottom half to match, like an fx4
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Looks great! I'd definitely paint the bottom to match.
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looks damn nice. and yes get the bottom half painted
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It almost looks photoshopped because of how much it shines. But I think I like it.
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lol here is my photoshopped version
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The black plastic on the front bumper stands out too much imo. Otherwise, really nice work, and definately do the lower half.
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looks really good man! r those the ford flares or a different company?
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wow that looks awesome! i cant wait to see this two toned
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One more thing that grille $UCKS, big time… you should sell it to me ! LoL…

Nice loking truck.
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how did u take it down to bare steel.
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They are the factory flares. Sanding and more sanding to get the bumper to steel. The main reason I brought it down to bare steel was the leading edges were rusting very bad. Also few spots along the bumper. I did not want to use any spot putty or bondo. I did a lot of prep work. like 6 + hours of sanding. I didn't want any sand marks to show through.

Over kill yes. But when I do something I try my best to do it right the first time.
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those flares look awesome. I need to paint the ones on my FX4. Are they Ford flares ? I would two tone it for sure
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Woah , ur truck looks really nice ,
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I love everything you have done and yes spraying it the proper way will yield the best results, it's about time someone besides me don't believe in spray cans :) well at least when it comes to exterior work, which takes more of a beating from the elements.
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