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Old 12-30-2007
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Painting plastic valance

will the plastic change the way the paint will look or does it matter
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Old 12-31-2007
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I might be an idiot cause i dont really understand what ur asking....the paint will make the valence look the same as what it does now, only with a diffent color. if your talking about the actuall color of the paint, the paint should look the same on the plastic. it just depends on what color ur using. like if your valence is black and you paint it white some of the black may show through if you dont apply enough coats. An not trying to sound like a [email protected], just trying to help and good luck with your project
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Get an edge valence if you want to color match it to the truck......it's the exact one that's on your truck now, but is smooth and not textured like yours is now. Plus, you get to upgrade to have foglamps as well. It will bolt right up.

The paint that is used on edge/sport valences are special paint.....just like the front bumpers on mustangs. It's a paint that is flexable.....becausethe piece is flexable.
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Ok thanks guys for your help
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Well, because the peice is plastic, it can build a static electricity charge, and can affect how the metallic in the paint lays. And actually, they dont use a "special" paint, its the same paint used on the truck, they just add some flex additive to keep the paint flexable. Its most likely used only in the clear coat, but I cant say for sure.
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Well, because the peice is plastic, it can build a static electricity charge, and can affect how the metallic in the paint lays. And actually, they dont use a "special" paint, its the same paint used on the truck, they just add some flex additive to keep the paint flexable. Its most likely used only in the clear coat, but I cant say for sure.
Thsi man is very knowledgeable......i never knew it was just an additive.
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Just prep it good and it paints just fine. I use some stuff called Bulldog and is available at any paint store.
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Just prep it good and it paints just fine. I use some stuff called Bulldog and is available at any paint store.
BULLDOG!!!!!! the best out there!!,painted my valance and used Bulldog 2 yrs ago,still holding up great!!!!!!!!
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Definitely get the EDGE valance!!!

As for the paint, it's a flex additive that is added to the paint.
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When doin the prep for the valance what all do I need to do? I want to color match mine I already have the paint but also what is this bulldog stuff?
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Just FYI do not use Plasti-kote black bumper coating, i bought that stuff, applied three coats, it would chip here and there, so I would touch it up, no biggy. When I i went through a high pressure car wash most of it was gone by the time i got out. I roughed the surface up and prepped, but jut crappy paint. I might go with an edge valance, or try a different kind of paint, I like the look of a black valance.
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what is this bulldog stuff?
+1, i was just planning on using some adhesion promotor, then painting, then clearcoating and hoping that would be good enough
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Yeah, dont paint the XLT valance - i know from experience, it does not hold up to driving conditions like an edge valance does.
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With an edge valance I can still use my stock foglights right? should just be a straight swap?
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