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I just got done using the duplicote bed liner spray. omfg. My truck looks gorgeous. i did the rockers, fender behind the front wheel, fender behind rear wheel, 3" above the door panels, and followed my 3" door panel line back to the front of the rear render. I matched it around the tail gate on the small 6" line on the bottom for looks. Damn, that's all I can say, she looks meeeeaaaaan. I'll post pics tomorrow in the sunlight. I got a poopy digi cam =[
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cool, what'd you spray it with??
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I'm pretty sure it was duplicote bed liner spray. Where the edge of the liner meets the paint, I need something to seal the joint. Any ideas?? I was thinking about getting a 3/16" pin stripe, maybe red to match the fx4 decal. I took my original pin stripes off so it would look nice, I think. The only other thing i could think of was hand painting gloss at the seam. I need some ideas and I'm kinda tired so I'm not to sure my brains working 100%.
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It's been 20 hours. Let's see some pictures!
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i like my fuel door =]
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I think you should go up to the next body line on the whole truck not just front and back.

It's too dramatic of a step down, at least do like some angle down or a cool curve to tie them together
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all my major scratches and dents are above the body line. it was a waste of bedliner spray to do the entire body line. besides that i wasn't in the mood to **** around with the flareside step. the front fender has rhino one inch above the body line because I had a deep scratch on my passenger side i needed to cover. Remember function before form folks. There's no need to spray all the way up to the body line. Next weekend I need to finish it. I'm doing the plastic shell around my grille and headlights. a small line in the front fender before the tire and a 5" bugshield sprayed on the hood as well.
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Looks good...
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well it was windy as hell all weekend i hope to finish this project up next weekend
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That looks sweet, i didnt think anyone has done this yet....If it were me i would have followed that body line all the way around, and did the side steps and front / back valance with it....I like to 2 tone look and how it protects it!!

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I plan on doing the rear bumper cover but the front valance is a bit too flimsy to do it. I'd plow into something and flex the plastic, I'm sure the bedliner spray would crack. I plan on doing something to the front (new bumper) in the future so I'm not messing with it. Like I said, I have multiple off-road scars on the passenger side and they're all 6" above the body line all the way up to right below my windows. It'd be a waste of material considering you don't need it that high. Function before form damnit! =] I've had too many ford trucks to know that the bottom few inches of the door, rockers and fenders wells rust to high hell. I just wanted to try and prevent this from happening. Damn road salt the Penn(sylvania)DOT puts all over the place kills sheetmetal. I just need to wait for a day off from work with good weather, no wind, and some motivation.
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tell me you sanded under all that to give it a good surface.... i dont wanna see that nice new truck with peeling bedliner all over it.. cause i used that stuff on my front valance rear bumper plastic, and my new bumper... and its come off in places

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^ditto, I used primer on a surface, then sprayed on the bed liner without sanding it first, after a few whacks with trees on the trail, it started peeling off.
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I am with everyone else, make the levels even, atleast on the doors, it does not look good with that huge drop, the pinstripe just makes it more apparent.
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I say do your whole truck with it!
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If i could afford to do my whole truck I'd have enough money to just let Line-X do it =]. I sanded down the clear coat and dug into the paint a bit with some 120 grit. I followed up by wiping it with acetone, then primered semi-lightly, then hit that with 400 grain a bit, and finally put one light coat and three descent coats. As for running it up my doors to the body line, I have quite a few creases, dents, and off-road scars on my passenger side about two inches above the body line. They'd look more apparent. It was a pain in the a$$ to remove the tape from the rear fender behind the tire on that body line. It pealed and split like I don't know what. And the pin striping was to seal the tiny splits in the rear fender. I wouldn't have need 1/4" pin striping if it weren't for that rear fender. The tailgate too, when I matched the rhino on it to make it look a lil cleaner in the rear. Pealing that tape was a pain. You normally don't see pinstripes on a tailgate do you? That's the reasoning. If I had some really nice bright red pin stripe on that body line, your eye is more likely to catch on the passenger side battle wounds directly above it going from the front fender back to the rear door. I was downplaying it a lil bit while saving material. I still have a grille guard and taillight guards to do =]. With that said here's a pic of my front end. I'm doing the plastic shell, a match around from the shell to my front fender before the tire, and a 4"-5" bugshield on the hood. I'm happy with the rest of it as it. Any ideas before I tackle the last stage of this adventure? I'm open for ideas til the weekend when I plan to finish it, wind pending. Hope I cleared up everything from all the replies lol.

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You guys might not see these too well in pics but there are "creases", three in particular right above that body line. It's the first thing your eye is drawn to when you see the truck in person.

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