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Did some body work on the front end...

This weekend I took off the front bumper, took off the front plate and repainted it.

Started with removing the front plate pins and welding up the holes with a wire welder. Then I sanded it down and used dolphin-glaze (bondo) in the holes. Sanded everything down and gave it a paintjob. 4 coats of color, and 3 coats of clear.

It looks so smooth now that I'm plateless.





I know the truck is dirty, sorry for that.
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nice job man!

I dont think I have seen the outside of your truck just the inside
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Looks great! Any before pics? Did you have a problem with the upper part chipping and rusting? I'm gonna have to paint mine soon cuz it's chipping and rusting in some spots.
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Looks great! Any before pics? Did you have a problem with the upper part chipping and rusting? I'm gonna have to paint mine soon cuz it's chipping and rusting in some spots.
I had a few rock chips but not too many because I don't drive close to people. There was some small rust spots under the paint where I have touched it up - what can you do about that! - When I took it apart I rubberized everything that wouldn't be painted underneath. I'm going to have to do this every 2 or 3 years to keep it looking new. Next time the entire truck will probably get a new paint job. If Ford did one thing right on my truck it is the color. Sonic Blue is so pretty.
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I had a few rock chips but not too many because I don't drive close to people. There was some small rust spots under the paint where I have touched it up - what can you do about that! - When I took it apart I rubberized everything that wouldn't be painted underneath. I'm going to have to do this every 2 or 3 years to keep it looking new. Next time the entire truck will probably get a new paint job. If Ford did one thing right on my truck it is the color. Sonic Blue is so pretty.
True that! Looks good man!
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Very nice job! I would be scared to drive it with that beautiful paint job!
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Looks pheonominal!!
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Nice looks awesome man!!
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gorgeous,,, makes me want to paint the rest of my truck to match my sonic blue hood instead of vice versa.

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Rattle can?
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looks very professional.
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No: Bought authentic dupont sonic blue, and cleared it with PPG clear.
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Be careful, I've been pulled over countless times for no front plate...

Had to finally mount that so I would stop getting harassed.
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looks real nice, love that color
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I wish we didnt need front plates in Texas.
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i didnt run one on my truck for the 2 years was down there with my truck.

and when i get back i wont be running one.. i kinda lost it
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I wish we didnt need front plates in Texas.
yeah, im so temped to take mine off, but am resisting. my bro got a ticket for no front plate a few days back
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No front plates needed in NC!!

Hell yeah, gotta love that sonic blue!!
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