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Experimenting with paint and some pics..

My front bumper has been looking like s*** so I took a ride to the paint store and bought Dupli-colors adhesion premoter and bumper paint and experimented with the front valance. What do you guys think? should I do the other panels too?





Had some extra time so I found some rocks and did what came to mind...


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Looks good.
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Looks good! I like the black/white theme.
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Yeah that looks really good
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Looks good!
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what was it before?
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Nice, Do your fender flares too.
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It was grey before but the color had faded a lot.. I think i will do the other panels I just want to see it it will start to chip or not first.
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That looks much better! What color is it? Just black bumper paint?
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It looks even better in person. It is Dupli-color's black bumper paint.
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idk how i missed this tread. Same products i used. Looks soo much better
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Looks really nice, I just did mine as well, but I used some rustoleum spray-on bedliner. I had it laying around, so it was a free mod. Its amazing what the little things will do.
Speaking of which, you could tighten up that bumper gap in like twenty minutes if you were so inclined. Or do you have a BL? I also see your valance is peeling a bit on the sides like mine was. There are little tabs on the inside which you can drill a small hole and then pin it together with a finishing nail and some jbweld. I just did a good amount of body work to my front end, so excuse me for free-dealing some sage advice hahaha.
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looks good now all you need to do is tint your taillights/headlights



thats mine a few days after i repainted the bumper. before i put driving lights behind my license plate.
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looks good now all you need to do is tint your taillights/headlights



thats mine a few days after i repainted the bumper. before i put driving lights behind my license plate.
- looks good! It's amazing what a little paint can do. I had mine blacked out but I like the look of my new black housings and '06 tails too much do it again.


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Looks really nice, I just did mine as well, but I used some rustoleum spray-on bedliner. I had it laying around, so it was a free mod. Its amazing what the little things will do.
Speaking of which, you could tighten up that bumper gap in like twenty minutes if you were so inclined. Or do you have a BL? I also see your valance is peeling a bit on the sides like mine was. There are little tabs on the inside which you can drill a small hole and then pin it together with a finishing nail and some jbweld. I just did a good amount of body work to my front end, so excuse me for free-dealing some sage advice hahaha.
Thanks, My front bumper is just about falling apart anyway. When I purchased the truck the clips on both sides were all broken off and then I hit a stump and bowed it out even more . All the holes where the bolts go are now open slots lol. I was going to buy a new one but was going to give my best effort with this one before I went and spend $180 on a new one.. So far i've put new clips and bolts with big washers to hold it on and the other day I used epoxy to glue the sides on. It actually looks pretty decent compared to how it did before. I'm am now trying to pull my tow hooks off for my new lvl II ones. Thanks, that is good advice maybe I will try that.
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I just noticed this. But that 4x4 logo under you emblem, Can i has more pictures?
whered you get it. in my master plan, i'd get to of those and a emblem from an expo
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I actually just took them off a couple nights ago because I thought they looked kind of mis-placed, but they are nothing too special I bought them from my local AutoZone.
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Thanks, My front bumper is just about falling apart anyway. When I purchased the truck the clips on both sides were all broken off and then I hit a stump and bowed it out even more.
Ya thats the problem with bumpers, you're always hitting **** with 'em lol. Ask me how I know!


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I actually just took them off a couple nights ago because I thought they looked kind of mis-placed, but they are nothing too special I bought them from my local AutoZone.
I think you should keep them off, i thought they looked out of place as well.
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