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Got my truck back yesterday....

Ill have pictures later.

While it was there, I had them fix a dent and a scratch. I also talked to the owner of the shop, and he said that hed paint my mirrors... cant gaurentee they wont chip/peel, but he said hed give it a shot. Also stated it wont cost an arm and a leg to do it.

So, mechanical wise, i got all brand spankin new FORD parts. I think the only thing I got out of a JY is a headlight and corner marker light. everything else is brand new.

they also ended up painting my hood... which got rid of all my rock chips. so not the truck has one very minor scratch on it from a tree in my yard, but other than that its perfect! drives like its new.

the job they did was spectacular... its just about perfect.... dad looked over it last night, and while it does have a lil more 'orange peel' effect on the hood than the rest of the truck, dad says thats the best paint job hes ever seen. So, yes I am a happy camper.

So, now all thats left is to finish the turn signal mod on the driverside, and, pull the driverside wheel off, and paint all the new parts. And then wax everything but the hood and front fender. Supposedly gotta wait a month before i can wax it. So ya, it looks like it did prior to the accident, just with out the stone chips.

D says he will probably have the shop that did my work, paint his truck, he was pretty damn impressed with it as well.... for you local boys, its Amherst Collision on Main st in Williamsville.
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glad you have it back.
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Its good you have your truck back, i'm sure your glad to see it back in your driveway
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Before you wax, clay bar it and that should help with orange peal and over spray (if there is any)
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sounds good man.....

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Before you wax, clay bar it and that should help with orange peal and over spray (if there is any)
overspray yes... orange peal no....

to get rid of orange peal is wet sanding and buffing with cutting compound...
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cool beans
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sick man she is back
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after new paint arent you supposed to wait like 3 months for the paint to fully cure before you wax it?
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i didn have to wait. but then again the body shop who did mine cured it in a "oven" he told me as soon as i got it back i could go wax n buff it but then again every shop is different
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The work this place did was Phenominal! While at the lot when he picked it up I checked underneath.

They replaced EVERYTHING on the drivers side. Upper, lowers, spindle, rotor, caliper, Lower bushings.. its ALL new. OEM Ford parts as well.

The paint was matched perfectly as well.
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after new paint arent you supposed to wait like 3 months for the paint to fully cure before you wax it?
30 days if its not baked... if its baked then no problem i waxed my truck both times the min i got it home... but it was baked
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