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New ranger mods w/ pics (color matching)

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Icon6 New ranger mods w/ pics (color matching)

So I decided to do some stuff to my truck.

First things first, i got my 08 sport grill painted black, looks a lot cleaner
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Second off, i decided to take off all the bolts from my streetlock wheels and color match them vista blue.
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I ordered a 12 oz can of G9 Vista blue and a 12 oz can of grey primer off of automotivetouchup.com.
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I used a dremel tool to completely remove the top layer of metal from the bolts, then cleaned them and prepped them to paint.
I hit the bolts with 3 coats of the grey primer.


I then wet-sanded the primer with beer and 600 grit sandpaper.
This is after sanding.
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Then I hit the bolts with 3 coats of the vista blue paint
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After drying, I hit em with 2 or 3 coats of clear.
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also there were washers between the bolts and the wheel that i painted black
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/end sh!tty camera phone pics
This is the end result
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I also decided to clean my truck and give it an oil change... also seafoam.
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annnnddd some pic whoring
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and i figured id take a vid of my subwoofer:
15" kicker cvx
 
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good looking truck! great mods. was the grill not black before? or just freshening it up?

looks like mine, but better haha.
 
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thanks man
it was black before, yeah just freshened it up, looks more glossy and black now
 
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Nice looking Ride !
 
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Looks great! The bolts look good... matches well without going overboard.
 
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lookin good
 
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Originally Posted by FULLSCALE View Post
Looks great! The bolts look good... matches well without going overboard.
Agree'd
 
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nice touch on the wheels. nice TIN FTW
 
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thanks everyone

Originally Posted by FULLSCALE View Post
Looks great! The bolts look good... matches well without going overboard.
yeah thats what i was going for
 
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Those bolts make a huge difference. Haha, the things we do to our trucks that we spend time on and no one will ever notice. I've done it countless times. Truck looks great!
 
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love the bolts makes the wheels look alot better
 
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Good looking truck, perfect!!!
 
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Nice Scott!! I was always wanting to see an alternative to those colored rings.

I also have never heard of wet-sanding with beer. How is the beer different from water....(unless im being fooled, and you were drinking it)
 
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Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
Nice Scott!! I was always wanting to see an alternative to those colored rings.

I also have never heard of wet-sanding with beer. How is the beer different from water....(unless im being fooled, and you were drinking it)
thanks bro.

yeeeaaahhh i was drinking it , i wetsanded with water
 
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