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Painting my valance progress

Well while im at it i might as well start whoring pictures (this is only two but i will add more as i go along tomorrow finishing the valiance.

Picture of my truck with valiance removed (that License plate bracket was a pain cause its riveted on and i didnt want to take it off) Also thats the F150 that backed into me and cracked my Grille.


Also i would like to paint these but thse are riveted on with those plastic pop rivets and i dont have replacements so those will have to wait



Also if i figure out how to take the plastic things off on the steps for the stepside bed i would like to paint those too. along with the plastic on the rear bumper.


Also i would like to paint the wheels satin Black or even better have them powder coated but its 80$ a wheel



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I would just take off the plastic guards behind your front tire.
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Completely? How does it look with them off?
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I think it looks much better:

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Hmm i might have to do that
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Imo its much easier to take the bumper off and then remove the valance than remove the valance on the truck. Cant wait to see the final pics!
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Imo its much easier to take the bumper off and then remove the valance than remove the valance on the truck. Cant wait to see the final pics!
Then you have to worry about aligning the bumper again.
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Then you have to worry about aligning the bumper again.
Which personally I find extremely easy. I think its easier to remove 4 large bolts than remove 6 or 8 small bolts which are probably rusted in place. Just my opinion take it or leave it.
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Imo its much easier to take the bumper off and then remove the valance than remove the valance on the truck. Cant wait to see the final pics!
really its less than 10 bolts that i think are 8 or 10mm bolts... and fog clips plugs... not difficult unless your rollin a slammed rig


*edit* damn it got beat to it. good point on the four bolts
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Which personally I find extremely easy. I think its easier to remove 4 large bolts than remove 6 or 8 small bolts which are probably rusted in place. Just my opinion take it or leave it.
You have your method, I have mine. Nothing wrong with that. It's not like either way is right or wrong.
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Well i wasent paying attention when i was snapping my during pictures and they came out way over exposed and i cant save them but here are the after shots... While i was painting the wind started o blow as soon as i took the lid off to spray

Well here are the pics


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Valance........
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Fresh black paint on the valiance its not that nasty faded gray like it used to be


This is the best before picture i had taken last summer
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dude your like 6' 5"...just sayin lol
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Hahaa yep if i grow anymore i wont fit in my ranger...
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So what kind of paint did you use? Looks pretty good.
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I'm pretty sure he took my advice and bought Krylon Fusion Satin-Black paint. I could be wrong though.
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looks clean y0
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any clear coat? i may do this this weekend
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any clear coat? i may do this this weekend
I don't know if he did any clear or not but I haven't put any clear on my valence, flares, or rear bumper pad and its held up great. Krylon fusion for plastic satin black is what i've used.
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I didnt use any clear and i use the krylon fusion satin black... I cleaned it up with hot soapy water and let it dry then i sprayed it down with brake clean to get the wd40 off that the soapy water didnt take off then i just wiped it down with a cloth and sprayed 2 or 3 coats on it and let it dry in the sun for a few hours... Only reason i did so many coats is the wind was blowing and i wnted to make sure it was coated evenly.
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Looks clean man... What type of surface did you use to paint it?
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I just set it on top of the burn barrel out back.
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i decided t paint mine last night...i cleaned it off and thought i should rough it up bc i thought the bumper coating was thick...boy was a wrong...it looks like i went through a bunch of sticker bushes
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Yeah i was gonna do that but i decided not to sand it... Now you have to sand it smooth or got to the jy and pickup a new one...
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