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ill just live with it, it adds character :]
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It doubles as sandpaper haha
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haha oh yeah definitely...can i use primer on it and redo it?
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might be able to but i dont know. i imagine it would help smooth it out some if you sprayed a couple coats then wet sanded it and then prep and pain it and see how it does
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ben sorry if i missed it but was it a pain trying to remove the valance??? it looks amazing i want to do it to mine and was 1 can enough??
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One can was fine i had a little left over... The only thing that was a pain was rusty bolts and The license plate bracket has these little wrap around things that hook the valiance and its tricky bending it around the valiance without breaking either the valiance or the bracket... But actually it was pretty easy... to help with rusty bolts just soak the bolts in wd40, pb blaster, or some kind of rust penetrate, a hour before you actually take the valiance off it helps. Not much space to get power tools in so you gotta crank by hand
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One can was fine i had a little left over... The only thing that was a pain was rusty bolts and The license plate bracket has these little wrap around things that hook the valiance and its tricky bending it around the valiance without breaking either the valiance or the bracket... But actually it was pretty easy... to help with rusty bolts just soak the bolts in wd40, pb blaster, or some kind of rust penetrate, a hour before you actually take the valiance off it helps. Not much space to get power tools in so you gotta crank by hand
well it looks like i have a project to start tomorrow... what did you allow for dry time???
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a couple hours in the sun... Make sure you wash it very well with Hot soapy water and let it dry all the way. and also make sure there is no oily residue from the wd40 on the plastic for soap your best bet is dish soap
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a couple hours in the sun... Make sure you wash it very well with Hot soapy water and let it dry all the way. and also make sure there is no oily residue from the wd40 on the plastic for soap your best bet is dish soap
yea i was going to use dish soap.... that fusion paint from a aotu part store
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yep i got mine at walmart for like $4 and some change I used Satin black and imo it looks better than factory....

Just dont sand the plastic
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lol thats what i read about the plastic... and one more thing well maybe ha. how are your fogs wired? they have there own relay and swtich or are they tapped in somethere. i want to get fogs like yours on your bumper but i want to just tap into my factory fogs in my valance. idk if the factory wires can handel the added current and the factory relay if it will work and if ill have to get a bigger relay....
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the hellas are to a relay and i use the parking light as a trigger... also the factory fogs i have on the valiance i added on i cut the cutout and wire those to a relay with the parking lights so whenever the parking lights are on my fogs are on.
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here's my valance..see the scratches? lol
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Yeah that looks a whole lot better. My front valance is cracked so I picked up a new one. What am I going to do with it you ask?

Line X! (the fender flares too!) I'll be sure to post some pics. Won't be for a little while though.
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is hurcu-liner or dupli-color roll on bed liner a good deal? is it worth the time and money?
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I had the herculiner rolled onto my 89 Dakota Sport. With all the materials I think it cost like $100ish? It's been a couple years so I am not sure, though. If you want it to turn out good you really need to take your time with all of the prep work. Plan for at least half of a day or so. If you have help it will go faster, of course. There is a how to thread on RF somewhere about how to do it.

In terms of quality. It's not terrible but it's not great either. Just about every Herculined truck bed I have seen, no matter the skill of whoever installed it or how much prep work they did, eventually ends up peeling and cracking about 5 years down the road. Maybe it has to do with the weird climate and altitude that I am at in Colorado Springs, I don't really know. If you have the money, go Line X for sure. If not (those expensive b*stards...) I think the Herculiner is an ok alternative for now. (IMO)
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