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Dual Pillar Pods

Got my autometer pods in today..now question..

my factory pillar is Gray..the pods are black...it looks goofy gray on black for that lil thing..people color match them for the truck..mines already back

What do i do..i dont wanna paint another color cuz then id have to paint everythin else in the truck to match...

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Keep it like that or give it to me... =)

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I think it looks fine as is but if you change it I would paint the pods to match the rest of the plastic.

I had a similar deal years ago. I went to a home paint store where they have the computer color matching and had them mix me up a quart. It worked great. This was on one of those extra cab window louvers on an f-150. I painted the exterior to match, but from the inside it was the black plastic showing.

They mixed me an enamel. I thiink they had an eggshell (low gloss) that they used. It held up very well and matched the interior real good. Nowadays they probably have interior sprays already matched for you.
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iight im gunna leave it :)

you guys just wait and see what i got planned for the rest of it :) BIG suprise :)
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check this out
http://vinylpro.safeshopper.com/29/cat29.htm?543

i think this is what i was looking for but i have seen this (or another product) make pieces look like they came from the factory...maybe someone else will chime is and tell me if im right or wrong...and ill do some more research tonight.
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I think barrman used that stuff held up well from what I've heard
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I used VHT plastic paint to paint mine a contrasting gray color that is the same as my overhead console trim. The VHT plastic paint is EXCELLENT and adheres and covers well. You may be able to find that exact shade of gray if you look. The paint is a bit hard to get ahold of, but worth the time.

This is what mine looks like.



If I did it over again, I might match it instead -- but it's not bad when you're inside since it's the same gray as the OHC and whatnot.
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LEAVE IT, Your truck is black it will look good!
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well personally the black looks like *** on the grey thats me really tacky... i walked into the PPG store got interor paint color matched to my interor(took out my ash tray and had them match it) went home painted it... to me this looks way better just like its factory....
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min the temp raises a little up here in these northern states i am painting those stupid push pins
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Ha ha! I think I asked you about those pins before when you posted. That's what I'm talking about -- I saw your pictures before and liked how it came out. You're the reason I'd do it differently next time, lol.
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i walked into the PPG store got interor paint color matched to my interor(took out my ash tray and had them match it) went home painted it... to me this looks way better just like its factory....


PPG?


thanks for the input..i got some ideas goin through my head right now..so im gunna play around with it today at work..
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i'd TOTALLY paint it. just like cody and eric suggested, use some SEM vinyl and fabric coating, or a rattle can from ford. SEM has a reallllly close match to that factory gray.

i feel like part of the idea behind pillar pod mounts is that they look pretty factory, especially if theyre color matched. i just got a single pillar pod for my fuel pressure gauge. my interior is all black, and the pod came in black, and i STILL painted it with SEM v&f spray, as i wanted it to match EXACTLY.

i think painting it is the difference between having it look like you just threw it in the truck, and having it look like a real factory-style installation that flows with your interior. don't skimp... PAINT IT!!
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do they make a one that hols three guages?
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you should get a "Hot Chickometer" that way if one pull sup next to you, and you are busy singing Journey into your steering wheel it'll let you know.
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do they make a one that hols three guages?
no there really isnt enough room and how its set up the top gauge would be hard to read correctly. there is universal one's they look like *** though. or you could do pods like acual pods i have 3 in my garage i would sell i never used them opened one to see how it would look thats it
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you should get a "Hot Chickometer" that way if one pull sup next to you, and you are busy singing Journey into your steering wheel it'll let you know.



thats funny..i got my PSI gauge and im workin on somethin for the lower one not a gauge but somethin else..will post pics..tomorrow is gunna be a long day
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you can be cool like me and have one sitting in your garage with the gauges for about a year + now


someday ill install it, maybe paint it too, but im doing Red most likely
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lol you got everythin laying around waitin to get installed dont yah..

i do now also tomorrow is gunna be a big install day..

OHC
Dual gauges
another set of horns
set up for new air set up..
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naw, not waiting to install, i just have everything sitting around

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My stupid question is where did you get the pods at? I'd love to have one for a voltmeter.
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www.summitracing.com

www.jegs.com

its made by autometer
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i got mine from sumit like Scotty said..for like 37 shipped to my house
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