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Well, its been as long as I was wanting to wait so the paint could 100% harden up and be protected from the elements.. and this is what I got!




Ive got work in 20 minutes, when I get back I'll post the up-close ones and such, it looks fantastic!
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Nice man!
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Looks real good man! Nice job!
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That looks really good, great job!
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Time for the valance?
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Time for the valance?
Yep!! Going to see if I can safely remove the valance without it breaking any more then it did last winter.. or else I'll let my truck sit for a week while I paint with it on there and properly prepped..

Also going to be hitting the back bumper step... I 'think' I will try to actually get a small quart of Herculiner, apply that to the rear bumper plastic to give it a rough feel, let it sit for a few days, then do my paint work on top of that, so when I finish with a clearcoat, it will still feel ragged and give you the proper traction thats needed for stepping onto it. Expect more pictures here in anotehr 4 hours or so.. I am still at work and taking a quick break to follow up with a few things :-)
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Looks great mike! are they glossy?? I want flat flares. I might just have to drop mine off with some fusion flat....and have you do mine! lol.
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Clearcoat Recommendations

We used the Krylon Gloss black to match the black on the truck and it turned out to be a near match for color and shine. Not sure whether to use the matte or clear to finish them off and maintain the same shine as they have right now. Any input?
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I used:
Krylon Fusion Flat Black with 3 coats on top of a 1 coat primer
then finished it off with 3 coats of Krylon Matte Clearcoat, gives it a dull half-glossy look, which matches perfectly for a Fender.. When I get the closeups I'll show you what it looks like... Matte is definitely the way to go on this :-)
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Alright....

another reason...is that i tested Krylon Fusion satin black on my back flares, and it was WAAYY too shiny. I'm wanting to top coat them with matte or flat...some type of clear that isn't glossy/shiny. Definately will be using Fusion Flat Black.

Where'd you find the Fusion Flat Black at?? I had to special order it at Ace! I wasn't joking....would you mind doing mine for me? I'm superlazy. lol.
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Wow!!! They look awesome!!
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I'm superlazy.
A LOT of emphasis on SUPER... No joke lol!!!!
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You know.....

This truck would look FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC with some 32x11.50 BFG Mud Terrains on 15x8" black steel Daytonas......

I happen to know a guy who's getting rid of a set....
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You know.....

This truck would look FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC with some 32x11.50 BFG Mud Terrains on 15x8" black steel Daytonas......

I happen to know a guy who's getting rid of a set....
Im actually looking at getting some brand spankin new 32x11.5 BFG's here.. HOPEFULLY on this next paycheck, depending on bills.. Already got my Ultra Baja's sitting back in the living room, I am using them as a desk practically for all my stuff

Nothign liek staring at brand new rims in their boxes for the last month wishign they were on yoru truck wrapped in some new meat's!


And, since I just got back home from work.. I will take a peek at the otehr pictures I took.. a few closeups, and I'll remove some of my attached images so you can see a nice big one of this, so you can see jsut how well it looks..



And for that Krylon Flat Black, I actually cant rememebr where I found it!! I 'think' it was at Home Depot, somewhere in oregon! I actually went to check at Walmart a week ago and they had nothing at all, it rather sucked! I will be spending about another 30 bucks on paint here.. so I need to find out where they have soem in stock :-(
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Here is a much larger version, so you can see just what the difference is.. notice my lovely fogged up corner light.. I need to get it dried out and siliconed up later when it starts getting warmer out...

You can see my Fab job where I had to repair my broken valance.. was hanging down, all the clips broke along with half of the bolts underneath it, so as it sits now, I am going to do the other side just like it.. as I can tug and pull and the sucker is 10x more solid then what it came as stock, stock has just 4 tabs holding it in place.. and weak as hell if anything pushes up against it.


Here you go! Enjoy!


Sorry for the stretched message boxes.. but its to show you what it looks like close up, nice color, not too glossy.. and just right
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Very nice man! Turned out awesome!!!!!

Buy shane's MT's they'll look sick, if for nothing less than to use the tires and sell the rims on the tires!
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