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Old 10-04-2007
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I haven't had any time to work on the ranger but I am hopeing to work on it some this weekend. Between work, teenage daughters, and family stuff I just haven't had time. I'll get some sort of update this weekend.
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As usual my days off got screwed so I didn't make as much progress as expected. Saturday I had to deal with my daughters homecoming dance. We started out at 9am in the morning and I finally got done with the taxi service about 1 am... what a day! Sunday I was making good progress sanding, blocking, and repriming. That is until I got called out to work due to a water leak. Now starting tommorrow rain all week and I have to use it for a driver. I'm tempted to buy another vehicle to drive while I paint this thing, what a pita. Heres a couple pics. Basically just showing some more wet sanding. I have been sanding out nicks and scratches as well as blocking out body work.
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I have spent the week doing some final blocking and sanding little chips. The truck is now ready to mask and shoot with paint. Unless a catastrophy happens she will have paint by monday. This evening I took a couple of pictures to show some prep alot of people don't think about. Anywhere you spray primer by a door opening or near the gap of the bed and cab you will have overspray(or under the hood..ect). Murphy's law says you will not get enough paint in the groove to cover it and it will look like crap when you open the door or hood or whatever. The best way to deal with this is to clean it off before you paint. Then mask the jam's even if your not going to open the door when painting. Depending on your preference you may want to go back after paint and buff the jams for a professional looking job. I used laquer thinner to clean them up. This dulls the paint but I will hit it with a buffer later. BTW don't forget to clean around your emblems also.
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truck is coming along nice!! Can't wait to see the finished product!!!! Decided on a color yet?
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i bet he's going black?
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She's almost done!!! Well I determined that my garage is just not big enough to paint the truck in one shot. If it was deeper I probably could have done it but there is alot of stuff in my garage....mostly ranger parts. Anyway friday night I painted the ps side & hood and saturday I painted the drivers side and tailgate. I didn't paint the roof. Ok on with the pictures...The first couple are primer, followed by a couple with basecoat then clear.
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It's going to need a little buffing, there are some dry spots and a little dirt in it but not bad cosidering I don't have a paint booth. It will look better once I get the flares installed and some pinstripes on it.
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That turned out nice!! Gives me a little more confidence in doing some of my own work. Gonna start with the tailgate since it can come off and I won't have to worry about over spray.

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I painted mine on the truck and it was a pita tring to paint inside and out. I painted the handle because it was fadded black anyway. With a metalic paint you are going to have to hang it like its on the truck or the metalic might not match.
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turned out great!! looks really nice
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That's most definetly sweet, bro! Lovin' it. When can I bring mine by? Not kidding. Did you use UA for your paint colour?
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nice work
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great work! looks 100% better.
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Thanks all. The paint guy said code 99. I didn't even look for the code. Now should I paint the flares silver, grey or black?
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black flares. And paint that lower bumper valence of yours black too!
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right on man..looks good..
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black flares. And paint that lower bumper valence of yours black too!
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black flares. And paint that lower bumper valence of yours black too!
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truck looks great!
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turned out awesome bro. great job
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nice work man it turned out good!
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Thanks again. Looks like everybody likes black flares. Should I do gloss black or flat black to stand out a little.

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I'd do gloss. It'd just make it look cleaner. Then... Convert the front end!
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That turned out nice!! Gives me a little more confidence in doing some of my own work. Gonna start with the tailgate since it can come off and I won't have to worry about over spray.

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