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looks like its for an older taco, they weren't as tall and the cab was a straight back....s10s are a few inches longer.

but regardless, i actually thought i'd hate it on your truck because it looked so good with the headache, but it looks pretty good, get a basket on top there!
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Snow is my deal, and this makes me that much more capable in the snow. It's incredible.
That's why I would SAS as well.
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its driving me up the effin wall, the reason its not color matched at the moment is money reasons

but it is turning white soon, its in primer right now
Please tell me you're not going single stage with it, but actually getting it sprayed? Base coat, clear coat via HVLP is the way to go. Including sanding supplies, with paint and all the additives for it (clear too), I only spent $93. Since yours doesn't need as much work as mine did, I would assume your paint job would cost like $60-75.

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looks like its for an older taco, they weren't as tall and the cab was a straight back....s10s are a few inches longer.

but regardless, i actually thought i'd hate it on your truck because it looked so good with the headache, but it looks pretty good, get a basket on top there!
It's the same level as the cab, just not the same angle. Slightly off. And HELL NO on the basket. No offense, but that look doesn't fly with me. LOL
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what work did yours need? mine is basically a clusterfVck, the previous owner did no prep work,a nd shot it flat black, and looks like @ss close up, i have started to get it into primer just so it would match a little better, and it hasn't only been a money issue, its also been a weather issue, and a place to get it into primer issue since i have no garage, no covered area to prep it in, but i didi get it half into primer, so part of its white now, but i figure i'd get it in primer, wet sand it, and if its gotta wait till next spring for tax season to get properly shot, then thats what its gotta be
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I wouldn't bother wet sanding it unless you're gonna shoot it with actual paint.

I had to sand most of the white off mine. Same reason, the previous owner didn't do any prep work before he shot it, then it sat on the side of his house for 3 years he said. So there was dirt and mold under the paint, on the paint and cracking and flaking everywhere. I had to DA most of it off and blend what good paint was left of the white with the original under color, DWB.

We set up an easy up on the side of my buddys house, since it was nice, and very light breeze, and put up a tarp on one side to cover any wind we would have had. Shot it with paint, then shot the clear and then I took it home for the paint to cure. But before I left my buddy told me he wasn't happy with the clear, how it got thin on the sides from running low on clear in general, so I actually just finished wet sanding mine tonight, so it can be re shot with clear and then buffed once it's hardened and cured. It's a lot of work, but it's what makes it worth a **** in the end.

Like I said though, wet sanding is only good in this case after you've cleared it. It's not gonna do you any good. Just dry sand with a 320 on a DA and then primer it, and after that's all cured, come back with some 600-800 and wet sand before the base coat. That's just what I'd recommend. Painting isn't hard. Only hard part is painting metallics, like my paint. It's really tough, we had issues with the metallic sagging on the second base coat, not the paint sagging, just the metallic.
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