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Started the De-chrome process on the F150

I started this morning to get rid of the chrome on the F150, the steps will be going also sometime soon, but I have to go the work soon. The Decals will be removed this summer. The taillights covers where probably the worst to remove out of all of them.













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wow that looks soo much better already! doesnt look so cheap now! very nice.
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Looks good. Are you leaving the chrome on the handles and on the tailgate handle?
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Good!
I'm so sick of seeing everyone with loads of "stick on chrome" everywhere. Looks cheap and tacky.
I want to pull my badges off but I'm not sure what to do. I thought about painting all of the F150 badges white, or flat black with white lettering or something. Some of the black lettering is coming off already anyway.
Also be careful with the big ford logo's. One my my faucets is broken from the freeze, so I took the truck to the carwash, and even the weak pressure washer deal broke the plastic cover over the rear logo.
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Brian that is crazy that the logo broke. The fender emblems are junk, I bought some 09s for mine because the stock ones are flaking
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Looks good. Are you leaving the chrome on the handles and on the tailgate handle?
They will be coming off also just ran out of time....

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Brian that is crazy that the logo broke. The fender emblems are junk, I bought some 09s for mine because the stock ones are flaking
Im going to order my 09's here soon also, did you get the ones with the XLT banner on it for the fenders?
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HATER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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They will be coming off also just ran out of time....



Im going to order my 09's here soon also, did you get the ones with the XLT banner on it for the fenders?
yes. i just didnt get the tailgate one yet.
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I can't tell you how much better it looks!
Thank You!
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I dont like full chrome covers for anything, but I love chrome!

Looks better, but almost stockish!
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Well removed the steps today:



The best tool ever made, probably took half the time to remove the bolts

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Looks much better without the steps!
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I like the progress so far! Cant wait to see the sticker off now.
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I like the progress so far! Cant wait to see the sticker off now.
I cant wait also, but im going to wait until it warms up and most of the snow is gone before I will get to it. The hose is still under a 6 foot snow drift
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Getting better!
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Remove Graphics, door handle chrome, stickers, dealer sticker on tailgate


Body color the emblems


Tinted windows


35's


new wheels black alum



Color matched rear bumper and front with foglights



"Harley headlights(black)"



that would be good
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Looks way better without the chrome stickies all up on it

I'm with everyone else, these emblems are junk, the black lettering on the fender badges is flaking off on my 06

But whatever, just gives me an excuse to mod it somehow
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Remove Graphics, door handle chrome, stickers, dealer sticker on tailgate


Body color the emblems


Tinted windows


35's


new wheels black alum



Color matched rear bumper and front with foglights



"Harley headlights(black)"



that would be good
You sure you didn't forget anything?
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maybe idk.. oh ya supercharger.. and exhaust
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Done now? lol The last two are a must!
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Remove Graphics, door handle chrome, stickers, dealer sticker on tailgate


Body color the emblems


Tinted windows


35's


new wheels black alum



Color matched rear bumper and front with foglights



"Harley headlights(black)"



that would be good
Yes the decals and chrome all will be coming off....

ummm I don't think the check book will allow me. Im not much for putting alot of money into vehicles. But I will be getting '09 emblems, tint the front windows, and black out the headlights. Maybe Bilestiens up front. As for tires not for another 40 or 50 thousand miles or so. As for wheels probably not either. New bumpers the junk yards around here don't have anything newer than a 1987 I think or so it seems.
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O ya I didn't do the intake mod and I gained a whole 7 horsepower lol.
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The best tool ever made, probably took half the time to remove the bolts

RATTLE GAT FOR THE MFIN' WIN! Although, mine is a 14.4 hitachi, but it still lasts longer then my 18.

Truck looks good. Did you smash the mirror cover with a hammer?
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RATTLE GAT FOR THE MFIN' WIN! Although, mine is a 14.4 hitachi, but it still lasts longer then my 18.

Truck looks good. Did you smash the mirror cover with a hammer?
Nope my size 11 boot lol
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