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What the hell happened to my Ranger?

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Hard to tell, looks like the work of an axe murderer. I'd keep a sharp eye out
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painting the valance????
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Hard to tell, looks like the work of an axe murderer. I'd keep a sharp eye out
Haha... that's one messed up murder.
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I wasn't happy with my rattle can paint job of the valance, so I painted it with black bumper paint from Duplicolor. The stuff works great and it creates a nice even coat. Granted my original rattle can job has been sanded down in my first photo, you can see how bad it looked.

This is how it's looking now:






I wasn't too sure of having the black bumper, but it's growing on me. It may just be that it's one of the few parts of my truck that don't have any mud on it. I guess we'll see.

Oh yeah, I'm sporting the 06 corners and 04 headlights for NJ state inspection. After next week, I should be back to the black headlights and corners which should make the bumper stand out less.
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Looks nice man!
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i used the same stuff.... but after awhile it chips off, i have to repaint mine soon.
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I actually think it looks really really good.
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i used the same stuff.... but after awhile it chips off, i have to repaint mine soon.
What did you paint yours with?
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What did you paint yours with?
From the looks of it, he used the Duplicolor bumper paint.

I had it previously on my 04 bumper, in the time period of about a year and a half it didn't flake on me. Maybe I was lucky.
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Looks great! I would have color-matched the bumper though. You can get the base paint and clear coat put in aerosol cans.
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Looks great! I would have color-matched the bumper though. You can get the base paint and clear coat put in aerosol cans.
Thanks, I did that originally, but it did not turn out well.
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you have level 2 hooks with a BL...pics or gtfo
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Looks good.

When'd you crack that thing?
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^gona ask the same thing, but how?

looking great!
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I'm convinced now & will be doing this soon maybe tomorrow if im feeling anxious
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yay! welcome to L2 hook on BL truck club!!


valence looks a million times better too!
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It cleans it up
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you have level 2 hooks with a BL...pics or gtfo
Ha, no pics of the install. I smashed my front cross member, replaced it with a 2x4 piece of steel tube and welded the hooks on top of it. I pulled my F-250 out of a snow bank, and just Friday, I pulled out a Jeep stuck to it's axles with them, they're not going anywhere.

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Looks good.

When'd you crack that thing?
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^gona ask the same thing, but how?

looking great!
Thanks. I cracked it this winter plowing through some nasty snow/ice banks to get into my driveway. I'm not happy about it, but the thing cost me $40... what can I expect? Since I sold my Bronco, the truck is now my trail truck/daily driver so I have no plans to replace the valance.
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