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Old 11-06-2014, 07:53 PM
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Not the best pics, but the paint has good shine everywhere and no clear coat peel or anything anywhere. I've never waxed it or anything either.





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Old 11-06-2014, 08:12 PM
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Had my 93 repainted in 97 after a massive hail storm. The clear coat has failed, so I have been washing it with a red scotchbrite scuff pad lately.
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Old 11-06-2014, 08:25 PM
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Good lord, you trying to get it down to the metal?
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:42 PM
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Good lord, you trying to get it down to the metal?
all the cool kids are letting their paint go down to bare metal, and then rusting them. Aren't you in the know bro?
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:54 PM
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all the cool kids are letting their paint go down to bare metal, and then rusting them. Aren't you in the know bro?
That was like 2 years ago lol.
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:56 PM
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That was like 2 years ago lol.
next you're going to tell me people don't use the expression "beast" anymore?
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Old 11-07-2014, 12:58 PM
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Old 11-19-2014, 08:25 PM
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Well might as well post mine up, I think its pretty clean for a 97 and 201k miles. All original.


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Old 11-19-2014, 08:59 PM
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hand wax 4 times a year
Texas sun is a killer
245k still shines and beads water
not a spot of rust anywhere
valence needs work
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Old 11-19-2014, 09:34 PM
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Well might as well post mine up, I think its pretty clean for a 97 and 201k miles. All original.
What is your tire size?
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Old 11-20-2014, 05:46 AM
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What is your tire size?
They are tiny. I would like to replace them hopefully next year. Previous owner bought them. They are 215/65/15 I think, I will recheck when I go out later.

Id like to get some 255/60 for rear and 225 or 235 in front.
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:26 AM
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Not getting it down to the metal, just getting the failed clear coat off one wash at a time. It resembles a nice peeling sunburn at the moment. Always kept it waxed and shiny until the clear coat failed. Brother in law works at a body shop, said it will save a little sanding time when it's time for new paint.
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Old 11-20-2014, 11:54 AM
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They are tiny. I would like to replace them hopefully next year. Previous owner bought them. They are 215/65/15 I think, I will recheck when I go out later.

Id like to get some 255/60 for rear and 225 or 235 in front.
I was wondering because it looks like you have *just a touch* of sidewall stretch and that's something I'd maybe kind of like to do when I'm lowered. If you had a little more sidewall it probably wouldn't be bad.
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Old 11-20-2014, 12:28 PM
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My '98 with 120k, took compound, and about 3 hrs to bring the paint back.

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Old 11-20-2014, 02:01 PM
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I was wondering because it looks like you have *just a touch* of sidewall stretch and that's something I'd maybe kind of like to do when I'm lowered. If you had a little more sidewall it probably wouldn't be bad.
I mean I am going to drop it eventually, probably next year some time. Its my work truck and daily so it needs to be practical. I need to find the size of the wheels, I know their 15's, I want to know the width and one wheel sticks out more than other in rear. Still trying to figure that out.

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My '98 with 120k, took compound, and about 3 hrs to bring the paint back.

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That looks nice. It would take days to make mine shine like that. Roof is shot on my truck.
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