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Old 11-20-2014, 04:24 PM
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My 99 with it's original paint. The previous owner decided that putting the tailgate down wasn't practical so there were scratches all down the sides from where they had "tried" to lift things out of the bed from the sides. Finally managed to get them all buffed out, took forever.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:13 PM
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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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That looks nice. It would take days to make mine shine like that. Roof is shot on my truck.
Thanks, you'd be surprised what you can do, my roof was dull, & oxidized when I started.
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My 99 with it's original paint. The previous owner decided that putting the tailgate down wasn't practical so there were scratches all down the sides from where they had "tried" to lift things out of the bed from the sides. Finally managed to get them all buffed out, took forever.
Same for my '98 unfortunately those scratches didn't buff out.
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Old 11-20-2014, 06:52 PM
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Same for my '98 unfortunately those scratches didn't buff out.
The scratches weren't incredibly deep on mine so I got lucky I guess.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:06 PM
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Did you do any wet sanding on it or was it just a hand buff? That looks like a nice color.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:40 PM
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Did you do any wet sanding on it or was it just a hand buff? That looks like a nice color.
Just a hand buff, nothing special.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:38 AM
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Hand buff is all I do. Would love to buy a machine one day and learn how to use it and save time lol
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Old 11-21-2014, 10:18 AM
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Hand buff is all I do. Would love to buy a machine one day and learn how to use it and save time lol
I wouldn't mind having one of those lol
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Old 11-23-2014, 10:59 AM
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not a ranger but my 22 almost 23 y/o olds cutlass







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Old 11-23-2014, 01:31 PM
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I don't know if 12 years is old or not but I think it looks pretty good

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Old 11-24-2014, 06:37 PM
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My '01 still hanging in there with the original paint... Garage does wonders. Road salt's working on my running boards though, so that'll be my springtime project to refurbish them and paint 'em with bed-liner black.
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Old 11-25-2014, 07:28 PM
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My 96 paint still look good
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Old 11-25-2014, 08:21 PM
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Truck on point
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:15 PM
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Old 11-25-2014, 09:37 PM
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Old 11-28-2014, 03:42 PM
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Almost 20-year-old paint still hanging in there I think. Polished it up by hand today.
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