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Old 09-06-2009, 11:45 PM
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Default Painting stock valence. Have you?

Hi, thinking about trying to get my lower valence paint matched, but I know it is often a pain and pointless just wondering if anyone has successfully done this. TIA
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Old 09-07-2009, 06:23 AM
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You probbaly have the textured valence?

You can paint it just have to scuff it up some for the paint to stick
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:02 AM
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Lots of people do it! It's not hard, but like STL pointed out, you have to make sure it's ready to be painted. Preparation is the key. Clean and rough.
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:32 AM
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hey remember a solid color will look good but a metal flake will not match it will look like its a little darker do to the orange peal of the plastic you are painting so do the prep and wipe it down good or you will have flaking and chipping
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:36 PM
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Hmm, It seems you guys are speaking of it being done amatuer. I was thinking it would need to be done by a shop because I do not have the proper agent to neutralize the Mold release agents. I spoke with a couple of shops including a high end and our stealership and they both said we won't guarentee it. which basically means they will half donkey it, as they are not liable. It is the textured factory finish I was evenconsidering buying a new valence as I know Armor All wreaks havoc on porus finishes and makes painting it a nightmare, little fishies looking at me from everywhere.
Also I have seen 01's that had the same XLT valence but it was factory painted?? Anyone know about this??
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Old 09-08-2009, 05:16 PM
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I've got an 01 xlt that is green with a tan colored valence. I too am thinking about painting it. I went and bought some krylon for plastics, but the color is a little too light for it to look like it was brand new. I'm not sure what i am going to do yet, but i do plan to doing something about it soon.. maybe replace with an edge or sport bumper if i can find some fender flares to match.
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:59 PM
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I've got an 01 xlt that is green with a tan colored valence. I too am thinking about painting it. I went and bought some krylon for plastics, but the color is a little too light for it to look like it was brand new. I'm not sure what i am going to do yet, but i do plan to doing something about it soon.. maybe replace with an edge or sport bumper if i can find some fender flares to match.
Hmm, that might be worth testing out. If I can find a close silver I may just have to shoot a tst area and see how it goes. I'll post about it, but it may be a while, kinda busy. . .
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Shoot the inside of the valance to test/experiment.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:23 AM
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Heck, I'm wanting to simply rhino line it all. The front Valance and the fender flares. I'm tired of the looking all faded and worn out. I figure $50-100 should do it.
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Old 09-09-2009, 11:19 AM
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Heck, I'm wanting to simply rhino line it all. The front Valance and the fender flares. I'm tired of the looking all faded and worn out. I figure $50-100 should do it.
Not a bad idea at all you could even go with a bullet proof two tone paint job treating the lower half of the truck. . .
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