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Old 07-20-2010, 08:11 PM
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Now that I have your attention.

I got bored after work and decided to do some work to my truck.
Rotate and balance.
Fuel service.
And a few other things.

Mainly, I wanted to do something with this ugly ass billet grille.



$3 roll of masking tape and a can of flat black paint.

Sooooo whatch'all think?
I like it.
Better than the shiny billet garbage crap poop.

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Old 07-20-2010, 08:12 PM
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And yes I know, trucks filthy.
OMG Wash yo shit man.

Tomorrow, tomorrow I swear.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:16 PM
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Looks good. If I ever get a billet I'll end up painting it black.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:17 PM
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i like billet grills but i have to say that does look really good!
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:33 PM
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That looks awesome!! BUTTTT, I'm gonna say that you didnt prime it. Being that that area is KILLED my bugs, and its just painted aluminum, it will chip extremly easy.

What to do:

1) Apply paint stripper to it and pressurewash the heck out of it
2) Rough up with sandpaper sponge best you can
3) Clean best you can with alcohol or what not
4) Go to Oreilly Auto Parts and get a smaller can of black Nason Self Etching Primer.
5) Apply two even coats and let dry well
6) pick up another can of Krylon Fusion Satin Black and give it a few coats.

The reason I know all of this---restoring an ALL ALUMINUM 14' jon boat.

THe self etching primer "bites" or adheres to the bare alumium really well. Plus if you get black and the Satin black chips, it will be less noticible. THat grille really does look soooo much better, i really liek the black billet grille on your truck
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:53 PM
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find a way to stick a ford emblem in the center and it would look even more badass
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:36 PM
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Looks a lot better. Nice job man.
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Old 07-20-2010, 09:53 PM
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Looks really good, makes me wonder how your truck would look blacked out (black headlights, black wheels, etc.).
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Old 07-20-2010, 11:53 PM
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find a way to stick a ford emblem in the center and it would look even more badass
no dont do it. i like it with out the emblem. just my thoughts though.

oh yeah looks good.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:14 AM
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That looks awesome!! BUTTTT, I'm gonna say that you blah blah blah
Oh yea, I'm well aware.
I'll be redoing later this week when I pull out the headlights the do my 06+ corners and HID's.
I didn't wanna take all the time to be super meticulate when I just wanted the idea of if I'd like it or not.



Everyone else, thanks for the kind words.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:16 AM
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Looks really good, makes me wonder how your truck would look blacked out (black headlights, black wheels, etc.).
I have some 18" Bullit's I'm debating putting on the truck.
Toying around with the idea of powdercoating them.
No go ont he tinted headlights/tails.
I hate that crap look, and Louisiana police are strict on exterior light mods.
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Old 07-21-2010, 11:49 AM
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Everyone else, thanks for the kind words.
I'm offended...lol. I was just giving a heads up on the chipping, the only bad thing is now, you have to strip the paint and start over.

No really, the grille looks tons better, and I agree with Tom, black out everything else! It would look killer
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Old 07-21-2010, 04:35 PM
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I didn't mean it like that buddy.



It was a generalization to everyone else.

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Old 07-21-2010, 05:08 PM
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looks good man. painting my billet grille black was one of the best things I did lol
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Old 07-22-2010, 12:13 AM
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No go ont he tinted headlights/tails
i agree tinted tails look like crap. however you can black out the headlights housing like this. it looks sick in my opinion....arg. can some one show him the how to on this. i cant find it for some reason.

i didnt do mine like the how to. i bought them used from someone who bought after market lights that were already blacked out. but it looks the same. best thing ive done to my truck so far in my opinion.



^^forgive the dirty truck.
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