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Old 07-02-2009, 02:21 PM   #1
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Got A Few Mods Checked Off The List

Got a few new mods checked off the list over the past 3-4 weeks and it's time to post some pics.

Mod #1:

Did the smoked tail lights with 2 light coats of VHT Nite Shades. Put on 4 coats of clear, wet sanded from 400 to 1,600 grit, and then buffed with Turtle Wax liquid polish and my Mothers Powerball, and then waxed. Turned out smoooooth as glass.











Mod #2:

Did the BHLM, only this time the "B", stands for BLUE. I bought 3 cans of color matched paint and painted the reflectors in the headlights to match the body color. Sanded all chrome from the reflectors with 600 grit sand paper, shot 2 light coats of adhesion promoter, and 2 coats of color to match the body. No clear coat since it protected inside the lens. In a few pics, the color looks a bit darker than the factory paiont, but it's just the way the sun is reflecting off of the paint.














Mod #3:

While I had the rattle cans handy painting the headlights, I decided to paint the engine cover to match the body paint as well. Very easy mod. Cleaned it up with paper towels and denatured alcohol, taped off what I wanted to keep black, shot 2 coats of adhesion promoter, 3 coats of Speedway Blue metallic, and 2 coats of clear. No wet sanding here, it's under the hood. This pic was taken while it was still baking in the sun to get the paint good and cured before reinstalling.


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Old 07-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #4
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Dude those headlights look sic! I love the color matching! Nice job
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:25 PM   #5
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Headlights look killer. Great job!
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:41 PM   #8
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head lights look good dood. where did you purchase your paint at?
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:44 PM   #9
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head lights look good dood. where did you purchase your paint at?
Ummm, ebay. Seriously. Do an ebay search on your paint code. There's a guy in Ca that is selling factory matched paint in rattle cans for about $18 + shipping. I bough 3 cans.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:45 PM   #10
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Your headlights are ballin. I want them.

Engine cover is sweet. Did mine pretty much just like that.

Tails look awesome as well.
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Old 07-02-2009, 02:51 PM   #12
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Ooh, nice on the color match. I'm ordering some cans of my own paint, might as well do the same! Very well done sir!
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:11 PM   #13
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sharp lookin truck. I like the black badges with the somked tailights. Looks real good together.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:13 PM   #14
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Man your truck looks awesome, I like the color matched headlights. How much would ya charge to tint another set of tail lights? Yours are some of the best ones iv seen.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:16 PM   #15
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Love the headlights... the rest of the truck looks great as well...


VERY nice work...
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:34 PM   #16
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damn nice job on the mods man!
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:36 PM   #17
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Man your truck looks awesome, I like the color matched headlights. How much would ya charge to tint another set of tail lights? Yours are some of the best ones iv seen.
When you're ready let me know. I'd be happy to do this for ya....
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:39 PM   #18
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Great job!!! Yeah those tails look sweet!! One of the clearest ones I've seen so far!!!
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Great job!!! Yeah those tails look sweet!! One of the clearest ones I've seen so far!!!
I wasn't happy with them at first. They weren't shiney at all. I got out all of the orange peal, but I just couldn't get them to buff out to a high gloss.

Then I remembered I had a Mother's PowerBall. I got myself some liquid polishing compound and went back to work. Within minutes they were as shiney as a new penny, even without the coat of wax. It was an amazing transformation.......
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:11 PM   #20
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Looks great! Never really liked the color matched headlights but you pull it off very well and the tails look second to none. Next mod you might want to look into changing that 24 sticker to a 14 haha nice work though
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