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Old 03-27-2010, 08:38 PM   #1
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Metal Miller Punisher Skid Plate Installed (PICS)

So I had custom ordered a skid plate from Metal Miller with the Punisher skull cutout so it would match my emblem. Here's what I did:
  • Painted skid plate Barcelona Red
  • Clear coated skid plate
  • Wrapped entire skid plate in 3M clear protective vinyl
  • Cut out a section of 1/2" plexiglass
  • Sanded the back of the plexi and then painted the back Super White
  • Left the front of the plexi clear
  • Applied 3M clear protective vinyl to the front of the plexi
  • Dremel'd out mounting slits on the left and right sides
  • Inserted 4.8" white LED strips into the slits
  • Drilled holes and mounted plexiglass to the back of the skid plate using similar stainless bolts/washers used to mount skid plate
  • Ran wires and mounted a switch in an empty switch block in the dash

During the day the skull looks white. At night, it glows.

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Old 03-27-2010, 08:41 PM   #3
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Looks good man, I like it! Rep for you for being unique
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:48 PM   #4
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Old 03-27-2010, 08:52 PM   #5
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looks slick man
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:12 PM   #8
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:22 PM   #10
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so how many semis have you jacked so far Toretto.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:24 PM   #11
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I think it looks sweet although how well will the vinyl and clearcoat stand up to abuse offroad?
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:33 PM   #13
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I think it looks sweet although how well will the vinyl and clearcoat stand up to abuse offroad?
What is this off-road you speak of? I'm not a serious off-roader. The truck will be taken off-road, but I don't go hardcore enough to ever use a skid plate. The 3M vinyl is what they make the clear bras out of. I wrapped it in that vinyl to protect the paint from rock chips and any daily driving light abuse it might take.

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so how many semis have you jacked so far Toretto.
Just my own. Oh, wait, you meant trucks.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:35 PM   #14
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It's not my style but I admire the clever idea and quality execution.
x2. Way to be original. I've never seen anything like this on a skid plate. Great job on doing something different.
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What is this off-road you speak of? I'm not a serious off-roader. The truck will be taken off-road, but I don't go hardcore enough to ever use a skid plate. The 3M vinyl is what they make the clear bras out of. I wrapped it in that vinyl to protect the paint from rock chips and any daily driving light abuse it might take.
I was tracking then you said clear bras and I lost focus. Time for some UG!
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:43 PM   #16
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x2. Way to be original. I've never seen anything like this on a skid plate. Great job on doing something different.
Thanks. I was originally just going to do a white backing. Then I thought I'd put a different spin on it.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:50 PM   #17
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never though of using the 3m vinyl. should have used that on the backplate behind my trd cutout...
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:27 PM   #20
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never though of using the 3m vinyl. should have used that on the backplate behind my trd cutout...
You can get a pretty good sized sheet on eBay for relatively cheap.
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