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Chad's Stormtrooper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Builds (2005-2015)' started by chadderkdawg, Aug 18, 2011.

  1. Aug 18, 2011 at 9:01 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Got a request for a build thread and a couple questions thrown at me so here goes.

    Most recent
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    Dealer photo
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    Did the cap-removal mod.
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    Then, the drive 300 miles to get a free boat mod (put the cap back on for the trip)
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    Then the fun started, first the lower valance
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    Then the BHLM
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    Here is the boat all cleaned up and lookin sweet
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    I work at for a radiology practice (IT) so I fought some breast cancer
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    Painted the wheels, in my kitchen!
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    Then cheap spacer lift
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    Shaved and my Zone Offroad decal
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    Got my taillight covers in the mail this week, gotta get my 3M tape and put those on. Then going to derp the skid.

    Flame and or Love, GO!
     
  2. Aug 28, 2011 at 3:57 PM
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    BMOC

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    Great looking truck!! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Sep 7, 2011 at 8:40 PM
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    Sharp lookin truck!
     
  4. Sep 8, 2011 at 7:49 PM
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    easyeatlanta

    easyeatlanta Artificial Intelligence beats natural stupidity

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    looking good personally a fan of black on white access cab maybe cause i have one
     
  5. Sep 9, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Thanks gents, black on white is the only way to go! I'm thinking I'll paint the skid with black bedliner, do you guys think that will look good? Or stay with the brushed look?
     
  6. Sep 12, 2011 at 2:27 PM
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    5100's in the front @ 2.5", 1.25" allpro wheel spacers (Removed), painted front valance, BHLM, eyelids, Grillecraft grille, magnaflow catback ehxaust, k&n CAI, window tint, 2 10" kicker subs, painted badges, 5000k 55w HIDs (headlights & fogs), (2) 7" kragen HID lights behind grille, rear tsb (finally), AAL
    i personally like the black bedliner, i painted my valance and skid with it
     
  7. Sep 13, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    Is there a how to paint the valance thread?
     
  8. Sep 13, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    There isn't much more to it than this, scuff, tape and spray.
     
  9. Sep 18, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    2 questions:

    1: Why do you say scuff? I read that scuffing would make it harder to remove if I did a bad job

    2: You think if I plasti-dipped chrome covers with black plasti-dip, would it stay and look good?
     
  10. Sep 19, 2011 at 8:09 AM
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    chadderkdawg

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    1: Scuffing the surface gives the paint something to adhere to.
    2: Plastidip is a temporary solution and will not hold up in the long term.
     
  11. Sep 21, 2011 at 2:33 PM
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    Nice Access cab man!
     
  12. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    On the picture where you did the BHLM lights, is BHLM a brand? If so, where'd you buy that kit?
     
  13. Sep 21, 2011 at 6:44 PM
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    i like it too. nice job.
     
  14. Sep 24, 2011 at 1:19 PM
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  15. Sep 26, 2011 at 10:54 AM
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    Painted the skid and center section with truck bed liner!
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  16. Sep 27, 2011 at 8:39 AM
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    thanks for that! thats the same stuff you used to paint the wheels right?
     
  17. Sep 27, 2011 at 10:15 AM
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    No I just used regular gloss black rusto for the wheels.
     
  18. Oct 2, 2011 at 10:45 PM
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    the lower valence painted black looks good. Does the truck bedding coating have a material finish? Or does it look like regular paint?
     
  19. Oct 3, 2011 at 6:36 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    It's a rough finish, as you would expect with professional bedliners.
     
  20. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    SinghSingh

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    Can you share any details on how you painted the rims? Clean them thoroughly is the obvious first step. Any tips or tricks? How many coats and how have they held up so far?

    Thanks
     
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