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Painted my hood scoop inlet.

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by hockeypoor, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:54 PM
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    hockeypoor

    hockeypoor [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Well the clear was peeling so I said what the heck.
    Sand it with 300 1st primed it. Sanded again with 300 to get it nice and even. Reprimed sanded with 600 then 3 coats of gloss black. what do you think?
    I think it breaks up all the blue. I wonder how the fender flares would look flat black?

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  2. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    bridgcat

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    Looks awesome man! Good job!
     
  3. Jun 12, 2011 at 7:57 PM
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    IndianTaco

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    i think it looks great!! it does help break up the blue.
     
  4. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:04 PM
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    Watari06V6

    Watari06V6 Faster than a speeding ticket

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    nice accent- good job bro
     
  5. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:05 PM
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    mtbiker71

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    That looks really good.
     
  6. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:13 PM
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    hockeypoor

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    thanks guys. I just set it in there for the pictures. It will stay nice and warm in the house for 2 days. I am still trying to decide if I want to clear it or not.
     
  7. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    tanzak88

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    Looks good. Now only if our scoops were functional....

    I plasti-dipped mine to finish off my can and just for the hell of it. Doesn't stick out as much on MGM.... Looks aight though.
     
  8. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:32 PM
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    DAMMIT!!!!! That is my next mod!! You beat me to it! Well, I'll say I copied you if I still go through with it...Mine will be matte black though.
     
  9. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:44 PM
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    Looks really good nice job see if you can post a pic of the hole front end
     
  10. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:45 PM
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    tacokid09

    tacokid09 it's about the off-road miles

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    someone try it with plasti-dip please :notsure:


    but it looks really clean. great job man :thumbsup:
     
  11. Jun 12, 2011 at 8:52 PM
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    Will do tomorrow.
     
  12. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:01 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    See build thread.
    good job.

    even better that you didn't use plasti-dip.
     
  13. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    This is the first time to see this mod, I'm mixed. I can't tell if I like it or not. You did a great job painting. This would go great with my truck, everything is black or silver.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:10 PM
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    Thanks.
    It is very common on other brands. Dodge and ford do it on the muscle cars.
    I might change it to FLAT black but I am going to leave it this way for a few weeks.
    Very easy to take off. 5 bolts and 1 screw that is easy to miss in the center of the front.
     
  15. Jun 12, 2011 at 9:15 PM
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    jdmdcfan

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    no. Other than clear leave it alone. looks good as is.
     
  16. Jun 18, 2011 at 1:58 AM
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    georgeandkanoa

    georgeandkanoa the point is simply this

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    bilstein5100's front tinted windows access cover pioneer stereo weathertechs grillcraft grill kc's behind cbi sliders
    i did mine quite awhile ago, and like it alot
     
  17. Jun 19, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    I'd leave it, looks great as is!
     
  18. Jun 19, 2011 at 7:12 AM
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    memario1214

    memario1214 Vivid Illumination Vendor

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    I have been throwing this idea around to do on my truck for quite some time now... Still can't decide if I should do it or not...
     
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