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Painted recovery hooks

Discussion in 'Recovery' started by Thunder Fist, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Apr 24, 2017 at 12:33 PM
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    Thunder Fist

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    Have any of you guys painted the recovery hooks on your trucks? If so, how did it turn out? I was thinking of maybe painting my front hook just to make it easier to see. I'd love to see some pics.
     
  2. May 4, 2017 at 1:13 PM
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    The Previous owner of my Off Road put a Sport chin spoiler on it. Today I was planning to take it off and PlastiDip the tow hook red.
     
  3. May 4, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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    I took my chin strap off and put on an OR tow hook. I also planned on doing red. Would you mind posting pics?
     
  4. May 4, 2017 at 2:38 PM
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    Sure, I have four coats on it so far - I have no patience for the "30 minutes between coats".

    I am not sure what my plan is for the bolts. I didn't bother spraying them as I knew the socket would just rip off the coating. Although, I doubt the bolts will be visible.
     
  5. May 4, 2017 at 3:37 PM
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    image.jpg image.jpg image.jpg Four coats of Plastidip. It is a much deeper red in person. I decided to remount the hook to the truck and tape the whole area off and respray the hook and the bolts.


    I guess it was necessary to do it this way if you want to spray the entire hook and then spray the bolts.

    I am waiting for a bit to add the Glossifier.
     
  6. May 4, 2017 at 5:06 PM
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    So I did a couple more coats of red and then two coats of the glossifier while the hook was back on the truck - so I could get the bolts. I think it turned out well, although it is not very noticeable. 20170504_192647.jpg 20170504_192647.jpg 20170504_192522.jpg

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  7. May 6, 2017 at 6:00 AM
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    That's cool little pop of color though. I'm doing mine today. I opted for paint instead of plastidip though. We'all see how it goes.
     
  8. May 6, 2017 at 6:58 AM
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    I think paint is the way to go, I don't have the hook but I painted my shackles. The plasti dip looks good but if you were to ever us the hook I feel the dip would just peel off.

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  9. May 6, 2017 at 7:00 AM
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    Looks good.
     
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  10. May 6, 2017 at 3:08 PM
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    I did mine in glossy Apple from Rustoleum.
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  11. May 6, 2017 at 5:11 PM
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    Thanks, that's a good way to put it, it "pops".
     
  12. May 6, 2017 at 5:19 PM
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    You are probably right. I just used the red PlastiDip I had in my garage.
     
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  13. May 14, 2017 at 5:45 PM
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    I painted mine to match my BBP truck

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  14. May 19, 2017 at 12:21 PM
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    Dude, that looks good. Really like the color matched accents.
    How are liking that skid plate? Is that steel or aluminum?
     
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  15. May 19, 2017 at 12:28 PM
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    Thanks! I really like it. It's a great design, install takes a few minutes, looks good, and has an access door for oil changes. I went steel to save cost and for additional strength. More pictures are below and also in my build page linked in my signature

     
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