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 Posted: Wed May 9th, 2018 05:15 am
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So the rangers clear is pretty much gone on the roof and mostly on the hood . I’ve been thinkin of spraying the roof satin black for awhile . And now the hoods getting to that point I’m wondering if I should should or not . My plan after the rx7 is done is to wrap or paint him ( depending on budget) but right now he’s a 20ft’er when it comes to lookin good in my eyes and I have the leftover materials to do atleast the roof and possible the hood . What you guys think ? 
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What about a wrap? Coating?



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410customs wrote:
What about a wrap? Coating?
That’s a option also depending on price .



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I like your truck, too low for me but it looks good.

As for BLACK Paint... what about a stain black on the hood and roof, maybe stretching it but what about down the back at the same width as the roof  ?

I was thinking for my 03, full grille, hood, roof, back, and tailgate, in the flat gunmetal or a flat black paint; still thinking on it for a future project !
I will start with the Grille and hood and see from there.

We need a few pictures of a Drift and a circle of smoke !



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I have the same issue with the clear coat on my truck. The prep for the wrap is fairly labor intensive and any pealing clear coat has to fixed or there will be problems with the wrap.

Mine will have to get a lot worse before I do anything about it.



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Wraps look cooler but paint lasts longer. We have a company vehicle that was wrapped, a little ford transit I call the clown mobile, a delivery truck. Looked really good first and second year. This is year 7 and it looks like a tree with bark peeling from a tornado.

Paint it and wait till you have a wad of cash to do it right the truck is too cool.



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Something else to think about with black paint. You are in Texas. It is hot there and you do not need to draw any more heat into your vehicle.



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Tsquare wrote:
Something else to think about with black paint. You are in Texas. It is hot there and you do not need to draw any more heat into your vehicle.
Thought about that . But then I do drive the rx7 that is black bed lined and no tint lol . The ranger has no ac either (like the rx7 ) lol but the price to pay to look good is worth it . I haven’t had ac in 10+ years so kinda use to it now



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Monstaliner

On a street truck would turn some heads
We have monstaliner coated FJ, Ranger, Explorer and a BII
I love it

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When prepped properly and done right aerosol overhaul can look good. Another option to consider at a decent price is duplicolor paint shop. They have alot of different colors even flat and satin base clear. It comes ready to spray and looks good. I painted my drag car with it real easy product to use



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Dreaded sled wrote:
So the rangers clear is pretty much gone on the roof and mostly on the hood . I’ve been thinkin of spraying the roof satin black for awhile . And now the hoods getting to that point I’m wondering if I should should or not . My plan after the rx7 is done is to wrap or paint him ( depending on budget) but right now he’s a 20ft’er when it comes to lookin good in my eyes and I have the leftover materials to do atleast the roof and possible the hood . What you guys think ? 
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To think about it.


Since you're not using any light bars, despite some cheesyness.. I'd spend a little more money on the wrap, find a "quality" 3M based but "REAL looking" Carbon fiber material for the hood and the top.. not just black. The carbon would add a lil bit of class if you will at least statement wise and NOT look like the typical kid-ride that the typical Carbon-Primer or Primer-Fiber rattle can jobs present.

Usually a large part of the time you can tell a young kid (generalizations here) is driving a primer/satin rattle can car just as much as everytime you see reverse offset wheels on a car or truck YOU KNOW whose driving... Both IMO attract negative attention in my experience and at least with the Carbon fiber look, it would like you took a step more in pride, it'll change the look of the car in a more positive fashion, doesnt look like a corner cut, and I think would look better overall if you're going to do it for the sake of just doing it.

Sorry, i'm biased as   in my age of the car scene.


JAMMAN wrote:
Wraps look cooler but paint lasts longer. We have a company vehicle that was wrapped, a little ford transit I call the clown mobile, a delivery truck. Looked really good first and second year. This is year 7 and it looks like a tree with bark peeling from a tornado.

Paint it and wait till you have a wad of cash to do it right the truck is too cool.

Paint would be nice but cost factors, unless your Ear Shibing it or Maaco, decent work that'll be backed up will cost you $2k or more. Wrap $800-1200 complete if you know what your looking for and how to deal with people. and when you get bored in 2-4 years.. redo it.

The wraps are good for 3-5 years, after that its time to get another chunk of a write off for the company and much like the front page of a website to keep things fresh in the searches and attention.. rewrap that   and change it up some. Pretty sure that rolling billboard has paid for itself in 7 years and is due...



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On a side note... Wait until the fall of 2019 when I wrap the trucks (2 if not all 3).. for Expo West Invasion ;)



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