Paint or ??? - Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum
6.4 Exterior Discussion Body and Accessories Talk

Powerstroke.org is the premier Diesel Truck Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-20-2008, 02:45 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,306
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Paint or ???

I really want to get rid of the fake plasti chrome on my truck. I am thinking about pulling them off and painting them. Anybody have any advice for me, what to watch out for? Or is there any other suggestions or ways to change these? I have had both pieces off already. I painted the maroon vents flat black but that just wasnt enough.






sorry about the bad pics, camera phone

And yes its been raining for 3 days. Thats probably why this is bugging me so much. Usually my bike is sitting on the sidewalk, but instead I have been staring out the window looking at my truck.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 08-20-2008, 03:10 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: New Riegel, Ohio
Posts: 5,230
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I personally think they look pretty good as is. Just my
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3  
Old 08-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Premium Member
 

Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: L.I. ,NY
Posts: 318
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Sand them down, paint them and get some tinted marked lights. Then sell me your Rockstars!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4  
Old 08-21-2008, 02:11 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Beaumont TX
Posts: 3,802
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Paint them......it will be fine...I painted mine months ago....I also just painted the lights on the mirror...CHEAP, looks good, and the light still shines thru plenty.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #5  
Old 08-21-2008, 10:31 PM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Logan, Utah
Posts: 850
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
I think they would look good painted gloss black to match the truck with the mesh flat black to match the wheels. It would also match the FX4 grille better. I painted my mesh satin black and acetoned the badges. I'm getting the black RBP so it will all match, chrome outer and black inner.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #6  
Old 08-22-2008, 02:50 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Okinawa
Posts: 197
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Those badges would look awesome blacked out....so I am new to the mod game - how do you remove them? What kind of paint do you recommend? Any prep work on the badges required? Do yo need to sand them at all or just shoot em with paint?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #7  
Old 08-22-2008, 02:55 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Okinawa
Posts: 197
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Pahrump -

Can you post up a pic or two of your badges blacked out?? What did you use for paint - gloss or flat or....?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #8  
Old 08-22-2008, 09:51 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,306
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
I pulled the fender liner when I popped them out before. It took 5-10 minutes a side. I need to figure out what paint to use. Im not sure what would stick best to plastic. I think there is a Krylon designed for plastic I will try. A friend of mine is using an engine enamel to paint the black plastics on his bike and he recommended that to me. I will probably paint the lights on the mirrors too. If they dont look good at least I can buy smoked versions. I havent found any emblems I would use.

I will probably get to it this weekend. I will post some pics up if it turns out good.

Thanks everybody for the suggestions.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #9  
Old 08-22-2008, 10:00 AM
Big Daddy!
 

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Spring/Tomball
Posts: 1,333
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
The only reason I wouldn't have gone black, is because that is the color of the vents for a Gas Super Duty .... It makes it look like a wannabee trying to make a gas look like a diesel....Just my opinion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #10  
Old 08-22-2008, 10:52 AM
Compression Ignition Addict
 

Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Dallas
Posts: 2,306
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Feedback Score: 1 reviews
Quote:
Originally Posted by robertcarmel View Post
The only reason I wouldn't have gone black, is because that is the color of the vents for a Gas Super Duty .... It makes it look like a wannabee trying to make a gas look like a diesel....Just my opinion.
Those red vents look on a black truck though. That is part of the reason I want to do the whole emblem and the mirrors so people will know I changed them. I do plan to put stacks on it eventually so there will be fewer doubts about it being a gasser.

But I did think about the black/gas connection. And these 6.4s are so quiet it could be mistaken for one. Maybe then people will stop asking me "What do you think about those high diesel prices?"
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Powerstroke Diesel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.1
Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

vB.Sponsors