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My Tail gate project

So as some of you know I aquired a 97 black tailgate from a friend. Well it was dinged and scratched up here is a before pic.




After some pondering I decided I need to learn bodywork so here is my stab at it.

Here it is blocked using 40 grit and 3m bondo


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Afterwords I sanded everything smooth with 60 grit Then a coat of laquer primer



1995 Ford F250 4X4 Sup cap Long bed off white
7.3L Powerstroke, 5 speed manual

Mods Stancor GPR, Diamond eye 3" DP, Diamond Eye 4" Exhaust, AFE Stage II Intake,3" plenum setup,Swamps IDM,Eletric Fuel System,Adrenaline HPOP,stage I sticks, ts 6 pos,
Banks 5" Tips, Leveling Kit,Dana 60 Swap, AutoMeter Boost, Pyro, Fuel Pressure
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looks good so far, make sure you paint it inside thought, i painted a fender outside and there was little pieces of stuff all in the paint

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So then I sanded the laquer primer with 220 grit and decided to go with a urathane primer I sprayed 4 coats then wet sanded with 400 grit then sprayed two more coats wet sanded again and with the tailgate wet this is my result








So how did I do.

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Looks good, are you going to put the aluminum trim on it? Or are you going to leave it white? Either way will look good

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Looks good, are you going to put the aluminum trim on it? Or are you going to leave it white? Either way will look good
I am actualy ditching my diamond plate bed rails and tailgate trim for a ribbed Abs like the 99 and newer supderdutys

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looks real good!

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