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post #1 of 16 Old 09-05-2013, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
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Help with New Paint job

I have a white 01 f350 cclb with 4.5" lift and 35s with the fake chrome panels at the bottom. I installed some 2" fender flares and now need to decide how I want to paint them.

Ideas so far:
1. Paint the bottom 1/3 of the truck and flares with charcoal bed liner
2. Paint from the top of the door handle to the bottom and flares with gray base/clear
3.Repaint the entire truck wine red with charcoal flames, etc.

Does anyone have a great looking paint scheme to go with??? Pics??

Looks like this

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To be honest with you I would leave it exactly as it is. Sharp looking truck you have there. I would paint the mirrors white and tint the front windows and leave it alone. You can see pics of my truck with white mirrors and dark windows. Just my .02

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Leave it. It looks gorgeous as is. PTM the mirrors and get an '05 front end and an '08-12 rear end.

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Well crap guys!! Thank you, but I really enjoy painting and fixing things that aren't really broken
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Well crap guys!! Thank you, but I really enjoy painting and fixing things that aren't really broken
Then do an '05-'07 front end conversion and an '08-'12 rear end. But don't you dare touch that paint!

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Black is the only color you can go with. For the whole thing. That way every little bit of dirt and finger print shows up like a front end collision.

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I guess I will leave the paint alone then I already have part of the stuff for the front end mod.

Black is a real pain, as you are aware.
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Leave it as is, it looks sharp. Black is a horrible paint color. You have two options: Awesome, or crud. There is no balance. It looks really, really nice when done right, polished, and scratch/chip/ding/dent/dirt free. Otherwise it looks like crud. White is a durable color that looks nice, basically all of the time.

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Done. Thanks guys. At most, I might use white gator guard on the lower panels and fender flares.
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I have to agree. Leave the pain alone do a 05-07 front end and 08-12 rear end and mirrors and tint those front windows!

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