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Somebody F'ed with my truck

Came out of the hospital today(been there most of the week) to find that someone thought it would be cute to peel the door molding strip back on my truck. So I just yanked it off and threw it in the bed till I got home. I was gonna leave it off and take the other side off but then I saw that the paint was peeling under neither it. So I tried to put it back on and lets just say it looks like poo poo now. Its all wavy. I need some ideas on what I can put there to cover up the bad paint and keep it from spreading like cancer. I DO NOT want to bedline the lower portion of the truck so give me some other ideas. Thanks


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Wet sand down the clear coat. Then have a body shop reclear coat the paint. Since the molding is off the one side might as well take it off the other side.


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You could try something like I did to fix some side damage. I sanded out the imperfections as best I could and had these vinyl decals installed. Was around $130 installed. Could save some if you did it yourself (I think the decals were $85) but there is some art to it. Lots of designs and widths to choose from. This one is called Street Heat.



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Good thought but thats not my style. Where did you get them though cause the may have something I like. I was think about just bedlining a 2 inch strip down the side.


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if your handy w a rattle can, sand down the clear coat and clean it up really good. tape off a 2 inch or whatever width you think looks best, and spray in a nice line. your truck looks silver? gray? didnt click to see if there are other pics, but anyway, maybe a nice gloss black? try semi first? but i wouldnt do it unless you are handy with a spray can. otherwise, do the body work and take it to a local small body shop, prob wouldnt cost too much to have them do something like that. personally, I think this would look real cool if you found a cool color to tie it together. better than the bed cover. IMO>

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Good thought but thats not my style. Where did you get them though cause the may have something I like. I was think about just bedlining a 2 inch strip down the side.
I got them through a local graphics shop but they are available at lots of online stores, just do a search for auto vinyl graphics. There are thousands of designs from simple stripes to wild whole side graphics. I spent hours looking at catalogs and online sites trying to decide what I wanted. I had actually hired the graphics guy to create a fully custom graphic when I found this one and liked it.

The nice think about the vinyl graphics is if you really hate it when you get done you can warm it up with a hair dryer and carefully peel it off.

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if your handy w a rattle can, sand down the clear coat and clean it up really good. tape off a 2 inch or whatever width you think looks best, and spray in a nice line. your truck looks silver? gray? didnt click to see if there are other pics, but anyway, maybe a nice gloss black? try semi first? but i wouldnt do it unless you are handy with a spray can. otherwise, do the body work and take it to a local small body shop, prob wouldnt cost too much to have them do something like that. personally, I think this would look real cool if you found a cool color to tie it together. better than the bed cover. IMO>
The truck is tan. Im am blacking everything out on it though and thought about doing some type of black paint along the edge


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