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Old 01-14-2013, 03:34 PM
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Paint job option needed...?

Debating on painting my 2 tone Lariat a solid white and adding bushwhacker flares. Any opinions?

I know I'll like it, but am I throwing away a unique feature?






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Old 01-14-2013, 03:46 PM
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You reeley wanna spend the cash to paint and go with white?
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:54 PM
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I like the two tone, I'd paint the bushwackers to match the tan. Solid White and black does look slick though.

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IMHO, i wouldn't do that. I personally don't like all white trucks, they just seem cheap and plain. I think going with what you have and losing the stock flares and going with some BW flares would look good.
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You reeley wanna spend the cash to paint and go with white?
Are you my shrink? WHAT DID I JUST SAY!


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IMHO, i wouldn't do that. I personally don't like all white trucks, they just seem cheap and plain. I think going with what you have and losing the stock flares and going with some BW flares would look good.
There's a very good point there.


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Your shrink? no...but reeley white?.....let me guess your the guy that goes into Baskin Robins 31 flavors ice cream store and orders Vinilla . Okay Im sorry I know what your saying "its my friggin truck and Ill.........." Im just sayin if your gonna spend the cash on a paint job why plain ole white.....?
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we own a bodyshop here and i can tell you that getting rid of that bottom color is going to be EXPENSIVE. there is a hard line seperating those 2 colors, the only way to get rid of that line is sand it, prime and resand it until its smooth. that means EVERY panel with the beige at the bottom has to be painted, meaning every panel except the hood, tailgate, and roof.

IMHO, the thing that makes youre truck look "off" is the flares being painted beige and wrapping up around the wheel-opening. getting rid of that and going with a nice mildly protruding BW flare would look better. im not 100% sure if painting the BW's beige would look better or not.

another option would be some nice polished stainless wheel-opening mouldings. that would get rid of the beige around the openings and "flow" with the chrome wheels, badges, mirrors, grille, bumpers, lights, nerf bars, and handles.

that is just my $.02.
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I agree, he's spot on ^^

Now an alternative to see if you like it, order up some white plastic dip, tape off and paint the gold trim white. It'll dry to a more matte finish. I'm going to do this on my truck but paint the gold trim and rockers black, since I have black wheels, headlights, windows, and emblems blacked out. If you don't like it, just peel it off. If you like it then you can spend the cash in the future to so it professionally.


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Your shrink? no...but reeley white?.....let me guess your the guy that goes into Baskin Robins 31 flavors ice cream store and orders Vinilla . Okay Im sorry I know what your saying "its my friggin truck and Ill.........." Im just sayin if your gonna spend the cash on a paint job why plain ole white.....?
Here's my dilemma... I look at the truck and I see too many tones. Ie: chrome, tan, white, and the obvious block windows and wheel wells. I just feel like its not sharp enough.


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