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post #1 of 5 Old 08-02-2011, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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Shock Facelift

I was tired of looking at my ugly dirty shocks with poor decal placement so I decided to give them a fresh look. I emailed Fabtech asking them for some decals and they instantly had them in the mail to me, I believe I got them the in 1-2 days.

Took a wire brush and got all the old crap off, then decided to wet sand them a little to get a nicely prepped surface to paint on. Ended up doing 4 coats of white and 2 coats of clear, came out pretty good I thought

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Looks great man! I have been wanting to paint my white shocks black. What paint did you use?


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Looks great man! I have been wanting to paint my white shocks black. What paint did you use?
I used a gloss white "wheel paint" it was Rustoleum brand. Worked well. And the clear was just an average can from wal mart.

I thought about painting them Camo, but I decided not too.

2006 F-250 PS CCSB King Ranch
6" Fabtech Lift
Bilstein 5100's
35" Falken Rocky Mountain AT/S on 20" Pro Comps
EGR Delete - Performance Machine mfg.
Updated Oil Cooler
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Updated Larger Turbo Oil Drain Tube and Feed line
"Blue Spring"
AFE Stage 2
SCT Livewire - "Looney Tune"
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Very cool, thanks for the info.


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Let us know how they hold up. I have heard painting shocks doesn't last that long. So I am curious...

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