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those look sweeet.... good job
 

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how did you get the lettering to be chrome? I have been wanting to do that on my truck for a while now but couldn't figure out how to do it! that looks killer!
 

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droid2 038.jpg Well there chrome from the factory, just have to eradicate the black paint off. Then masked it and sprayed em black then clear coat over it all.
 

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So your saying that all the vents are chrome and you just have to get the black paint off of the "F-250" Part? How did you go about doing that without harming the underlying chrome? They look sweet by the way!! :thumb:
 

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Hope yours stays. I did mine two years ago and after 1 year the paint was coming off. We primed, painted, cleared and sealed mine and still flaked off. Hope you have better luck but I loved mine when they where like that.
 

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Nice! Looking to do something different with mine, I have seen a few different ideas so far...
 

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Those look really good
 

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Those are awesome. What did you use to get the paint off?

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Thanks guys! I tried lacquer thinner and a few other things but carb cleaner is the only thing I found to the the black off and not harm the chrome.
 

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I'm definitely steeling your idea! I've wanted to do something to change badges, that is the best I've seen to date. Nice work!
 

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lol, Thanks michigan :thumb: I like the look of your truck btw! I'm thinking about adding that dark gray to mine somehow, somewhere..
 

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Thanks! Do you have any bigger pictures of your truck? I like the dark gray, now I just need to decide if I am going to keep the chrome bumpers or powder coat them gray, or black. I can't make up my mind. There are a few trucks on here that look awesome both ways.
 

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Use acetone to get the black paint off. WARNING MAKE SURE TO MASK THE ENTIRE AREA AROUND THE BADGE OFF IF THE BADGE IS NOT REMOVED FROM THE TRUCK. I did all my badges on my lightning in place with acetone and a Q-tip. Takes a little patience but the paint comes off very easy. As stated earlier make DAMN sure that you don't get it on any painted surface you don't want destroyed.
 

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Thanks! Do you have any bigger pictures of your truck? I like the dark gray, now I just need to decide if I am going to keep the chrome bumpers or powder coat them gray, or black. I can't make up my mind. There are a few trucks on here that look awesome both ways.
dark grey powder coated bumpers would look stellar on that truck bro
 

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Hope yours stays. I did mine two years ago and after 1 year the paint was coming off. We primed, painted, cleared and sealed mine and still flaked off. Hope you have better luck but I loved mine when they where like that.
i would say its an issue with your primer or you need to scuff up the crome prior.............unless ford will tell us what kind of paint they use.
 

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dark grey powder coated bumpers would look stellar on that truck bro

Thanks man! I think that is the way I am leaning. Now it's just finding the time. I'm hoping to find someone selling them first.
 
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