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My blacked out Explorer

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorer Sport Tuning' started by jpit11, June 1, 2014.

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      I have a xlt and I would like to remove all the chrome pieces (lift gate, all 4 doors) is there any write up on how to?

      I also want to paint the 2 gray pieces in the front and rear bumper but imInot sure if they can be removed without taking the whole bumpers apart.

      Thanks in advance.
       
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      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      ^^ Your thread was merged with this one. There are a few others on 'blacking out' certain items. You can use the 'Search' feature to find those threads.

      Peter
       
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      Very nice! How Ford should have offered the Explorer "Black package" in the first place... LOL.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:

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      Ebay has the factory wheels in either Black Chrome and or Gloss Black. I am waiting on my gloss black for the 2017 Sport.
      Detroit Wheel will also do exchanges so black powdercoating / black cap black locks/lugs under 900.00 with shipping 2 way
       
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      Pictures when you get them installed, please.

      I loved my 14 Sport black OEM wheels, the 17 OEM Sport wheels with grey painted pockets completely destroyed the blacked out theme the Sport was known for.

      Why tint the front and rear lenses, black out all the chrome and then give the vehicle grey wheels?

      I was told it was done just as a freshening, I hate them.
       
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      Those wheels look really good I actually thought about doing that, or just painting the ugly grey pockets.

      What was the process?

      Plasticoat?
       
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      Ron Bumpus...20% tint up front?
       
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      i would have to assume 5%? I have been going to the same guy for almost 20 years, been the same level ( close to rear color). but in all honesty I have no clue. I just say, I need my windows tinted..... :)
       
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      Ron,
      I really like the blackout look one thing I would add if you have a tint guy see if he can tint the blinker side mirrors. That clear plastic really stands out. I had mine done and out of all the MODS I have done this is the one detail I like the best.
       
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      I am contemplating on painting anc clearcoat a smoke black to the turn and tail lamps
      I’ve seen that done on a few vehicles and it looks really good you can still see the LEDs in daylight and night with no obstruction of you plus I never use my directionals anyway LOL
       
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