Dismiss Notice



Register Today It's free! This box will disappear once registered!

HELP college kid!!!!

Discussion in 'Modified 2002 - 2005 Explorers' started by D1, July 29, 2010.

  • Searches ExplorerForum.com
    1. D1

      D1 New Member

      Joined:
      July 29, 2010
      Messages:
      21
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas, Tx
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2002 Ford Explorer XLS
      I have 2002 ford explorer xls. I want to repaint the trim....WHITE. How do I make it look glossy like the rest of my paint?
       
    2. Support EF

      Join the Elite Explorers for $20

      Explorer Forum has probably saved you that much already, and will continue to save you money as you learn how to diagnose fix problems yourself and learn which modifications work without having to experiment on your own. Elite Explorer members see practically no ads, can add their own profile photo, upload photo attachments in all forums, and Media Gallery, create more private Conversations, and more. Join Today. Your support is greatly appreciated.



    3. Curtis

      Curtis Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      November 15, 2001
      Messages:
      1,689
      Likes Received:
      6
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Orlando, FL
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      04 XLT 4x4
      Im assuming you have the textured plastic trim.

      You can paint it but it will never be smooth without a lot and I mean a lot of work.

      You can make it white though. Krylon plastic fusion paint seems to work well according to some guys that have done it here.
      Clean well, mask off the trim and spray. It will be shiny like the rest of the paint, but you'll still see the texture.

      It does make a world of difference too.. I say go for it!
       
    4. D1

      D1 New Member

      Joined:
      July 29, 2010
      Messages:
      21
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas, Tx
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2002 Ford Explorer XLS
      Thnx a bunch. Know of any pics of it done anywhere with a white vehicle?
       
    5. CALDWELL

      CALDWELL Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      September 1, 2008
      Messages:
      1,910
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Philadelphia Airport, PA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2005 V6 Silver XLT
      look in the 3rd gen pics thread for " ROADBULLY "

      he has a white 02' XLS with white painted trim, his will give you the idea...
       
    6. D1

      D1 New Member

      Joined:
      July 29, 2010
      Messages:
      21
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas, Tx
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2002 Ford Explorer XLS
      Thnx. Umm how do I get there. Srry, im new
       
    7. Curtis

      Curtis Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      November 15, 2001
      Messages:
      1,689
      Likes Received:
      6
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Orlando, FL
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      04 XLT 4x4
    8. D1

      D1 New Member

      Joined:
      July 29, 2010
      Messages:
      21
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas, Tx
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2002 Ford Explorer XLS
      thnx a lot. I think I'm gonna try it this weekend. I was wondering would it be really dumb to try it with the bumpers on???
       
    9. Curtis

      Curtis Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      November 15, 2001
      Messages:
      1,689
      Likes Received:
      6
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Orlando, FL
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      04 XLT 4x4
      For a more professional job, it all has to come off.
      But on a limited budget for money or time, Id leave it all on.
      Mask up the truck with a quality tape and paper.
      Do a good job taping...the more time you spend taping the better the results.
       
    10. kstrayhorn

      kstrayhorn Active Member

      Joined:
      June 18, 2010
      Messages:
      442
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Landmark, Little Rock, AR
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '02 XLT
      Yup, do a really good job taping. It's really painstaking work, but if yu don't take your time and do a good job, you won't be happy with the end results. And I'm speaking from experience here.
       
    11. D1

      D1 New Member

      Joined:
      July 29, 2010
      Messages:
      21
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas, Tx
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2002 Ford Explorer XLS
      Just wanted to come back and say thnx for all the help. It looks great. People think I bought a whole new truck and other people just stare confused when I'm at red lights. They can't believe it's an explorer
       
    12. Curtis

      Curtis Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      November 15, 2001
      Messages:
      1,689
      Likes Received:
      6
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Orlando, FL
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      04 XLT 4x4

      Come on man! where's the pictures! LOL

      :ttiwwp:
       
    13. D1

      D1 New Member

      Joined:
      July 29, 2010
      Messages:
      21
      Likes Received:
      0
      Trophy Points:
      0
      City, State:
      Dallas, Tx
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2002 Ford Explorer XLS
      OVERALL LOOK
      [​IMG]
      ZOOM FRONT ANGLE
      [​IMG]
      BACK REAR ANGLE
      [​IMG]
      FRONT ANGLE
      [​IMG]
      FRONT ZOOM
      [​IMG]
       
    14. Curtis

      Curtis Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      November 15, 2001
      Messages:
      1,689
      Likes Received:
      6
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Orlando, FL
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      04 XLT 4x4
      Nice indeed man!
      Great job :thumbsup:
       
    15. CALDWELL

      CALDWELL Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      September 1, 2008
      Messages:
      1,910
      Likes Received:
      1
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Philadelphia Airport, PA
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      2005 V6 Silver XLT
      that looks great fella !!!
       
    16. Limited02

      Limited02 Well-Known Member

      Joined:
      November 1, 2006
      Messages:
      3,593
      Likes Received:
      5
      Trophy Points:
      48
      City, State:
      Gardner, KS
      Year, Model & Trim Level:
      '02 Limited V8
      Nice improvement!

      Now lose the roof racks:D
       

    Share This Page







    We Support Our Troops!