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Black-out effort continues on my Explorer (pics)


txaggie

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Black-out effort continues on my Explorer (pics updated 3/18)

In an effort to continue blacking out the chrome and silver colored pieces on my green Limited, I PlastiDip'ed the rear emblems this weekend. First off I masked off EVERYTHING (didn't want overspray issues) :) :)





With the result as





And finally, I purchased the black roof rails and put them on today. They look really good, although I still think it would so much better without any rails period. But oh well





And the chrome strip at the bottom of the doors is the next step!
 
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looks good i to think they look better without the rails. I believe they have caps to plug the wholes. I know they did on the 03 models ... But then again they might not be made for the 2011 and up yet . Il have to look into that
 








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Very nice. Do you have spacers on the rims or is the offset bigger
 




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Very nice. Do you have spacers on the rims or is the offset bigger
No spacers were used, but the offset is different. The stock rims were I believe 44mm, and the TSW wheels are only 40mm.
 




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looks good i to think they look better without the rails. I believe they have caps to plug the wholes. I know they did on the 03 models ... But then again they might not be made for the 2011 and up yet . Il have to look into that
Let me know if you find anything. Even the lowest model has the rails, the black ones.
 




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Cool to see another green gem getting some love!
 




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Let me know if you find anything. Even the lowest model has the rails, the black ones.

Yea I had an 03 but took the rails off cause I like the look and they made a block off plate for the holes on the roof.
 




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Nice work! What brand wheels are those and size?

In an effort to continue blacking out the chrome and silver colored pieces on my green Limited, I PlastiDip'ed the rear emblems this weekend. First off I masked off EVERYTHING (didn't want overspray issues) :) :)





With the result as





And finally, I purchased the black roof rails and put them on today. They look really good, although I still think it would so much better without any rails period. But oh well





And the chrome strip at the bottom of the doors is the next step!
 




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The wheels are TSW Brooklands in 20x8.5 (same size as stock wheels).
 








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The new EGR Matte window visors would look good on your EX I think. Otherwise, nice job!
 




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Howdy fellow Aggie! Nice looking Explorer you have there!
 




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will you be doing the door handles?
 




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Now where talking!!! LOOKS SICK!!
 




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Wow, looks great! Also wanting to black out my 2013 ruby red. Do you have a part # for the black roof rails?? Also, not too familiar with plastiDip... Is it permanent, or does it peel off?
 




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I haven't decided. I am actually waiting to see how the back strip lasts during rain, sun, washing, etc...
sounds good. i want to do mine. id like to have the least amount of chrome on the vehicle. i see that is your goal aswell. your exp looks great
 




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QUOTE=Slide2hd;3112205] Is it permanent, or does it peel off?[/QUOTE]

Peels off
 


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I like the look. Question, where you did the single Explorer letters, how did you cut around it, looks like you sprayed a rectangle?
 




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