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painted hatch pillars, before and after

heres some befores and after i painted my hatch pillars

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last one let me know what you think
 

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Hot Damn, man! Nice job! Didn't we just talk about this yesterday? Boy, you work fast. You don't mess around, do ya? :D
 






Looks great Ryan:D You do that yourself?
 






yeah did it myself today, took me like 5 hours. Yeah, i have been thinking about this for a long time but just now got the guts to attempt it...i think it came out nice.

thanks for the compliments
 






Did you use a shacker can?
 






yeah, i had some paint that was the same as my truck, so i figured ah what the heck. it was kinda a PITA but i think it was worth it, doing it only cost me $3 for another can of the paint...
 






I am thinking about doing that to my limited.Great job by the way.I just painted my bugsheild white the other day and it turned out great:D
 






if your going to do it only advice i can give you is MASK MASK MASK. i got soem overspray on some stuff but i quickly removed it with soem gas on a rag.. but MASK STUFF LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW my friend :)
 






Elite, how did you manage to paint the inside part of the rear hatch glass? Do you have pics of that?
 






Thanks for posting pics. My wife and I have had this discussion a few times about painting those pillers when we paint the entire truck. IMO, I don't like it at all. Sorry.
 






i just taped the part on the inside of the window off...i'll snap a copuple pictures of it.

i am glad i helped you decide. :)
 






I think it looks ok. Personally I like the Idea of painting it gloss black and make it kinda match the windows like the '02 4-doors. I think the black trim looks horrible. I like how x-factor got rid of his. But Leaving it on there just looks bad. It breaks it up.

EDIT- Sorry to dis your hard work. Other than that black trim is looks awsome. Now just get the trim painted white and it would be awsome!!:p
 






Great job painting it!! But IMHO, I'd stay black. I spray painted black metallic on those pillars and they look awesome. The body color on there made me think it was an XL 2-door at first until I saw the rims and the flares.
 



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Not bad.... It is different but in my opinion different is good so... :thumbsup:
 






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