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Sill Plates & Engine Cover Touch-up

So I have a car show tomorrow, and I decided to touch up/highlight my sill plates and engine cover. It took some red spray paint, clear coat spray, painters tape, and patience. Enjoy the way-too-many pictures below.


First: Remove & clean sill plates, hand-paint "Explorer" letters. Mask off the "stripes" or lines on the side.

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Spray red:

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Peel off tape:

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Last step = hit them with clear coat. I hit them with a LOT of coats to make sure they were protected well, as they're in a spot on the truck prone to dings and hits, etc. The results:

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Finally popped 'em back on the truck.

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Next was the engine cover. Same exact process. Hand paint the letters, mask the stripes and spray, follow up with clear:

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Pretty simple job, awesome results. Won't be long before they're all covered in mud, but until then I'll enjoy the eye candy. :D
 



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BigRondo

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Looks really good. :eek:
 












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Nice. Ive actually looked at doing something like that to my door sills but never got the chance. turned out nice, might have to just do it.
 






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Nice work! You've got awesome deals on Beef Round Steaks! :D
 






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DUDE that looks badazz!!!!
 






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