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Spring touch up painting

Well spring has arrived, and in the month I have between graduation and "the real world" I will be working on my vehicle, as per usual. The last two afternoons I've spent doing touch up work and painting, etc.

First off, my bumpers, painted black 4 years ago, needed a bit of touching up. You can see from the below pictures that they had a few scratches and dings. I was going to just try to touch up those areas, but it looked too dark and shiny, so I had to mask off both bumpers and re-spray both entirely.





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The paints. Bulldog prep spray and then SEM bumper coat with flex agent.




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The finished product (it kinda looks like crap because they both got coated overnight with construction dust, but you get the idea.)




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I also needed to touch up the fading trim next to the windows. Sprayed this 4 years ago, and it was just finally starting to bleach again. Please ignore the half naked man in the window.





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Prepped by cleaning with alcohol and water, than masked it off





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The paint:




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Sprayed and finished:





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Also, I painted some of my interior fans black:




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All of these things were very easy to do if you're mildly competent and have minimal trouble painting a room - it's very simple stuff. Figured I'd share for anyone who is considering doing this. Any questions, feel free to ask.
 



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Where did you buy the bulldog and bumper coater paint?
 












where did you do this? your garage out in the street what?
 






Good job i did my vents, doors and center console. I need to redo the vents to did't turn out as good as i hoped. If you wanted to use a lil black shoe polish to make the rubber trim look new to.
 






Do you have to do anything special to paint the vents?
 






much much nicer !
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where did you get the color matched ford emblem? i can't find them anywhere
 






Is it just me or does it look like he has a tube top on?:D lol jk man

yeah, but I wasnt going to say any thing...:rolleyes:

I didn't have a shirt on, it's the reflections! I swear! :D

where did you do this? your garage out in the street what?

Out in the street, I don't fit in my garage.


Do you have to do anything special to paint the vents?

I used the same stuff for the bumpers - prep with bulldog, paint with SEM.


where did you get the color matched ford emblem? i can't find them anywhere

I made it myself following this thread:

http://www.explorerforum.com/forums//showthread.php?t=44770

The front came out much better than the rear one:

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Thanks for the compliments everyone. :D
 












Looks great....


I need to make rear pillars black....This is might make me get out this week and do that.
 






lol if you say so. how did u do ur center console. Recover or pint it?

Bought the cover from here:

Redlinegoods.com

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Is it just me or does it look like he has a tube top on?:D lol jk man

Great job on the repainting, J.

As for everyone else, I think you're confusing a tube top with a two piece. Whatever the case, EF does not discriminate.
 

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You sonuvabitch. :D
 






thats a good look 4 you man lol
 



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that has gotta be the most random 2 year old thread bump i have ever seen
 






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