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Old 03-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #2641
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My cutty is getting a new bumper cover. Basically took one I had around cleaned it all up. Filled in the rock chips and scrapes.

Then I filled in the dimples for the front license plate bracket. Then I got it ready for paint.

Kinda of a crappy pick, but...

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Then today a ton of wet sanding and the first coat of primer.

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I had a rock chip in the "o" in the olds logo and I carefully bondo'd that up. Looks good to me.

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Tomorrow it will be ready for paint. Can't wait to see it with some color.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:10 AM   #2642
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I've been playing around with photoshop all evening.. This is what I came up with:





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I have to say.. I actually kinda like it...
I say go for it it looks better on the first pic but imo id go a tad bit wider its your car do what you like to it, another idea if u do the dual stripes maybe add some black on the rockers but I wouldn't do plastidip on those since it doesn't end well in winter/rain being that low to the ground. The black rockers would kinda tie into the stripes and if u didn't like the stripes I think black rockers would still look good with the black lines you painted in the bumpers.
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I would do the rockers, but there'* just too much rust on them right now. I'll probably get that fixed during the summer.

I tried the stripes today. They didn't come out very well. After two minutes of shaking the can, my plasti dip started spraying in clumps after i was about half done.. It also came out too heavy in spots and I got some major runs in it. I might pick up a new can next week and give it another try. I did leave them on today to see if I actually like it or not..

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I also gave my fog lights a second attempt.. I got everything mocked up, but couldn't find where the wiring harness goes through the firewall. It started to rain, so I gave up on it.

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I think they look pretty good in the bumper.. they don't stick off and look out of place like some fog lights do.
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Glad to see you got the other one in.

A close up shot up the now removed license plate dimples from my bumper. I think it looks good. A small change, but noticeable.

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Looking forward to next week. Time to finish the turbo. So close, can't wait.
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looks really good travis, try multiple incredibly light sprays make sure to mask off a larger area if you put more very light coats on it should turn out better.
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Glad to see you got the other one in.

A close up shot up the now removed license plate dimples from my bumper. I think it looks good. A small change, but noticeable.
They were only there to make sure I had enough room. I didn't want to drill the holes and put them in til I had the wires hooked up, which didn't happen today.

Your bumper looks really good btw. I can't wait to see it painted and installed.

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looks really good travis, try multiple incredibly light sprays make sure to mask off a larger area if you put more very light coats on it should turn out better.

Thanks, I might try cleaning up what I have first, if its possible. It looks a lot better after it dried.
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Took the truck in the dunes it did great I'm very happy with it. And I had a terrible anger problem but def didn't take it out on the truck.
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"And I had a terrible anger problem but def didn't take it out on the truck."

Go buy read, steal, download book on mp3 called "Your Erroneous Zones" by Michigan native Wayne Dyer. I had anger issues in 1984. That one book had information that changed that. Great book, His others books not so great.
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Washed the shop floor. Still won't eat anything that falls on it.

I rent this shop for $425 per month, after we downsized for a oversized 2 car garage to a 1 car garage. It comes with heat, electric and a bathroom. I can hold 3 small cars or two large trucks. The only thing that is not so great is that it is narrow, hard to work on vehicles.
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