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Well I decided to take the plunge and try doing it myself. Bought 2 cans from my store (by the way they are on sale $9.99) and figured I could only screw it up once. lol Read the directions, washed, scuffed and used denatured alcohol (it says to use wax and grease remover but this stuff cleans anything). Taped up everything that wasn't getting coated and went to spraying.

I have the sides done now and am going to do the quarters and tailgate tomorrow. So far I'm impressed! I have seen commercials where truck beds have been abused to no end with rhino and line-x so after letting it dry for 6 hours went out and tapped the sides with a hammer (not gonna whack it where it shows!) and the hammer bounced off.

Anyways I'll post up pics when I'm done. The 93 is starting to look good. Even changed the grille from black to Cayman Green. Next up will be a repaint of the hood and it will be something special when it's done!
 


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Got it done today. I did all the way around including the bumpers (even the chrome). I tested the areas on the chrome and it's on there good. The secret is scuffing them up really good. Gonna let them dry till tomorrow then put my 6 inch lights back on top of the bumper, then take pics provided it doesn't rain. I'm not sure if some of you will like it but I've been in the 94 since new and the chrome was bugging me. Now there isn't any chrome except of emblems (the front oval is tan now).
 

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And here it is!!!

Before:






And after:










I'm really happy the way it came out. I know it's not one of those expensive pro jobs but for what I wanted $20 bucks looks really good to me!
 

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Wow turned out nice

what store do you work at and how long is the sale on for

also, how "thick" does spray
 

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Advance Auto. Used 2 cans and 4 coats per section. The sale runs till the 28th of this month.

One thing I learned is this stuff isn't smooth in any way. I let it dry about 45 minutes between coats or until it wasn't tacky. When I did the next coat if it ran some I had a rag and would wipe the drips. It didn't hurt the previous coat and left no streaks. I know the roll on kit would be much better but I'm not doing the inside of the bed (yet) and didn't want to spend $100 for a gallon of it.

If something does happen and some comes off or gets scratched I have a 3rd can in the garage for touch ups.
 

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i would literally make no money working at Advance.
 

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Advance Auto. Used 2 cans and 4 coats per section. The sale runs till the 28th of this month.

thanks, i may do my bed with it, be good enough for what i use the truck for


i would literally make no money working at Advance.
yeah i worked there when i was 19 ...... i basicly worked for free :icon_rofl: they gave me a check, i gave them a wad of cash for "toys"
 

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yeah i worked there when i was 19 ...... i basicly worked for free they gave me a check, i gave them a wad of cash for "toys"
thats not encouraging, im trying to get a job at my local Advance lol
 

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That looks a lot nicer than my mind imagined. Good job.
 

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When I read that you were going over the chrome I was thinking YUCK!! but the end results looks great.
 

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