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Old 10-03-2011, 06:43 PM   #1
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08 Hood stripe shop bet ( details inside )

well ive been doing paint and body work for over 6 years now and yesterday at the shop me n the boys we re at lunch and there was a bet that i couldnt do a black stripe on my 08 for under 10 bucks in materials. being the perfectionist i am and knowing the skills i have a did it . and please no boys no trolling here i undestand some wouldnt do this but its easy for me to take off as this is what i do for a living so it wasnt a huge deal .

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SEMI gloss black duplicolor spray paint: 5.99

painters thin line tape: 1.99 (painters discount)

newspaper(.50 cents =) )


first i found the raised body lines of the hood and taped off so i could begin wetsanding. i wetsanded with some 1000 grit wet/dry 3m sandpaper i had lying around. (make sure cleatcoat is dull or paint wont stick correctly).

wipe down with soap and water and reapply new tape for sharp lines.

i didnt take too many of "during" .

but here is the final result . after 4 coats of the semi gloss black i waited 4 hours then wetsanded with 2000 and 3000 grit then polished using a buffer and meguires compound and polish. some of the pics may get mixed up but shows you what experience can do lol if i plan on keeping it im gonna black out the grill and extend the stripe down the front bumper .

tried plasti dip....i have no idea how ppl make it come out where it doesnt feel like a fur rug.lmao





















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Old 10-03-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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wow that looks good props
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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I agree; this actually turned out pretty nice.
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Old 10-03-2011, 07:04 PM   #4
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That looks really nice. Would you ever consider carrying it over the roof and trunk. Just an idea but I think it would look pretty awesome.
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no i think i might just keep it in front not a fan of it all over really , but thanks guys . and keep in mind i didnt spray this with a gun but a can .


if any 08 + owners want help or tips let me know
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just shows its all in the prep! nice work
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normally I HATE hood stripes or racing stripes.

However it looks nice and well done, good job
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so no clear cloat on top of the black? just the cleanup and polish? I am def interested in trying something like this on mine although a slightly different line. wouldn't mind some help for the prep and finishing.
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That turned out great!!!
I think a thin little pin stripe line would really set it off!
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update : did the grill tonight . gonna get the decals for the ford emblem soon .



and yes no clear. dont go with the acrylic enamel rustoleum paint , get duplicolor engine enamel semi gloss, the reason why is because when ppl use spray paint the normal acrylic enamel doesnt withstand typical heat or wear for long, the engine enamel has ceramic in it and is 10x more durable and withstands heat obviously. the way it sets and sprays is alot more forgiving then most other spray can paints.like the guy said its all in the prep . straight lines and a good wetsanding job prepped with soap and water. u want 2 light coats to cover the color, dont worry if its blotchy at first ,the last 2 heavy coats will take care of it.on the 3rd and 4th coat you want to spray to make it "wet". try to make a consistent spray pattern or itll show in the final result.u want 4 coats because after you lightly wetsand with 2000 then 3000 then polish there will be about 2 layers left. anything else u need to knw pm if youd like or ask.

i also usedthat paint on the grill
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