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Offline Mike81K10

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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #30 on: April 12, 2020, 02:24:32 PM »
It is coming together very nice, inside and out. It was mentioned to black out behind the three ports on your door panels. You can simply place some black felt or other material on the back side of your panels with adhesive. Looks like it will be a nice ride with some good power.
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Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #31 on: April 12, 2020, 04:43:07 PM »
Thanks for saying. Yeah, Iíve got a bunch of perf-aluminum. Sometime in the coming week Iíll spray some black and stick it behind the door panels. Coming soon is the rear bumper mounted as well.


Both will add a nice layer.


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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #32 on: April 15, 2020, 01:02:15 PM »
I wasnít ever that happy with the way the hood came out. Iím not sure what I did or didnít do, but the blotchiness I had hoped would dry out and go away never did. So I sanded it and re-shot it today. Itís a thousand times better:


Compared to:


And to suit popular demand and my own aesthetics, and since I was already back in paint mode:

Thatís the perf metal for behind the ďportholesĒ... once itís dry enough Iíll shear four pieces out of it and see if thatís enough or if I need to just paint that part of the door black. Hopefully I can get that update tomorrow.


Stay safe, stay healthy, stay sane!!!



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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #33 on: April 15, 2020, 01:42:38 PM »
Yep... everyone that weighed in was totally right!!!:


Iím happy with the texture the perf metal gives. Thanks for the suggestions. Iím open to others, but they better be GOOD suggestions... youíve set the bar high!!!



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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #34 on: April 15, 2020, 02:21:16 PM »
Yeah BABY that's the ticket!  8)
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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #35 on: April 15, 2020, 03:45:01 PM »
I got the bumper hung as well. I had debated narrowing it and kinda wished I had done so now.



The light was not in my favor for good photography.




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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #36 on: July 06, 2020, 08:26:13 PM »
I painted the fuel tank skid guard in raptor:


This was one of few places where I used the included raptor liner gun.

For a truck bed liner, the texture is great.

For a gas tank skid plate itís fine as well.

Iím really glad I did HVLP on the exterior of the truck.

That finish would be a bit much there. Honestly, the HVLP finish was right on the edge of MY concept of acceptable.

I can report that raptor liner, fairly well cured and sprayed via HVLP was unaffected by the gasoline I poured all over it today.


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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2023, 03:10:33 AM »
Alright Jeremy, what's the 3+ year report?

Do you keep it garaged?
How's it holding up?
Any fade/discoloration?
Any points of weakness/failure/rust?
Got a close-up of some of the edges?
When placing back on mirrors/trim/roof-lights/antenna, ect. can you get a good "seal" against the texture?

Very nice looking truck. Those of you that have the ability and space to do these kinds of projects, kudos.

I'm in the process of trying to find someone local to do my truck (either the bottom rockers or the whole thing) with a liner and have the color match. There are two people locally I am looking at (Line-X is out of the question), one is offering Speedliner and the other Raptor.

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Re: Whole Truck in Raptor
« Reply #38 on: October 02, 2023, 08:57:00 AM »
So... the three year feedback.

The truck has spent most of the last three years outside. The Raptor has held up perfectly well... where I did a good job to begin with. There is some rust that obviously I didn't treat well enough that has reappeared.

No fading, no discoloration.

It's holding up quite well. That said, I wouldn't do it again.

As durable as the coating appears to be, and even sprayed in a way to get the smoothest finish, it's still a bedliner-product, designed to be a rough finish, and as such it just grabs every piece of dirt anywhere proximate to the truck. It comes clean... well enough, but dirt doesn't just run off like it would with a smooth paint surface.

I would consider the rockers, but would advise against doing the full vehicle... unless your desired result is to have something a little "Mad Max-ish". From closer than 15 feet or so it's very obvious that the truck isn't painted with proper paint. I'm in a metropolitan area, so we've definitely got dirtier rain, it shows.




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