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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-21-2006, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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Thinking Of Doing A Project "Whiteout"

Allright, here goes. When the hauler bed gets installed on the Dodge, it will be white. Shortly after that, the cab of the truck is gonna get done the same color white. What I'm thinking about doing is making EVERYTHING white......meaning............

door handles.................................white
black plastic grill pieces...................white
tinted hood deflector......................white
tinted vent visors...........................white

Anyone have any opinions or thoughts on this? I was thinking it would look kinda cool. If so, then over the winter when the Powerstroke gets new body panels and a new paintjob, I was thinking of doing the same thing to it.


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Allright, here goes. When the hauler bed gets installed on the Dodge, it will be white. Shortly after that, the cab of the truck is gonna get done the same color white. What I'm thinking about doing is making EVERYTHING white......meaning............

door handles.................................white
black plastic grill pieces...................white
tinted hood deflector......................white
tinted vent visors...........................white

Anyone have any opinions or thoughts on this? I was thinking it would look kinda cool. If so, then over the winter when the Powerstroke gets new body panels and a new paintjob, I was thinking of doing the same thing to it.


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It could look nice, but IMO some contrast is nice vs. having everything all one color. Besides, I would think that the paint on the hood deflector would chip fairly quickly, given how much abuse those things take and once it chips, it will look pretty bad.

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Add some contrast. I would leave the bug deflector alone, but paint the doorhandles and leave the surrounds the chrome. The grille do it billet, and the visors leave those be. Just my 2 cents.

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I think it will look good I have seen it before on fords so I would say it would be ok

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do what ya like, if you want it all white, go for it. I painted my truck, I chose colors I liked. as far as your bug squasher deflecter thingy, you might have a cleaner look if you found a thick auto vinyl that was white, that way when you get rock chips and scratches and whatever else, you peel it off and put on a nice clean one. and since it came up, heres my truck... I redid the interior too, again just a personnal preference.
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sounds good to me... one day i'm going to do the same.... except mine will be a blackout
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yeah I would do a Blackout too, like above^^^

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The trick to keeping the bug deflector from chipping is getting a clear one and painting the inside white--that's the way it's done at the bodyshop. Not perfect but no chips and they definitely protect your investment.

I think the white would look kewl too, but what a nightmare to keep debugged and clean. Still........there are way more blackouts than whiteouts and kinda puts you in a unique truck. BFFL wants flames on her truck, but gold is difficult to do that to and make look good.
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Allright, here goes. When the hauler bed gets installed on the Dodge, it will be white. Shortly after that, the cab of the truck is gonna get done the same color white. What I'm thinking about doing is making EVERYTHING white......meaning............

door handles.................................white
black plastic grill pieces...................white
tinted hood deflector......................white
tinted vent visors...........................white

Anyone have any opinions or thoughts on this? I was thinking it would look kinda cool. If so, then over the winter when the Powerstroke gets new body panels and a new paintjob, I was thinking of doing the same thing to it.


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Kevin, Let me give you my input on this as a fellw DIY'er.

If the item you are painting has a texture to it, then sand it down completely smooth before you start to paint anything.

As long as there isn't any imperfections that need to be fixed i would start by washing it with soap and water then with wax and grease remover and a lint free rag don't forget to clean the parts before you do anything
then wet sand the part up so your the next step has something to bite into with 400-600 grit then i would spray some adheasion promoter on it followed by a couple coats of sanding primer. Sand that down with 400-600 again then put 3-4 coats of base on it and wet sand with 2000 after it dries be very sure not to sand too much your just giving the clear something to bite to. lastly clear it

be sure to use a tack cloth in between step everytime you spray (adheasion promoter/primer/base/clear)

I tryed to do everything by using bought paint and everything and it looked GREAT until I sprayed the clear. I ended up sanding it down and using spray cans and now my mirrors look great. I did this exact thing on my handles back in the spring and they are still holding up great. If you have any questions just let me know...

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Biggie...I did this to my door handles and the cowl of my truck. I love the way it looks. The lines to me seem much more cleaner.
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