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Old 10-31-2012, 10:57 PM   #1
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What follows will hopefully be a great build thread on my new 2011 F150 Eco-BEAST Screw Fully Loaded. Everyone has their own idea of their "dream truck" and this is mine. So here is my attempt at getting some opinions from you guys on this truck and also some advise on how to complete or start projects. My main focus right now is aesthetics and the million different things that can fall under it. I would really love to get into tuning, down pipes, engine mods, CAI, lifting and truly fulfilling the title of an Eco-BEAST but im not made of $$$$ and cant afford to lose my factory warranty. Thats at least just for now or until i just say it and end up doing all those mods in 1k miles anyway. Attached is some pictures of the truck since i got it about a month ago and what I've done so far.
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First Mod: Plasti Dip / Badge Removal / Sticker Removal
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It took me a few tries to get it right so here was the pics from the next morning
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First Wash
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Next up was custom overlays
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Had to re-plasti dip in order to cover the chrome up. Also got custom plates on the truck in the mean time. All overlays on this truck came from MoodyBlue (thank you).
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Then it was time to Plasti Dip the rims w/ Gun Metal. Paint my side badges in Tuxedo Black Metallic and paint my tail light trim. First off let me say that the biggest time consumer is a proper prep job. I may have gone over board but here is my prep for the rims, badges, tail lights and a list of supplies.
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I started this project late and couldn't find a rubber coated pry bar to help with the badge removal so i bought my own and plasti dipped it!! (second picture down)

Supplies:
Heat Gun
Fishing Line
Citrus Goo Gone
WD-40
Towels
Plasti Dip Gun Metal
Automotive Touch Up (Paint Code UH)
Index Cards
91 Isopropyl Alcohol
Rustoleum Spray Can Handle (for easier coats)
Krylon Fusion Satin & Clear Coat

Rims:
Step 1 : After removing from truck i sprayed a rag down with a little GG Citrus and WD40 and cleaned off all areas i intended to paint. I never directly spray any item with any substance im not using to paint. I let the rims sit for a min of 10 min in between anything.
Step 2 : Then i washed them down with water. Then poured the Iso Alcohol on a rag and cleaned the rims one more time.
Step 3 : Simply place index cards around the outside of the rim in between the tire and the rim
Step 4 : I did 6 coats of plasti dip painting two rims at a time using the exact same amount of strokes and stroke patterns (or to the best of my ability). The rims took me almost 2 full days. I allowed a min of 60 minutes in between coats.
Step 5 : I let 2 rims cure at a time for 15 hours and then very carefully used a razor blade around the edge to ensure a clear pull when i took the index cards out.
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Also found out i apparently have 2011 FX4 App. Package decals that are ONE PIECE!!!! When i took off my back F150 it was two piece.... what gives???? Here are also some pics of the lug nuts and how i touched them up after i put them back on my truck.
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Took my decals from chrome to Tuxedo Black Metallic with paint from Automotivetouchup.com and Krylon from Wallie-Wolrd (WalMart)
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Next up was tail lights which i cant take credit for thinking of, thank you to aquatikz for a great thread

http://www.f150forum.com/f38/painted...easy-do-88981/

So here is how mine turned out
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