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Old 06-02-2012, 07:21 AM
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Originally Posted by sunny_j View Post
did you paint the parking sensors white and can you post more pictures?
Yes sensors are painted as well.
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Old 06-19-2012, 09:03 AM
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Looking good. That is exactly what I want to do to my truck, well the bumper and sides part.
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Old 04-17-2016, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by donce32 View Post
Here you go
This is a very late addition to this thread, but these look fantastic.

How did you prep them and can you confirm that they were the 'textured' black bumpers? Where did you source the paint and was it cans?

Thanks! Looks great!
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Old 05-02-2016, 05:40 PM
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Originally Posted by howellm70 View Post
Great. Here's what I know. The only difference between the M Sport package and the standard set is the rear bumper (pics attached). I'm looking into what it costs to get that.

If you go with just repainting what you have, the issue is that the bumpers come with a textured coating so that it won't match the body perfectly. To sand the texturing out adds another $1200 to the cost. Also, if you want the side moldings (on the doors) replaced you have to buy new ones since they're only meant for one-time use.

Keep me posted.

Painted. That all white looks great. If you want rugged get an F250.
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Old 05-02-2016, 10:04 PM
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I wonder if it's possible to color match and vinyl wrap the bumpers, fender flares, etc? Would be cheaper, removable protect existing surfaces.
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