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Dean. You’re looking easily ~$7,000 Course I haven’t seen your truck lately. But it is black from what I remember so it shows everything. It’s a lot of work and materials are through the roof Box and doors come off lots of stuff to remove to do it properly to.
 

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Wrap it deano, have a guy in s.a did a brand new suburban, it looks sweet and really can't tell

And so far it's tough sh!t, and takes alot more than paint does
 

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Dean. You’re looking easily ~$7,000 Course I haven’t seen your truck lately. But it is black from what I remember so it shows everything. It’s a lot of work and materials are through the roof Box and doors come off lots of stuff to remove to do it properly to.

Wrap it deano, have a guy in s.a did a brand new suburban, it looks sweet and really can't tell

And so far it's tough sh!t, and takes alot more than paint does

Yeah, I was kinda expecting to pay at least $8000, possibly as much as $11000. Hard pill to swallow for sure since the paint job still looks pretty good. If it weren't for the mess those fender flares made, I'm sure I could easily have it touched up and polished. I think I'm going to pay Ming's a visit first and see what they think about it. The wrap thing is kind of intriguing and definitely food for thought.
 

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Any pics of the bushwacker damage? I have always heard stories but never seen it myself and just put them on my 17 superduty but i keep my truck pretty clean for the most part
 

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Bushwackers destroy paint, we spray bedliner under lots of them to prevent rust / damage. At the very least put 3M tape around the edges where the flare sits on the truck.
 

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Any pics of the bushwacker damage? I have always heard stories but never seen it myself and just put them on my 17 superduty but i keep my truck pretty clean for the most part

Doesn’t matter how clean you keep it. The flare just rubbing the paint is what wrecks it.
 

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I may be adding some 3m in the near future then but i will prob never remove the flares but it would be a piss off to look under and see bare metal
 

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I have a small scratch on the front bumper on my new truck. Is it possible to just touch it up without painting the whole bumper?
 

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I have a small scratch on the front bumper on my new truck. Is it possible to just touch it up without painting the whole bumper?

Basic rule of thumb is if your finger nail drags across it you are quite likely down to base and through the clear. It’s amazing what can be fixed if you take the time. You tube has lots of info. Basically if it’s super deep you fill it with glaze and repaint it leaving it high and wet sand it out. Then polish. If done correctly you will not even be able to see it.
 

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Basic rule of thumb is if your finger nail drags across it you are quite likely down to base and through the clear. It’s amazing what can be fixed if you take the time. You tube has lots of info. Basically if it’s super deep you fill it with glaze and repaint it leaving it high and wet sand it out. Then polish. If done correctly you will not even be able to see it.


Thanks! I'm going to pay a body shop to fix it I think. Its just a small scratch and I'm not sure where it came from, but I don't like it!
 

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Any good places in Red Deer area for some repairs? My F350 is showing some nasty signs of needing some tlc. Front bumper ( painted) lower door panels front and rear and along the bottom of the box. The trips to the mountains in the winter are taking there toll on it. Would like paint again and then 3M it this time.
 

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I took my truck to first choice collision in Red Deer. They were 2g over the quoted price and didnt do everything they said they would, but Id still give them a 6 out of 10 haha
 
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