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Old 05-01-2019, 08:56 AM
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Show me your paint colors!

Show your new paint colors please. My truck is a daily driver and bought her new back in 2003. She's in good shape with the exception of clear coat coming off in some spots. Yeah, I know I could spot fix it and that would only be a band aid so am contemplating having her painted and was even thinking of going with a new color instead of my original red. I really like the deep cherry red that I see on some vehicles and think it would look awesome on the L. If you've painted yours or knows somebody that did please post a pic.
 
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Pictures? How many miles on it?
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 09:09 AM
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Pictures? How many miles on it?
I'm at about 165k miles. Interior is immaculate as I just had it redone. But on very top of the truck and a bit on side and tailgate I've had the clear coat start to come off. Really bad on top where you can't see it. But no pics of the "damage"
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 10:07 AM
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Ruby Red is current deep red color, would look great on a Lightning with chrome wheels


 
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Old 05-01-2019, 11:54 AM
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Yes. I think the Ruby Red is what I'm kind of leaning toward. It is a pretty rich shiny color. Any idea what I can expect to pay for a paint job like this? I know switching colors is more expensive. I've never painted a truck/car before so I really have no idea but I'm willing to put out 5-7k for a good paint job.
 
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Old 05-01-2019, 01:04 PM
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Not sure on retail cost of it, but also depends on your desires

It costs more to do a full color change, door jams, inside door, under the hood etc

I would think 5-7 would get a pretty good paint job, similar to factory paint job. Not show quality, but looks great overall
 
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Neat!

I like the fact that you are using it as a daily driver for so long.

Most people keep Lightnings in showroom condition.
 
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Neat!

I like the fact that you are using it as a daily driver for so long.

Most people keep Lightnings in showroom condition.
My wife has an uncle that has a 2003 in mint condition. He bought it new as well and has less than 15-20k miles on it. Some nice mods also. But he never drives it or enjoys it and it rarely sees sunlight. Personally, I love my truck too much to let it sit so I drive it every day. Is it showroom condition? Nope. But it still looks pretty darn good. I never had a blemish on the exterior (except for some rubbing my ARE lid did) until this past year. Paint was always spot on before this year and I always claybar, polish and shine on pretty regular basis. But heck, its a fun truck and if you don't drive it then you miss the entire experience, right?
 
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Very true!!!

I got a '00 Dakota that is in pristine shape... it's got the 4.7l V8, 5 speed NV3500, and the 3.92LS. Talk about a tire roaster... I've spun them starting off in 3rd -- not good for the clutch, but was curious several years ago.

Drive it a lot during the summer, but store it during the winter.

You don't see too many early model Dakotas in the Northeast because of the rust problem they had. I took it out the other day, and went to my local Homer store, and a guy out in the parking lot got out of his car and was marveling at that truck. Wanted to know every specific about it... all I wanted to do was shop. lol But those Dakotas are starting to become something that people miss seeing -- especially up in my neck of the woods.
 
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Very nice!
 
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I do not not know what color this is but I absolutely love this color. Would look pretty nifty on the L.

UPDATE: The color is Candy Brandywine

 

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Old 05-02-2019, 04:35 PM
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I guess Iím biased though


 
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Have you ever seen "Candy Apple Red"? I think that's what I'd get if I ever wanted a red vehicle. Here's a link to a utube of a Mustang in that color:

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Here's my 2000 Dakota:

People love this red...

(Quick specs: 2000 (built in 11/1999), reg cab, 4.7l V8, 4x2, 5 speed NV-3500, 3.92 L/S, 9.25 axle, dual Magnaflows off each cat to rear exhaust all stainless. Absolutely NO body rust/was never driven in salt/winter!)

 

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