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Old 06-12-2011, 07:27 PM
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I like that cover Justin, it looks good. I hope to see it sometime this summer!
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Thanks Kyle!! It was a lllooonnggg time in the making lol.
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Looks great! I really need to do mine too!!!
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Looks great! I really need to do mine too!!!
Thanks dude! I can't wait to see it in the sun. I paint matched the black with my truck so it should look nice and sparkly in the sunlight.
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I don't know how I missed this thread previously... trucks come along nicely

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The bluish light is the cargo light. You can see how it stays on. But like I said it's way brighter when I actually turn the cargo light on.

I think what you're seeing is where the cargo light is tied in to the dome light inside the truck. I don't have the recon, but my cargo light does stay on for a few when I either unlock the truck or open a door. So long as it doesn't stay on for a long time I wouldn't worry about it too much. If nothing else chock it up to the truck's personality.

I really like the engine cover. I just wish I had 1)the time to do something like that 2) the skills to do something like that 3)the facilities to do something like that

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I think what you're seeing is where the cargo light is tied in to the dome light inside the truck. I don't have the recon, but my cargo light does stay on for a few when I either unlock the truck or open a door. So long as it doesn't stay on for a long time I wouldn't worry about it too much. If nothing else chock it up to the truck's personality.

I really like the engine cover. I just wish I had 1)the time to do something like that 2) the skills to do something like that 3)the facilities to do something like that

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The thing with the Recon is that the cargo light stays on - all the time. Even when I'm driving. I'm thinking the wires are backwards or something. But I'm confused because it's plug n play. The plug only connects one way.

About the engine cover, It didn't really take all that long to finish. It's just that I had some things pop up that I had to take care of before I could finish what I had started. Skills? Lol, just take your time with masking off certain areas. Slow and steady get's the job done!!
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hi I want to do my engine cover did you use primer and what did you use and did it work well for you so far thanks for your help what paint did you use thanks
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1 can of Dupli-Color prep spray
1 can of Dupli-Color adhesion promoter
2 cans of Dupli-Color flame red
2 cans of Dupli-Color brilliant black
1 can of Dupli-Color clear coat

I did not use primer. Cleaned with prep spray, 1 coat of adhesion promoter, 3 coats of each color and 3 light coats and then a final heavy coat of clear.
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see other post your going to need a heat paint under the first coat if not its going to bubble unless you dont do alot of driving it gets hot under there and the dupli color wont hold hold what i did was first coat was a the red break cal paint then wet sanded then applied the other paint followed by high heat clear another 6 hour trip and not 1 prob
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see other post your going to need a heat paint under the first coat if not its going to bubble unless you dont do alot of driving it gets hot under there and the dupli color wont hold hold what i did was first coat was a the red break cal paint then wet sanded then applied the other paint followed by high heat clear another 6 hour trip and not 1 prob
I don't know bud, it's still holding up fine. Put about 600 miles on her after painting the cover. It's also been in the lower 90's the past week or so. I don't think that heat paint is needed with all the coats I put on that thing.
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