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Old 05-11-2019, 02:36 PM
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How much pressure did you use while sanding? Did you just do all of it by hand with the pads?
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:03 PM
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Light pressure, you go to hard and you'll start seeing the goldish color below the chrome. Be extra careful on any edges. I started with 320 wet sand paper, all by hand to get a lot of the grooves. Then followed up with the pads to get the finer details and the satin finish.
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 03:09 PM
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Nice job. Looks great.
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 06:25 PM
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solid work dude.
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:03 PM
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Very cool mod!!! Way to take a risk and have it payoff nicely!!!
 
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Old 05-11-2019, 07:05 PM
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Looks awesome, nicely done!
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 11:42 AM
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Very cool.
 
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:53 PM
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I just wanted to thank Tricon for this awesome post. It's an example of how this forum should be used. I can login and see it in the new thread listing with an accurate description in the title. I don't have to dig down into "What did you do to your Superduty? 2017 version, 2018 version, or 2019 version". I know that eventually someone will create a 2020 version, which sucks but I hope people continue to make individual posts like this.

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Old 05-12-2019, 11:23 PM
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Thanks, Tricon! Iíve been looking for a way to do chrome door handles and mirror caps on a Platinum F-150 if I got one. Thatíd work, just very light pressure.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:05 AM
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damn, that looks so much better than stock. Nice wok.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 10:20 AM
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Appreciate the compliments. I knew all the chrome haters would enjoy this!

Now I just have to figure out what to do with that Ford logo. should I brush it, paint it, color match it? Hmm.
 
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Old 05-13-2019, 12:55 PM
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Need to Tricon these grilles...



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Old 05-13-2019, 05:46 PM
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Looks great! Maybe you can make some extra money on the side doing this for other people if you wanted to.

I know mine would look horrible if I tried myself (source - I've tried wet sanding in between coats of rattle canning stuff and it just makes a sloppy mess with plastic residue & sand scratches everywhere)
 
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:16 PM
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you're famous haha


 
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Old 05-15-2019, 06:24 PM
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Haha oh crap!
 

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