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A Raptor, a Sunroof, and a Carwash Walk into a Bar...

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by 04Ram2500Hemi, Nov 28, 2020.

  1. Mark Hounschell

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    I agree with this %100. Especially if it has been ceramic'd. I use one every couple of weeks in between my bi monthly hand washes. Works great and have never had any sun roof issues.
     
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    No, they will definitely give you more money for huge swirl marks in your paint, duh! I guess some people, like me, like our shit to look good and keep it that way. That's why I have a ceramic coat on as well. My 2018 will still look brand new in 5-6 years. Yours? Probably not, but each to their own.
     
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    I don’t know how it will look in 6 years. Will probably have to hunt down the next owner. It’s a truck. It goes in the woods. They get scratched.
     
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    Nothing a cut and buff can't fix. It get far more scratches off-road than a carwash has ever done to my truck. You should have seen how demolished mine was after my hunting trip.
     
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    Once I found a carwash wide enough, I haven't hand washed since. Good to go with the moonroof.
     
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    A quick $300 detail and you have your value back before trade-in.
     
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    04Ram2500Hemi It's Just a Username

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    I refer to those as "character marks."
     
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    I even got some new kill stripes on the running board from boulders. First world problems. haha
     
  9. 04Ram2500Hemi

    04Ram2500Hemi It's Just a Username

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    I admit it, this is probably a stupid question. That said, help me out:

    According to Ford.com: https://www.ford.com/trucks/f150/2020/models/f150-raptor/?fmccmp=lp-trucks-mid-hp-f-150-raptor

    Pickup box style 5.5-ft. F150 vs Raptor
    Width - Excluding mirrors: 79.9 in. / 86.3 in.
    Width - Including standard mirrors : 96.8 in. / 96.8 in.
    Width - Standard Mirrors folded: 83.5 in. / 86.3 in.

    Basically what I'm getting at is I know the Raptor is roughly 6 inches wider than the standard F150 without mirrors. With mirrors extended are they really the same width? If so, does the car wash debate really matter?
     
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    The Raptor front fenders, and box sides are wider than a standard F-150, but the cab is the same width. The mirrors mount on the doors, so they protrude the same amount as the standard F-150 mirrors.
     

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