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Repainting my Raptor, looking for hood design ideas...

Discussion in 'Ford Raptor Exterior Forum [GEN 2]' started by TheButcher, Feb 21, 2021 at 9:29 AM.

  1. Fireman Dave

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    Way too busy for me. I think it looks great the way it is now. (Other than the wrap you say is getting bad.) I don['t know what your base color is under the wrap but I think it looks good white!
     
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    I agree with the fellas it looks good with the hood graphics you have now. Sorry but it looks clean now not like someone trying too hard.
     
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    I've actually been through several trucks in the past few years, but I don't see getting rid of this one anytime soon. Not until/unless they drop a fire breathing V8 in the R. Then I'd be tempted. I just still don't love the headlight redesign...

    He's going to paint what I want, he just likes to see if he can influence me another direction. Those other pics were from SEMA trucks (Greg Adler's for 4WP/Truck Hero, and the guy that owned N-Fab), so they had to be something a little different. They are cool in person, but I agree it's not something I would want to drive every day.

    I think I'll stick with what I have now...
    Maybe a mountain range with the moon in the background and a howling wolf? Totally dig it!

    I just had him paint an '87 Suburban in Orange for a friend. I thought it was going to look ridiculous, but it actually came out really good. Not sure I can get there on a Raptor though.

    It's white underneath, but we are going back with House of Color Pearl White Metallic with a Satin Clear. The current wrap is sort of a satin white with matte/satin black accents. I like it because it different than the factory white. The exposed carbon on the fenders will be gloss clear coated again. It adds a really nice contrast.

    Agreed!

    Thanks everyone for your input!
     
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    I like the way it is now, very clean those other options look like crap! if I was to wrap mine it might be in Avalanche or maybe Flat Dark Earth...
     
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    Are you talking only paint? What would look REALLY good is if the hood insert was lifted ~2” higher. Whether with a CAD spacer ring or re-molded insert (in CF).
     
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    What about painting it Avalanche? Personally, that color is very appealing but House of Kolor has some amazing products as well.
     
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    I'm trying to get away from wrapping since this truck sits outside all the time. The flat wraps just don't hold up that good over time.
    Hmmm, not sure about that. I don't mind a diifferent hood design sometimes, but not sure I can get onboard with raising the hood insert 2". Got any pics of something like that?

    Is Avalance a white color, or grey? The factory color underneath is white. I like it, but want to go with a more matte/satin finish and some flake/pearl in it. It will look somewhat like the wrap that is on it, but with the flake/pearl.
     
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    Why not a wrap, something like a matte white and gold
     
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    [​IMG]

    Here is avalanche grey. It was only available on the '17's and also looks amazing in the sun (to me that is).

    Here is the color on Ford's race / test truck in this video

     
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