Right, so I took the day off today for two reasons: to work on my truck and to listen to Chris Sale’s second start for the Boston Red Sox while I was working on the truck. Somehow, I’ve actually been successful at both.

Last time I checked in I had two wheels done and liked the look enough that I pressed on with it. I got better at using the Plastidip as I went on, so the front right wheel is the first/worst and the left rear is last/best. I still don’t think I did a very good job overall, but I just wasn’t super concerned because it’s a temporary thing. That said, I’m very happy with how it turned out.

The Plastidip dries to more of a satin than flat black, which I was relieved by. I also sprayed my hubs with Rustoleum satin black to clean them up a little...I’ve got no interest in putting the factory center caps back on, though I may still Plastidip them just for fun.

Today was also the conclusion of a little thing I liked to call “Operation: FUCK YOU GOLD PACKAGE, FUCK YOU FUCK YOU FUCK YOU” and as you can see, it was a success. I also had to do the little ring around the power antenna, but I am finally mercifully gold-chrome trim free!

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So...what do I do now? I guess I can cover my trunk shelf with carpet and be done with that, then I guess I’ll find a set of front mud flaps and a new stereo, but...then I think I’m done? No, that can’t be, I’ll find more shit to do. Maybe I’ll pull the trailer hitch and repaint it, but that’s reaching.

This is, by a wide margin, the most stuff I’ve done to a vehicle in probably the last ten years. It’s nice to see something that you had a vision for actually come to fruition.