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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1260 on: May 31, 2021, 06:32:31 AM »
been seeing this thread for years now, are we talking Trump now? 

If so, count me in.   I miss the bastard.   

Drone shots, !!!   Cool man and like Mike, i too am jellly when you go exploring.
Who mentioned Trump? 


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1261 on: June 25, 2021, 08:31:43 PM »
I found out that the manufacturer for Nano Cotex was actually local and a super nice owner. I heard a rumour that he was closing up shop so I had to pay him a visit.

With the cost and red tape to get isopropyl alcohol, he has decided to pack up and move his manufacturing to Texas.

I got a bunch of product for pretty much nothing and will be trying it out over the coming weeks.




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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1262 on: June 26, 2021, 01:48:40 PM »
I found out that the manufacturer for Nano Cotex was actually local and a super nice owner. I heard a rumour that he was closing up shop so I had to pay him a visit.

With the cost and red tape to get isopropyl alcohol, he has decided to pack up and move his manufacturing to Texas.

I got a bunch of product for pretty much nothing and will be trying it out over the coming weeks.




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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1263 on: July 04, 2021, 01:35:13 AM »
I’m liking a few things from Nano Coatex so far.

The “Platinum Sealant” is extremely easy to apply and still beads after a few washes.

The Rim and brake cleaner is really good and seems to make short work of brake dust.

I also used the iron remover when prepping the ST paint. Doesn’t stink like some others I’ve used, but seems to be very effective.

Next up is their window coating. I hope to try it tomorrow.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1264 on: July 04, 2021, 07:07:54 AM »
Tom may have to look in to that iron remover since his last one isn’t allowed in the house anymore. 


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1265 on: July 04, 2021, 09:08:18 AM »
Tom may have to look in to that iron remover since his last one isn’t allowed in the house anymore. 


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1266 on: April 09, 2022, 08:17:46 AM »
It’s been a minute or two since I posted about the truck!

Spring has sprung and some little stuff is getting done.

After nearly 4 years my KO2’s are to a point where I need to replace them. I’m sure some other folks would run them a little longer, but I need tread depth for exploring this summer. I’m changing up the size a little, in hope of getting a little less weight, rolling resistance and cost reduction. I’m going from 305/65/18’s to 285/70/18’s. Near identical height, but 1 inch narrower. Also after a ton of calling and checking online, I’m going back to Ridge Grapplers. Can’t get the “new” Recon Grapplers in my rim size. This means that I’ll have to run dedicated winters to keep my insurance discount, but not a biggy. Tires are ordered and should be here next week.

Next up is a few things are getting a fresh powder coating. Tow hook mounts, winch fairlead plate mount and some under hood pipes are getting pulled and sent out to be done.

Also the clear film on the front is coming off to be re-done. It’s tired after 7 years.

Later this spring, the truck will go in for some PTM beds liner on the bottoms of the rockers and a couple areas that need some extra protection from the gravel roads.

The plan is still to move forward with the bigger turbos, manifolds and bigger fuel system, not sure exactly when, but should be early summer.


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1267 on: April 09, 2022, 09:36:02 AM »
About time you spread the love back around to the truck!  My theory, you just needed a reason to buy new tires because it’s been a while and you needed to get your fix. 


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1268 on: April 13, 2022, 05:09:14 PM »
Ha, I don’t think there is too much life left in these….



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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1269 on: April 13, 2022, 05:32:06 PM »
Ha, I don’t think there is too much life left in these….



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I think they deserve a proper, smokey send off. 


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« Reply #1270 on: May 11, 2022, 11:31:01 PM »
Picked up a set of 90% plus tread Toyos for the 20’s once I get them back.

Pretty great deal for under a grand. Best price I could find new was $2500 for the set.




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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1271 on: May 14, 2022, 05:53:30 AM »
Yeah good deal for sure. 


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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1272 on: May 16, 2022, 07:30:42 PM »
Picked up the wheels today. Man, these came out really nice. If you’re on my Instagram, you can see the steps he used to coat.





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« Reply #1273 on: May 17, 2022, 12:24:32 AM »
Intake and custom inlet tubes done in the same color. Also did the tow hook mounts, but they aren’t installed yet.







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Re: Slowly making progress - 2014 F-150
« Reply #1274 on: May 17, 2022, 06:24:04 AM »
SWEET!

 


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