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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #90 on: July 08, 2021, 02:38:09 PM »
Yeah 50 is way high for those. 

I really like that a lot.  I think I even like them being black.  Haha




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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #91 on: July 08, 2021, 03:40:07 PM »
I think having the black trim helps, but I would have preferred to stay away from black personally. We’ll wait for them to get some curb rash and then see if I can change the color or maybe do them in Gloss black at least.


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #92 on: July 08, 2021, 11:19:54 PM »
Yeah 50 is way high for those. 

I really like that a lot.  I think I even like them being black.  Haha




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That edit looks really good, thank you


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #93 on: July 09, 2021, 07:15:33 PM »
Yeah 50 is way high for those. 

I really like that a lot.  I think I even like them being black.  Haha




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That edit looks really good, thank you


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I just wanted to see if the wheels could be brought out a little more. Doesn’t look like much until you compare them side by side.


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #94 on: July 11, 2021, 08:08:50 AM »
First wash after the coatings and I'm pretty happy with the results. Bugs came off super easy and the trim looks great. I did a spray ceramic topper on it and we'll see how things hold up.


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #95 on: July 11, 2021, 06:27:34 PM »
What does a ceramic topper actually do.  How does it work or differ from any other product you would top it with?


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #96 on: July 11, 2021, 08:33:00 PM »
Really, it just provides another layer of protection more than anything. I think that ceramics are pretty great and all, but with the constant removal of bugs, I think the topper helps the ceramic survive.


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #97 on: July 11, 2021, 08:40:19 PM »
Really, it just provides another layer of protection more than anything. I think that ceramics are pretty great and all, but with the constant removal of bugs, I think the topper helps the ceramic survive.


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I get that.  But what’s special about them?  Only thing I can imagine is that they have a special bond to ceramics that other products aren’t able to bond to it. 


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #98 on: July 11, 2021, 09:06:07 PM »
The one I’m using is a SI02 based spray. The idea is that it is a durable sealant by itself, but also bonds to a ceramic coating in a useful way.

This may just be the “flavour of the week” but silica Dioxide based products seems to offer a good balance of protection and ease of application.


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #99 on: July 14, 2021, 12:21:52 AM »
Steeda springs are in, I’ll have to take it for an alignment though.







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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #100 on: July 14, 2021, 06:25:20 AM »
Looks good! I'd give her a few days to settle down though.

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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #101 on: July 14, 2021, 03:38:04 PM »
I’m really happy with it. I think more importantly, the wife is happy with it.

It goes in for a alignment on Monday.

Only waiting on the rear sway bar and it’s all done.


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #102 on: July 14, 2021, 03:38:15 PM »
For now


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #103 on: July 14, 2021, 06:25:02 PM »
Only waiting on the rear sway bar and it’s all done.


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Re: 2021 Explorer ST
« Reply #104 on: July 14, 2021, 10:44:31 PM »
Better pic, I think it’s got just the right amount of comprise between functionality and looks.




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