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Painted Tire Letters and Paint Restoration 3 Year Update… Did It Hold Up?

DIY painted tire letters was an easy, if tedious, mod that I did to my bullnose 3 years ago. I also spent a week cleaning and buffing the paint during that time. 3 years on, how is it all holding up?

Check it out.

The truck has been sitting in my driveway for the 3 years since I did these projects and the harsh NM sun has absolutely beat down on this thing. There are days when I can’t even start the truck with my bare hands because of how hot the ignition is. That said, I think the tire letters held up surprisingly well. The paint… not so much. Keep in mind that I haven’t really washed the truck in that time, and it only gets driven about 2 – 3 times a month.

See the video where I painted the tire letters white:    • How to Paint Tire Letters to Get That…  

See how I buffed the old paint to make it really shine:    • Buffing Old Paint and Peeling Clear C…  

Headlight Restoration Using 2K Clear Coat – Awesome Results on my 2007 F150. Clearcoat for the win!

Headlight restoration doesn’t need to be complicated or expensive. Forget headlight restoration kits that promise pie-in-the-sky results. Do what I do and use some 2K clearcoat and some elbow grease! This is a simple DIY solution to faded, scratched, old, worn, cloudy, or otherwise junky headlight lenses.

I’m not working on the Bullnose this time, but I’m working on my 2007 F150. After years of neglect, the headlights were pretty hazy and gross, so I took care of that using some sandpaper and 2K Clear Coat. It’s pretty simple and only a little time-consuming. Anybody can do this in their garage or even their driveway if the weather is nice and you can leave your vehicle parked for about 24-48 hours. This will work on any car or truck with plastic headlight lenses.

Check it out!

2K Clearcoat – https://amzn.to/4cQCb6u
Sandpaper – https://amzn.to/3LbHjX1

DIY Police Wheels (Kinda) for My Wife’s 2013 Ford Explorer Using Black Paint and 2K Clear Coat!

My wife’s Explorer lost a hubcap driving through Tuscon last year and that sounded like a great excuse to do some upgrades to her cheapo steel wheels! All it took was a little bit of elbow grease, some primer, black matte paint, some excellent 2K clear coat, center caps, and some trim rings to make them look brand new and completely custom!

Skip the trim rings if you want your Explorer to look like a cop car.

The whole process really was a piece of cake, and I’m really impressed at how easy the 2K clear was to apply and how awesome it ended up looking. I will definitely keep it in mind for the future of the Bullnose. I’ve got some ideas for places I can use a quick shot of clear coat.

It took about a can and a half of each type of paint, including the clear to get it where I wanted it.

You can replicate the look I got here by using the following stuff:

Primer: https://amzn.to/3c5MyYe
Paint: https://amzn.to/2Y3OE2z
2K Clear: https://amzn.to/2KLvCLm
Center Caps: Part Number 1L24-1A096-HA (Find on eBay or salvage yard)
Lug Nuts: Dorman 99027.1 (Buy packs on eBay)
Trim Rings: https://amzn.to/3oiRDip

Heavy Duty DIY Garage Workbench with Adjustable Legs and Casters – No Special Tools!

I finally built my mechanic’s workbench for the garage! I’m very happy with how it turned out, and it was easier to build than I thought it would be. For under $250, I can’t imagine a better workbench than this one that I made in only a few days.

Using some pre-built adjustable legs (BenchPro), a couple of 4×8 sheets of 3/4 inch plywood, a little poplar, some glue, some screws, and just a bit of bedliner, this bench came out better than I could hope for. In this video I’ll walk you through just how I put it together and what steps I took to make sure it’s as strong as I can make it.

Here’s a materials list:
2 – sheets of 3/4 inch birch plywood (4×8 sheets)
1 – sheet 1/4 inch hardboard
2 – 1/2″x3x6ft Poplar Board
2 – 1x3x8 Poplar Board
1 Set – Adjustable workbench legs: https://amzn.to/2JYEzQS
1 Set – Swivel Casters: https://thd.co/3oumIQQ
Primer: https://amzn.to/3oxbECL
Bedliner: https://amzn.to/38w6LnF
Titebond III Wood Glue: https://amzn.to/35qxRKS
1 1/4 Coarse Drywall Screws: https://amzn.to/35qxW18
Lag Screws: https://amzn.to/3hYPJBE
Construction Screws: https://amzn.to/2Xu2quS
Cutting Guide: https://low.es/38u2bGs
Countersink Kit: https://amzn.to/3nxWI5Z
Light: https://amzn.to/3pZfSDg
Power Strip: https://amzn.to/2LzB1Fd

New Ford Emblem and Center Cap Stickers Dress up the Truck on the Cheap.

Adding a new Ford emblem to my grille and sticking on a set of chrome center cap stickers was a quick and easy way to add a little bit of flair to my bullnose. Both add-ons are cheap and I think they turned out nice!

The Ford emblem on the bullnose trucks that have them is a little under 7 inches wide, so a 7 inch replacement fits just right. If you have an early 80’s model bullnose, your grille probably doesn’t have an emblem like this, but replacement grilles from later model bullnose trucks will bolt right in if you want one.

I also want to give a shout out to House of Grafx for the excellent center cap stickers and some amazingly quick turnaround time. Check them out at https://houseofgrafx.com.

You can get the emblem I used here: https://amzn.to/3rwSDlt

How to Install and Use Speed Bleeders to Make Bleeding Brakes Quick and Easy.

Installing and using Speed Bleeders for your brakes is a no-brainer upgrade if you work alone or value your time. In this quick tip, I’ll show you just how easy they are to install and use in both calipers and wheel cylinders.

I’ll also quickly cover an issue I had with one of my bleeder screws and how I solved it to get a complete bleed on my new brake system using my new speed bleeders.

Speed Bleeders I used:
Front – https://amzn.to/2Kqy4q7
Rear – https://amzn.to/38mGC9R

Bleed Kit I used (plus an empty bottle):
https://amzn.to/3adOg8N

Brake Job Videos:
Part 1 – https://youtu.be/4Ibk_P7l1DA
Part 2 – https://youtu.be/qwVwLimpfxU
Part 3 – https://youtu.be/sl7ht-gbPVc
Part 4 – https://youtu.be/kjTLogUQGl0