That's why I'm thinking an off the shelf silver. Also for the front bumper when it shows up
If I can't find anything close I can go to an automotive paint store about 45 minutes away and get something custom mixed.
Had a moment to try and address the small occasional water leak in the passenger front footwell.
After searching, it was said a possible fix was to remove the cowl and silicone the plastic inserts that the screws go in.
When I removed the cowl piece, I saw these inserts, along with a couple large pre-formed holes in the metal panel itself. I couldn't see how siliconing the inserts would make any difference.
There was also a reference to the wiring grommet on that side and running a bead Of silicone around it. Mine didn't look to be leaking so I didn't do it.
And the end of it all, I gave the area a good cleaning, getting all the gunk and leafs out of it and buttoning it back up.
I only have a small wet patch sometimes after a rain so I'm not too worried.
Took the plunge on a very expensive can of 1D6 (silver sky metallic) spray paint from ebay.
Going to test it out on my fender flare that the PO completely bungled.
If it's a good enough match, I'll get some more for the BFF bumper and Stubbs sliders.
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Before leaving feedback I am attempting to reach out to the seller for a solution to the obvious color difference.
While I get that matching 17 year old paint can be a challenge, these aren't even close
The second can did not work out either, it's basically a clear coat. I've asked the (very helpful) seller for a refund.
I would not recommend this product. The quality of the paint is fine, just the color is off (twice).
Decided to attack the failing shadowline on the driver side of the truck.
Sucks that the weatherstrip is built into the black coating on the trim.
Sliced off what was left (keeping the weatherstripping of course) and scuffed the trim with a
purple scotchbrite pad.
Hit it with some semi gloss black (no primer).
Not the greatest job but it looks better than half chrome, half peeling black.
Took my son up to Auburn, Ca for a mountain bike enduro race. The truck was a pain to use as a shuttle (without a rack) but went up and down the American River canyon all day long Friday without a problem.