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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby djentlemanjoe » May 13 2015, 1:37pm

Maybe he didnt use the correct gauge wire. I ran 4 KC daylighters through 12 gauge and man was that dangerous. That could have torched your truck if you didnt catch it in time so fortunantly you did.
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby n8dh » May 14 2015, 2:04am

If it's triggering a relay it shouldn't be that much of an issue with wire gauge. I have 20 gauge running from my switch to the relay (it's an illuminated switch) and have had zero problems.
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby KYChevyGirl [OP] » May 24 2015, 9:58pm

After two days of working on it, two blown fuses, a broken switch, and new wires that wouldn't work, I'm back to lighting up KY with my led bar!
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Postby SilverSierraTexas » May 24 2015, 10:03pm

Nice
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby Rolland » May 26 2015, 7:27pm

Looks like your efforts were rewarded with a nice looking install!
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby KYChevyGirl [OP] » May 27 2015, 6:01pm

Well more ideas are forming for the truck. I was originally thinking about going tinted all the way around with my heads and tails. But I decided I want to make the truck look as tasteful as possible with the budget I have. So I'm thinking about switching my tinted corners for some clears and possibly going with a light tint or candy on my tails. I'm taking a few pieces of plastic off later. I'll post pics tonight. And I'm off to see a man about some rust repair. Probably going to bondo the bedsides and replace the cab corners and rockers. Just gotta decide on the paint. It's been suggested a couple different times to just put bed liner from the body line down but I'm still iffy on that. I like the look, I just don't know if I'll like it on my truck lol. Also throwing around ideas for painting the tool box. I guess it decides on which route I take for the paint repair.
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby KYChevyGirl [OP] » May 27 2015, 10:01pm

Well... I got some complaining to do but some interesting news as well.
Talked to the rust/paint guy. He wants more than what I paid for the truck to get it all fixed up. So there's that.

FINALLY got matching high beam bulbs but I'll have to wait for install because it's pouring rain.

Took off the bug guard and rear window visors. Kept the bug guard just in case I don't like the look. The visors broke in pieces as I was taking them off and so far the truck looks better without them.
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BUT I'm left with black crap where the adhesive was. I tried the eraser wheel, goo gone and a steady hand with a razor blade with minimal results. Any ideas?
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I've learned that I cannot wax my truck at all. Even using the wax for dumba$$' I can't do it. I'm left with swirl marks and haze no matter what I do.
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So yeah, I'm not gonna complain the whole post so here's a random picture of the truck in the rain right after washing it. Because Mother Nature said, hold up, I got this!
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby Rolland » May 27 2015, 10:15pm

one thought if someone here doesn't have a solution to getting the black stuff off the paint, go to Mequiars online, send them a photo and see if they have any suggestions. I put on the Weathertech ones which meant for the rear window they just stick on the glass and aren't functional. I wasn't sure I liked the look when I installed them but a year later they are still on.
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby 19trax95 » May 27 2015, 10:34pm

My family has a saying, if you want it to rain, just wash one or all of thr vehicles.

It never fails haha.

As for the wax, get some turtle wax ice paste wax. It's in a little round metal tin. It's is soooo easy to put on and remove. I use it and love it. All you need is the product and two microfiber cloths. You wet the included applicator then just wipe the wax on, then let it sit for about 30 seconds or so, then wipe it off with one cloth. Now just buff it with the other.

I use a orbital buffer to buff it, but a cloth works fine too.
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Re: KYChevyGirl 2002 Silverado

Postby KYChevyGirl [OP] » May 28 2015, 2:16am

Now if someone could help me fix this freaking headlight/grille gap, that'd be great!!
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