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illusionzrcer

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  1. It’s hard to explain the texture that I got. It’s rough but smooth at the same time. If I ran a towel over the paint it would not snag anything if that makes sense. I don’t know how well if mine will hold up over time since it lives under a fairly large pine tree courtesy of my neighbor [emoji23]. You’re right about the 2K part and hopefully that will hold up over time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. If you own a compressor i would spray it. People have sprayed it outside in makeshift tents or just a canopy and turns out great. Bugs and dust doesn’t affect it after it’s all cured. Also the raptor liner is great at hiding any dings and imperfections. Prep is the key to it all though. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. My son and I took the Pathfinder out the other day for its first adventure. We met my friends in Packwood WA and joined them on section 2 and the start of section 3 of the BDR. The rig did fantastic keeping up with the newer Tacos that my friends were driving. Bethel Ridge is amazing and there were tons on breathtaking views around every corner. Bethel Ridge Lions Rock My son brought his RC rock crawler to join in the fun.
  4. All in all I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out. If anyone else decides to go this route definitely invest in the better upol spray gun. It is adjustable from a heavy texture to super fine and has better coverage. I chose to go with a finer texture on mine and I love the way it turned out. It is super durable and withstands pinstriping from bushes abs branches. The great part about raptor liner is that it is super heavy/thick so there’s not a whole lot of overspray and doesn’t atomize into the air. It also dries really quickly and I was able to start putting parts back on after a couple of hours of putting on the last coat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. A long overdue update for the Pathfinder build. I finally gave up on the vinyl wrap a few months ago and decided on a new route for the exterior. My rig had so many imperfections and a large area of peeling clearcoat around the quarter panel that caused the vinyl not to adhere too well. It did look decent from far away but I couldn’t stand seeing it up close. So I decided I was going to change the exterior completely and raptor liner the whole thing. I had already purchased black raptor liner a while back for the fender flares and rear bumper. I decided on charcoal grey metallic for the rest of the body. Sanded and prepped First coat 2 coats and a final “dust” coat Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk lol
  6. Sorry for such a late reply. I honestly haven’t been on the forums at all lately and finally checked my messages today. Windshield is holding up fine sitting outside. They did a great job with the installation so no leaks or anything. Joes Glass in Everett did the work. I called many places and they were the cheapest. The owner runs the office and is a super cool guy. I chatted with him the whole time while his guys installed the windshield. I think he was right around 220 for glass and new upper seal. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Yep I did get the windshield with the antennae. He also threw in a new top seal for free. I park my pathfinder outside and haven’t had any problems so far with leaks/moisture and we have been getting a lot of rain the last few days. Only time will tell though. So far I don’t see any quality issues with the glass. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Yes it’s vvivid vinyl “army green matte metallic”. It shows up lighter in the sun which I like. The quality of the vinyl is great though. Doesn’t stick permanent until it’s heated for a while and easy to repair if you accidentally get a small crease. Only thing is that paint chips and specs of dirt are magnified after applying vinyl. I did notice that the raptor liner gun looks like it might be a pain to work with. I plan to thin it out a little more and shoot it with a Harbor Freight hvlp gun. It will give less texture and hopefully better coverage. If it doesn’t work out then I might follow your lead with the rustoleum. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks man. I had a total of almost five weeks off. I had a bunch of home projects to work on in the beginning. I dedicated the last 2 weeks for the pathfinder. I start work again tomorrow so the vinyl work will be slowing down a bit. I hear what you’re saying about the forum though. I wish there was a little more activity. I’m also on the Facebook groups for the r50 but I prefer to post my updates here. I feel like everyone on here is more professional and not as opinionated. Your rig is coming along nicely as well btw. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Had a busy last couple weeks. I had some free time at home since my company shut down for the last month. Finally got around to installing my rear tire carrier. Thanks to everyone who contributed to the rear tire carrier thread. I basically followed what everyone did and it came out great. I still need to take it back off and paint it. The carrier came from a California vehicle so it has a lot of surface rust but solid underneath. My spare steel wheel came in this weekend so I need to take it discount tire to have another 31” tire installed. I also started to wrap my vehicle. Only got as far as the front end so far. It’s my first time wrapping a complete vehicle so it’s been a huge learning curve. Definately a lot harder than I expected. My fender flares and bumpers will get a few coats of black raptor liner if it ever shows up at my doorstep. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Well did a few things the pass couple weeks since work has been shut down. I found an awesome deal for a new windshield last week so I had that installed. My original windshield had a huge crack on the passenger side. I also found a local junkyard that had the parts I needed to repair the damage from the accident. Nice thing about the place was that they did all the pulling of parts for you. I already had a used rear bumper I purchased a while back but it was an aftermarket bumper. Fitment wasn’t the best and it didn’t have the outlines for the rear tire carrier. The donor vehicle had the oem bumper, bumper support and the small brackets that hold the mud flaps. I paid 200 bucks to a backyard body shop mechanic to fix the rear quarter. I tried to pop out the dent myself but the metal was stretched so it would just pop right back in with minimal effort. He also fixed the small dent on my front fender. My rivnut tool and drill bit also came in the mail today so my next project is to tackle the rear tire carrier. I’ve probably read over the tire carrier post a million times but I’m still a little nervous to drill into the quarter panel. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I talked to the seller for a little bit when i went to get the bumper. He said he sold the vehicle. He runs some sort of shop and there were lot of trucks outside. He was in the process of moving his shop so he wanted to clear out the place. The smitty Winch he has is practically brand new. I know the retail price isn’t too bad for them either around 300 I think. I also got around to installing the roof basket today. Truck looks so much better now. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Worked on the pathfinder a little bit today. I found a killer deal on a used ARB bumper off Craigslist and I couldn’t pass it up. I was going to use the Coastal off-road bumper but I was able to get this bumper for the same price. It also saves me the time from having to weld and paint it myself. The bumper does have a couple scratches on it but I’ll be painting it with raptor lining eventually. Installation was pretty straight forward. Took my 8 year old and I about 45 minutes to put it together without any instructions. The guy who sold it to me is also offering an almost new smitty bilt 9500lb winch for 200. Does anyone have anything positive to say about smitty bilt or should I splurge for a warn? The only thing I don’t really like about the the ARB is that it does stick out quite a bit and does lose some approach angle. This build is more a overland vehicle so I guess it won’t matter too much. Oh the bumper also came with a set of vision x lights. I didn’t realize until I got home and did some research that the lights are $550 msrp so I scored on that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Not sure how far back it goes but I had my 01 drivers belt replaced a few months ago free of charge. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Finally had a chance to take some crappy pictures this morning on the way to work. It’s been raining so much here in Seattle and I only drive the pathfinder on weekends so it’s been tough trying to get some decent photos. Sorry but these are taken on my iPhone. The cutoff of these projectors are amazing with super sharp lines and nice color. Light output is so good now that I don’t even need to use my oem driving/fog lights anymore. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Thanks for the reply. I saw your video on wheel spacing and checked out your build thread as well. I noticed that you are running a 32/11.5 tire. I will be running a 265/75/16 which i believe is equal to be about 32/10.5. Since my tire is narrower than yours is the magic number still 3.75 for backspace? Or am I missing something. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. So I’ve been thinking about new wheels and tires lately. My current setup now are 15” procomp steel wheels with 31/10.5/15 with 3.75 backspace. I am looking at the vision 355 overland wheels in 16x8 with a 4.5” backspace with 265/75/16 tires. I’ve read through the whole wheel and tire fitment thread and didn’t come up with a conclusive answer. Does anyone know if this setup will clear the struts or would I need wheel spacers? Current lift is OME Hd fronts and OME md rears. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. I have to make a trip out there as soon as i figure out the insurance with this thing. The guy who hit me said he would pay out of pocket. But I think he will be surprised to see the estimate came out to be 2700 bucks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Just an FYI those are halogen projectors. They still use a h1 halogen bulb. Mine are done with true HID projectors and use a D2S bulb. The light output wouldn’t even be the same but they do look nice. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. Thanks!!! This is awesome. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. So this just happened a couple days ago. I was leaving work waiting to turn left at a light. Light turns green and all cars were stopped everywhere. Almost completed the turn before some dummy running late to work decided to run a red light. Completely tore my bumper off and bent my rear bumper support. There’s also a slight dent right near the drivers side taillight. Unfortanatley he provided me with false insurance info but he does work here with me. I doubt he’s actually insured so I’m not expecting much as far as him paying for my damages. Also don’t want to file a claim with my insurance. I’m not a hundred percent sure if there’s any sort of structural damage. The truck drives fine and all the doors close and open just fine. Gaps look unchanged as well. If anyone in the Seattle area has a spare rear bumper support laying around please let me know. I would be interested in buying it off you. Oh btw his car took a beating compared to mine. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Thanks everyone for the warm Welcome. Although this forum is a little quiet sometimes it’s prob by far the most informative. I love how everyone is so helpful and provide first hand experiences rather than just opinions. I also don’t feel like I’m being judged here. RainGoat I would love to see the coastal bumper before I dump 1500 into a ARB lol. I do like the fact the ARB covers a the factory airbox but the coastal is soooo much cheaper. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. If I had to guess I would somewhere around 300-350 for all the parts. That’s the HID kit, projectors, and shrouds. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. That would be awesome. I look forward to it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. My truck does have the auto transfer case and factory lsd. Not sure if that’s a benefit or not but that’s what it is lol. I’m in the mill creek/bothell area so if any of our members are in the area swing by so I can see your rigs. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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