I let Dennis do most of the painting since I wasn't familiar with paint guns. I've always just rattle canned anything that I painted. I did put the last coat on though so I could say I contributed, lol.
|It would have been an awesome idea to have masks|
Since we were outside some freaking bugs and whatnot kept getting on it. It ended up with a smattering of grit and other crap in it, but I'm planning to wet sand the bigger stuff down and then will just leave the rest. As long as it's the same color I'm not really worried about it being super pro. We put about 4 coats on it. I left it at Dennis's house to dry, then he dropped it by my house Sunday morning.
I went out and bought some new bolts to install it with (the OEM ones were very rusty and I sheared one of them). Then set the fender up temporarily just to see what it looked like.
|New paint is quite a bit shinier than the old, but a good color match|
Installed the blinker, the bumper endcap, windshield cowl, wipers, and cowl vents, then went for the fender flare. Since this fender didn't include the clip things that fit over the screwholes (and the old one didn't have them either) I had to use screws/nuts to hold it on, but it turned out well enough. The mud flap was a huge PITA on this side just from all the jankiness of the wreck the truck had been in previously, but overall turned out well.