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Black-out Ram

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:09 am
by Nathan
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After two months wait my 2016 3500 4x4 Laramie finally arrived. Now I just gotta find the heart to start working out of it.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:37 pm
by hkguy
very nice!

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:51 pm
by lazyh
Come down and we'll take it elk hunting. Put a few scratches on it and it will be ready to take to work!

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 6:00 pm
by Johnde
Nice truck! Now for the knobbies.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:00 pm
by Dubhan
Why work out of it? If I remember correctly, you said this was your 'retirement' truck. If so, keep running your old one, and save this one for days off.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:51 am
by Nathan
Dubhan wrote:Why work out of it? If I remember correctly, you said this was your 'retirement' truck.

No; my retirement truck is the '15 dually parked beside it. I ordered that one earlier this year. This was the result of driving my dually, getting spoiled and deciding that I need heated/air conditioned leather seats in my work truck, too. :D

Once you look past the gluttony it makes perfect sense however. My truck is my office. I spend as much time in the seat of my truck as most spend at their work station. It only makes sense to be comfortable.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:51 am
by Nathan
lazyh wrote:Put a few scratches on it and it will be ready to take to work!

...the first one is the hardest! :)

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 11:27 am
by LWP
What is that doohickey on the roof?

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:19 pm
by Nathan
LWP wrote:What is that doohickey on the roof?

Antenna for satellite radio. I think they look stupid; I don't know why they mount them so far forward now but my dually has the same thing between the clearance lights. :(

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 12:26 pm
by Ohio9
So how many motorized vehicles do you currently own (counting ATVs)?

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:05 pm
by hkguy
Ohio9 wrote:So how many motorized vehicles do you currently own (counting ATVs)?


one for each finger and toe :lol: :mrgreen:

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:31 pm
by samuelrp
Very nice.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:17 pm
by Nathan
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I had my truck less than 24 hours and ran it through a "touchless" car wash. The wash arm ended up hitting my truck and putting a few light scratches on it (assuming you can even see through all the water spots). The car wash agreed to pay for the damages without giving me any crap what-so-ever, but dang I never expected this high of an estimate from a few small scratches! They say they'll have to repaint the entire side of the bed. You can feel the scratches if you run your fingernail over them so buffing out isn't an option. I'm just reluctant to get it repaired at all as I've never seen a manually painted panel look as good as the original.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:57 am
by Smurf
Well, you got past the first scratches in a hurry.
You are right on the paint job. I can spot a repainted fender or door when a car is driving by. The metallic does not match. I had a painter tell me that there was no way of telling how the metallic was going to lie while painting. I all goes in a different direction.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:52 pm
by samuelrp
That would upset me.

Re: Black-out Ram

Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:40 pm
by Johnde
I would consider asking a shop with a good painter if they can spot repair and blend within the panel. refinishing the whole bedside is a little extreme. A blend only involves clearcoating the bedside which preserves the color. It takes a skilled painter to do an invisible blend.