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Looks ok, not my cup of tea but if you’re happy thats what counts. Modding is all personal
 

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Thanks for the shout out and the kudos, guys!
The paint match is a tricky beast.
Not only is a tri-stage Pearl difficult to match on its own, but painting piece parts when you don’t have the vehicle on site adds another layer and potential for differences in color.
Luckily a lot of these newer metallic and Pearl paints are tied to VIN for variances.
Even then you are not guaranteed a 100% match. Painting plastic, for whatever reason, always ends up looking different than metal parts.
Bumper covers are a prime example.
With Ken’s lights I put like 6 coats of base down in varying patterns to even out the Pearl, metallic, and saturation.
The more coats, the darker and deeper the tone.
When he first sent me a few pictures I had the same reaction. I thought they looked lighter.
But then I looked at the way the light hit the surrounding parts at the same angle.

These tri coats change based on lighting and angle and they matched the filler panels between them and the gate, and looked fine in wide angle shots, so I felt better about it.
I’m glad he is happy and I’m glad they turned out as close as they are to color.

This is all meant to say thanks for the mention, for the trust, and as a caveat to people wanting stuff painted piece-part like lights or flares.

Make sure the person doing it has your VIN to get the right variance, and it wouldn’t hurt to mention to them to ask their paint supplier about the variances. Any seasoned or reputable place knows this already, but the general public probably does not.
 

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Just throwing a non painted vs painted shot in here for reference. I didn't see one. 😁

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Thanks for the shout out and the kudos, guys!
The paint match is a tricky beast.
Not only is a tri-stage Pearl difficult to match on its own, but painting piece parts when you don’t have the vehicle on site adds another layer and potential for differences in color.
Luckily a lot of these newer metallic and Pearl paints are tied to VIN for variances.
Even then you are not guaranteed a 100% match. Painting plastic, for whatever reason, always ends up looking different than metal parts.
Bumper covers are a prime example.
With Ken’s lights I put like 6 coats of base down in varying patterns to even out the Pearl, metallic, and saturation.
The more coats, the darker and deeper the tone.
When he first sent me a few pictures I had the same reaction. I thought they looked lighter.
But then I looked at the way the light hit the surrounding parts at the same angle.

These tri coats change based on lighting and angle and they matched the filler panels between them and the gate, and looked fine in wide angle shots, so I felt better about it.
I’m glad he is happy and I’m glad they turned out as close as they are to color.

This is all meant to say thanks for the mention, for the trust, and as a caveat to people wanting stuff painted piece-part like lights or flares.

Make sure the person doing it has your VIN to get the right variance, and it wouldn’t hurt to mention to them to ask their paint supplier about the variances. Any seasoned or reputable place knows this already, but the general public probably does not.


Now you need to paint his grille surround like yours. ;)
 
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First off - GREAT job :) But, I actually do like it when it is blacked out on the outer panel better. I just think that coloring it makes the light footprint smaller and takes away from the whole "Me caveman!!! Me have Bronco!!!" appeal. While the flush Oracle lights are a great design, I love that the stock ones protrude and add a touch of "bulk" to the Bronco's shape and body style. Just my 2 cents :cool:
 

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Looks good, nice job! It is way more 'custom'.

The one grumble I had with the lights was not having a the perfect flush mounting but love how they light up.
 

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Just throwing a non painted vs painted shot in here for reference. I didn't see one. 😁

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I'm curious to see how they would look with the black in the middle around the reverse light also painted. Photoshop anyone?
I like the look either way, nice and clean. These look great, painted or unpainted, factory also looks great.
 
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Looks good, nice job! It is way more 'custom'.

The one grumble I had with the lights was not having a the perfect flush mounting but love how they light up.
For that reason is why I had specifically mentioned @broncorik and his workaround using the rubber bump stops instead of the collapsible rubber included by Oracle.

I bought 2 of the packages of universal rubber bump stops.
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