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post #1 of 34 Old 12-05-2010, 09:25 AM Thread Starter
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Flat Black Dakota pics?

Anyone happen ever happen to see a flat/matte black dakota? I'm thinking about painting mine one of the two if I don't paint it white. Just wondering what it would look like and if I'd justify spending the money for it. Please post some pics if you have.

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That looks a lot better than I thought it would, might have to consider it. Thanks for the links. Google didn't have any good ones.

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Done right they can look great on any vehicle.

I don't have a 'kota but my 1500 is Satin Black and i think it looks pretty good. That said - they are a PIA to maintain. I am pretty close with going with another satin theme. blue or some time that make the dirt blend in. lol

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Done right they can look great on any vehicle.

I don't have a 'kota but my 1500 is Satin Black and i think it looks pretty good.
Well I guess I need to find a shop that can do it right. Do scratches show up pretty easily? My toyota was glass black and it was a pain in the ass to keep clean which is why I was thinking white

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Scratches will show since it is a black color but so will fingerprints and grease. A lot of satin/matte/flat are single stage so you can't just buff or wax a scratch out. That's paint out there of course that gives the satin look with full clear coat protection so you can treat it like any other gloss paint.

I may go with a satin blue or orange theme next so the dirt blends in lol.
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Scratches will show since it is a black color but so will fingerprints and grease. A lot of satin/matte/flat are single stage so you can't just buff or wax a scratch out. That's paint out there of course that gives the satin look with full clear coat protection so you can treat it like any other gloss paint.

I may go with a satin blue or orange theme next so the dirt blends in lol.
Yeah no kidding. I hate not having my truck stay clean when I want it to.

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Yep i will not own a black vehicle ever lol.
I live in a area that has 4 miles of graded dirt roads so i have pretty much given up and only wash the exterior every few months now. As long as the engine is tip top and interior is clean then i am all good.

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Yeah no kidding. I hate not having my truck stay clean when I want it to.
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Your truck looks pretty good as is from i can see.
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Well it has a few scratches but no dents. I just don't like the paint scheme. I bought it like that because it was pretty close to what I wanted to do with my old truck but now I've changed my mind on how I want it to look. Either all one color or another color that will look good with black accents such as white, red, blue, and I was considering that amber fire color also. But since it's a truck I don't want to worry about the paint getting messed up all the time which is why I was thinking white. But I love the look of an all black truck.

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Gotcha!!!
Sounds like like a good project. I'm sure it will look awesome which whatever route you go.
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Well it has a few scratches but no dents. I just don't like the paint scheme. I bought it like that because it was pretty close to what I wanted to do with my old truck but now I've changed my mind on how I want it to look. Either all one color or another color that will look good with black accents such as white, red, blue, and I was considering that amber fire color also. But since it's a truck I don't want to worry about the paint getting messed up all the time which is why I was thinking white. But I love the look of an all black truck.
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Here are some pictures of mine if that helps.






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Love the paint and the red hood scoop. Truck looks pretty sick and I will definitely consider it now. Its just a pain in the ass to keep a truck clean in the summer when you work on a ranch. Even if I don't drive it the dust goes everywhere. I can't complain though I guess, I have a truck I love and keeping it clean is all a part of the adventure I suppose.

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Nick you can't make your mind on a paint color to save your life...

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