Either way, I made a little headway, some discovery and ultimately a little change in plan of attack.
Was going to swap the chrome rims onto my sons truck,,, until the pressure washer began removing some of the chrome on the wheels... SO... wheels will remain on this truck and be the ones to be repainted.
I will remove them later and hit them more aggressively with the pressure washer later to try and remove as much of the chrome as I can before I custom paint them.
Also noticed that the truck is like the book 50 Shades of Gray... without the good parts. lol The black isn't solid and I am considering hitting the whole thing with clear coat to see if I can unify the color scheme and add a bit more shine to the body... testing this theory to come.
All stickers have been removed !!! It is now ready for its re-badging, well, once the body has been sorted out that is.
So... here is the look as it stands after its bath... of sorts.
I am about to go away on vacation come the end of this week. I will only be gone a week and returning the following weekend, but I wont be able to make any progress on the vehicle till I return. So there wont be any updates for a little while, but when I return, I will push hard to get it wrapped up fast.
Ok all, Back from vacation and ready to get back on the truck.
I think I have decided that I am going to paint the whole truck black.
There are so many faded panels of various shades of gray and black I think it wouldn't look right if I didn't hit it with one shade of black.
So here is the issue. Unlike the Jeep I did where the body had been beaten and ruffed up a bit, the truck is smooth plastic. Any paint I put on I want to stay. I fear, even with a good dose of clear coat, that it will simply scratch off to easy... so any suggestions on how to get it to be more durable, I am open for suggestions.
I realize its a toy and scratches are inevitable, but I would like to help it deal with a bit of punishment.