2007-2014 “Blackout Treatment”

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    Plastidipped? Looks great regardless.
     
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    I think it was professionally sprayed with matte black
     
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    a.k.a. "primer paint", lol!

    I never understood why people find appeal in a car or truck that looks like it was set on fire. There are some beautiful classic paint jobs out there, with deep clear coats that look like glass or with elaborate designs, etc... hell, even the two-tone Harley-Davidson edition finishes are kickass... but to me, matte black finish looks like it rolled out of the paint shop before they could put the final coats on, lol.

    It's probably not good for resale value either. Personally, I would avoid buying any used car or truck with that kind of finish on it. It just spells out "young & fast previous driver", with a ton of hidden issues underneath the vehicle (in all likelihood). It's kind of like buying a used Civic with a giant rear spoiler, oversized mags and Ferrari stickers on it : you just know that thing was ridden hard and put away wet!

    (same applies to used lifted trucks)

    :eek:
     
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    I've never understood why people use camo seat covers, hang a big set of balls off the bumper or lift their truck when it never sees more than a mild dirt road. None of those are my truck though, so they can do whatever the heck they want. :)

    FWIW, plastidipped and similar paint jobs are very popular in urban areas and typically increase the resale value (assuming it's done professionally like he Expedition above). That said, I agree with you that it's more likely than not a young driver and I shy away from those types of used vehicles just like you do.
     
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    Looks like he/she blacked out everything BUT the headlights. Kind of funny since that's what this thread is about...
     
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    Mine came with the chrome headlights and I just kept an eye on Craigslist and eBay and bought the OEM black headlights for mine. Like the look better since I am trying to stick with black and white overall.
     
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    Ford has a long history of furnishing black grilles on its police products. It seems that some of the Expedition "Special Service Vehicles" offered for police fleets had chrome headlights while others had blackened. The black ones weren't listed in the literature, and different lights appeared during the same model years.
     

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