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Nice layer of hoar frost on everything around here lately. Makes everything so beautiful. Like a stereotypical winter wonderland.
Drove through ~200 miles of freezing fog this morning, guessing the same type that frosts the trees in that way. This is what the front of the Ranger looked like after.

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Was quite nice once the fog broke.

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Skiing today at Courtney Lake NFS trails in the UP of MI. We cleared these this summer. This location gets more lake snow than us. Nonetheless, snow remains on the low side here.... More photos are on the dogs blog.

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Some shots during a foggy sunrise the other day here in Georgia.
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Out snowshoeing in the Boundary Waters today. Twas a beautiful sunny clear winter day. Was planning on going right up this beautiful lake and checking out some paddle in campsites, but ran into quite a few areas of slush and even a couple areas of near open water, so we never quite made it with all the zig-zagging we had to do. Strange with how cold and solid the ice was weeks ago. We also came across a pair of wolves coming up the lake as we were heading back. Charlie was acting strange just before so we kind of knew something was up. Pretty fun day overall!

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I want to black out those side vents, does anyone have a product to use for this? Flexseal or Bedliner spray.....has anyone tried these things out on this particular part?
I popped mine out and sprayed them with just plain matte black krylon. If you want to ever reverse them in the future back to stock though, I'd go with plasti dip.
 

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Got my daughter on the ice for the first time on Saturday! She did fairly well for her first time. I was able to get her to stand and take a few steps. She loved it. 2 kids and 6 hours a week on the ice might just be the end of me though ha.
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I popped mine out and sprayed them with just plain matte black krylon. If you want to ever reverse them in the future back to stock though, I'd go with plasti dip.
I wonder if flexseal would work, that way I could spray it on.
 

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I wonder if flexseal would work, that way I could spray it on.
I don't have any experience with it, so I'm not sure on that. My concern would be if it would go on too thick and look too chunky. You could always do a spray out with it on a scrap piece of similar plastic and see how it looks?
 

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I need to pop mine out too....haven’t done that yet. Any advice on getting them off?
I’ve got to pop out the tray on the dash too. I need to drill a hole for the power cable to my gauge tablet.
 

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I need to pop mine out too....haven’t done that yet. Any advice on getting them off?
I’ve got to pop out the tray on the dash too. I need to drill a hole for the power cable to my gauge tablet.
I put some painters tape (masking tape) around the vent. I then used some plastic trim tools to pop it out. It's held in with a couple clips that snap in past the metal opening. Also held in around the perimeter with 3m double sided tape. I peeled that off and reapplied some new for install since I had a roll laying around.
 

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I put some painters tape (masking tape) around the vent. I then used some plastic trim tools to pop it out. It's held in with a couple clips that snap in past the metal opening. Also held in around the perimeter with 3m double sided tape. I peeled that off and reapplied some new for install since I had a roll laying around.
Thanks for the heads up on the tape....I figured the clips were the main attachment points but I did not know about the tape. I'm going to mess with it this weekend. I'm thinking maybe a bed liner coating. I ordered a HVLP electric paint sprayer to finish up a barn door project in the master bath. I'm looking into a DIY spray-on bed liner for the truck and might try to do the vents at the same time. I'm just wondering if you would need to scuff up the vents for anything to stick to the plastic besides paint.
 

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Thanks for the heads up on the tape....I figured the clips were the main attachment points but I did not know about the tape. I'm going to mess with it this weekend. I'm thinking maybe a bed liner coating. I ordered a HVLP electric paint sprayer to finish up a barn door project in the master bath. I'm looking into a DIY spray-on bed liner for the truck and might try to do the vents at the same time. I'm just wondering if you would need to scuff up the vents for anything to stick to the plastic besides paint.
I scuffed mine with just a green automotive scotch brite pad. You don't really want to sand it or impart scuff marks, just knocks off the sheen a little bit. Then just used a bit of acetone to clean it up. Tag rag to remove any lint. I don't know if you would have to do it this way, but I've had success doing it like this in the past. Oh, I also use rubber gloves just to make sure I'm not introducing and body oils from my hands.
 

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I scuffed mine with just a green automotive scotch brite pad. You don't really want to sand it or impart scuff marks, just knocks off the sheen a little bit. Then just used a bit of acetone to clean it up. Tag rag to remove any lint. I don't know if you would have to do it this way, but I've had success doing it like this in the past. Oh, I also use rubber gloves just to make sure I'm not introducing and body oils from my hands.
I like your prep for sure and will follow that. I’m still looking around and will probably purchase this kit on Amazon. I can spray the bed then the vents. Heck, if it comes out great I may do my running boards and along the bottom of the doors like I’ve seen in a thread somewhere around in here....

https://www.amazon.com/U-Pol-Raptor...ocphy=1014651&hvtargid=pla-408758008484&psc=1
 

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