My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby jeremy1701 - April 24th, 2012, 8:42 am

Looks great! I almost went with a grey myself... Opted at the last minute for the black.

I notice you have those same orange spots on the tires. What are they for and how do you get rid of them?

Also, rock on Wisconsin! :thumb: :thumb: Where abouts are you headed?
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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby ExplorerTom - April 24th, 2012, 9:35 am

We are headed to some small spot northwest of Green Bay called Mountain. My wife's family is renting out 3 cabins on a lake there for a week. Should be fun.

The silver F-150 in the neighbor's driveway is actually an F-250 diesel. It's fairly new. I think he got it about a year ago. There's a black F-150 in the street in that same picture. That thing is a little older.

The part I wasn't excited about was the wash job. It was pretty quick and not too involved- actually forgot to wash the wheels.

We almost went with black but my wife choose grey at the last minute. To be honest, I'm glad. Black is fine as long as the paint is good, but if there are swirls..... it's just downhill from there.
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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby Colleen - April 24th, 2012, 10:03 am

Very nice, Tom! Congrats! :)
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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby RobtRoma - April 24th, 2012, 10:21 am

Looks great! :thumb:
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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby The Terminator - April 24th, 2012, 11:24 am

Great choice on the color! I really love Stirling Grey metalic, so much so that my wife and I bought a 2012 in the same color with the sport appearance package.

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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby MDSCAPE12 - April 24th, 2012, 11:30 am

Jerri Wrote:

You don't seem too excited

It's a really nice truck


Quite the contrary....I like the F150 it is a pretty nice truck.
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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby flightwriter - April 28th, 2012, 8:59 pm

Congratulations, ExplorerTom! That's a really sharp, classy vehicle.

jeremy1701 wrote:I notice you have those same orange spots on the tires. What are they for and how do you get rid of them?


I think they're used to help identify the high (or low) spot on the tire, for balancing purposes. (Link is to a Bridgestone Tires site.)

The paint eventually wears off, though it does take awhile. I wonder which will disappear from mine first - the orange tire spots, or the "Peel Away" stickers on each of the rims that withstand even a direct blast from a pressure washer...
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Re: My 2012 Sterling Grey Metallic Limited

Postby jbone2470 - April 28th, 2012, 9:11 pm

Around here i always get the dreaded green chalk mark on my tire when i park in a timed parking spot..So sometimes i will cheat and come back after he marks it and pull in and out so the mark is not in same spot.. :D

How dare them put chalk on my tires..Isn't this vandalism?.. I am sure brake clean on a rag, or rubbin alcohol,nail poilish remover may get your dot off..Just be careful not to get it all over and on paint,just dab a rag and rub off dot only...
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