Your pride in your personal fleet of trucks may be evident in how often you have mechanical upgrades performed. In spite of handling routine maintenance needs, you may be holding back on how much exposure your company gains. A dull-colored cab, rusted metal trim, and minimal lighting can make each big rig seem insignificant and just like all of the other old semi-trucks and trailers that are dotting the highways. Use some customization techniques to make your presence speak volumes.
A Custom Paint And Lettering Job
New paint and lettering will let people know when one of your trucks is driving down the highway. Metallic or glossy paint that is paired with airbrushed or vinyl lettering will make each rig unique. Custom paint can be ordered through an automotive dealer and some dealerships offer painting services.
If the building that you operate your business from is painted a specific color or design, incorporate this color or design pattern into the paint and lettering upgrades that are added to each trailer's exterior. The cab portion of each truck can be painted to match a respective cab, or you can go with a dual-tone appearance, which features a specific color on the rig's trailer and a contrasting color on the cab.
Metal components that lack luster and that show visible signs of rust on their surface can make each vehicle and trailer look weathered and old. A simple upgrade, which includes replacing tailpipes, metal edging, grills, footholds, and rims, will instantly provide each vehicle with a renewed appearance. Each chrome part will need to be ordered through a dealership, to ensure that the pieces will fit the truck and trailer models that you own.
Chrome does not rust, but if pieces contain intricate designs and dirt can become wedged between chrome sections, cleaning the chrome can be performed while at a truck stop or a service center. Dish detergent and water or a commercial chrome cleanser should be applied with a soft rag. A narrow brush can be used to loosen particles that are wedged between narrow sections of chrome.
Strings Of Amber Lights And Light Bars
Strings of amber lights and light bars can be used to outline the top of a cab, both sides of a trailer, a grill, or the running boards that are located along both sides of a cab. Lights that contain bulbs that are the same color as a paint job will emphasize the unique color of each truck and provide a rig with a glowing effect. A bulb color that is distinctly different than the paint or the lettering will also help each rig stand out. Decide which parts you would like to highlight and purchase a combination of amber lights and light bars for each rig that you own.
Contact a dealer to get a custom semi-trailer.