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Old 12-10-2012, 03:02 PM   #1
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Black dash trim question

Hi everyone!

Today I saw a Jeep Sahara Unlimited (2011-2012) that had the contour of the heat vents and the glovebox handle that was painted gloss black instead of it being aluminium...and it looked amazing! Does anyone of you know if it comes factory or was it the owner that did it himself? If the owner did paint it, does anyone of you know how to do this?


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Old 12-10-2012, 03:13 PM   #2
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It comes factory on the Altitude Edition




I don't think you can order these pieces from Mopar, though. If you can, I'd like to know about it so I can scoop them up myself! They sell the black JEEP logo from the Altitude, so I don't see why they can't sell these trim pieces as well...

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Old 12-10-2012, 03:17 PM   #3
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That does look sharp. I haven't seen this option anywhere, save when people did it themselves. I'd love to know though! I've been considering painting some of that myself.
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Old 12-10-2012, 05:50 PM   #4
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Just take them off and paint it gloss black and it'll match the Altitude look.
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I've been searching around for the Altitude interior pieces. No luck.
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:23 PM   #6
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Same here. I guess I will have to do it myself. It might just be hard to sand the contours of the air vents since they are small and detailed.


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Here's a thread on painting the trim. Looks great when you match the outside colour.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pai...im-170817.html
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:34 PM   #8
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It comes factory on the Altitude Edition

I don't think you can order these pieces from Mopar, though. If you can, I'd like to know about it so I can scoop them up myself! They sell the black JEEP logo from the Altitude, so I don't see why they can't sell these trim pieces as well...
My gawd, that looks soooooo much better than my dash with the stupid silver accents... uhg!
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:35 PM   #9
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Thanks for the link! Its great information to get me started. I think I will stick with black though...Im afraid putting dozer inside might make me tired of the color.

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Here's a thread on painting the trim. Looks great when you match the outside colour.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/pai...im-170817.html
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Do the vent accents just pop out with some force?
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Do the vent accents just pop out with some force?
NO !
There is a great thread on how to do it and I am sure someone will post it for you. I did not bookmark it cus I am leaving mine Silver in my White JKU.
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I'll look around, thanks.
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Do the vent accents just pop out with some force?
Twist them, then they'll pull right out as a whole unit.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #15
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here is a great post for painting grab handle ...

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/che...od-197494.html

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Twist them, then they'll pull right out as a whole unit.
WRONG ANSWER !

Here is the post that will have your answer .....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/int...ng-144025.html

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WRONG ANSWER !

Here is the post that will have your answer .....

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/int...ng-144025.html

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Ahhh, ok. In my old 2010 they were a little easier. On the newer ones, I guess you need to push a small tab down with a screwdriver.

Still easy.
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Interior Trim

I have been searching for the Altitude trim pieces since I bought my White JKUR 2 months ago. Well I have been searcing all over and called the dealer to see if Mopar offers the black trim. It seems they do not offer the colors that they put in their special edition jeeps, hence special editions. They offer blue, yellow, red, and silver.

I came across this interior link which will get you most any black piece you want, plus any other color design you may want. However, it does not replace the core pieces, such as the vent rings etc.

So I may go with removing them myself and painting, then adding some other accent pieces from the kit from Remin.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Wood Grain Dash Kits | Carbon Fiber

I am also just worried about not getting the airvent rings just right with paint. I was thinking about having them hydrodipped as well.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:43 PM   #19
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I am going to end up painting them myself. Those kits dont replace the areas of the dash I want. Thanks for sharing

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I have been searching for the Altitude trim pieces since I bought my White JKUR 2 months ago. Well I have been searcing all over and called the dealer to see if Mopar offers the black trim. It seems they do not offer the colors that they put in their special edition jeeps, hence special editions. They offer blue, yellow, red, and silver.

I came across this interior link which will get you most any black piece you want, plus any other color design you may want. However, it does not replace the core pieces, such as the vent rings etc.

So I may go with removing them myself and painting, then adding some other accent pieces from the kit from Remin.

2013 Jeep Wrangler Wood Grain Dash Kits | Carbon Fiber

I am also just worried about not getting the airvent rings just right with paint. I was thinking about having them hydrodipped as well.
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Awesome

Video link for vent removal...
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Mopar sells trim kits now, but I don't see black yet...

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Old 04-10-2013, 12:25 PM   #22
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Dash accents from Mopar

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Mopar sells trim kits now, but I don't see black yet...

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They have had these for a while now, but probably will never carry black, since it was a special edition they offered it in.

Who knows, but black looks nice for sure.
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Old 04-10-2013, 08:46 PM   #23
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If anyone has a 4 door Sport that is thinking about painting, let me know. I have the bright silver in mine and would like to trade for the Sport's dark charcoal pieces. I figure if you're painting them, it won't matter what color underneath it is.
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If anyone has a 4 door Sport that is thinking about painting, let me know. I have the bright silver in mine and would like to trade for the Sport's dark charcoal pieces. I figure if you're painting them, it won't matter what color underneath it is.


I would be willing to trade you jeff if you haven't already painted yours black
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Has anyone had any issues removing the center vent closest to the steering wheel? Something is catching on the top of the vent after turning it clockwise. The bottom is loose but the top is stuck. Any ideas?
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I would be willing to trade you jeff if you haven't already painted yours black
Sorry man, I swapped them out about a year ago, lol.
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Has anyone had any issues removing the center vent closest to the steering wheel? Something is catching on the top of the vent after turning it clockwise. The bottom is loose but the top is stuck. Any ideas?
Make sure you watch the YouTube video on removing them. There is a small tab you have to depress with a screw driver to get them out. The video explains it much better.
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It kinda annoys me that my dad's sport with crappy 16" wheels has better interior trim pieces that my new rubi... I got into his the other day and offered to trade him all my trim, tried to tell him I would be doing him a favor by "upgrading" his jeep to the rubi interior.

He was having none of it.

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