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Old 12-01-2013, 03:36 PM   #1
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Going to get my bright white 2014 JK grille LineX'd black with UV top coat this week. I was curious if folks who have done this removed all of the clips, turn signal lenses, and specifically the weather stripping from the grille prior to having it lined. If so, where did you pick up a new weatherstripping and how did you re-apply it? Pics would be great too! Thanks!

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Old 12-01-2013, 04:20 PM   #2
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When I had mine done they told me that on plastic they can't leave any edges like they can on metal so they had to spray the hole grill .. I'm not sure if that's true but the place I had mine done said that's the only way it can be done. You can prob save the weather stripping and get some BA double sided tape but I just ordered on from the dealer . So expect to do a little grinding to get the turn signal lenses in .. It's not a big deal just take your time and do a little bit at a time.. You'll be very happy after you get it on..

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Old 12-01-2013, 05:09 PM   #3
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When I had mine done they told me that on plastic they can't leave any edges like they can on metal so they had to spray the hole grill .. I'm not sure if that's true but the place I had mine done said that's the only way it can be done. You can prob save the weather stripping and get some BA double sided tape but I just ordered on from the dealer . So expect to do a little grinding to get the turn signal lenses in .. It's not a big deal just take your time and do a little bit at a time.. You'll be very happy after you get it on..
Thanks Supperfast, this is all very helpful info! I do have a couple of follow-up questions, if you would be so kind:

1. Do you happen to have the part number for the grille weather stripping?
2. Do you recall how much the weather stripping cost?
3. Any tips on re-installing the weather strip?
4. What did you use to grind the turn signal lenses?
5. Did you remove and re-install the Jeep emblem, or mask it?

By the way, yours looks way rad! Thanks again!!
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Thanks Supperfast, this is all very helpful info! I do have a couple of follow-up questions, if you would be so kind: 1. Do you happen to have the part number for the grille weather stripping? 2. Do you recall how much the weather stripping cost? 3. Any tips on re-installing the weather strip? 4. What did you use to grind the turn signal lenses? 5. Did you remove and re-install the Jeep emblem, or mask it? By the way, yours looks way rad! Thanks again!!
Sorry I don't have the part # but the dealer can look it up.. And I think it was 10 or 15 bucks. It's been awhile sorry I can recall .. Yes line x pulled the emblem for me and I cleaned it up and put hight strength double sided tape on it .. You don't want to buy a new Crome one cuz there metal and like 50 bucks.. I used a dermal w a corse sander head on it .. I took a measurement on the grill where to put the weather stripping back on but it's not hard to do and as long as you get it close it will be fine.
I'm glad to help just let me know if you have any more questions
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Thanks Supperfast, this is all very helpful info! I do have a couple of follow-up questions, if you would be so kind: 1. Do you happen to have the part number for the grille weather stripping? 2. Do you recall how much the weather stripping cost? 3. Any tips on re-installing the weather strip? 4. What did you use to grind the turn signal lenses? 5. Did you remove and re-install the Jeep emblem, or mask it? By the way, yours looks way rad! Thanks again!!
Oh and I ground the line x off the grill inside where the signal go's
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:56 AM   #6
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Oh and I ground the line x off the grill inside where the signal go's
Awesome thanks! Hey are those custom rubicon stickers? Where'd you get those? They look nice!
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Awesome thanks! Hey are those custom rubicon stickers? Where'd you get those? They look nice!
Yeah I got them from pixi decale
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Sorry it's pixie decal
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:34 AM   #9
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Just a quick note to those curious:

The rubber hood seal (2014 JK): 55397279AB
Picked up for $29.99 on quadratec. This piece is a pain to remove only because it leaves behind a horrible rubber adhesive mess.

Handing the grill off to my Line-X buddy today!

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I've been considering doing this to my grill.

I seem to recall there's a company out there that will send you one already done and you ship your grill to them to keep. Don't recall who or the price but that's likely the route I'll go.
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I've been considering doing this to my grill.

I seem to recall there's a company out there that will send you one already done and you ship your grill to them to keep. Don't recall who or the price but that's likely the route I'll go.
I'd love to know who it is. I'm ready to line my grill, but can't be without it since it's my DD.
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I'd love to know who it is. I'm ready to line my grill, but can't be without it since it's my DD.
Most lines places can do it in an hour or so. Just make an appointment and they are usually pretty quick about it. It dries almost instantly so you could pop it on at the line-x place.
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:24 PM   #13
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I rode to line x and back home without my grill I just zip tied the turn signals ..
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Old 12-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #14
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Also I had to do some grinding on mine to get the turn signals to fit. And the holes on top had to be opened up for the push pins . So you may not be able to install it in the parking lot.
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Heres the bling blang.. Lookin good. I dig the Jeep emblem being sprayed over.

Cant wait to see it mounted. Cost less then originally thought too.. Now you can spray your fenders after you trim them

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Old 12-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #16
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Heres the bling blang.. Lookin good. I dig the Jeep emblem being sprayed over.

Cant wait to see it mounted. Cost less then originally thought too.. Now you can spray your fenders after you trim them

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That DOES look good!

Crap, if only it wasn't subfreezing all weekend...I'd peel the Plastidip off my grill to start preparing for this.
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Heres the bling blang.. Lookin good. I dig the Jeep emblem being sprayed over.

Cant wait to see it mounted. Cost less then originally thought too.. Now you can spray your fenders after you trim them

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That looks good! Nice job and choice.
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Old 12-06-2013, 08:56 AM   #18
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Heres the bling blang.. Lookin good. I dig the Jeep emblem being sprayed over. Cant wait to see it mounted. Cost less then originally thought too.. Now you can spray your fenders after you trim them
Hey folks if you're in the SoCal/Inland Empire area go see Moabrubi to get your grill done! That's mine in his photo! They do great work over there. By the way I have been driving without a grill for 3 days now. Like someone else mentioned I just zip-tied the turn signals and haven't had an issue. The MOPAR part number for the JK hood seal strip on the top of the grill (you will need to remove and replace it) is: 55397279AB Quadratec was the cheapest with free shipping for $26.99. Was quoted $100 for the grill Line-X with the UV topcoat but as Moabrubi said it ended up being cheaper! Awesome! You might need to replace 6 metal clips on the back if you break them (I didn't) but you can find all the part numbers in the MOPAR instructions that come with the JK chrome grill.

I will post photos when I get it mounted up this weekend.

Good luck!
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Can I put line x on myself? How about fenders, can it be used on them? What about coating the underside and axles?
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No. It requires special equipment since its sprayed on at 2000 PSI, mixes specially, and is preheated to 160*.

But yes we do fenders and what not. I sprayed my fenders. Undercoating is tough since the vehicle has to be torn apart (body off) and be flipped over. I dont reccomend spraying axles.
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Ground down a strip for the hood seal with the dremel. All done.



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Sweet. I love the texture on it. I have had mine plastidipped for awhile and want to get this done now. The grilie is light. Tell them to start a mail in mail out service.
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That turned out really nice. I'm going to try that on my gecko grille first, then maybe the hard top.
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That turned out really nice. I'm going to try that on my gecko grille first, then maybe the hard top.
Thanks! Keep us posted (with pics) how it goes. I'm definitely interested in seeing the hard top!
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If you're worried you may not like it, you can always find a cheap on at salvage or craigslist and line that one. I bought one for $25 and herculined it. Figured if I didn't like it I could always go back to OEM in less than 5 minutes.
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If you're worried you may not like it, you can always find a cheap on at salvage or craigslist and line that one. I bought one for $25 and herculined it. Figured if I didn't like it I could always go back to OEM in less than 5 minutes.
Found one on kijiji tonight. Hopefully I'll pick it up next weekend.

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