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Old 10-09-2012, 02:36 PM   #1
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Painted Jeep brand Slush floor mats

Just thought I'd share if anyone was interested:

I got bored with my all black slush mats, so I painted all of the tread and the Jeep logos. They came out nice, not sure how long it will last though.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:21 PM   #2
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I gotta admit, I rolled my eyes when I read the title of the thread. But now that I see the finished result I have to say that they do look pretty cool. Keep us posted on how long the effect lasts, I may want to try this if I don't have to touch 'em up too often.

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What kind of paint did you use? I wonder if a vinyl paint would hold up.
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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that's cool. nice job.
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That's pretty neat.
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I gotta admit, I rolled my eyes when I read the title of the thread. But now that I see the finished result I have to say that they do look pretty cool. Keep us posted on how long the effect lasts, I may want to try this if I don't have to touch 'em up too often.
+2, but after seeing them I'm thinking they'd look good in my yella jeep.

I'm interested to see how they hold up.
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Thanks for the compliments!

I looked online for a little guidance on painting rubber and I couldn't find much. Since I was only painting the treads on the mats I couldn't use a spray paint. I ended up using an oil based primer and then the purple and gold are both a Glidden exterior paint. After the one coat of primer I ended up being most satisfied after 4 thin coats of the colors. I used one of the foam chisel tip brushes to paint. I just put them back in my Jeep this morning. So we'll see how well they hold up.

No, not a Lakers fan, I'm in South Louisiana - so it's LSU colors!
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Like other people here I saw the topic and thought to myself "why would any fool want to paint his floor mats?"

I am glad I looked at this thread. That is very cool looking. Many people eager to see how they hold up. Keep us posted!
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Old 10-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #13
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Wow I like that. It adds a nice personal touch without looking like a Honda. Now I wanna do mine to match my deep cherry red exterior!!! They'd look great I think with that dark red and black...
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Did you mask off anything or not btw?
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Thanks again everyone!

I'll go outside and take some pictures of them back in the Jeep shortly and post.

No, I didn't mask anything off. The foam brush I used had a chisel tip and was about 3/4" wide. I went with light coats each time, so there was never any issues with it dripping. I did the primer and first coat the first day and did an additional thin coat each evening after and kept them inside to dry away from trash/grass and our South Louisiana humidity.
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Pictures

These are pictures I took as I painted each coat, primer, then the 4 coats of paint.
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Installed Pictures

Here are the mats back in my Jeep. Sorry the sun was bright this morning, so some areas are hard to see.
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I gotta admit, I rolled my eyes when I read the title of the thread. But now that I see the finished result I have to say that they do look pretty cool. Keep us posted on how long the effect lasts, I may want to try this if I don't have to touch 'em up too often.
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+2, but after seeing them I'm thinking they'd look good in my yella jeep.

I'm interested to see how they hold up.
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Like other people here I saw the topic and thought to myself "why would any fool want to paint his floor mats?"

I am glad I looked at this thread. That is very cool looking. Many people eager to see how they hold up. Keep us posted!
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I passed on this thread two doezn times because I kept thinking....what jack-arse would paint their (I was thinking entire) slushmat?

But I'm also glad I clicked on this thread. That looks really cool.

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I passed on this thread two doezn times because I kept thinking....what jack-arse would paint their (I was thinking entire) slushmat?

But I'm also glad I clicked on this thread. That looks really cool.

+1

While I'm not a fan of your particular color choice, I like the originality and it looks like you took your time and paid attention to the details.
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I really like that. I think I may have to do this also!
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Old 10-10-2012, 05:29 PM   #22
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Nifty! interested in longevity, please keep us posted. I havent found anything made for rubber in yellow besides plasti-dip and that will rub off the first time you step on it.
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Old 10-10-2012, 06:20 PM   #23
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Wow!! almost too nice to put my boots on.............
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Looks good! Wouldn't last long with the gravel & dirt I track in my Jeep though. Please prove me wrong and I am all over it like a hobo on a hotdog!
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I agree very cool but won't last. Rubber is too hard to keep paint on and add to that the flexible nature of those mats and the moisture salt and grime. That being said I hope you prove me wrong.
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Thanks again. Most of you are skeptical on the durability of them, so I do hope to prove you all wrong. Although, I'm probably leaning more towards them not lasting too long also. I'm in the south, so there is no salt anywhere, but I do deer hunt so there will be mud tracked in from my hunting boots. I'm hoping that maybe since I just rest my feet on them and don't really walk on them that they'll at least last a little while. On a positive note - I do have plenty of paint left for touching up!
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Ok, I'm sadly admitting most of you were right! But I'm not giving up yet. I scratched a tiny part with the rough corner of the bottom of my tennis shoe. I'm going to try and coat them with a coat of a type of sealer and see how that does.

I'll keep everyone posted!
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They're still VERY COOL Looking.

I think if you painted the non-raised parts you might have better luck with the durability Then the painted part would not take any friction from rocks or shoes/ boots. That being said it would be a harder to paint than the raised part. Keep us posted with pics.
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look for a clear flexible type of coating. or go with some tire paint next time.

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