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Old 04-21-2013, 11:08 PM   #19711
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Won my first battle against water spots. This is my first vehicle I've cared enough about to keep the hard water at bay.

Used rainX glass cleaner. Works awesome.
On the body?

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Old 04-21-2013, 11:11 PM   #19712
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Not allllll of it got done today, but close enough.

Installed my Dominion Offroad HiLift mount along with axe mount.
Added my tailgate panel, shovel, med & misc bags.
Installed dual dirtbaz storage pouches over the wheel wells.
Made a little pivoting dog leash attachment.
And finally edited some photos from last weekend
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:32 PM   #19713
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Installed plain gas cap cover.

Installed dead pedal.

Previous install of clear signal lights and mesh grill.

Base of garage hoist for hardtop installed.

The whole hoist project is done, will post added pics soon.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #19714
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Finally got my wheels back on after plasti coating them! I think I may be addicted now, I was looking around the garage for random stuff to plasti dip
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:37 PM   #19715
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:38 PM   #19716
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Installed plain gas cap cover.

Installed dead pedal.

Previous install of clear signal lights and mesh grill.

Base of garage hoist for hardtop installed.

The whole hoist project is done, will post added pics soon.
What do you think of the dead pedal?
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:43 PM   #19717
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What do you think of the dead pedal?
It was definitely something to get used to, but its only been a day. I do like the support for the left foot, but I m 6-01 and have it the farthest adjustment. Another 1/2 to 1 inch would likely have been more ideal for me.

That said, I had some boots on yesterday after I did the install. Today, I had sneaks on and there it was more comfortable.

I recently did a trip to FL and back (NJ). The whole way I was wishing for the left pedal. This will do just fine.
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Old 04-21-2013, 11:49 PM   #19718
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Here are the finished Gator ceiling hoist mount pics. I couldn't mount directly to the ceiling so I created a 3/4" plywood base to mount it to.

I wont take the hardtop off until the daily temp here is over 60 degrees. I anticipate, or should I say hoping, it will be very soon.
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:20 AM   #19719
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Took it out to Superlift ORV Park here in Arkansas with friends!
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Old 04-22-2013, 12:33 AM   #19720
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Took it out to Superlift ORV Park here in Arkansas with friends!
That's a nice park. What trails did y'all do?
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:18 AM   #19721
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It was definitely something to get used to, but its only been a day. I do like the support for the left foot, but I m 6-01 and have it the farthest adjustment. Another 1/2 to 1 inch would likely have been more ideal for me.

That said, I had some boots on yesterday after I did the install. Today, I had sneaks on and there it was more comfortable.

I recently did a trip to FL and back (NJ). The whole way I was wishing for the left pedal. This will do just fine.
Just ordered my dead pedal today as next week I'm driving to STL...about a 12hr drive. Ill post how it is...I'm 6'3" 300+ and wear a size 15 shoe.
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Old 04-22-2013, 02:28 AM   #19722
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Did my first ever oil change by myself, I know thats pathetic but I just hate having to get rid of oil, but after paying $100+ for my first synthetic oil change I'll be doing it myself from now on.
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Old 04-22-2013, 03:26 AM   #19723
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not totally done but close, made my jeep a rear storage rack

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Old 04-22-2013, 07:08 AM   #19724
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I made a couple survival bracelets to secure the rear seat belts from flapping in the wind.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:11 AM   #19725
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That's a nice park. What trails did y'all do?
We did Brandon's Run, then Buckhorn North, Twin Hills. Then pulled up to Showtime Hill, and let everybody take turns pulling up on it to see how crazy it really is. Then ran a few more on the other side ending up on Rubicon Ridge and Wrangler Rock.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:20 AM   #19726
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plasti dipped my grille, door hinges, and keyholes.
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Old 04-22-2013, 07:24 AM   #19727
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I cut down my front bumper and put on my black grille emblem.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:01 AM   #19728
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plasti dipped my door hinges.
im considering doing the same simply as added protection when re-installing the doors. looks good.
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #19729
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plasti dipped my grille, door hinges, and keyholes.
Take them off or tape them off?
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:11 AM   #19730
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Picked up my 2013 10th Anniversary Rubicon Unlimited from the dealer over the weekend and immediately took her home and installed the AFE products: 3" relocated muffler CAT back exhaust, throttle body spacer and CAI. Wow! What an unbelivable improvement in the performance! Night and day difference on a brand new engine! The exhaust soulds awesome and really low and mean, when you get on the gas; however, there is a low rumble that increases exhaust sound inside the Jeep at normal throttle (it could be a little annoying to most drivers). We'll have to see after I break it in a little and have the undercoating installed to see if it quiets down. Get out and enjoy them!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:28 AM   #19731
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Did my first oil change (2nd for Jeep - 1st was at stealership). Ridiculously easy, except that the shop cranked the filter cap on excessively tightly. Had to go get a special socket just for that...but otherwise very easy! Never paying for an oil change again!
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Old 04-22-2013, 08:33 AM   #19732
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We did Brandon's Run, then Buckhorn North, Twin Hills. Then pulled up to Showtime Hill, and let everybody take turns pulling up on it to see how crazy it really is. Then ran a few more on the other side ending up on Rubicon Ridge and Wrangler Rock.
Showtime is insane isn't it.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:06 AM   #19733
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Take them off or tape them off?
took grille off, only takes five minutes for a jk. everything else I taped.
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im considering doing the same simply as added protection when re-installing the doors. looks good.
I noticed a few chips in the paint on forward part of hinge, so this will protect them and my grille. super easy to do, just take tape off immediately after last coat, as final spray kinda reliquifies previous coats.
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Awww, cutie! What's his name?
Rowdy.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:13 AM   #19736
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Rowdy.
Fitting name for a Heeler I hear.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:19 AM   #19737
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Plastidipped the whole thing Camo Green. I also dipped some things black, including the hood locks, antenna as well as the wheel center caps.
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Old 04-22-2013, 10:52 AM   #19738
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Plastidipped the whole thing Camo Green. I also dipped some things black, including the hood locks, antenna as well as the wheel center caps.
That looks great!
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Plastidipped the whole thing Camo Green. I also dipped some things black, including the hood locks, antenna as well as the wheel center caps.
Interested in what this required. Effort, work time, how many gallons of dip, etc... Enlighten us?
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Thanks, so a breakdown of whats involved for dipping the entire JK.

I purchased a HVLP Spray Gun-necessary-$110 at Lowes, Graco 2900 Spray Station

2 gallons of Sprayable Camo Green from Dipyourcar.com, I already have 20 coats of clear and black on the Jeep so if you are starting from scratch, I'd go with 4 gallons.

Prepping is easy since everything comes off the Jeep, I take all fenders off, grill off, wipers, taillights and 5th wheel as well as carrier.

Make sure every surface you are spraying is clean.

Don't tape and cover glass windows, its easier to peel the dip off once you are done.

I did use some tape and plastic drape to cover the soft top, really easy since most of the lines are already there to follow.

All in all it took me 2 hours to prep, included hand washing.

2 hours to spray and 2 hour to put everything back on.

So for a little under 6 hours I completely changed the look of the JK to a color that no one has, I'll take it.

Also, all in my total price was $147, since I already owned the spray station.

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