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Old 04-08-2013, 09:51 PM   #7501
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I did this a little while ago, replaced my dome and footwell lights with blue LEDs I like the blue but it may be too much for some

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I did this myself. It looks great for the leg area, but I dont like it for the sound bar dome. IM going to somehow put a switch in for my dome so it only turns on when I want. That way the blue leg area wont be affected by the white dome. I havent tried the dash lights yet.

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I did this myself. It looks great for the leg area, but I dont like it for the sound bar dome. IM going to somehow put a switch in for my dome so it only turns on when I want. That way the blue leg area wont be affected by the white dome. I havent tried the dash lights yet.
Pull the #14 fuse behind the glove box and just turn your headlight switch to turn the dome light on when you want

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Pull the #14 fuse behind the glove box and just turn your headlight switch to turn the dome light on when you want
It's fuse #4 and turning the headlight switch on will activate the dome light as well as the footwell lighting. I think he wants the dome to be completely separate.
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Zip ties on the zippers. Now I can put my top up under a half hour and fewer curse words.
I made zipper pulls with paracord. Its amazing how much easier it is to use the zippers for my softop windows. Theres videos on youtube on how to make them. If you cant find them let me know and Ill get the info for you.
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This is an amazing thread lol
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Old 04-08-2013, 11:02 PM   #7506
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Plastidipped grill

I will be "plasti-dip"ing this summer for the chip coverage etc. Im also going to do my fender fronts up to the rounded edge where it goes flat/horizontal above the markers.
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Old 04-09-2013, 06:14 AM   #7507
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I will be "plasti-dip"ing this summer for the chip coverage etc. Im also going to do my fender fronts up to the rounded edge where it goes flat/horizontal above the markers.

It has been asked numerous times but is there a reason people choose Plasti-dip over Rustoleum Bed Liner for the front grill? Is it simply because you can peel off the Plasti-dip if you don't like it?

I would think the Bed Liner would be better against chips no?
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It has been asked numerous times but is there a reason people choose Plasti-dip over Rustoleum Bed Liner for the front grill? Is it simply because you can peel off the Plasti-dip if you don't like it?

I would think the Bed Liner would be better against chips no?
A great idea is to plasti dip and if you don't like it... Bed line over and if you don't like the bed liner, you can peel it off
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A great idea is to plasti dip and if you don't like it... Bed line over and if you don't like the bed liner, you can peel it off
This sounds good in theory. Has anyone done this? My only speculation would be how well do the two products adhear to one another.
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Thanks!! It was a really easy job too. Hardest part was taking the fenders off of the jeep to do it. Many of the welded nuts on the backside of the fender had broken and were quite difficult to get to haha but all in a days work
Little older post but I did the same thing with mine but I left them bolted on, used painters tape to mask of my line and used a normal utility blade, scored it, bent it and it peeled right off. Sanded with a block, tapes off the fenders and painted the flares with plastic dip about 7 coats. Have held up a year now.
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This was not very creative but it was cheap and a build upon an old idea. I researched everyone's opinion on mirrors for doorless travel and there seemed to be issues with all designs; while the price was no less then $50. Mirror re-location caused issues with opening the doors, or having the doors on; while the hinge mount vibrated so bad people can't see; and the window frame mounts had issues with rusty bolts that did not want to come out without breaking or stripping. So, I ordered some square spot mirrors on Amazon ($23) and purchased four foot of 3/8 still rod and two 3/8 x 2 1/2 bolts; along with two nuts and rubber coated washers ($10). I welded two foot of rod to the head of the bolts and put a 45 degree bend at the half way point. I welded a scrap piece of flat bar to the end and drilled a hole for the mirror mount. I polished them down, primed, and painted them black; along with the mirrors.

For just over $30 I have a set of functional mirrors to throw in my door hinge.
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This was not very creative but it was cheap and a build upon an old idea. I researched everyone's opinion on mirrors for doorless travel and there seemed to be issues with all designs; while the price was no less then $50. Mirror re-location caused issues with opening the doors, or having the doors on; while the hinge mount vibrated so bad people can't see; and the window frame mounts had issues with rusty bolts that did not want to come out without breaking or stripping. So, I ordered some square spot mirrors on Amazon ($23) and purchased four foot of 3/8 still rod and two 3/8 x 2 1/2 bolts; along with two nuts and rubber coated washers ($10). I welded two foot of rod to the head of the bolts and put a 45 degree bend at the half way point. I welded a scrap piece of flat bar to the end and drilled a hole for the mirror mount. I polished them down, primed, and painted them black; along with the mirrors.

For just over $30 I have a set of functional mirrors to throw in my door hinge.
Pictures or it didnt happen. Haha. I think with properly insulated mounts the vibration is reduced it removed.
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Pictures or it didnt happen. Haha. I think with properly insulated mounts the vibration is reduced it removed.




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Looks nice. Only thing I can think of, to maybe help limit vibrations, is use a castle nut on the bottom with a cotter pin to keep it from backing off. If you are going to make it a permanent install.

If you plan on taking it off often keep it like it is and just keep a wrench handy in case it does back off from road vibrations.

Looks nice and sturdy though, I like it.
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Looks nice. Only thing I can think of, to maybe help limit vibrations, is use a castle nut on the bottom with a cotter pin to keep it from backing off. If you are going to make it a permanent install.

If you plan on taking it off often keep it like it is and just keep a wrench handy in case it does back off from road vibrations.

Looks nice and sturdy though, I like it.
Thanks for the advise: I'm only home one week a month. My wife drives it most of the time so it's mainly doorless when I'm home. I used a teflon lock nut and rubber coated washers to keep it tight. There's so little vibration, one has to pay attention to see it.
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Old 04-10-2013, 06:42 PM   #7516
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Didnt want solid plastic guards, as they might crack, get ripped off etc when out in the ruff stuff... so i used some Bus Flares to covers my tires...
(law down here in NZ)

Dude those tires look B A. What kind are they?
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Old 04-10-2013, 10:34 PM   #7519
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Looks a million times better. It makes the jeep look almost brand new. Every time I see a jeep with faded flares it makes me think they don't care about how their jeep looks. It's too easy and too cheap not to take care of. So a big thumbs up to you sir.
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Looks a million times better. It makes the jeep look almost brand new. Every time I see a jeep with faded flares it makes me think they don't care about how their jeep looks. It's too easy and too cheap not to take care of. So a big thumbs up to you sir.
Def need to do mine. Just need to find a place to do it. I am garageless :-\
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Bed lined where the hood has taken a beating from rocks and such... $12 can of duplicolor spray bed liner...



Also did the hinges with the same can!




Fender flares, grille inserts, and headlight inserts are all next!
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Dude those tires look B A. What kind are they?
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Def need to do mine. Just need to find a place to do it. I am garageless :-\
You can get by without a garage. Just make sure it is a calm day out and no wind to throw dust and stuff onto your work during spraying/curing. During prep work like sanding and such it doesn't really matter.

I would wait a few weeks till pollen season is over though, it just started around here and that stuff just keeps falling. Won't be able to keep your flares clean long enough to spray them, much less have time for the paint to dry before that stuff gets all over them.
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Bed lined where the hood has taken a beating from rocks and such... $12 can of duplicolor spray bed liner...



Also did the hinges with the same can!




Fender flares, grille inserts, and headlight inserts are all next!
I just did the samething but with rustoleum. I did my grill and front fenders



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With the bedliner, do you remove the Tape / paper each coat like with Plasti-dip or just leave the tape / paper there and remove after multiple coats?
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I removed after multiple coats
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Bed lined where the hood has taken a beating from rocks and such... $12 can of duplicolor spray bed liner...

Also did the hinges with the same can!

Fender flares, grille inserts, and headlight inserts are all next!
Looks good Tom.
May do this to my YJ.
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Bed lined where the hood has taken a beating from rocks and such... $12 can of duplicolor spray bed liner...

Also did the hinges with the same can!

Fender flares, grille inserts, and headlight inserts are all next!
Hopefully dupli color works better for. Mine flaked off and wrecked after a week.
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Hopefully dupli color works better for. Mine flaked off and wrecked after a week.
I used rustoleum Berliner for the interior and it SUCKS. The duplicolor seems a little rougher, we'll find out, if not, I'll take me off and run them over to linex
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You can get by without a garage. Just make sure it is a calm day out and no wind to throw dust and stuff onto your work during spraying/curing. During prep work like sanding and such it doesn't really matter.

I would wait a few weeks till pollen season is over though, it just started around here and that stuff just keeps falling. Won't be able to keep your flares clean long enough to spray them, much less have time for the paint to dry before that stuff gets all over them.
Ok. Maybe i can use my work parking lot. Im just afraid of overspray geting on my neighbors cars. And no kidding about the pollen! This is my first spring in SoCal and its nuts! Ive been running safari style for two weeks now and the interior of my jeep is completely covered!

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