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Old 04-14-2013, 07:44 PM   #7561
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Not a big thing, but I coated my side mirrors with undercoating. Looks better than it did, I just hope it holds up. Anyone used that for their mirrors? Also I've been looking through this very long thread and now I have more ideas. Anyone ever paint their jeep flat black? I don't mean undercoat or truck bed, but just plain ole flat black. I'd love to see pics. Thanks
Plastidipping is the new rave. You can spray your Jeep flat black today and a couple months down the road peal it off and spray it yellow.

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:00 PM   #7562
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Plastidipping is the new rave. You can spray your Jeep flat black today and a couple months down the road peal it off and spray it yellow.
Yeah I was thinking more like stealth fighter, but can't get that paint . I really don't like plastic dip

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Old 04-14-2013, 08:31 PM   #7563
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Yeah I was thinking more like stealth fighter, but can't get that paint . I really don't like plastic dip
Check this out. I've never used it or seen it in person but it looks pretty cool.
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Dumb question coming in. Going to Bedline my door handles. Any serious prep work needed with them? I don't need to sand those or scuff em up do I?
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Dumb question coming in. Going to Bedline my door handles. Any serious prep work needed with them? I don't need to sand those or scuff em up do I?
Only if you want it to stick for any amount of time. Any time you paint any surface you will want to remove as much debris as possible and either etch or sand the surface for maximum adhesion.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:10 PM   #7566
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I have that Self Etching Primer I suppose I will lay that down first. Thank you.
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Old 04-15-2013, 01:28 PM   #7567
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i wanna take one of those black (Photo buckets) cut holes in it to mount it to the roll bars in the back. I will use it to hold my straps all nice and rolled up and out of the way. I keep the rain cover under the seat with a pair of jumper cables.

Any ideas on how to pack the HF come a long?
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Haven't read the whole thread, but does anyone have any pics of some custom "oh s***t" handles? Just trying to get some ideas.
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Haven't read the whole thread, but does anyone have any pics of some custom "oh s***t" handles? Just trying to get some ideas.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:37 PM   #7570
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I have that Self Etching Primer I suppose I will lay that down first. Thank you.
I used that for a base on my fender flares about six months ago. Works good on plastics. Holding up well so far. Door handles should work well too, just harder to sand.

Scuff em up good so the primer can stick, but wipe it down with alcohol or something to get the crap off the surface before you paint.

If you want a textured surface paint it with rustoleum bedliner or something like that.

For smooth surface, sand the primered surface down smooth (wipe down again) and paint it with whatever works for you. I just used flat black duplicolor.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:54 PM   #7571
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Yep, just found those after I asked. Thanks!
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So I can make the 3 sections, but how do you tie them together?

They look great and I have some spare cord laying around. This way I won't have to buy handles.
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So I can make the 3 sections, but how do you tie them together?

They look great and I have some spare cord laying around. This way I won't have to buy handles.

A member on the forum made them for me. Southpal is their screen name. But you can look up YouTube videos on how to's. LilYeller has a write up thread on here.
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I got the same ones from southpaw. They are badass.
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Cool thanks. I originally bought the para cord to make myself a replacement watchband but the smallest package they had was 50 feet of the stuff. So now i have been using it to repair zipper pulls and such on the jeep. And will probably make some OS handles when I have some spare time this weekend. Might even wrap that grab bar on the passenger side too.
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Cool thanks. I originally bought the para cord to make myself a replacement watchband but the smallest package they had was 50 feet of the stuff. So now i have been using it to repair zipper pulls and such on the jeep. And will probably make some OS handles when I have some spare time this weekend. Might even wrap that grab bar on the passenger side too.
I have para cord: OS handles, winch pull, replacement grab bar wrapped in it, door pulls, door stays.



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Took off my rollbar padding/cover. I like the new look a lot better. Its a lot more rugged.
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Old 04-23-2013, 11:29 PM   #7578
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Took off my rollbar padding/cover. I like the new look a lot better. Its a lot more rugged.
Careful. I was very happy to have my padding when I smacked my head against the bar last week
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:40 AM   #7579
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Took off my rollbar padding/cover. I like the new look a lot better. Its a lot more rugged.
I actually bought some! Takes 10 years off my Jeep!
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:46 AM   #7583
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DIY backseat sub enclosure

Tons of ppl gut the rear seat and build the sub box into the actual seat portion...which imo just makes an uncomfortable seat more uncomfortable...so i decided to gut the backrest instead. dont have any pics of the work in progress but i basically took off the cover, trimmed a good 3 inches of foam off the padding up until i hit the inner support wires of the padding itself, cut the inner bracing of the back rest out...it was like 5 or so steel rods running vertically. i then measured the inside of the area i had to work with, picked out a 12 inch sub that needed as little space as possible 1 cubic foot, and built a rectangular box that fit inside the frame. i anchored it down using using pieces of an old belt off some cargo pants screwed into the box around the frame tubing. stretching the cover over the box was a bit tricky as it is now a solid 2 inches thicker so i had to add some grommets around the stock zipper and lace the seat back with some paracord. at 500 watts that seat packs some serious thump. and feels like a back massage if ever sitting back there lol.
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Tons of ppl gut the rear seat and build the sub box into the actual seat portion...which imo just makes an uncomfortable seat more uncomfortable...so i decided to gut the backrest instead. dont have any pics of the work in progress but i basically took off the cover, trimmed a good 3 inches of foam off the padding up until i hit the inner support wires of the padding itself, cut the inner bracing of the back rest out...it was like 5 or so steel rods running vertically. i then measured the inside of the area i had to work with, picked out a 12 inch sub that needed as little space as possible 1 cubic foot, and built a rectangular box that fit inside the frame. i anchored it down using using pieces of an old belt off some cargo pants screwed into the box around the frame tubing. stretching the cover over the box was a bit tricky as it is now a solid 2 inches thicker so i had to add some grommets around the stock zipper and lace the seat back with some paracord. at 500 watts that seat packs some serious thump. and feels like a back massage if ever sitting back there lol.
I love what you did but be careful with that sub. Its not very good so if you blast it a lot it won't last a year. I have 12" kicker comp vr's that only require 1 cubic foot
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I love what you did but be careful with that sub. Its not very good so if you blast it a lot it won't last a year. I have 12" kicker comp vr's that only require 1 cubic foot


Yeah ive been told lol. i actually dont crank it up too loud, just enough to balance out the overall sound. if i really feel like kicking it, i ditch the seat and drop in my 2x12 pioneer set up.
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Tons of ppl gut the rear seat and build the sub box into the actual seat portion...which imo just makes an uncomfortable seat more uncomfortable...so i decided to gut the backrest instead. dont have any pics of the work in progress but i basically took off the cover, trimmed a good 3 inches of foam off the padding up until i hit the inner support wires of the padding itself, cut the inner bracing of the back rest out...it was like 5 or so steel rods running vertically. i then measured the inside of the area i had to work with, picked out a 12 inch sub that needed as little space as possible 1 cubic foot, and built a rectangular box that fit inside the frame. i anchored it down using using pieces of an old belt off some cargo pants screwed into the box around the frame tubing. stretching the cover over the box was a bit tricky as it is now a solid 2 inches thicker so i had to add some grommets around the stock zipper and lace the seat back with some paracord. at 500 watts that seat packs some serious thump. and feels like a back massage if ever sitting back there lol.
I like the cargo pants belt anchoring. Very inventive!

I am thinking of doing something like this as well, but probably with a couple 8's as they don't need as much air space. Just wish I still had my old Orien 12's... Those things thumped pretty hard!
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Careful. I was very happy to have my padding when I smacked my head against the bar last week
I considered that. If I could have taken it off the back bars but left it across the top middle piece I would have. But I wheel very little/none right now, and when I do, its not worth bragging about.
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With the rear seat sub deal I always figured it was an attempt at stealth/security as well as saving space. I'm planning to eventually build my own box. I'm considering getting some 1-1.5" metal blocks and new bolts and raising the seat brackets up a bit to reduce the amount of foam that needs removing. When I do I'm gonna look for a used 98-02 seat to hack up, mostly because the seats were made bigger than the 03-06.
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I recently put on a lift so I've been saving some cash and doing cheap mods lately. First I bought a set of nice quality digital camo seat covers from cabela's for only 20 bucks each. Then I went to Joann's fabric store and bought some sheets of heavy duty digital camo contact paper and camo covered my glove compartment, center console and interior door handles. For My third (and best) cheap mod I took an aluminum arrow, removed the tip, and slid it over my antenna, fletching side up. Never really seen these two mods done before. Wish I knew how to post pics tho
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today just sprayed my front grill matte black with the plasti dip spray. turned out great and was cheap and easy. cost me $10 for two cans and $5 for the painters tape. here is before and after
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