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Old 07-28-2011, 04:24 PM   #181
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Looks great! Never used that bed liner stuff. Is it better to use?
it looks good, and feels good, im sure it works great for hard to get spots, but i definitely wouldnt use it for the entire tub or anything like that. but for little thinks like handles rims, roll bars, tough spots, and touch ups it works great

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:50 PM   #182
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i think i am going to do my light bar and mirrors this weekend. im not sure if i like the chrome.
You don't like the chrome.

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Old 07-28-2011, 04:55 PM   #183
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Mirrors look great with bedliner on them, guess thats next on my to do list. This is fast becoming one of my favorite threads lol. Amazing how much different you can make your jeep look with one rattle can of paint or bedliner. Keep up the posts!
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:14 PM   #184
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totally didnt read this before i did, plus thats way too much work for these crappy fenders lol. i will be getting flat rock crushers soon enough
Yeah I hear ya! I only found that out when I went to put the new fenders on and did it he hard way. A sawsall and a cut off wheel
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Btw I've found my inner tub lined with herculiner is quite hard to clean because it's so rough. The rustoleum liner is much finer but still rough. Has anyone gotten there jeep muddy and tried cleaning off parts with the spray liner on them?
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Old 07-28-2011, 05:40 PM   #186
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Btw I've found my inner tub lined with herculiner is quite hard to clean because it's so rough. The rustoleum liner is much finer but still rough. Has anyone gotten there jeep muddy and tried cleaning off parts with the spray liner on them?
I was wondering the same thing. wondering how hard it will be to keep the wheels clean that I did
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:28 PM   #187
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Hahaha it's ok. Nah I took the tires offs scuffed let it sit for like 20 min till it felt good. Popped the weights back on and bolted them on.
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My thoughts as well!!!! That pic is a keeper!
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I think my mirrors are next for bed liner
Bed liner works very well for mirrors. Two tips for you if you do them:
1. separate the mirror from the bracket so you don't have to try to mask off the rubber grommet. (like I did before I realized it was possible )
2. Use a heat gun or paint stripper to remove the existing paint. It may not be peeling now, but it more than likely will eventually.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:29 PM   #189
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You don't like the chrome.
Yes. Chrome is bad.
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:30 PM   #190
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Btw I've found my inner tub lined with herculiner is quite hard to clean because it's so rough. The rustoleum liner is much finer but still rough. Has anyone gotten there jeep muddy and tried cleaning off parts with the spray liner on them?
I'll let you know next week. I'm take my pig out wheeling this weekend and have rustoleum on my bumpers, handles, and mirrors.
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I'm so pumped to do some bed-liner painting! Wheels, mirrors, fenders, wipers...hmmm...what else.....maybe grill and headlight trim

Wonder if this is like getting tattoos...it can become an addiction?
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Old 07-28-2011, 06:47 PM   #192
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Took off my rear jugs yesterday and painted them with Krylon Fusion. They look brand new.

Also took off the fronts with the intention of painting them. I did paint one and then decided I liked the look of them off. Ordered a set of TJ end caps from the local dealer for a little over $6. They will be here tomorrow. Better than the deal I found on Amazon cuz I didn't have to pay shipping.
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I forgot.....thinking bout using the Plasti Dip for the mirror stalks. Anyone else try that instead of bedliner?
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I'm so pumped to do some bed-liner painting! Wheels, mirrors, fenders, wipers...hmmm...what else.....maybe grill and headlight trim

Wonder if this is like getting tattoos...it can become an addiction?
Addiction? Maybe. It won't hurt at all and you can remove bedliner easier.
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Addiction? Maybe. It won't hurt at all and you can remove bedliner easier.
Haha! Good point!
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Man, that looks great!
Thanks, the littlest things do so much
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Btw I've found my inner tub lined with herculiner is quite hard to clean because it's so rough. The rustoleum liner is much finer but still rough. Has anyone gotten there jeep muddy and tried cleaning off parts with the spray liner on them?
i just keep mine dirty, living in Arizona desert puts dust over everything, im guess a scrub brush like the ones you use for wheels would work.??
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Old 07-28-2011, 07:09 PM   #198
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Door Pin holders for under $1

Lots of folks like to take their doors off.... I haven't yet but will be...

Some buy the clips, some wire in toggles, some pull fuses, and some just pull the door pins and unhook them both...

I did the easiest and cheapest thing I could with what I had laying around.

(2) 1/4" wide hose clamps
(2) pieces of shim stock (very thin metal)



Push your door pin in and measure the distance (Don't be too accurate) and cut and bend your metal like so....


Tighten the hose clamp just enough to go around the door pin body with enough room to slide the metal over the pin and under the clamp, press-hold and tighten it up!!!


Now if you are worried about scuffing the paint, grab some electrical tape and wrap it tight.... DONE!!!!



Took all of 10 minutes!!!!
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Bed liner works very well for mirrors. Two tips for you if you do them:
1. separate the mirror from the bracket so you don't have to try to mask off the rubber grommet. (like I did before I realized it was possible )
2. Use a heat gun or paint stripper to remove the existing paint. It may not be peeling now, but it more than likely will eventually.
Thanks ill definitely keep this in mind.
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Yes. Chrome is bad.
YUp im getting rid of the chrome light bar, its the last chrome thing on my jeep, only bade thing is that i am not able to take it off. there is one bolt that has a bit broke off in it and it rusted in, i can either do it the hard way and take it off, or just put newspaper all over my jeep?
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I'm so pumped to do some bed-liner painting! Wheels, mirrors, fenders, wipers...hmmm...what else.....maybe grill and headlight trim

Wonder if this is like getting tattoos...it can become an addiction?
Im addicted to both!
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Lots of folks like to take their doors off.... I haven't yet but will be...

Some buy the clips, some wire in toggles, some pull fuses, and some just pull the door pins and unhook them both...

I did the easiest and cheapest thing I could with what I had laying around.

(2) 1/4" wide hose clamps
(2) pieces of shim stock (very thin metal)



Push your door pin in and measure the distance (Don't be too accurate) and cut and bend your metal like so....


Tighten the hose clamp just enough to go around the door pin body with enough room to slide the metal over the pin and under the clamp, press-hold and tighten it up!!!


Now if you are worried about scuffing the paint, grab some electrical tape and wrap it tight.... DONE!!!!



Took all of 10 minutes!!!!
Good Idea, i think my fuse is out right now, but this is what i plan on doing.
1. Push in button, drill tiny hole(size of paper clip)
2. push button in, insert paper clip into hole( the rubbery paper clip) and boom goes the dynomite
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I wouldn't drill into it.... there are 3 contacts that run inside the switch.... chances are you will hit em....
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there was a thread about it and i liked the idea, but i will have to look into it a little more
Thanks for the headsup, and worst case scenario your method works too
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wonder if this is like getting tattoos...it can become an addiction?
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Just made a switch for the doors. It will replace the fuse and will allow you to turn the dome light / door pins on when you want them to work and off when you dont want. This was schemed up earlier today and built using scrap stuff I had laying around the house.


First I modified a few spade terminals to make them the size of the fuse ends. you can see in the picture how they looked before and after I modified them. They may need a little work to fit properly but Im at my desk and its really dark outside atm lol.


Second I crimped them onto the wires and connected it to a simple on off switch. This switch has the ability to light up (which I dont want) thats what the extra terminal on the bottom of the switch is for.

Next I will replace the fuse marked door/dome (bottom row, last fuse on the right on my TJ) With the modified spade terminals. Make sure these terminals dont touch each other or the dome lights will stay on. And now POOF! on off switch for your dome light.





P.S. If it makes you feel safer place a fuse on the "hot" wire from the fuse box. This is the side that tests power when the fuse is removed, I will be doing this but I dont have another fuse right now.

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Just made a switch for the doors. It will replace the fuse and will allow you to turn the dome light / door pins on when you want them to work and off when you dont want. This was schemed up earlier today and built using scrap stuff I had laying around the house.


First I modified a few spade terminals to make them the size of the fuse ends. you can see in the picture how they looked before and after I modified them. They may need a little work to fit properly but Im at my desk and its really dark outside atm lol.


Second I crimped them onto the wires and connected it to a simple on off switch. This switch has the ability to light up (which I dont want) thats what the extra terminal on the bottom of the switch is for.

Next I will replace the fuse marked door/dome (bottom row, last fuse on the right on my TJ) With the modified spade terminals. Make sure these terminals dont touch each other or the dome lights will stay on. And now POOF! on off switch for your dome light.





P.S. If it makes you feel safer place a fuse on the "hot" wire from the fuse box. This is the side that tests power when the fuse is removed, I will be doing this but I dont have another fuse right now.

Enjoy!
This is amazing! im not sure if it will lead toany other problems or not but very cool.
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IDK if wheeling hard will move the terminals around in the fuse box but its easier than pulling a fuse. And if they do move then it will be an easy fix. I will let you know how it holds up after this weekend.

It will not cause any permanent damage if you fuse that switch properly, then again it would only cause problems if there were a short in your doorpins or domelight (almost never lol)
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IDK if wheeling hard will move the terminals around in the fuse box but its easier than pulling a fuse. And if they do move then it will be an easy fix. I will let you know how it holds up after this weekend.
Will it cause any other problems ?
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It will not cause any permanent damage if you fuse that switch properly, then again it would only cause problems if there were a short in your doorpins or domelight (almost never lol)
I edited that post but not fast enough lol.
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I edited that post but not fast enough lol.
haha yea that happens when im bored at work. so whats that inline fuse you were talking about, is that just an inline fuse

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