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Old 02-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #121
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Sorry, not following. My jeep is bedlined, so there isn't much "shine" left to it...
So when people tell you to "keep the shiny side up." You'll have a hard time because you don't have a shiny side! That was the joke. I just understood it now lol.

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Old 02-13-2013, 07:05 AM   #122
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So when people tell you to "keep the shiny side up." You'll have a hard time because you don't have a shiny side! That was the joke. I just understood it now lol.
Ohh lol. god I was slow on that one! Lol

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Old 02-13-2013, 08:00 AM   #123
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So when people tell you to "keep the shiny side up." You'll have a hard time because you don't have a shiny side! That was the joke. I just understood it now lol.

We always used to say (when it was cool to do so) "keep the rubber side down".
I guess you're screwed there too...

Although I believe Line-X is mostly a poly, so maybe you'll be OK..
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Old 02-17-2013, 03:27 PM   #124
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What do you all think of these? Or just stick to the regular Rubicon decals? I'll need to replace either way one I get the Jeep back.
Were you able to get the decals on? Or is there too much texture?
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:13 PM   #125
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Were you able to get the decals on? Or is there too much texture?
You must have ESP lol. I got the decals in on Friday. My plan...to reinforce the adhesion with a heavy duty spray adhesive I got from autozone. I'm going to do this tomorrow. Ill definitely gets some pics ( if it works) or let ya know if it didn't work.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:36 PM   #126
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You must have ESP lol. I got the decals in on Friday. My plan...to reinforce the adhesion with a heavy duty spray adhesive I got from autozone. I'm going to do this tomorrow. Ill definitely gets some pics ( if it works) or let ya know if it didn't work.
Maybe dumb idea...maybe genius...can you spray a clear coat or polyurethane over the stickers to protect/ help edges to not peel up?
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:12 PM   #127
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Love that WildBoar top!
Awesome Jeep! Can't wait to see the Linex'd exterior with clear coat. I'm actually thinking of that for my CJ. Please share your thoughts, pros & cons after having this done.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:37 PM   #128
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Maybe dumb idea...maybe genius...can you spray a clear coat or polyurethane over the stickers to protect/ help edges to not peel up?
I like your idea! If I can get it to stick and lay flat ill try the clear coat. I have some rust oleum crystal clear enamel.
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Old 02-17-2013, 05:41 PM   #129
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Love that WildBoar top!
Awesome Jeep! Can't wait to see the Linex'd exterior with clear coat. I'm actually thinking of that for my CJ. Please share your thoughts, pros & cons after having this done.
Thanks! The linex is already done. Have had a it a couple weeks now. Absolutely no regrets. Love the look and there are no weight/over heat issues that some (who have never done it) might suggest. It's also easy to clean, again despite what some people think, use a long handled brush and a hose. Pros: practically indestructible, looks (matter of opinion). Cons: will scrape you up if you rub up on it to fast...but honestly I'm in love with it..not many cons for me. This is for the linex product. I can't speak for the other brands out there.
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:30 AM   #130
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The color you did it in looks good!
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:32 PM   #131
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Decals back on. Going to clear coat over them in the AM to make sure they stick. They came out rough (with allot if pressure via my thumbs), which I really like. Makes it go with the texture of the rest of the rig.
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That looks really good...starting to think my LIL RED needs a "make over"
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Old 02-18-2013, 07:39 PM   #133
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That came out pretty dang good. That color looks good when textured. I Line-xed my phone in blue and it didn't look as good IMO.
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Old 02-19-2013, 07:22 AM   #134
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Great looking TJ. Keep posting pics of the bedlining and painting of the exterior parts, it's giving me ideas. Thanks!
Gave me ideas and I have started to line parts at my shop, acetireandwheel.com I also decided to install a wild boar fastback top on our 2010 Jk. As of now we have tons of mods and accessories. to start, an SRT8 hemi engine swap, couldn't take the lack of power after having the grand cherokee SRT, but wanted something i could crush things with. AEV snorkel and corner guards which have been lined here at the shop, didn't want to spend so much money at line x but know their product is good since we just sent a truck there. AEV 4.5 inch suspension lift and heat reduction hood which looks sweet and two toned black and matte black. Added rocker panels, rbp rx3 Nerf bars also lines. Rugged ridge accessories throughout such as the cowl protectors, intake overlay, hinge protectors, aluminum hood catches. Recon fender led's and turn signal led's along with Recon winch but with nylon rope because of the weight. Recon LED driving lights but in rear to add some light at my rear. 6 Kc hi lites on the Body Armor roof rack. Just so you know it was noisy as heck until we sprayed rubber into the joints. Great thing is that you can run the wiring through the rack as its hollow unlike some other racks (lesson learned). Also have body armor front and rear bumpers with rugged ridge hitch shackle in front and we also created a matching trailer with jeep fenders and recon led's on it that will also be completely lined. Truck has 37" Nitto Trail grapplers on 22" xd Rockstars for now which we removed all the chrome plastic pieces and lined in black. Trailer has 17inch matching Rockstars with terra grapplers. On top of roof rack you can find a powder coated Nathan air chime locomotive horn powered by a viair 400 c compressor . It's friggin loud and we also made it work from the aux input into the Viper 2 way color alarm with GPS ad smart start. We also lined the hard top and the interior of it as well. Recon led strobe lights finish out the outside along with led lights in the hood to accent the grille mesh and we cut out a piece of the body to accent the ARB rocker panel guards, you can see the letters at night with LEDs. Body armor skid plate too.

On the interior you can find an Alpine double din with navigation, a Tuffy secure lock protecting it. It's cool it flips out to protect the my gigs and aftermarket radios. We sell that stuff too. A secure lock Tuffy under seat storage drawer is on its way too. The Tuffy security deck, full locking console and glove compartment is on the way! Also has interior LEDs which are sweet. Jeep ghost lights that show the jeep logo on the floor when you open the doors. Have a rugged ridge overhead organizer to handle all my paperwork and misc crap I gather throughout the day visiting dealerships. Also have a rugged ridge switch pillar with 4 Daystar switches that power on all the lights. Separate secure button for the train horn.

Also have a Jl audio system throughout with a sweet W7 sun in the back. Rugged ridge grasp handles and fire extinguisher with holder. Rugged ridge flashlight holder as well. AEV seat coves in black. Hornblasters PA system with siren and horn.

This thing has been a great learning experience. A drunk driver took care of my srt8 jeep Cherokee which was sweet but the thing acted like a shovel in the winter time in the Chicago alleys. Another idiot that thought a green light meant she could turn left even though oncoming traffic also had the same green light took care of my dodge ram sport which I loved. So I made this tank out of a 2010 Jeep wrangler sport which I bought as cheap as I could at auction. It's an advertising machine for our store as we visit dealers and receive jeep builds out of displaying it so she also works full time. I have put up 1,000 pounds on the roof rack when no one wanted to help display things at shows but not recommended. Found out what a snorkel was when I went splashing around water that went over the entire truck and got a little water into the old v6 which started up and ran great after an oil change. Oh yeah was embarrassing getting towed by my buddies fj back to the shop but as you see lesson learned.

Over all this truck has been a blast building and is a big boys Lego set. Expensive as it may be I use it with purpose for the store and I beat the crap out of it when I take it to the trails. Only small trails as of now but went 4 feet into water and got stuck into clay, took down two trees when we attached the winch but the beast got out just fine with tons of mud on the truck and myself. She looked even better after nice and dirty. I will be at the big boy trails soon but want to change the axles and get some heavy duty slotted rotors and wildwood brakes,before I do that. What's money for? You can't take it with you! Come spend some at Ace Tire and Wheel in Summit Illinois. Find us on the web at acetireandwheel.com. Click on like us on Facebook and check out the gallery to see the progress of the Jeep for start to who knows when I'll ever stop. We have tons of accessories in stock for all trucks. Over 1,000 tires and wheels and a small but plentiful jeep section. Check it out and if you would like email me at juan@acetireandwheel.com.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:02 AM   #135
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Decals back on. Going to clear coat over them in the AM to make sure they stick. They came out rough (with allot if pressure via my thumbs), which I really like. Makes it go with the texture of the rest of the rig.
That looks great! Are you planning on doing the JEEP logo on the side too? That would really bring the whole look together IMHO.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:41 AM   #136
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That looks great! Are you planning on doing the JEEP logo on the side too? That would really bring the whole look together IMHO.
Thanks! I was actually thinking of leaving the jeep decal off (but you may be right, It might look even better). The rubicon decals weren't necessarily difficult to put on, just took more effort, just not stick and forget like on a normal hood. Still have to do a couple more coats of clear coat today to fill in the tiny gaps of the rough texture around the edges.
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:19 AM   #137
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Decals back on. Going to clear coat over them in the AM to make sure they stick. They came out rough (with allot if pressure via my thumbs), which I really like. Makes it go with the texture of the rest of the rig.
You should linex the fenders now to match
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #138
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You should linex the fenders now to match
Thinking of it, he quoted me $50 out the door if I take just the fenders to him.
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Old 02-28-2013, 01:55 PM   #139
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Old 03-28-2013, 06:23 PM   #140
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Trektop NX just arrived. Will be taking off the old one and installing the NX tomorrow. Pics to come!
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Top on! Sore fingers and a bit sunburned, but well worth it. Fits like a glove..a tight glove.
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Top on! Sore fingers and a bit sunburned, but well worth it. Fits like a glove..a tight glove.
That looks great! Love the fast back look to it, definitely sets it apart!
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What are the thoughts on getting iggee seat covers in all blue? My interior is all black and it's pretty dark in there, this might turn out decent. Figured they put all red seats in the new 10 year Rubi...so I could do all blue in mine lol
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Added some color today....and painted my seats black
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Added some color today....and painted my seats black
How'd you paint the seats?
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How'd you paint the seats?
Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint
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Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint
Interesting, I've never heard of that actually? Does it hold up well? And not fade?
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Duplicolor vinyl and fabric paint
It holds up great I sell it all the time at Autozone and never get any complaints which is rare to say the least...
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Awesome Jeep wish I had the kind of cash for a rubi LJ. If you don't mind me asking what did you pay to get your exterior done? My local linex shop quoted me at least 2grand even if I strip everything myself. It seemed a bit too much.
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It holds up great I sell it all the time at Autozone and never get any complaints which is rare to say the least...
No complaints here either, seems to be pretty good. Looks like I have brand new black seats, and they still feel like cloth. Went this route to see if I could save money on seat covers, glad I did!

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