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Old 04-26-2009, 12:55 PM   #1
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No More Armor All for me...

I know this has probably been done a thousand times, but I figured I'd post pics of what I did yesterday.

Done with Plastic-kote truck bed liner.

All together cost with 2 cans of liner and wax/grease remover...around $20.

Time all together... about 3 1/2 hours.

My fingertips are sore
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Old 04-26-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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Looks great!

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Old 04-26-2009, 12:59 PM   #3
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Wow, showroom clean. Wanna do mine next?

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Old 04-26-2009, 02:31 PM   #4
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Thanks to the both of you.

I hope it holds up. If not, I guess it wouldn't be too much trouble to do it again in a year or two.

Turdhurdler, it wasn't that bad. If you choose to go the same route I did, make sure you follow the directions on the can as far as spraying distance. This stuff covers a lot of area...and powerfully.
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Old 04-26-2009, 09:45 PM   #5
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I used plasticote trim and bumper paint...looks pretty much the same, I think it was like 3 bucks at Walmart. First time I did it, lasted about 6 mos and then started peeling, then I lightly sanded it and hit it again...going on a year now with no issues.

I used the same paint on my front bar bumper, and my rear bumper...all still looks great.
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Old 04-27-2009, 02:04 AM   #6
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Look Good, I think I am gonna do that.
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Old 04-27-2009, 07:02 AM   #7
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that looks really great. it always makes me mad when use armor all and then a few days later the fender flares re-oxidize
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Old 04-27-2009, 09:40 AM   #8
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Bugz... I was initially going to paint them also. I just didn't have the time to do it "right", with all the prep and all. I really hope this lasts for a good while. The plus is, is if they begin to chip, just spray more on

Meyers... Go for it. It wasn't difficult, was just kinda a p.i.t.a after a while dealing with the plastic retainers w/ big hands. I think the real bonus in this is, even though there's noticeable grit in the texture, somehow they're still somewhat glossy.

jgano...I know what you mean. Sway bar cover and bumper ends are next...maybe even the mirrors.
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Old 04-27-2009, 10:24 AM   #9
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Nice job. I have been using Forever Black on my trim. It's a black dye for vinyl and rubber. (Autogeek) I apply it with a foam brush. It looks OK and does not peel but it's hard to get a perfectly even look.
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:24 PM   #10
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Did you remove the flares before painting them? They look great!
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Old 04-27-2009, 12:51 PM   #11
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Might just give it a try. Mine have faded and beed armor all'd to death. the plastic bumper ends are headed to the trash heep.
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Old 04-27-2009, 01:00 PM   #12
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Shizam!! That thing is sparklie. Now go run it through a mud hole to see how it holds up.
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Thanks again for the compliments.

wmphipps - That was the main reason for me doing this. There are way too many (messy) products out there that make claims as to what they do. But what they can't do is, change the properties of the plastic that was manufactured. I don't know why Jeep uses plastic that fades as soon as it's backed out of the auto-rack...lol

Cal - I'm still thinking of doing my ends. There's a bull bar on ebay that bolts into the same provisions as the tow-hooks, and is still winch friendy, that I'm interested in. With that, I'm curious to see how it would look with both the ends on, and off.


Texascc- Yes I did. I read that some folks here kept them on and taped off around them. I didn't want to do that. The pressure these cans of plasti-cote emmits is extraordinary; you'd have to tape off the whole side of the vehicle

coyote - As luck would have it, it's pouring now. Just need to find someone who's willing to let me tear up their back 40.
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Shizam!!
did you mean Shizam-Wow?

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