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Old 12-19-2010, 12:56 PM   #1
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painting headlight rings black

Im outside painting my headlight rings black. I'm using a primer, I already sanded them with 220 grit sand paper. Which paint should I use for the black? Krylon fusion satin black, rust control satin black or rust control flat black?

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Old 12-19-2010, 12:59 PM   #2
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Im outside painting my headlight rings black. I'm using a primer, I already sanded them with 220 grit sand paper. Which paint should I use for the black? Krylon fusion satin black, rust control satin black or rust control flat black?
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Old 12-19-2010, 01:53 PM   #3
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You shouldn't need primer with the Krylon. It's designed to bond to plastic. I painted mine a few weeks ago and have had a high pressure washer within 4" of it with no peeling.
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:28 PM   #4
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Done painting them. I think it looks great. My brother parked in front of me so this is a close pic. I will put a better one up later
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:38 PM   #5
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nice it looks like it has a make up like an eye liner
i will be doing the same as soon as i replace my tires
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:45 PM   #6
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looks good, how long did it take?
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Old 12-19-2010, 05:53 PM   #7
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Lookin' good! Doesn't it make you smile a little wider when you see it now?
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:00 PM   #8
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Yeah I'm lovin it now.... Everyone was right about painting them... Took about 3 hrs to do and a six pack of beer. My garGe was 72 degrees also...
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:39 PM   #9
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You should buy the black grill inserts they make the car look mean looking! I brought the inserts and black headlights for my yellow wrangler and makes it look 100% better!
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Old 12-19-2010, 06:45 PM   #11
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Yeah... You can see that my thread started about 2pm. Then I posted a pic of them finished about 6:30. I waited for a little bit too get some opinions on the paint I should use. Then I said hell with it and went at it. Maybe 3 1/2 hrs. They were dry to the touch so I threw them on.... They didn't chip or nothing when I installed them. I think since it's thin plastic stuff it dried quick. Now when I painted my thick metal mirror bracketts, they took forever to dry.....
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Well, if you include drying time I guess it took me a couple of days. 5 minutes to take them off. 5-10 minutes to scuff. I almost just put them back on "non chrome polished" - looked pretty good. I put a coat of paint (Semi gloss Rustoleum)on whenever I happened to be in the garage over the next couple of days. Then 5 minutes to put back on.
Now the only things chrome are lugnuts and the damn Jeep logo on the steering wheel..can you just scrape chrome off that logo?
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Old 12-19-2010, 07:58 PM   #13
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I just did mine today. note to all, painting in 15 degree weather is a PITA... but I got it done. Im probably gona redo them when I bedline my fenders and grill n rocker panel but, for now they look cute
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:21 PM   #14
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I just did mine today. note to all, painting in 15 degree weather is a PITA... but I got it done. Im probably gona redo them when I bedline my fenders and grill n rocker panel but, for now they look cute
When painting something small like that, you can set it up on a piece of cardboard. Take it outside, spray it, bring it back in to dry between coats. Be sure to bring the paint in also.
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When painting something small like that, you can set it up on a piece of cardboard. Take it outside, spray it, bring it back in to dry between coats. Be sure to bring the paint in also.
^^^^That's what I did. It made my wife mad because she's sensitive to paint smells and it stunk up the house a bit. It was worth it anyway though
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Old 12-19-2010, 08:41 PM   #16
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kevin, What kind of lift do you have on that jeep? Thats about the height I'm wanting to lift my jeep to.
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kevin, What kind of lift do you have on that jeep? Thats about the height I'm wanting to lift my jeep to.
It's a 4 inch ole man emu suspension lift. Thanks for noticing... Wavey...
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What brand grill guard do you have?
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What brand grill guard do you have?
You talking about the bully bar?
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OME is sexy, and often times the 4 might even give you like 4.5, they tend to under estimate themselves now that was an investment :P
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:11 PM   #21
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OME is sexy, and often times the 4 might even give you like 4.5, they tend to under estimate themselves now that was an investment :P
Yeah I was outside the other day measuring my springs and they came out to me as being almost a 6 inch lift. Infernogirl sent me a chart awhile back on spring height. I'm assuming that's a installed spring height? Do you know what my spring lengths should be for a installed spring 4 inch ome susp.lift?
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Where did you get the OME 4" lift from? I've only seen the 2-2.5" lifts from them.
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:38 PM   #23
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OME does not make a 4"
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Old 12-23-2010, 07:48 AM   #24
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I didn't even bother sanding mine. I just washed them in my kitchen sink and painted with whatever black paint I had in my garage. It's been holding since the summer. It took maybe 5mins (dried in 15). My beer lasted longer.
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I bought it with the lift on it already. I know the shocks are OME. I just assume the susp.lift is OME....
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I may be wrong. I did search before and I did not find an OME 4" "kit" but OME does sell 4" springs and shocks for 3.5 - 5". You may indeed have an OME setup.

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