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Yesterday 07:34 PM
Kadonny
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Originally Posted by KingsWW View Post
^^ The patches are made with velcro on the backs already. Just search amazon for "velcro morale patches". I bought the velcro panels stuck to the visor from walmart.

Just give the panels stuck to the visor a day or so to set. I put my morale patches on a little too early and went to take one off to adjust it and the fuzzy panel started to peal away from the visor a bit. It's fine now though.
Ah, I see now. No issues with the heat on really hot days cooking the backing adhesive and it falling off the visor? Still, really great idea, thanks.
Yesterday 05:24 PM
rajbull
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Originally Posted by Newjeepkid View Post
Wow! I did not think that would make such a difference with just the vent covers! thats awesome! well looks like i have another mini project on my hands for next weekend! Are they easy to take off?
Apparently, they do peel off easily. From what I saw, it is easy to take them off. It a pretty simple project but you will be amazed at the difference it makes .. have fun bro
Yesterday 10:10 AM
KingsWW ^^ The patches are made with velcro on the backs already. Just search amazon for "velcro morale patches". I bought the velcro panels stuck to the visor from walmart.

Just give the panels stuck to the visor a day or so to set. I put my morale patches on a little too early and went to take one off to adjust it and the fuzzy panel started to peal away from the visor a bit. It's fine now though.
Yesterday 09:34 AM
Kadonny
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Originally Posted by KingsWW View Post
Someone mentioned this earlier, put velcro on the sun visor to cover up the sticker and added a few patches. After looking at the pic I did a horrible job lining up the velcro pieces.

Great idea! So give me the details please. It looks like you stuck the fuzzy softer side to the visor, then do you adhere the plastic rigid side to the back of the patches?
10-19-2014 11:00 PM
Newjeepkid
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Originally Posted by rajbull View Post
Did Plastidip of the interior trims to match my paint.. I used the rustoleums flexidip. Didn't like it much since it was thin and running a bit. Had to do 4-5 coats to get it to the right texture and to cover up the gray .. Plastidip is way better.

But it looks awesome after finished. Pictures don't do justice.
Wow! I did not think that would make such a difference with just the vent covers! thats awesome! well looks like i have another mini project on my hands for next weekend! Are they easy to take off?
10-19-2014 03:57 AM
Lusus_Naturae Now that it's getting to be winter again, you can find the foam pipe insulation easily. Buy two of them, and wrap you soft top "L" tubes in the backseat and give the dogs or kids a little extra cushion from hitting their head.

I ran these on the TJ, and I could even fold my soft top down fine with them on (although it does crease the foam if you leave your top down more than a day). My son used to fall asleep in the darnest spots, his favorite was to lean on the bar and nod off - that was even before I put foam on.

Approx cost - $6 for both sides.
10-18-2014 11:22 PM
Requiemm
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Originally Posted by SirRyan View Post
Forget plasti dip...bedline it
Doing the Plastidip to see how I like it since it's easily reversible. If I like, then will consider a more permanent solution.
10-18-2014 02:39 PM
Mad dog 21 Is the plasti dip or is Bedliner easer to clean? I know plasti dip will flake off and is usually a flat or smooth surface. Bedliner we know is course but I think you need to use a brush instead of rag.
10-17-2014 04:55 PM
SirRyan
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Originally Posted by Requiemm View Post
Is that an Amp'd JK? I'm asking because I'm trying to find matching paint for mine.


Oh, and a question for all. Plastidip just the letters or the whole grill? Can't decide myself.
Forget plasti dip...bedline it
10-17-2014 11:33 AM
Requiemm
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Originally Posted by jrwpmw View Post
A few of my cheapies!
1) painted my jack with matching spray paint and mounted it with 2 u-bolts and wing nuts that I painted black. $13
2) replaced tweeters and used the old grills to fill in the 2 small holes in the sound bar - I don't use the/have hard top. FREE
3) fixed my cowl ding and prevented new ones with "offical jeep parts" - um well, metal badges. $8

I will take some pics,it all turned out better than you might think!
Is that an Amp'd JK? I'm asking because I'm trying to find matching paint for mine.


Oh, and a question for all. Plastidip just the letters or the whole grill? Can't decide myself.
10-16-2014 05:28 PM
Daisy Stormtrooper
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Originally Posted by Requiemm View Post
So now would be a good time to say I just bought 4 cans of black Plastidip and a roll of green painters tape? I also have a set of side steps, a grill mod set, and a trailer hitch arriving today and tomorrow. Guess what I'm going to be doing Saturday? Oh and one of the Springtail Solutions JK Rear Door Folding table & Molle Combos will be arriving Tuesday as well.
Just so there's no lack of consistency, here's a wave to go with your Super Sized PlastiDip order!
10-16-2014 04:53 PM
Requiemm
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Originally Posted by Silencer View Post
I'm stunned. A whole two days have passed without a plasti-dip comment in this thread! That must mean it's time to start talking about the Jeep wave here instead.
So now would be a good time to say I just bought 4 cans of black Plastidip and a roll of green painters tape? I also have a set of side steps, a grill mod set, and a trailer hitch arriving today and tomorrow. Guess what I'm going to be doing Saturday?

Oh and one of the Springtail Solutions JK Rear Door Folding table & Molle Combos will be arriving Tuesday as well.

10-16-2014 02:13 PM
Silencer I'm stunned. A whole two days have passed without a plasti-dip comment in this thread! That must mean it's time to start talking about the Jeep wave here instead.
10-14-2014 09:57 PM
Daisy Stormtrooper
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Originally Posted by rajbull View Post
Did Plastidip of the interior trims to match my paint.. I used the rustoleums flexidip. Didn't like it much since it was thin and running a bit. Had to do 4-5 coats to get it to the right texture and to cover up the gray .. Plastidip is way better.

But it looks awesome after finished. Pictures don't do justice.
Yay! I did mine in white too and love them--if you decide you like them after a while (I didn't like the feel of the PlastiDip on them) and want it to be permanent, try primer and then appliance spray paint...can of white is $4 at HD, and is cold, heat and water resistant, plus has a nice smooth shine to it.
Don't forget your speakers up top! Congrats on the nice work!
10-14-2014 08:02 AM
rajbull Did Plastidip of the interior trims to match my paint.. I used the rustoleums flexidip. Didn't like it much since it was thin and running a bit. Had to do 4-5 coats to get it to the right texture and to cover up the gray .. Plastidip is way better.

But it looks awesome after finished. Pictures don't do justice.
10-13-2014 10:49 AM
Boppa
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Originally Posted by MtnToSea View Post
I bought my Black Jeep logo for $9 on Ebay. Easier then Plasti-Dip.
Or just remove it altogether. Having the logo between the grill and hood just looked too crowded to me.
10-13-2014 10:21 AM
skeeter0311
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Originally Posted by nboucher98 View Post
Clearly not a lawyer. It may be required in your state, but it's not required in all states (including the one in which I'm licensed to practice law, Texas).

One can sue anyone for anything in this great nation, but having a painted third brake light is far more likely to work as a defense ("I wouldn't have hit him if I'd have seen the third brake light") than a cause of action ("He caused the wreck with his painted third brake light, and I'm entitled to compensation"). In fact, that's a loser right from the start, for lots of reasons. Someone may sue, but they won't win.
Just checked with a lawyer friend of mine (at the American Legion post here). Said as long as the light STILL LIGHTS UP IN RED and CAN BEEN SEEN FROM X NUMBER OF FEET AWAY it is legal. (The feet many vary by state.). According to him it is the light not the lens that is important.
10-13-2014 12:29 AM
MtnToSea I bought my Black Jeep logo for $9 on Ebay. Easier then Plasti-Dip.
10-12-2014 11:08 PM
Nutro Awesome, thanks guys. I'm going to Hydro-dip mine soon so I was hoping it wasn't too involved but it looks simple. Even better.
10-12-2014 08:43 PM
DWDK
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Originally Posted by Newjeepkid View Post
5.99 at Fleet Farm and Menards.
That's a good price, next time I'm in Wisconsin I will be sure to pick some up .
unfortunately it's a lot more expensive up here. A friend of mine always buys his south of the boarder as well. By for the 1 can I needed I wasn't gonna cry over the price.
10-12-2014 08:14 PM
Newjeepkid
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Originally Posted by DWDK View Post
Not if you don't own a can of plasti dip . can of plasti dip at the local hardware store is $22
5.99 at Fleet Farm and Menards.
10-12-2014 06:25 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by DWDK View Post
Not if you don't own a can of plasti dip . can of plasti dip at the local hardware store is $22
I don't know where you go but Amazon is pretty cheap
10-12-2014 05:54 PM
DWDK
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
It's cheaper to just plasti dip the emblem too
Not if you don't own a can of plasti dip . can of plasti dip at the local hardware store is $22
10-11-2014 05:11 PM
roberthleeii
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Originally Posted by SFM View Post
Cheap ($9) and quick mod. Replaced original chrome Jeep grille emblem with Mopar black emblem. Using painters tape is an easy way to ensure you line the new emblem up correctly.
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Originally Posted by Mr_Gigglz View Post
It's cheaper to just plasti dip the emblem too
I like the idea of just replacing it and not plasti dipping the emblem. Good job!
10-11-2014 04:37 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by SFM View Post
Cheap ($9) and quick mod. Replaced original chrome Jeep grille emblem with Mopar black emblem. Using painters tape is an easy way to ensure you line the new emblem up correctly.
It's cheaper to just plasti dip the emblem too
10-11-2014 02:13 PM
SFM Cheap ($9) and quick mod. Replaced original chrome Jeep grille emblem with Mopar black emblem. Using painters tape is an easy way to ensure you line the new emblem up correctly.
10-11-2014 02:04 PM
Daisy Stormtrooper
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Originally Posted by Nutro View Post
How does the grille come out on a 14? I want to do some custom stuff but not sure of the process.
The descriptions here are totally accurate, but if you're a visual person like me, YouTube it. There are a ton on there.
Good luck--it's super easy!
10-10-2014 06:21 PM
Jeepersteve 2012 Jeep Wrangler: Episode 1: Grill Removal and IPF Headlight Upgrade - YouTube
10-10-2014 06:20 PM
JeepHog71
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Originally Posted by Nutro View Post
How does the grille come out on a 14? I want to do some custom stuff but not sure of the process.
*open the hood
*pop up and out the 7 doo-dads (technical term) that hold the top of the grill on very front of Jeep - us a screwdriver.
*reach around each side of the grill and give the turn signal bulbholders a quarter turn to release them.
*pull the grill off (there are tabs that locate and provide a little extra stability, but have no real tension.

Just reverse the process to put it back on.
10-10-2014 06:18 PM
Jeepersteve Remove the plastic clips along the top. Pull the bottom out from those clips. remove the turn lights by turning a 1/4 turn. Done!
I've had my grill off 5x already and I've only had the jeep 5 months...

To replace, do it backwards....
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