|Today 12:10 PM|
In the process of rebuilding my front end and installing a new lift. After all the nice, new bits in my wheels and steering I decided to pain my tired-looking, rusty stuff.
I am trying something different that may or may not look good. But it is paint, so I can always re-do it later if I am unhappy with the results.
I wanted to set off some of the interesting looking wheel components. I decided to repaint my dust shields gloss black, my knuckles silver, my axle ends gloss black, and the U joint body (the only visible part) silver. I will also have red Alloy USA outer shaft seals. (Whether they provide any benefit I wanted them for the looks. I am not into bling, but decided that after all this work a dress up to my axles and suspension was in order. This flash of red on a part that will hopefully work better than the plastic discs do will be a nice sight under there. And this nicer appearance to my suspension might prompt me to take more time with cleaning it after lots of mud.)
Anyway, here is one of the horror story knuckles. It was coated in a thick, scaly rust that took me two hours with four wire wheels to clean up. I then wiped it down thoroughly with mineral spirits and sprayed on two coats of the Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer black spray paint. Yeah, after two hours of powering off rust it was still a little brown. I got down to shiny metal in many spots, but not all the rust came off. So instead of the self-etching primer I had planned to use I ended up with the Rust Reformer. Hope it works okay...
After that dried over night I just went out and sprayed on two heavy coats of Rust-Oleum High Heat Ultra in silver. The axle ears and the dust shield look really pretty decent against the silver part. Pretty showy for my tastes, but I might keep it this way for a while.
I did not use caliper paint, but because they are attached to the calipers I decided to use the High Heat Ultra. I hope it is durable. The label says that it is good for automotive use, but it probably will chip easily when I bomb my way down some of our crushed limestone cotton field roads. I take more abuse from that then any sort of trail damage. Most of our real off roading is centered on muddy trails in shallow water or small, broken rick fields. The cotton field roads we run at like 40 or 50 mph, so this paint will probably not survive. But I can hope... ;-)
When all this is finished I will show pics of the result. Here is the knuckle hanging out to dry in the sun off the front bumper of my JK...
|Today 11:04 AM|
|Jeffk1975||Looks good Scottie, going to do my headlight rings eventually.|
|Today 10:59 AM|
|scottieg40||Spray painted my grill and headlamp inserts flat black. I personally don't like chrome on my jeep. I think it looks pretty beast. I'm going to do the same to the bumper.|
|Today 10:56 AM|
|Today 08:51 AM|
|Yesterday 10:34 PM|
|Mamefreak||Finally got my aux horn wired up. Just one of the two for now until I extend the harness wiring. But it came in handy about 10 mins after I left!|
|Yesterday 09:31 PM|
|12vtman||Replaced my blown subwoofer with the Pyramid 6.5 Sub. Not earth shaking, but fills in nicely with the Polk Audios.|
|Yesterday 09:24 PM|
|Yesterday 09:09 PM|
|The Real Tink||
got a good bit done in the great jeep make-over today
Axles yanked out from under the red jeep
And SweetPea patiently waiting for the good bits to make their way to her.
|Yesterday 08:51 PM|
|Yesterday 08:45 PM|
you see better out the back?
I have 33s I cant see much out my rear view
|Yesterday 08:28 PM|
But I like this way better than flipping it. Plus since everything is bolted on instead of glue its more secure
|Yesterday 07:47 PM|
And I miss my night setting switch frequently.
This looks to have this solved. Why did I not think of this myself?
The best solutions are usually the simplest and, when you think about it, the most obvious.
Good mod, man!
|Yesterday 07:46 PM|
|Yesterday 07:09 PM|
|Hardermods||And.....mirror is fixed|
|Yesterday 07:08 PM|
|Yesterday 06:37 PM|
|Yesterday 03:32 PM|
Added LED Tail lights
I am new to the forum, wanted to share my new LED Tail lights. the only thing is that license plate light wont come up. I might have to return it.
|Yesterday 03:28 PM|
|Yesterday 03:08 PM|
|Jeffk1975||I also just ordered a AA SYE and a DC shaft from Home trying to support a local business.|
|Yesterday 02:39 PM|
It comes with the grommet. I took a center cap, cut the hole and installed the LED.
|Yesterday 01:17 PM|
|Jeffk1975||Dropped it off for an alignment. I think I had it close but I wanted to have it put on a machine just to verify.|
|Yesterday 01:00 PM|
|Yesterday 12:40 PM|
|Scruffy Wilson||I really want to bedline the hole out side.. I think it would look sweet as hell|
|Yesterday 11:54 AM|
|Roman1_16||Bought this jeep on Saturday. The next day I spent the whole day doing all this. I bedlined the fenders, the front bumper, hood latches and headlight inserts. Attachment 1430778 Still Ned's to do the rear bumper and I'm thinking of doing the door jams as well. Maybe at some point bedlining the interior like my last one.|
|Yesterday 09:23 AM|
|Yesterday 07:53 AM|
|Yesterday 05:20 AM|
|Yesterday 04:03 AM|
Took out my opda to make sure it was the problem it was you can see the wear on the gears can't wait to get my new one and install it so I can drive my baby again till then have to watch it be pretty
|08-26-2014 11:44 PM|
I hang my gopro from it an when taking it down the whole mirror came with. Always been told it would happen but its hung for 3 years with no issues!
I have a fix for it from stuff we use in patrol cars so it'll be mounted more securely so it won't happen again.
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