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Today 01:00 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail A few people have gone aggressively black and white with it in sort of a stormtrooper theme. Honestly, looking at your rig I'd personally be inclined to play up the spice with a black interior with some spice-y offsets. But then, I *really* like tans...
Today 11:36 AM
raif281 what have you guys done with a white sahara edition I haven't seen any pictures. i was wanting to know what would look good an what wouldn't an what was to much ya know. I already have the white flares to match

Yesterday 05:44 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail Okay I was asked to fill in the blanks for a whole-dash removal and I finally got around to that. Iíve adjusted the order a little to reflect the order I would have preferred to do mine in for easeís sake (I was all over the place trying to fit the other dash removal guide in where Dragonii hadn't covered) but it is pretty straightforward.

Dragoniiís guide on the first page of the thread was written perfectly and very clearly, so when it comes to the parts he covered Iím just going to direct yíall to that cause I can't say it any better.

I chose to paint my console too, and if youíre thinking of doing so Iíd recommend removing that first to get it out of the way. That's a tight little spot. Very straightforward: there are two bolts inside the console storage, one at the bottom of one of the cup holders and then just one under the shifter cover (which pops right out). I have an automatic so the shifter handle just pulls right off (hard - I socked myself in the eye here so maybe donít lean down when doing this step) and I believe manual knobs are threaded on. Anyway, handle comes off, then shifter cover/boot can follow, and then you have access to the final bolt on the right of the lever. Out it comes. Youíll probably have to shift to 4L to get the console out, but otherwise it should come free and easy.

If you have the airbag switch on your console as I do, there are three screws underneath and then it will come free. Very easy to access once the bolts are out. I donít know what kind of safety precautions should be taken when it comes to dealing with the airbag, but I switched my passenger airbag to the off position, and disconnected the yellow wiring in the top right behind the glove box to be safe. I donít know whether that was overkill or if I missed a vital step here, but I personally just canít imagine why my airbag would go off with the switch in the off position, the vehicle off, etc. If theyíre that temperamental I would consider them more a safety hazard than precaution, but I'm no expert in that arena. Anyway, thereís a post on JeepForum here that has a number of pictures to detail this process if need be.

The first step in removing the whole dash is to pull the defroster panel at the rear of the dash right against the windshield. Itís held on by a few clips so just start at one end and pop it off.

From there I followed Dragoniiís directions to removed the speaker covers, glove box, and oh sh!+ handle. The plate under the grab handle has two screws that mount the latch for the glove box and also holds it to the metal dash frame, so theyíve got to come out too (thereís a notch in the plastic and plate so you wonít have any trouble getting it back on in the right direction).

Under that is the airbag cover panel. There are five 1/4Ē bolt-head screws on the bottom that need to come out, and a few screws along the top. From there if you flip it up or down youíll see a metal bar itís attached to. This is coming with it. If you follow the lines youíll see thereís a 10mm bolt on either end. Itís a tight squeeze, especially on the right, but they can be reached from up inside the glove box opening. Then your cover panel should come free. This was the most difficult part, personally.

Moving on to the centre piece, there are just a few screws at the top, and then one behind the ashtray (the tray just pops out). If you donít have the smokerís package or whatever (was that optional in Tjs?) Iím not sure what would be there instead, sorry. Once the cover piece is off itís just a matter of unscrewing/bolting the various components and unclipping the wiring. I took lots of photos here to help me reattach these things in the proper spaces.

Then I followed Dragoniiís directions for removing the panel under the steering wheel, and from there itís pretty easy to see how to get the cover panel for the cluster off - a few screws up top and a couple underneath. The cluster itself also needs to come out, but there are just a handful of very obvious screws holding that on, too. It pops right off.

I opted to remove the covers around the steering column too, because that plastic was also badly faded. There are just a couple screws in the bottom - deep holes, but very obvious.

Youíre almost done! There are a couple more screws along the bottom and the 3 torx bolts on either side by the doors and that should be the end of it. Anything still holding it on at this point should be really obvious if I missed something.

The reverse is equally straightforward and had the weather and a problem bolt cooperated with me would have easily been a single dayís job, even for someone as clueless as I am.

Good luck! Happy painting!
08-20-2014 11:01 PM
TJZ Want something with style? Fear The Fork ! ASU !
Sorry but those colors Kill with Black or Grey.
08-20-2014 10:54 PM
TJZ Yeah, with grey you can pull off whatever you want. As for the Hook em Horns thing, BOOOOO. Lol just do what ever you feel. It's your Jeep and Black Or Grey pretty much go with Whatever.
08-20-2014 09:56 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by BardoFett View Post
I love orange and gray - it's a great combo. Of course, I might be biased... I was born in Austin... Hook 'Em Horns!!
Not a texas person, but I love orange and grey too (doing my billet jeep that has black interior adding orange details (not so much that you think a clown threw up in there...but just for a pop of color)
08-20-2014 09:47 PM
BardoFett
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Originally Posted by Pittsburghwrangler View Post
if it was mine i'd do a black interior with gray and orange accents. gray really can go with anything tho
I love orange and gray - it's a great combo. Of course, I might be biased... I was born in Austin... Hook 'Em Horns!!
08-20-2014 09:45 PM
Pittsburghwrangler
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Originally Posted by GI Jeep View Post
I dunno if Krylon even makes silver, but I'm pretty set on using that product.
i went with duplicolor for mine but they are virtually the same product. mine came out perfectly
08-20-2014 09:43 PM
Pittsburghwrangler
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Originally Posted by BardoFett View Post
Are you kidding?? Gray's the perfect neutral, it'll go with anything! You could do a black interior and then accent it with any number of colors - red, blue, orange... Just think about the color schemes of a jet fighter. You really have a ton of options.
if it was mine i'd do a black interior with gray and orange accents. gray really can go with anything tho
08-20-2014 09:38 PM
BardoFett
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Originally Posted by GI Jeep View Post
So I've got a grey (not silver) TJ, with greyish-black factory interior, that's starting to get pretty faded. I'm thinking of doing the dash and interior all black, just because I can't come up with any colors that would work with the grey exterior. My only other idea is doing silver for the middle dash piece with the stereo and AC controls, with the rest black. Thoughts? Ideas? I dunno if Krylon even makes silver, but I'm pretty set on using that product. I attached a picture of a Jeep same color as mine, inside and out. Definitely not my exact Jeep, but the colors are pretty close. Thanks!
Are you kidding?? Gray's the perfect neutral, it'll go with anything! You could do a black interior and then accent it with any number of colors - red, blue, orange... Just think about the color schemes of a jet fighter. You really have a ton of options.
08-20-2014 07:11 PM
GI Jeep
Grey Jeep color scheme ideas

So I've got a grey (not silver) TJ, with greyish-black factory interior, that's starting to get pretty faded. I'm thinking of doing the dash and interior all black, just because I can't come up with any colors that would work with the grey exterior. My only other idea is doing silver for the middle dash piece with the stereo and AC controls, with the rest black. Thoughts? Ideas? I dunno if Krylon even makes silver, but I'm pretty set on using that product. I attached a picture of a Jeep same color as mine, inside and out. Definitely not my exact Jeep, but the colors are pretty close. Thanks!
08-19-2014 06:40 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post
go with camo :-D

:-( i donno how to paracord
there are a zillion videos on you tube on how to do paracord, whether its a key chain or a jeep handle or a steering wheel. I started with zipper pulls after finding the 'weave' I wanted.
Camo? but I've already started with orang-y accents on the interior...'jeep' on the a/c vent covers, seat towel covers, I even painted the center circles on my wheels (bout the size of a silver dollar)...trying to find orange rubber floor mats but no luck so far (not enough demand for orange, I guess) haha. I can't change to camo now!
08-19-2014 05:11 PM
Scruffy Wilson
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
Not sure I'm sold on the color either, thought I'd do one section and study it for awhile. my second color choice is grey (billet color Jeep)

go with camo :-D

:-( i donno how to paracord
08-19-2014 04:54 PM
1monday
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Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post



donno if i like the color but the idea is outstanding..
Not sure I'm sold on the color either, thought I'd do one section and study it for awhile. my second color choice is grey (billet color Jeep)
08-19-2014 04:51 PM
Scruffy Wilson
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Originally Posted by 1monday View Post
First section of paracord on the steering wheel

Attachment 1406986



donno if i like the color but the idea is outstanding..
08-19-2014 03:07 PM
jeepgirl92
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Originally Posted by mac Airt View Post
Oh yeah. It seems to get as loud as I can scream.

Nah, I extended the wires on the stereo and put it in the center console. Trying to find a marine wired remote with a display I can stick on the outside of the console so I don't have to open it up to change anything.

-Murphy
did you ever find this? I've been looking for one for ages!
08-19-2014 02:51 PM
jeepgirl92
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Originally Posted by LilYeller View Post

I didnt, I taped off the surrounding areas and painted it while it was still in the Jeep.
Does this affect the airbag at all? seems like a stupid question but I can't get a straight answer. Thanks!

ps. I love you jeep
08-19-2014 02:28 PM
1monday First section of paracord on the steering wheel

Attachment 1406986
08-19-2014 11:15 AM
flowerfistandbestialwail I can definitely give that a shot when I'm done! I have to split my work cause the console wouldn't come out (one single impacted bold head!! >) has sort of forced me to go through the whole cleaning/painting procedure twice over
08-19-2014 05:36 AM
lpbosch
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Originally Posted by flowerfistandbestialwail View Post
I pulled out the entirety of my dash today and I've got to say - between another dash removal thread and this one I managed to accomplish something I really doubted I could successfully do! The other one was far more vague, and this one just doesn't cover *whole* dash removal but between the two I figured it out and I can't thank y'all enough!
Then you should combine the two to helps others such as myself.
08-18-2014 10:49 PM
flowerfistandbestialwail I pulled out the entirety of my dash today and I've got to say - between another dash removal thread and this one I managed to accomplish something I really doubted I could successfully do! The other one was far more vague, and this one just doesn't cover *whole* dash removal but between the two I figured it out and I can't thank y'all enough!
08-18-2014 10:27 PM
BardoFett Haven't been on this thread in a while (since I redid mine last summer)...lots of great looking paint jobs on here!
08-18-2014 12:16 PM
cab410
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Originally Posted by tonymac View Post
I used the Upol Raptor spray liner as well. I did prime the metal (added ceramic insulation to it as well) before spraying. I am happy with the results.
I also painted the dash panels and trim and replaced the front seats, ditched the rear (sold it). I went flat black and flat OD Green on center steering wheel, center console, bottom trim and very top trim.
Thanks to this thread and the ideas!!!
Here are some pics:

what paint did u use and how did u prep?
08-18-2014 06:46 AM
1monday I have a JK in a 3D drawing program (the details are excellent) and I can change the colors if anybody wants to see what a color might look like before they take the plunge, it's very simple, just pm me. Can probly get other jeeps too, idk
08-17-2014 02:46 PM
SinkOrSwim I've got some serious overtime coming up in a couple weeks and was looking into lift kits but I think this would make the wife much happier. I've owned the Jeep less than a week and already am feeling the pull to make it my own. Thanks for the great thread and the advice to help me modify without overspending my budget (again). The lift will be waiting until next year...
08-17-2014 03:06 AM
flowerfistandbestialwail Yup, as I expected y'all can ignore my last post. Got so eager I asked before reading further than the first few pages.

Now, for an answer I have not found yet: anyone have any idea if there's a duplicolor or fushion that matches spice pretty closely? I'm going to be bedlining with spice monstaliner and while I'm planning to do most of my dash/doors/console in black (to keep the current, original, 15-year-old camel from clashing and just looking bleh next to the shiny new spice) I'd like a few little offsets of spice to make it pop
08-17-2014 12:43 AM
flowerfistandbestialwail
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Originally Posted by YellowFever View Post
So I started doing mine today. Laid some self etching primer down then sprayed the textured black down. Told the wife it I didn't do it, it was going to bother me. Figured out a way to take the dash plastic off with out removing the whole dash. Hope it turns out. Excited to see what it looks like in the morning.
On my way to read through the whole thread so if the answer is somewhere in there please feel free to ignore me, but I'd definitely love to get the details on taking the dash plastic off without removing the whole thing!

Good luck with your paint job
08-16-2014 12:18 AM
YellowFever So I started doing mine today. Laid some self etching primer down then sprayed the textured black down. Told the wife it I didn't do it, it was going to bother me. Figured out a way to take the dash plastic off with out removing the whole dash. Hope it turns out. Excited to see what it looks like in the morning.
08-15-2014 10:12 PM
edos20
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Originally Posted by Mudslidex View Post
I just did my interior as well. I just took out parts of the dash that were easy to remove. The rest I just kept in and taped up with Newspaper. I left the Spice color and painted other parts Black for a Black and Tan look. I did pull out the seats so I can paint the floor Tan as well. I left the side interior tub Black for contrast:
I am working on my interior, mainly thinking about bed linning wit u-pol raptor, i'd likento know what u uses on your tub. It looks pretty cool
08-15-2014 08:57 PM
EPM81
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Originally Posted by Bobby stealz View Post
What color and brand paint is the orange. I have same color jeep chrysler calls it amber dire. I painted my doors same color pv3 which is chrysler code. But painting over the black darkens the orange some.
I've heard that putting a coat or two of duplicolor over top of the krypton fusion gets it to match pretty well. If you go to duplicolors site they have a PDF that lets you know their color code that matches your jeep color. That is of course if you don't have an Impact Orange jeep like me. No color match there for me.
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