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Yesterday 12:07 AM
FIREMEDIC82 Attachment 999769

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PLasti-dipped the Door and Hood hinges.
04-17-2014 04:58 PM
flyfishnevada
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Originally Posted by SirRyan View Post
Just bedline it! I plasti dipped mine twice. And, since I suck at any and all rattlecan, and am ocd, both attempts turned out crappy. Found out the rustoleum bedliner is self leveling and pretty much "idiot" proof, so I went for it. Turned out well, even with my rattlecan limitations!
Understatement. I pulled my emblem off the grill when I did my grill mesh mod. I tried plasti-dip but it didn't work out. I decided to see if I could bedline it and reinstall so I sanded, primed and then bed lined it last night. I took it out on the driveway and I couldn't see well with the driveway light but shot it anyway. Got the letters back in the garage and it looked like I soaked them in black goo. I shot way too much Rustoleum liner on them. This morning, they look perfect. Nice finish, a couple of very minor imperfections but nothing you'd see from two feet away or more. I knew that stuff was forgiving but to see that much of it level out and dry to a near perfect finish was pretty shocking. Screw plasti-dip on my grill. I'm bed lining it.
04-17-2014 01:36 PM
SirRyan
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Originally Posted by Austen View Post
I did the grill mesh mod a few weeks ago and it came out awesome but now I am going to have to do it again because I am buying a black dealer take off grill. I've wanted a black grill on my white sport since day one. I'll have it this weekend.
Just bedline it! I plasti dipped mine twice. And, since I suck at any and all rattlecan, and am ocd, both attempts turned out crappy. Found out the rustoleum bedliner is self leveling and pretty much "idiot" proof, so I went for it. Turned out well, even with my rattlecan limitations!

04-17-2014 01:15 PM
Austen I did the grill mesh mod a few weeks ago and it came out awesome but now I am going to have to do it again because I am buying a black dealer take off grill. I've wanted a black grill on my white sport since day one. I'll have it this weekend.
04-17-2014 09:01 AM
Zombicon
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Originally Posted by medicsjeep View Post
couldn't you use JB over the adhesive?
It's their choice, but I'm afraid they'll have to do it again this summer if they don't...

04-17-2014 08:36 AM
medicsjeep couldn't you use JB over the adhesive?
04-16-2014 11:17 PM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by 14Sport View Post
It's really easy. There are six or seven clips on the top that you just need to pry the center up with a screwdriver. Then they pull right out. Then the rest of the retainers are just pressure fitted so you can just pull the grill off.
P.s. Don't forget to disconnect the turn signals before removing grill. Simply turn the bulbs and pull out from behind. No need to detach wire harness. Let them hang whilst you work.
04-16-2014 09:04 PM
14Sport It's really easy. There are six or seven clips on the top that you just need to pry the center up with a screwdriver. Then they pull right out. Then the rest of the retainers are just pressure fitted so you can just pull the grill off.
04-16-2014 08:53 PM
Toasty
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Originally Posted by nheight94 View Post
Are there any videos out there on how to remove your grill? I can't tell the difference between the most basic of tools/screwdrivers... I'm helpless, but I'm willing to learn!! Haha
Im sure you can just type in how to remove grill on jeep jk on YouTube. I was a bit hesitant on removing it the first time. I was scared of breaking something and having to replace the whole thing but it really is simple as can be. Just be firm with it and don't be afraid to pull hard to detach the clips.
04-16-2014 08:51 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by nheight94 View Post
Are there any videos out there on how to remove your grill? I can't tell the difference between the most basic of tools/screwdrivers... I'm helpless, but I'm willing to learn!! Haha
Lots of them on YouTube. Just search for Jeep grill removal.
04-16-2014 08:46 PM
nheight94 Are there any videos out there on how to remove your grill? I can't tell the difference between the most basic of tools/screwdrivers... I'm helpless, but I'm willing to learn!! Haha
04-16-2014 07:53 PM
brianr986 I've spent the last week reading this forum. Love it. Thanks for all the great ideas. Flipped my mirror, poly filled the speakers, garage opener hidden. Grill hopefully this weekend. Plasti dip the wheels soon. Bought a stubby antenna but the reception sucked so I put heat shrink tube on the stock one. Works great and the price was right.
04-16-2014 05:07 PM
tonythejeep
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Originally Posted by RiggerRoy View Post
Just did this one today. I took the doors off for the firs time this weekend, and I absolutely loved it. I'll be doing it often so I needed a mirror, and I didn't want to spend the money on a quick release mirror, and I don't like the black plastic plug with the relocation kits. I got a slightly damaged mirror at Advance Auto and used some scrap aluminum and hardware I had laying around. I used rubber grommets on the top and bottom of the hinge to keep it from scratching and to hold it in place. Vinyl washers would probably work well too.
That looks awesome! I've been looking around trying to find a suitable mirror for when I take the doors off and I wanted to make it myself, but I'm not all that handy (new jeep girl) so I wouldn't know where to start.
This helps a lot!
04-16-2014 03:05 PM
Red Belly
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Originally Posted by Tank555 View Post
J100968 - Lifetime LED H13 LED Replacement Headlight Bulbs (07-14 Wrangler JK) $149 from Extreme Terrain
Thx!
04-16-2014 12:05 PM
Tank555
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Originally Posted by Red Belly View Post
Which LED bulbs? Got link?
J100968 - Lifetime LED H13 LED Replacement Headlight Bulbs (07-14 Wrangler JK) $149 from Extreme Terrain
04-15-2014 11:29 PM
RiggerRoy
Cheap doorless mirror

Just did this one today. I took the doors off for the firs time this weekend, and I absolutely loved it. I'll be doing it often so I needed a mirror, and I didn't want to spend the money on a quick release mirror, and I don't like the black plastic plug with the relocation kits. I got a slightly damaged mirror at Advance Auto and used some scrap aluminum and hardware I had laying around. I used rubber grommets on the top and bottom of the hinge to keep it from scratching and to hold it in place. Vinyl washers would probably work well too.
04-15-2014 06:58 PM
Gord P
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Originally Posted by Tank555 View Post
Installed LED bulbs in my headlights. I kept trimming the little nub like people said, but it wouldn't work, so I just tie wrapped it and then wrapped it in tape, hey it worked.

Also did the rain gutter grill mod, just took my time, turned out pretty good if I don't day so myself.
Grill looks great! Nice job.
04-15-2014 04:08 PM
Red Belly
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Originally Posted by Tank555 View Post
Installed LED bulbs in my headlights. I kept trimming the little nub like people said, but it wouldn't work, so I just tie wrapped it and then wrapped it in tape, hey it worked. Also did the rain gutter grill mod, just took my time, turned out pretty good if I don't day so myself.
Which LED bulbs? Got link?
04-15-2014 02:41 PM
Tank555 Installed LED bulbs in my headlights. I kept trimming the little nub like people said, but it wouldn't work, so I just tie wrapped it and then wrapped it in tape, hey it worked.

Also did the rain gutter grill mod, just took my time, turned out pretty good if I don't day so myself.
04-15-2014 02:32 PM
RGO id probably just use the adhesive on the 1x1" mounts for the grill, if they come off then id use JB.. im just too lazy to peel off the adhesive
04-14-2014 07:35 PM
Mr_Gigglz
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Originally Posted by Espo78 View Post
Not sure if this has been mentioned in this thread, but if you want to stop your seatbelts from flapping when the doors are off just loosen the trim piece and slide the seatbelt behind it.
Finally
04-14-2014 05:27 PM
-DMB- I'm not saying it CAN'T happen, but I have hit a ton of water in my TJ with no air dam. Not to mention, none of the built up Jeeps in my club have them. That thing would get ripped off pretty easy on some of the trails I ride. Like I said, I'm not doubting something like that could happen, but if is such a mission essential part, then it shouldn't be made of plastic and held on with a few plastic push pins.
04-14-2014 05:22 PM
cajunhillbilly This is good to know. I was thinking of removing it.
04-14-2014 02:35 PM
Proxy404 Just a word of caution

If you're referring to this:
Attachment 985865

Replace it with a metal skip plate or put it back on. It's a little more than just an air dam, it also directs water and debris down and away from the front of your engine. After replacing my front bumper and taking that dam out I've burnt out 3 engine pulleys due to too much water and dirt getting up in there. I'll admit 2 of the 3 can be attributed to deep puddles while off-roading, but the 3rd was a heavy rainstorm on my way to work. You'll get a loud whining sound that changes with your RPM. Buddy of mine had the same problem so it's not just me!
04-14-2014 01:01 PM
Espo78 When I had the stock bumper I removed the air dam and replaced it a few times. I tried to convince myself that it was necessary and helped with MPG. In the end though I don't think it really did anything.

If you are getting vibration and noise after removing it I think you should probably look for a root cause as the air dam appears to just be masking the problem.
04-14-2014 12:25 PM
SirRyan I agree the air dam is lame...but, I had nothing but issues when I removed the air dam...noise, vibration. It was horrible.
04-14-2014 11:48 AM
-DMB- I've always hated the long wing front stock bumper on my wife's JKU. I bought some $65 endcaps from Quadratec and took a reciprocating saw to the bumper. The whole thing took about 30 minutes max from set up to clean up. I think it gives the bumper a much better look and the majority of the stuff you cut off is plastic anyhow. A VERY simple mod even for those hesitant to saw on a new Jeep. And removed that lame air dam as well.

04-14-2014 11:17 AM
Espo78 Not sure if this has been mentioned in this thread, but if you want to stop your seatbelts from flapping when the doors are off just loosen the trim piece and slide the seatbelt behind it.

04-13-2014 09:53 PM
WebDevDan
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Originally Posted by Ogroc View Post
So what mesh is everybody usin for the grill mod?

All I can find at Lowe's that seems like it would work is this, Shop Amerimax 20-ft Vinyl Roll Gutter Guard at Lowes.com, but I would have to buy two of em. And don't really wanna use plastic.

Has anybody found a single piece of metal mesh that is big enough to cover the whole grill?
I used that exact roll. Cut it into 7 strips to fit the vertical grill lines and zip tied 'em down to tie blocks that I E-6000'd onto the back of the grill.

04-12-2014 06:08 PM
Zombicon
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Originally Posted by Ogroc View Post
So what mesh is everybody usin for the grill mod? All I can find at Lowe's that seems like it would work is this, Shop Amerimax 20-ft Vinyl Roll Gutter Guard at Lowes.com, but I would have to buy two of em. And don't really wanna use plastic. Has anybody found a single piece of metal mesh that is big enough to cover the whole grill?
Lowes also has black metal mesh gutter guard (at least the one here does) - couple dollars per 3-ft section. You need 4 pieces. If you cut them to lay side-by-side, once zip-tied you can't tell of it's one piece or 7.

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