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04-11-2014 12:21 AM
Super-Oil Looks nice...thanks for posting this idea.
03-29-2014 12:18 PM
ufester
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Originally Posted by Bolter303 View Post
Do you wait until the paint is dry before you wipe off the excess with the mineral spirits?
I used hobby acrylic Tamaya brand paint, an airbrush and the solvent was denatured alcohol.

I waited 10 min until paint was near dry but tacky.

03-29-2014 10:00 AM
Bolter303 Do you wait until the paint is dry before you wipe off the excess with the mineral spirits?
03-26-2014 05:05 AM
UgaTyler
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Originally Posted by Jenkins12 View Post
do I need to reapply adhesive?
No it snaps back in. It's extremely easy.
03-25-2014 11:40 PM
Jenkins12
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Originally Posted by UgaTyler View Post
small flathead..pry it out in 3 seconds.
do I need to reapply adhesive?
03-25-2014 10:46 PM
UgaTyler
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Originally Posted by Jenkins12 View Post
How in the heck do you take the thing off?
small flathead..pry it out in 3 seconds.
03-25-2014 10:30 PM
Mclunk Has anyone tried this technique with plasti dip? Curious if it would work?
03-25-2014 05:55 AM
Jenkins12 How in the heck do you take the thing off?
03-24-2014 10:34 AM
tomgillotti I like this. Anyone create a video doing this on their Jeep??
08-11-2013 02:04 PM
Spaste19 Just did it. Very easy 20 minutes maybe. Though, I would recommend taking out the false torx screws. I used the hole to pry out the assembly so I didn't scar up the black portion of the grab handle with a screw driver.
08-05-2013 11:40 PM
rcpilot92 Commando Green coming soon! Love this idea
08-05-2013 12:20 PM
Charlie Joker I'm just wondering if you could buy one of those touch up paint bottles from the dealer and paint it while still installed.
08-05-2013 11:58 AM
dorman40802 Like it a lot.
Would love to see some other colors if anybody has done it.
08-05-2013 11:08 AM
HouseofCards Like it
04-26-2013 09:44 PM
BeanBoy79 Very nice touch, thanks for the idea.
04-13-2013 07:09 PM
NeoJeep I love this mod. Looks great. Planning on doing this on my Dozer JKU, when I do the rest of the trim. Already ordered the Dozer paint and awaiting delivery. But wanted to test out the technique in the meantime, so just filled it in with Black for now. Will paint entire handle in Dozer and redo the black lettering next week. Overall, it turned out pretty well. Much easier than I thought.
04-03-2013 12:02 PM
woansleftpeg How do you remove the handle in the first place? Is it just held in with the same sort of clips that other trim pieces have?
04-03-2013 11:58 AM
jbook Just found this post now, Can't wait to try it out this weekend! Thanks for the write up!
12-24-2012 03:20 PM
ohioviper Nice job Im thinking about using a lacquer stik to inlay my letters in black over the Gecko I painted them with. Ive used it on guns before and it works well.

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12-24-2012 03:01 PM
paleh0rse
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Originally Posted by TwoJeepsinTx View Post

Perfect, thanks! I'll post pics when it's done, unless I screw it up.
You could go without the last clear coat layer of you don't want the black letters to be as shiny.
12-24-2012 02:58 PM
TwoJeepsinTx
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Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
Orange, dry, clear, let dry overnight, black, wipe off, dry, then more clear coat, dry, done.
Perfect, thanks! I'll post pics when it's done, unless I screw it up.
12-24-2012 02:56 PM
LilYeller Nice technique gonna have to adopt that for future uses.
12-24-2012 02:55 PM
paleh0rse
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Originally Posted by TwoJeepsinTx View Post
So I'm in the process of painting my trim, doing orange crush to match the paint. After seeing this I'm thinking the bar would look cool with orange paint and black lettering. My question for any paint gurus is can I apply black paint and wipe it off using this method after applying the orange? I'm thinking if I let it dry really well I might be OK. I also have some clearcoat I was going to apply at the end, would that be better to use between the orange and the black to avoid problems?
Orange, dry, clear, let dry overnight, black, wipe off, dry, then more clear coat, dry, done.
12-24-2012 02:49 PM
TwoJeepsinTx So I'm in the process of painting my trim, doing orange crush to match the paint. After seeing this I'm thinking the bar would look cool with orange paint and black lettering. My question for any paint gurus is can I apply black paint and wipe it off using this method after applying the orange? I'm thinking if I let it dry really well I might be OK. I also have some clearcoat I was going to apply at the end, would that be better to use between the orange and the black to avoid problems?
11-05-2012 03:10 PM
SinCityJets A couple people have PM'd some questions. I do wipe down the entire bar with the mineral spirits before I start. This takes off any grease or "product" that may be on the plastic. No need to try and sand or scuff these areas first.
11-04-2012 11:21 PM
SinCityJets This is a simple mod that only takes 15 minutes. 10 if you've done it once before.

Post pics of your dash upgrades here!!
11-04-2012 10:33 PM
paleh0rse
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Originally Posted by SinCityJets
I just bought a dark red Rustoleum. Since it's inside the jeep, next to nothing painted, close is close enough
Ahh, ok, got it. Like I said, it looks great!

I'm adding this mod to the list...
11-04-2012 10:03 PM
SinCityJets
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Originally Posted by paleh0rse View Post
Which exact paint did you buy to match the DCR? Is it really VIN-matched paint, or did you just pick the closest thing Rustoleum had to DCR?

The reason I ask is because I have a DCR Jeep as well, and I've ordered other expensive matching spray paint before, but I wasn't aware that Rustoleum offers a DCR...

Looks great btw!
I just bought a dark red Rustoleum. Since it's inside the jeep, next to nothing painted, close is close enough
11-04-2012 09:56 PM
paleh0rse Which exact paint did you buy to match the DCR? Is it really VIN-matched paint, or did you just pick the closest thing Rustoleum had to DCR?

The reason I ask is because I have a DCR Jeep as well, and I've ordered other expensive matching spray paint before, but I wasn't aware that Rustoleum offers a DCR...

Looks great btw!
11-04-2012 09:43 PM
Jeep-TTH That looks sweet!
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