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10-29-2014 09:51 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Finally got around to getting a pic with my painted vent rings and grabars in Anvil. The 1st 2 rings I did (closest to windows) turned out horrible, due to my failure to clean them properly along with using a quickly emptying can of paint. Anyways, I got the new can in and made sure to clean the vents twice with Dawn and warm water, then gave them 3 coats of paint (would've been fine with 2). I'm going to attempt to strip the 1st 2 this weekend and re-coat.

I like the passenger handle in bedlined black so I think I'll leave it, might match the door trim to it as well. Haven't decided if I want to try to get the letters in Anvil yet, might just leave it blacked out.
Looks good!
10-28-2014 10:56 PM
BareBones13 Finally got around to getting a pic with my painted vent rings and grabars in Anvil. The 1st 2 rings I did (closest to windows) turned out horrible, due to my failure to clean them properly along with using a quickly emptying can of paint. Anyways, I got the new can in and made sure to clean the vents twice with Dawn and warm water, then gave them 3 coats of paint (would've been fine with 2). I'm going to attempt to strip the 1st 2 this weekend and re-coat.

I like the passenger handle in bedlined black so I think I'll leave it, might match the door trim to it as well. Haven't decided if I want to try to get the letters in Anvil yet, might just leave it blacked out.
10-16-2014 11:44 PM
DWDK I think white would look silly, ether body match it or black IMO.
10-16-2014 05:52 PM
ryoung035 I am wanting to do this and also my vent covers. I got the granite crystal color so I don't really want to match it. What colors would y'all think will look good on the interior? I was thinking white to match the hard top. Any suggestions?
10-16-2014 12:31 AM
Borknagar
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Originally Posted by DWDK View Post
Thank you, I am not over pleased with the Plasti Dip finish, after one day it's already attracting lint and not sure I like the look of it and feel, would prefer a more slippery texture.

But now that I know I like the black on black I may take the dip off next weekend and it do it in a flat black Krylon finish.
Yeah - That's what I think I am going to do - looks great, just need the right paint.
10-15-2014 08:50 AM
JeepFan95
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Sorry this is kinda off topic but here are the painted GraBars (once they're all in I'll post to the "what did you do" thread)

I only have the front passenger side installed, just wanted to make sure it looked good before doing the rest. I like it, so the other 3 got painted tonight and will go in over the next few days.

I also picked up some bicycle grip tape today. I'm going to wrap about 5" worth from bolt-to-bolt on the rears to give it a little bit of padding (to alleviate some of the pain when I inevitably bump my 2 yr old's head getting her into/out of the car seat).
Very nice! I like the look.
10-15-2014 12:52 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Sorry this is kinda off topic but here are the painted GraBars (once they're all in I'll post to the "what did you do" thread)

I only have the front passenger side installed, just wanted to make sure it looked good before doing the rest. I like it, so the other 3 got painted tonight and will go in over the next few days.

I also picked up some bicycle grip tape today. I'm going to wrap about 5" worth from bolt-to-bolt on the rears to give it a little bit of padding (to alleviate some of the pain when I inevitably bump my 2 yr old's head getting her into/out of the car seat).
That looks awesome! Much more part of the interior than I had pictured in my head. I thought they would stand out more, that's why I was leery of the idea.

Thank you very much!

Hijack over now. Back to your regularly scheduled paint mods.
10-15-2014 12:46 AM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Could you post a picture of the GraBar installed, please? I don't think I'd paint mine blue, but I'm curious to see how it looks.

Also make sure you show us the whole thing when it's done.
Sorry this is kinda off topic but here are the painted GraBars (once they're all in I'll post to the "what did you do" thread)

I only have the front passenger side installed, just wanted to make sure it looked good before doing the rest. I like it, so the other 3 got painted tonight and will go in over the next few days.

I also picked up some bicycle grip tape today. I'm going to wrap about 5" worth from bolt-to-bolt on the rears to give it a little bit of padding (to alleviate some of the pain when I inevitably bump my 2 yr old's head getting her into/out of the car seat).
10-13-2014 01:48 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Thanks! Hope to get back on this sometime in the next few days. I like the dash handle now painted with black bedliner, and plan on doing the letters next (in Anvil). I'll probably get on a mission of removing ALL grey from the interior so the vents will either go Anvil or Black.

I painted 1 front Grabar in Anvil last night and need to install to see what it looks like before deciding about the vent rings. I don't want to overdue the color on the inside, preferring more of a "blend in" as opposed to "popping" affect. The Anvil is kinda low key though so it might work out. I wasn't a fan of the glossy black on the grabar so I decided I'd go with a matte black/bed liner if I don't like it in Anvil.

How many more times can I say "anvil" in 1 post.
Could you post a picture of the GraBar installed, please? I don't think I'd paint mine blue, but I'm curious to see how it looks.

Also make sure you show us the whole thing when it's done.
10-13-2014 01:18 PM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Hey, BB!

I just saw someone posted in a thread with a video that I hadn't seen before. Maybe check it out and see if it helps with your rings!

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ac...jk-706330.html

Hope this helps!

Thanks! Hope to get back on this sometime in the next few days. I like the dash handle now painted with black bedliner, and plan on doing the letters next (in Anvil). I'll probably get on a mission of removing ALL grey from the interior so the vents will either go Anvil or Black.

I painted 1 front Grabar in Anvil last night and need to install to see what it looks like before deciding about the vent rings. I don't want to overdue the color on the inside, preferring more of a "blend in" as opposed to "popping" affect. The Anvil is kinda low key though so it might work out. I wasn't a fan of the glossy black on the grabar so I decided I'd go with a matte black/bed liner if I don't like it in Anvil.

How many more times can I say "anvil" in 1 post.
10-13-2014 12:52 PM
DWDK
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Originally Posted by Borknagar View Post
Looks awesome as is! Nice work
Thank you, I am not over pleased with the Plasti Dip finish, after one day it's already attracting lint and not sure I like the look of it and feel, would prefer a more slippery texture.

But now that I know I like the black on black I may take the dip off next weekend and it do it in a flat black Krylon finish.
10-12-2014 11:44 PM
Borknagar
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Originally Posted by DWDK View Post
Installed, may not due font, will sit in it for a week or two as I kinda like the blacked out look
Looks awesome as is! Nice work
10-12-2014 09:54 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Thanks Star! I got impatient last night since I'm heading out of town for the weekend so I ended up using some bed liner on the entire bar. Reinstalled this morning and It looks good, I was never a fan of that iron grey to be honest. And I wasn't sure the Anvil was going to stick out as much on the grey, which is okay but I think it will look really good with the black.

I'll try to add some clearcoat on Sunday when I get back in town, then later in the week attempt the letters again. If it works well I may be pulling those vents off.....which looks really fun
Hey, BB!

I just saw someone posted in a thread with a video that I hadn't seen before. Maybe check it out and see if it helps with your rings!

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ac...jk-706330.html

Hope this helps!
10-12-2014 09:12 PM
Justdoit2
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Originally Posted by Kodanja View Post
My white Rubicon Hard Rock should be here in a couple weeks and I too am planning a black/red theme. I'm having my lift springs powder coated red for a start and also plan on ordering the red/black Okale seat covers. Anyway, I prefer red lettering for the handles
I really like how the red letters look. Congrats on your new Rubi! I love the white. I had a deep cherry red before which I also loved. I really love all the jeep colors but white allows you to switch things up easily with a few changes.

FYI - I have an old set of wet okale seat covers left over from my last jeep. They are tan and black. I installed them on my 2013 seats and they fit pretty close to perfect for not being made for that year. They hold up great and still look pretty new. Any stains they got came out super easy. Just an FYI in case you are new to them and were wondering how good they are.
10-12-2014 08:49 PM
Kodanja
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Originally Posted by Justdoit2 View Post
I am definitely doing this. I have a white rubicon and am getting ready to switch my accent colors to Red and black. Waiting on my red and black wet okale seat covers and changing my rubicon decal to red and black custom decal I made online. Then will change my grab handles to red and black. (Currently all my accents are lime green. going for a whole different look....which is a bonus of having a white jeep.) Anyway - should I do the lettering in red or white? White on silver? Red on silver? White on black? ...so many options!
My white Rubicon Hard Rock should be here in a couple weeks and I too am planning a black/red theme. I'm having my lift springs powder coated red for a start and also plan on ordering the red/black Okale seat covers. Anyway, I prefer red lettering for the handles
10-12-2014 08:36 PM
Justdoit2 I am definitely doing this. I have a white rubicon and am getting ready to switch my accent colors to Red and black. Waiting on my red and black wet okale seat covers and changing my rubicon decal to red and black custom decal I made online. Then will change my grab handles to red and black. (Currently all my accents are lime green. going for a whole different look....which is a bonus of having a white jeep.)
Anyway - should I do the lettering in red or white? White on silver? Red on silver? White on black? ...so many options!
10-12-2014 06:59 PM
DWDK I think your right silver font would look best, especially with the silver hood decal and seat stitching
10-12-2014 06:40 PM
al2ride
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Originally Posted by DWDK View Post
Installed, may not due font, will sit in it for a week or two as I kinda like the blacked out look
I think that since you blacked it out, it will look better with silver font. It will go along with the subtle touches of silver/chrome on the knobs, air vents, etc. A bit of shiny is not bad as long as it is not overdue. I like a tiny bit on the inside, but none on the outside. I did my grab handle's font in black, but I think it will look better if the handle was black with silver fonts.

edit: never mind, I just realized you blacked out everything else but the knob.
10-12-2014 02:32 PM
DWDK Installed, may not due font, will sit in it for a week or two as I kinda like the blacked out look
10-12-2014 01:30 PM
DWDK Doing mine right now . still undecided on font color, leaning towards red or silver.
10-11-2014 10:43 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by al2ride View Post
Thanks for the tip. I just did my grab handle and it came out pretty good.

Looks good!
10-11-2014 10:38 AM
al2ride Thanks for the tip. I just did my grab handle and it came out pretty good.

10-11-2014 09:21 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by vpm86 View Post
Thanks, Star. I'd thought about the pre-clear-coat approach as a way to protect the base material but was worried about glossing the place up. Really helps knowing that's not a big deal. Also wondered if being prompt with the wipe-up matters - sounds like it might.

You really bring a lot to the forum.
Thank you very much!

Make sure you let us know how it turns out for you. I'm really curious to hear if those tips are the right ones.

Can't wait to see how it looks when you are done!

P.S. Make sure you check the clear coat and get the matte. They also have it in gloss and I think they even had a high gloss or super gloss. Those might bring back the plasticky look.

I also only did two really light coats of the clear when I put it on. Probably from about 8-10" away.
10-11-2014 07:23 AM
vpm86
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Another thing you might try is putting some clear coat on the iron grey trim BEFORE you add the color. That way you won't be rubbing directly on the grey when you're taking off the excess Baja. I used the Rustoleum matte clear coat and it didn't make everything overly shiny. It actually knocked down the shine on my bright silver sparkle trim.
Thanks, Star. I'd thought about the pre-clear-coat approach as a way to protect the base material but was worried about glossing the place up. Really helps knowing that's not a big deal. Also wondered if being prompt with the wipe-up matters - sounds like it might.

You really bring a lot to the forum.

Ricochet, the paint was thin enough to spread across the lettering? Happy with the results?
10-10-2014 04:46 PM
Riccochet I used a syringe to fill in the letters. No mess, no wiping. Still want to take the pieces off and lay them flat so you don't get runs.
10-10-2014 12:21 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Thanks Star! I got impatient last night since I'm heading out of town for the weekend so I ended up using some bed liner on the entire bar. Reinstalled this morning and It looks good, I was never a fan of that iron grey to be honest. And I wasn't sure the Anvil was going to stick out as much on the grey, which is okay but I think it will look really good with the black.

I'll try to add some clearcoat on Sunday when I get back in town, then later in the week attempt the letters again. If it works well I may be pulling those vents off.....which looks really fun
Can't wait to see pictures when you're finished!

The vents really are a pain in the . You have to have a LOT of patience getting them off. Also make sure you have a longer small flat screwdriver. When you're looking for the tab to depress to remove them you can put your finger inside and feel around till you find it. Once you feel it, the whole process of sliding the screwdriver in will make a lot more sense.

Good luck!
10-10-2014 10:25 AM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Yes, that appears to be the same iron grey trim Mike has. If you look in my post that you quoted, I gave the name of the paint I used to fix it.

I think I may have waited too long between putting the color in the grooves before I tried wiping it off. Another difference that I think could have caused it is the bright silver sparkle trim looks like it's got a really glossy clear coat over it, so that may have protected the color underneath.

I'd just try wiping off the excess color sooner.



Again, if you check the post BareBones just quoted of mine, I gave the name of the color I used to fix Mike's trim. It really looks identical to the other trim.

Another thing you might try is putting some clear coat on the iron grey trim BEFORE you add the color. That way you won't be rubbing directly on the grey when you're taking off the excess Baja. I used the Rustoleum matte clear coat and it didn't make everything overly shiny. It actually knocked down the shine on my bright silver sparkle trim.

These are his AC vents after I fixed the grey and added the blue.



There are mine, after the color and clear coat. Not sure if you can tell how it knocked down the shine in a picture, but it definitely did.



Hope this helps, guys!

Thanks Star! I got impatient last night since I'm heading out of town for the weekend so I ended up using some bed liner on the entire bar. Reinstalled this morning and It looks good, I was never a fan of that iron grey to be honest. And I wasn't sure the Anvil was going to stick out as much on the grey, which is okay but I think it will look really good with the black.

I'll try to add some clearcoat on Sunday when I get back in town, then later in the week attempt the letters again. If it works well I may be pulling those vents off.....which looks really fun
10-10-2014 09:00 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Well, looks like either I did something wrong or I have that same interior that Mike had. Maybe I pressed too hard when cleaning off? Put on the paint too thick?

Oh well, I just picked up a can of black bed liner for my Ace Rails so it looks like it'll be on the dash as well. Probably put a coat or 2 on tonight and then wait until sat/sun to try the letters in Anvil again.

Any thoughts on my next try would be appreciated
Yes, that appears to be the same iron grey trim Mike has. If you look in my post that you quoted, I gave the name of the paint I used to fix it.

I think I may have waited too long between putting the color in the grooves before I tried wiping it off. Another difference that I think could have caused it is the bright silver sparkle trim looks like it's got a really glossy clear coat over it, so that may have protected the color underneath.

I'd just try wiping off the excess color sooner.

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Originally Posted by vpm86 View Post
Barebones, please report on how you recover. :-/

I'm all chicken-sissy about trying this mod because I have the non-silver interior too, but really want to get Baja into the grooved bits.

Thanks, and good luck...
Again, if you check the post BareBones just quoted of mine, I gave the name of the color I used to fix Mike's trim. It really looks identical to the other trim.

Another thing you might try is putting some clear coat on the iron grey trim BEFORE you add the color. That way you won't be rubbing directly on the grey when you're taking off the excess Baja. I used the Rustoleum matte clear coat and it didn't make everything overly shiny. It actually knocked down the shine on my bright silver sparkle trim.

These are his AC vents after I fixed the grey and added the blue.



There are mine, after the color and clear coat. Not sure if you can tell how it knocked down the shine in a picture, but it definitely did.



Hope this helps, guys!
10-09-2014 11:35 PM
vpm86 Barebones, please report on how you recover. :-/

I'm all chicken-sissy about trying this mod because I have the non-silver interior too, but really want to get Baja into the grooved bits.

Thanks, and good luck...
10-09-2014 10:35 PM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Word of advice to those with Billet jeeps with the Iron Grey interior trim:

I did this mod successfully on my hydro with the bright silver sparkle interior trim. But when I used the EXACT same process on Mike's Billet, the mineral spirits took the Iron Grey finish off.

To fix it he bought a can of rustoleum metallic charcoal spray paint, and the color is almost identical. I'm going to try to redo the lettering in blue once the new charcoal has fully cured.

The only thing I can think of that is different is that the silver rings had an extremely shiny, almost plastic-y finish to them and the iron grey trim was very flat, bare looking. I'm guessing the silver sparkle had a clear gloss sprayed over the top to give them that look, while the iron grey did not.

Hopefully this will help someone else out and not get stuck like I did!


Well, looks like either I did something wrong or I have that same interior that Mike had. Maybe I pressed too hard when cleaning off? Put on the paint too thick?

Oh well, I just picked up a can of black bed liner for my Ace Rails so it looks like it'll be on the dash as well. Probably put a coat or 2 on tonight and then wait until sat/sun to try the letters in Anvil again.

Any thoughts on my next try would be appreciated
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