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Today 11:26 AM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by rajbull View Post
Nope .. I did not sand or do nothing .. Just cleaned the trims with warm water and let them dry good before I sprayed.

Get a couple more coats and it should be fine

Thanks, going to work on that tonight!
Today 09:04 AM
DWDK
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Originally Posted by jrwpmw View Post
Map Light Color So I replaced my dome/cargo lights with Amber LEDs, which look awesome. But the map lights are white. Checked this forum and found out they were fixed/no replacement colored bulbs. So, got a orange plastic folder divider from Walmart. Pope out the lense covers on the map lights, traced their pattern on the plastic (small circles), then cut them out and glued them in the plastic covers. Worked awesome! Note - the more layers you add the darker the color. For example, I added 3 cut out circles to each cover which matched the other lights perfectly. Cost $1.99 for the folder covers.
I did this when I was 18 to my first car but with red folders. Be careful as they will get hot and melt if the lights are on for too long.
Today 07:36 AM
jrwpmw Map Light Color


So I replaced my dome/cargo lights with Amber LEDs, which look awesome.

But the map lights are white. Checked this forum and found out they were fixed/no replacement colored bulbs.

So, got a orange plastic folder divider from Walmart. Pope out the lense covers on the map lights, traced their pattern on the plastic (small circles), then cut them out and glued them in the plastic covers. Worked awesome! Note - the more layers you add the darker the color. For example, I added 3 cut out circles to each cover which matched the other lights perfectly.

Cost $1.99 for the folder covers.
Yesterday 06:34 PM
rajbull
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Originally Posted by BareBones13 View Post
Did you sand or use mineral spirits or anything on those vent rings before painting? They look awesome! I attempted to do 2 of mine in Anvil last weekend, but my aerosal can was dying and I think I really only got 2 coats on it. I just got another can and plan on repainting those 2 this weekend to see how I like it. I had the same issue, mine ran all over the place and now looks kinda crappy. Hoping another couple coats will make it look better.
Nope .. I did not sand or do nothing .. Just cleaned the trims with warm water and let them dry good before I sprayed.

Get a couple more coats and it should be fine
Yesterday 11:33 AM
BareBones13
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Originally Posted by rajbull View Post
Did Plastidip of the interior trims to match my paint.. I used the rustoleums flexidip. Didn't like it much since it was thin and running a bit. Had to do 4-5 coats to get it to the right texture and to cover up the gray .. Plastidip is way better.

But it looks awesome after finished. Pictures don't do justice.

Did you sand or use mineral spirits or anything on those vent rings before painting? They look awesome!

I attempted to do 2 of mine in Anvil last weekend, but my aerosal can was dying and I think I really only got 2 coats on it. I just got another can and plan on repainting those 2 this weekend to see how I like it.

I had the same issue, mine ran all over the place and now looks kinda crappy. Hoping another couple coats will make it look better.
10-22-2014 11:37 PM
Hoseman
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Originally Posted by Requiemm View Post
Look what arrived in the mail today...



I know what I'm doing tomorrow...
Taking some excederin? : ) just busting' your chops man, those are some cool grab handles.
10-22-2014 07:48 PM
Requiemm Look what arrived in the mail today...



I know what I'm doing tomorrow...
10-22-2014 11:57 AM
mayer906
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Originally Posted by Kadonny View Post
Thanks all, ordering today. It seems like the heavy duty stuff is 2x4", so you'll need 5 pieces to cover the entire visor sticker (4x9"). I ordered 3 packages of 2 in each package and some cool patches. I'll post pics when I get it installed.
Ordered a 20" lightbar off amazon for 50$ and the mount from quadratec... tapped the light into the foglight swotch and it works great ..didnt mean to put on your post but it wont let me stsrt a new one on my phone

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10-22-2014 11:02 AM
Kadonny Thanks all, ordering today. It seems like the heavy duty stuff is 2x4", so you'll need 5 pieces to cover the entire visor sticker (4x9"). I ordered 3 packages of 2 in each package and some cool patches. I'll post pics when I get it installed.
10-22-2014 09:24 AM
Desert Pete
Industrial strength Velcro

It says on the package I used that it takes 24 hours to gain full strength.
In my experience that is true. After that it seems to stick really well.

Desert Pete
10-21-2014 08:19 AM
KingsWW
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Originally Posted by Kadonny View Post
Ah, I see now. No issues with the heat on really hot days cooking the backing adhesive and it falling off the visor? Still, really great idea, thanks.
I haven't had any issues except that one just after I "installed" it. I will tell you when it's hot the flag patch bloats or kind of puffs out a tiny bit, but it doesn't come off at all. Now on a hot day if you tried pulling a patch off that might cause an issue but I haven't changed the patches yet since putting them on.
10-20-2014 07:34 PM
Kadonny
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Originally Posted by KingsWW View Post
^^ The patches are made with velcro on the backs already. Just search amazon for "velcro morale patches". I bought the velcro panels stuck to the visor from walmart.

Just give the panels stuck to the visor a day or so to set. I put my morale patches on a little too early and went to take one off to adjust it and the fuzzy panel started to peal away from the visor a bit. It's fine now though.
Ah, I see now. No issues with the heat on really hot days cooking the backing adhesive and it falling off the visor? Still, really great idea, thanks.
10-20-2014 05:24 PM
rajbull
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Originally Posted by Newjeepkid View Post
Wow! I did not think that would make such a difference with just the vent covers! thats awesome! well looks like i have another mini project on my hands for next weekend! Are they easy to take off?
Apparently, they do peel off easily. From what I saw, it is easy to take them off. It a pretty simple project but you will be amazed at the difference it makes .. have fun bro
10-20-2014 10:10 AM
KingsWW ^^ The patches are made with velcro on the backs already. Just search amazon for "velcro morale patches". I bought the velcro panels stuck to the visor from walmart.

Just give the panels stuck to the visor a day or so to set. I put my morale patches on a little too early and went to take one off to adjust it and the fuzzy panel started to peal away from the visor a bit. It's fine now though.
10-20-2014 09:34 AM
Kadonny
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Originally Posted by KingsWW View Post
Someone mentioned this earlier, put velcro on the sun visor to cover up the sticker and added a few patches. After looking at the pic I did a horrible job lining up the velcro pieces.

Great idea! So give me the details please. It looks like you stuck the fuzzy softer side to the visor, then do you adhere the plastic rigid side to the back of the patches?
10-19-2014 11:00 PM
Newjeepkid
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Originally Posted by rajbull View Post
Did Plastidip of the interior trims to match my paint.. I used the rustoleums flexidip. Didn't like it much since it was thin and running a bit. Had to do 4-5 coats to get it to the right texture and to cover up the gray .. Plastidip is way better.

But it looks awesome after finished. Pictures don't do justice.
Wow! I did not think that would make such a difference with just the vent covers! thats awesome! well looks like i have another mini project on my hands for next weekend! Are they easy to take off?
10-19-2014 03:57 AM
Lusus_Naturae Now that it's getting to be winter again, you can find the foam pipe insulation easily. Buy two of them, and wrap you soft top "L" tubes in the backseat and give the dogs or kids a little extra cushion from hitting their head.

I ran these on the TJ, and I could even fold my soft top down fine with them on (although it does crease the foam if you leave your top down more than a day). My son used to fall asleep in the darnest spots, his favorite was to lean on the bar and nod off - that was even before I put foam on.

Approx cost - $6 for both sides.
10-18-2014 11:22 PM
Requiemm
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Originally Posted by SirRyan View Post
Forget plasti dip...bedline it
Doing the Plastidip to see how I like it since it's easily reversible. If I like, then will consider a more permanent solution.
10-18-2014 02:39 PM
Mad dog 21 Is the plasti dip or is Bedliner easer to clean? I know plasti dip will flake off and is usually a flat or smooth surface. Bedliner we know is course but I think you need to use a brush instead of rag.
10-17-2014 04:55 PM
SirRyan
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Originally Posted by Requiemm View Post
Is that an Amp'd JK? I'm asking because I'm trying to find matching paint for mine.


Oh, and a question for all. Plastidip just the letters or the whole grill? Can't decide myself.
Forget plasti dip...bedline it
10-17-2014 11:33 AM
Requiemm
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Originally Posted by jrwpmw View Post
A few of my cheapies!
1) painted my jack with matching spray paint and mounted it with 2 u-bolts and wing nuts that I painted black. $13
2) replaced tweeters and used the old grills to fill in the 2 small holes in the sound bar - I don't use the/have hard top. FREE
3) fixed my cowl ding and prevented new ones with "offical jeep parts" - um well, metal badges. $8

I will take some pics,it all turned out better than you might think!
Is that an Amp'd JK? I'm asking because I'm trying to find matching paint for mine.


Oh, and a question for all. Plastidip just the letters or the whole grill? Can't decide myself.
10-16-2014 05:28 PM
Daisy Stormtrooper
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Originally Posted by Requiemm View Post
So now would be a good time to say I just bought 4 cans of black Plastidip and a roll of green painters tape? I also have a set of side steps, a grill mod set, and a trailer hitch arriving today and tomorrow. Guess what I'm going to be doing Saturday? Oh and one of the Springtail Solutions JK Rear Door Folding table & Molle Combos will be arriving Tuesday as well.
Just so there's no lack of consistency, here's a wave to go with your Super Sized PlastiDip order!
10-16-2014 04:53 PM
Requiemm
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Originally Posted by Silencer View Post
I'm stunned. A whole two days have passed without a plasti-dip comment in this thread! That must mean it's time to start talking about the Jeep wave here instead.
So now would be a good time to say I just bought 4 cans of black Plastidip and a roll of green painters tape? I also have a set of side steps, a grill mod set, and a trailer hitch arriving today and tomorrow. Guess what I'm going to be doing Saturday?

Oh and one of the Springtail Solutions JK Rear Door Folding table & Molle Combos will be arriving Tuesday as well.

10-16-2014 02:13 PM
Silencer I'm stunned. A whole two days have passed without a plasti-dip comment in this thread! That must mean it's time to start talking about the Jeep wave here instead.
10-14-2014 09:57 PM
Daisy Stormtrooper
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Originally Posted by rajbull View Post
Did Plastidip of the interior trims to match my paint.. I used the rustoleums flexidip. Didn't like it much since it was thin and running a bit. Had to do 4-5 coats to get it to the right texture and to cover up the gray .. Plastidip is way better.

But it looks awesome after finished. Pictures don't do justice.
Yay! I did mine in white too and love them--if you decide you like them after a while (I didn't like the feel of the PlastiDip on them) and want it to be permanent, try primer and then appliance spray paint...can of white is $4 at HD, and is cold, heat and water resistant, plus has a nice smooth shine to it.
Don't forget your speakers up top! Congrats on the nice work!
10-14-2014 08:02 AM
rajbull Did Plastidip of the interior trims to match my paint.. I used the rustoleums flexidip. Didn't like it much since it was thin and running a bit. Had to do 4-5 coats to get it to the right texture and to cover up the gray .. Plastidip is way better.

But it looks awesome after finished. Pictures don't do justice.
10-13-2014 10:49 AM
Boppa
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Originally Posted by MtnToSea View Post
I bought my Black Jeep logo for $9 on Ebay. Easier then Plasti-Dip.
Or just remove it altogether. Having the logo between the grill and hood just looked too crowded to me.
10-13-2014 10:21 AM
skeeter0311
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Originally Posted by nboucher98 View Post
Clearly not a lawyer. It may be required in your state, but it's not required in all states (including the one in which I'm licensed to practice law, Texas).

One can sue anyone for anything in this great nation, but having a painted third brake light is far more likely to work as a defense ("I wouldn't have hit him if I'd have seen the third brake light") than a cause of action ("He caused the wreck with his painted third brake light, and I'm entitled to compensation"). In fact, that's a loser right from the start, for lots of reasons. Someone may sue, but they won't win.
Just checked with a lawyer friend of mine (at the American Legion post here). Said as long as the light STILL LIGHTS UP IN RED and CAN BEEN SEEN FROM X NUMBER OF FEET AWAY it is legal. (The feet many vary by state.). According to him it is the light not the lens that is important.
10-13-2014 12:29 AM
MtnToSea I bought my Black Jeep logo for $9 on Ebay. Easier then Plasti-Dip.
10-12-2014 11:08 PM
Nutro Awesome, thanks guys. I'm going to Hydro-dip mine soon so I was hoping it wasn't too involved but it looks simple. Even better.
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