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Today 08:45 PM
Preston- Didn't exactly do anything to it today... But I just bought my metalcloaks today! Free shipping from metalcloak this weekend with discount code: BestTeamEver
Today 08:36 PM
gwofford11 Got my official zombie hunting permit today in the mail lol
Today 08:21 PM
dtfjeuy Set a beer on the spare as I was changing the radiator in my work van.
Today 08:09 PM
hondamxer
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Originally Posted by st3v3 View Post
Make sure to do a spray out of the color, i tried about 4 different brands before I found a good match. Most paint suppliers will give a free sample. A quart of paint can vary from 25$ for cheaper stuff and $100 for better stuff (just base color). If you walked in our shop with a set of these fenders, it would probably cost around $500 to paint them. A couple hundred more to blend into the side.
And you want to use an epoxy primer on those bare aluminum parts.

Yes they come with the honeycomb fillers. I think they sell louvered fillers too.
Thanks for the info man. ill post some updates when the fenders come in and i figure out what im doing. The good thing about aluminum is i can just leave them bare on the jeep untill i come up with a plan!
Today 08:03 PM
st3v3
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Originally Posted by hondamxer View Post
I found a pint of base color and clear coat for $104. Just need to figure out what primer to use on the aluminum. I have access to professional spray guns. Hopefully i can find somewhere reasonably priced to get them done though. The fenders come with the honeycomb pannels right? i didnt see any other options on the website when ordering
Make sure to do a spray out of the color, i tried about 4 different brands before I found a good match. Most paint suppliers will give a free sample. A quart of paint can vary from 25$ for cheaper stuff and $100 for better stuff (just base color). If you walked in our shop with a set of these fenders, it would probably cost around $500 to paint them. A couple hundred more to blend into the side.
And you want to use an epoxy primer on those bare aluminum parts.

Yes they come with the honeycomb fillers. I think they sell louvered fillers too.
Today 07:37 PM
Hardermods
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Originally Posted by Rewind View Post
Did you make that bracket or can you buy one?
The bracket is a standard L bracket with a mirror button screwed to it. We use something similar to it to mount our front facing cams securely.


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Originally Posted by Scruffy Wilson View Post
you see better out the back?

I have 33s I cant see much out my rear view
I actually can see quite a bit better, I use to lose half my mirror due to the 33''s but now there is only a small section at the bottom where I can see the tire.






I drove across town today and noticed that the mirror is a little loose somewhere as it has a slight vibration. I hung my GoPro from it and it stopped shaking completely. I think I'm going to try putting a couple rubber washers between the bracket and the windshield frame. As we had to do something like this for our rear cams at work to act as dampeners.

But all and all I think I'm gonna like it mounted like this way better than before
Today 07:29 PM
echo2 Put the bikini on.....

Today 07:02 PM
hondamxer
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post
You MAY find a better price as there is less to paint the option you are going. Might also run a "Craig's list" Type add asking/ looking for someone else who can color match or shoot in their garage......I tried that and was told it would still be about $500....I was told the paint for my '04 is costly...and there is a lot of material to cover.......
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It sure does look good body color though...I also made a new filler panel for each fender and painted that too- instead of the honeycomb.. I also painted the rear quarter armor to match.
I found a pint of base color and clear coat for $104. Just need to figure out what primer to use on the aluminum. I have access to professional spray guns. Hopefully i can find somewhere reasonably priced to get them done though. The fenders come with the honeycomb pannels right? i didnt see any other options on the website when ordering
Today 06:50 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by st3v3 View Post
It sure does look good body color though...I also made a new filler panel for each fender and painted that too- instead of the honeycomb.. I also painted the rear quarter armor to match.
Does LOOK GOOD!!
Today 06:37 PM
DJs97TJs Cracked the window since I could today for the first time in a week
It's not for some. But I like it! Looks good on the white too! 5% fronts 5% over factory rear 3 35% windshield and 5 over 35% brow
Today 06:31 PM
st3v3 It sure does look good body color though...I also made a new filler panel for each fender and painted that too- instead of the honeycomb.. I also painted the rear quarter armor to match.
Today 06:30 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by hondamxer View Post
Well crap. Thats not what i wanted to hear. Going body color was actualy my first choice. I'll have to get some quotes after i get them in. if its too much i may be learning how to spray body color auto paint. or just go bare untill i get enough money to have them done. Either way they'll be better than my smashed stock fenders
You MAY find a better price as there is less to paint the option you are going. Might also run a "Craig's list" Type add asking/ looking for someone else who can color match or shoot in their garage......I tried that and was told it would still be about $500....I was told the paint for my '04 is costly...and there is a lot of material to cover.......
Today 06:21 PM
hondamxer
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Originally Posted by st3v3 View Post
I got the steel version and painted them body color. If I could do it again I would either paint them black or get the aluminum ones and leave them bare. Color matching was a PITA- for a good match you gotta blend into the doors.. At least with a bright metallic..
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Originally Posted by jp2611 View Post
FWIW I checked with a bed liner shop and was "quoted" minimum $250 could be as much as $500. Checked Body shop and was "Quoted" $1500. for color match.

This is for TNT Customs one piece, inner and outer flat front fenders. I also checked on powder coat and was told $250. Talked to some Jeep friends, and since I do wheel this they asked about rattle can. Their reasoning we know it will get scratched scuffed/ and easier to clean up scratches and since parts are off Jeep easy to paint at home. (Initially)

I spent a total of about $50 on paint and supplies, acetone, sand paper, rags, primer etc.

Here is the result. Rustoleum "Hammered" in Black. If you look close you will see it used a lot on my LIL RED Jeep. accent line around bottom of tub and rails/ bumpers.

The other "Quotes" did not include installation!!
Well crap. Thats not what i wanted to hear. Going body color was actualy my first choice. I'll have to get some quotes after i get them in. if its too much i may be learning how to spray body color auto paint. or just go bare untill i get enough money to have them done. Either way they'll be better than my smashed stock fenders
Today 06:07 PM
Bazoupi Here's the trailer recepticle.
Today 06:05 PM
Mamefreak Flushed the cooling system 3 times. Getting ready for the new water pump and Shaw thermostat.
Today 06:01 PM
Bazoupi I finally finished the bumper and installed it. I also put the trailer receptacle next to the license plate.
Today 05:47 PM
jp2611
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Originally Posted by hondamxer View Post
Ordered some Genright 4" aluminum tube fenders. Now i need to decide on how to paint them. leave them bare, Black, or body color. Either way Bye $700
FWIW I checked with a bed liner shop and was "quoted" minimum $250 could be as much as $500. Checked Body shop and was "Quoted" $1500. for color match.

This is for TNT Customs one piece, inner and outer flat front fenders. I also checked on powder coat and was told $250. Talked to some Jeep friends, and since I do wheel this they asked about rattle can. Their reasoning we know it will get scratched scuffed/ and easier to clean up scratches and since parts are off Jeep easy to paint at home. (Initially)

I spent a total of about $50 on paint and supplies, acetone, sand paper, rags, primer etc.

Here is the result. Rustoleum "Hammered" in Black. If you look close you will see it used a lot on my LIL RED Jeep. accent line around bottom of tub and rails/ bumpers.

The other "Quotes" did not include installation!!
Today 05:25 PM
st3v3
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Originally Posted by hondamxer View Post
Ordered some Genright 4" aluminum tube fenders. Now i need to decide on how to paint them. leave them bare, Black, or body color. Either way Bye $700
I got the steel version and painted them body color. If I could do it again I would either paint them black or get the aluminum ones and leave them bare. Color matching was a PITA- for a good match you gotta blend into the doors.. At least with a bright metallic..
Today 05:17 PM
MLT Replaced the old clutch and fly wheel

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Today 03:52 PM
Lakeman1
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Originally Posted by scottieg40 View Post
Spray painted my grill and headlamp inserts flat black. I personally don't like chrome on my jeep. I think it looks pretty beast. I'm going to do the same to the bumper.
I agree with you on the chrome but I prefer a satin finish over flat black.
Today 01:03 PM
hondamxer Ordered some Genright 4" aluminum tube fenders. Now i need to decide on how to paint them. leave them bare, Black, or body color. Either way Bye $700
Today 12:10 PM
Holton345 In the process of rebuilding my front end and installing a new lift. After all the nice, new bits in my wheels and steering I decided to pain my tired-looking, rusty stuff.

I am trying something different that may or may not look good. But it is paint, so I can always re-do it later if I am unhappy with the results.

I wanted to set off some of the interesting looking wheel components. I decided to repaint my dust shields gloss black, my knuckles silver, my axle ends gloss black, and the U joint body (the only visible part) silver. I will also have red Alloy USA outer shaft seals. (Whether they provide any benefit I wanted them for the looks. I am not into bling, but decided that after all this work a dress up to my axles and suspension was in order. This flash of red on a part that will hopefully work better than the plastic discs do will be a nice sight under there. And this nicer appearance to my suspension might prompt me to take more time with cleaning it after lots of mud.)

Anyway, here is one of the horror story knuckles. It was coated in a thick, scaly rust that took me two hours with four wire wheels to clean up. I then wiped it down thoroughly with mineral spirits and sprayed on two coats of the Rust-Oleum Rust Reformer black spray paint. Yeah, after two hours of powering off rust it was still a little brown. I got down to shiny metal in many spots, but not all the rust came off. So instead of the self-etching primer I had planned to use I ended up with the Rust Reformer. Hope it works okay...

After that dried over night I just went out and sprayed on two heavy coats of Rust-Oleum High Heat Ultra in silver. The axle ears and the dust shield look really pretty decent against the silver part. Pretty showy for my tastes, but I might keep it this way for a while.

I did not use caliper paint, but because they are attached to the calipers I decided to use the High Heat Ultra. I hope it is durable. The label says that it is good for automotive use, but it probably will chip easily when I bomb my way down some of our crushed limestone cotton field roads. I take more abuse from that then any sort of trail damage. Most of our real off roading is centered on muddy trails in shallow water or small, broken rick fields. The cotton field roads we run at like 40 or 50 mph, so this paint will probably not survive. But I can hope... ;-)

When all this is finished I will show pics of the result. Here is the knuckle hanging out to dry in the sun off the front bumper of my JK...
Today 11:04 AM
Jeffk1975 Looks good Scottie, going to do my headlight rings eventually.
Today 10:59 AM
scottieg40 Spray painted my grill and headlamp inserts flat black. I personally don't like chrome on my jeep. I think it looks pretty beast. I'm going to do the same to the bumper.
Today 10:56 AM
scottieg40
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Originally Posted by paththrasher View Post
What model of head unit did you go with?
Pioneer DEH X6600BT. The Bluetooth is seemly.
Today 08:51 AM
Rewind
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Originally Posted by Hardermods View Post
And.....mirror is fixed
Did you make that bracket or can you buy one?
Yesterday 10:34 PM
Mamefreak Finally got my aux horn wired up. Just one of the two for now until I extend the harness wiring. But it came in handy about 10 mins after I left!
Yesterday 09:31 PM
12vtman Replaced my blown subwoofer with the Pyramid 6.5 Sub. Not earth shaking, but fills in nicely with the Polk Audios.
Yesterday 09:24 PM
TJonesy
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Originally Posted by The Real Tink View Post
got a good bit done in the great jeep make-over today leds transplanted Axles yanked out from under the red jeep And SweetPea patiently waiting for the good bits to make their way to her.
Nice. Hard work pays off
Yesterday 09:09 PM
The Real Tink got a good bit done in the great jeep make-over today
leds transplanted


Axles yanked out from under the red jeep




And SweetPea patiently waiting for the good bits to make their way to her.
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