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01-16-2014 10:39 PM
ajpell72 Nice
01-06-2014 10:31 AM
J33P3R58
Arctic Decals

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Originally Posted by grifoniqb View Post
I have a winter chill Arctic and ever since the 10A, I have wanted to copy the same look with orange opposed to red. I had the took the Rubi font for the hood decal and outlined ARCTIC in orange. Now, just trying to find the right shade of orange and the time to get it done.

Is there a trick to removing the rear tow hook? My initial thought (have not actually got under and inspected it yet) is there is just a couple of bolts to remove and replace--is it that simple?
Who did you go through to have your Arctic decals made? I was thinking of a something similar using a different name. Haven't found any good supplier yet though to print my decals.
Thanks.
08-19-2013 02:20 PM
lasvegasguy12
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Originally Posted by JKPaul View Post
For all those who have the Rock Lobsters' WalMart has Rust-Oleum in a Hot Pink that's a perfect match!
(Nyuk!)
That's hilarious
08-19-2013 08:47 AM
JKPaul For all those who have the Rock Lobsters' WalMart has Rust-Oleum in a Hot Pink that's a perfect match!
(Nyuk!)
08-19-2013 02:17 AM
grifoniqb I have a winter chill Arctic and ever since the 10A, I have wanted to copy the same look with orange opposed to red. I had the took the Rubi font for the hood decal and outlined ARCTIC in orange. Now, just trying to find the right shade of orange and the time to get it done.

Is there a trick to removing the rear tow hook? My initial thought (have not actually got under and inspected it yet) is there is just a couple of bolts to remove and replace--is it that simple?
07-14-2013 10:17 PM
vinnydags I plasti dipped my front and rear tow hooks this weekend. I used plastidip because I wasn't sure how I'd like the look, plus the stock bumpers only have ~6 months left on my Jeep before they are replaced. The fact that the plastidip may get ruined is fine by me.

I went the route of removing my bumpers to paint the hooks. I had the time plus i used this opportunity to familiarize myself with the assembly of the front and rear bumpers.

I am really starting to love the red accents. Thinking of incorporating it more and more with my already existing black.billet theme.



06-16-2013 09:03 PM
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I removed the bumpers and used xo farm implement red back in march. I liked the way it looked against the black grill on the sand trooper II mopar Moab concept vehicle. Easy weekend project, but I don't see a problem with taping off either.
06-16-2013 08:11 PM
Justdoit2
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I trimmed lots o things on my jeep because it made me feel like it was something no one else has and that is the beauty of Jeeps U can build and customize them like no other vehicle!


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How did you paint the shocks underneath? I would think you would have to raise it up. Also, is it mopar spray paint or plasti dip? Looks awesome! Nice job!
06-02-2013 10:52 AM
Rico1111 I trimmed lots o things on my jeep because it made me feel like it was something no one else has and that is the beauty of Jeeps U can build and customize them like no other vehicle!


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06-02-2013 10:40 AM
Ex Umbris Currus
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
OK, cool. Let's paint our muffler body color too.
Ha, my Jeep is black so the tow hooks are already painted body color, and I just recently painted my muffler black because I got tired of the huge silver trashcan hanging there. Then I went and covered my black tow hooks and muffler with mud, why because it's my Jeep and I can.
06-02-2013 09:12 AM
Thracks
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
The same reason we bought vehicles with very little purpose or benefit besides going offroad: Because we f*cking wanted to.

So yes, I painted mine body color because it looks cool. But if anyone paints theirs red I think that will look great because the 10A already proved it...
tomthbomb = OWNED
06-02-2013 09:09 AM
C.L.
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Originally Posted by whetstone View Post
Could we get a list started to let everyone know what is ok to change and what we shouldn't touch so nobody breaks the rules when expressing their individuality?
Well i think we can all agree that chrome is out right quick...
06-02-2013 08:56 AM
legitposter
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Originally Posted by grifoniqb View Post
I love the idea! Once I saw the 10A. I bought hood decals for the arctic with orange outline with the idea of painting tow hooks orange.

Is it best to remove bumper or leave on and paint with bumper covered.
It comes down to time. If you got it then definately remove the bumper. No matter how good you are at taping, etc, its so easy to accidently get overspray on the jeep.
06-02-2013 08:16 AM
grifoniqb I love the idea! Once I saw the 10A. I bought hood decals for the arctic with orange outline with the idea of painting tow hooks orange.

Is it best to remove bumper or leave on and paint with bumper covered.
05-19-2013 07:11 AM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by whetstone View Post
Could we get a list started to let everyone know what is ok to change and what we shouldn't touch so nobody breaks the rules when expressing their individuality?
Sure, you go first.
05-17-2013 11:11 PM
Deepjeep1371 Lucikly mine is red so I'll get the 10a look.
05-17-2013 06:42 AM
panthermark I like it!

Are you going to do the rear hook as well?

Maybe I'll hit mine up with some plasti-dip. I almost wish the 10A's didn't come with red tow hooks because that is the color I would go with.
05-17-2013 02:18 AM
idiot magnet I don't have any tow hooks to paint... I feel so left out, but my D rings show a ton of wear from use on the trails and not from hitting a few grocery carts that got in my way...






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05-17-2013 01:30 AM
Deepjeep1371
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post

The same reason we bought vehicles with very little purpose or benefit besides going offroad: Because we f*cking wanted to.

So yes, I painted mine body color because it looks cool. But if anyone paints theirs red I think that will look great because the 10A already proved it...
Awesome response ^↑↑^
Thanks guys for all of the responses. I get to learn something on this job. (Taking off the bumper.)
05-15-2013 11:44 PM
legitposter
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
OK, cool. Let's paint our muffler body color too.
I'm not sure I can find commando green in high-temp engine type paint. But not a bad idea!
05-15-2013 08:30 PM
whetstone
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
OK, cool. Let's paint our muffler body color too.
Could we get a list started to let everyone know what is ok to change and what we shouldn't touch so nobody breaks the rules when expressing their individuality?
05-15-2013 08:13 PM
tomthbomb
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Originally Posted by legitposter View Post
Because we f*cking wanted to.
OK, cool. Let's paint our muffler body color too.
05-15-2013 04:32 PM
nobndry
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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU View Post
^i was searching for ur post but I gave up after 20 pages. Lol for some reason i remember it took u a couple days to finish bcuz of itineraries. I was waiting patiently for the finished product.
Yeah I was doing this in between studying for an AP Chemistry exam so it did take a while.
05-15-2013 03:34 PM
legitposter Red looks nice... But I'll stick with my body color commando green hooks. But my wife still needs hers painted. Perhaps red is in her billet future.
05-15-2013 03:15 PM
dawhitesJKU ^i was searching for ur post but I gave up after 20 pages. Lol for some reason i remember it took u a couple days to finish bcuz of itineraries. I was waiting patiently for the finished product.
05-15-2013 03:12 PM
nobndry
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Originally Posted by dawhitesJKU View Post
there was a member who did it i believe last month. on the "what did you do to your JK today thread". subtle changes make it one off.
I think I was that member. To take the bumper off, get under the jeep and take the 8 nuts off of the tow hook bolts and disconnect the dog lights. Then, you will be able to pull the bumper and the plastic outside off, but don't yet. There are 4 hateful plastic screws that I ended up beating out with a hammer that hold on the "skid plate" that must be removed. Once removed the bumper assembly can be taken apart. There are only 4 bolts holding the metal part to the plastic part, take those out and the metal bumper can be removed and the tow hooks taken out of the holes. To put back together, just reverse the steps, and BAM it's a completely new look haha. When you paint them just make sure they can dry completely because the plastic will rip any paint it touches off when you put it back on, I let mine dry for a day and a half and it still wasn't enough. I used rustoleum professional grade spray paint and primer. Sorry for the bad pictures my iPad doesn't take good ones...
05-15-2013 03:00 PM
legitposter
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Originally Posted by tomthbomb View Post
OK, why are we painting our tow hooks?
The same reason we bought vehicles with very little purpose or benefit besides going offroad: Because we f*cking wanted to.

So yes, I painted mine body color because it looks cool. But if anyone paints theirs red I think that will look great because the 10A already proved it...
05-15-2013 02:40 PM
microage97 Mine are starting to show a little rust....
05-15-2013 02:28 PM
dawhitesJKU there was a member who did it i believe last month. on the "what did you do to your JK today thread". subtle changes make it one off.
05-15-2013 02:15 PM
tomthbomb OK, why are we painting our tow hooks?
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