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10-12-2014 06:31 PM
Jkrolly Attachment 1558386

This was out in Wyoming in August when we took a cross country roadtrip. It was a great time!
10-06-2014 11:47 AM
rymanrph
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Originally Posted by 3PedalMINI View Post
Welcome!

Im usually pretty good with skylines but this one has me stumped.....thats either philly or denver?
It's actually neither and quite far from both. That is Charlotte, NC. I actually traded a three pedal MINI for my JK.
10-06-2014 09:20 AM
Blue Baby Sound
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Originally Posted by 3PedalMINI View Post
you might want to look into have opticoat installed, its rock hard and resists scratching better then our paint, i know because i have it on and ive been through some trails that gave everyone elses jeep some gnarly pin stripping and mine came out fine.

just an fyi when my detailer was applying it he measured the paint and our clear coats are astonishly thin, to where he said there is maybe enough there to polish one more time (safely).

which polishes did you go with? i was once a detailer back in my other life, i just got to busy with my real business and decided to sell all of my equipment. i used to have a flex 3401 which was a beast, i hear the new kid on the block is the Rupes system which cuts polishing time in half! (considering the flex)

Good luck, cant wait to see how you make out with your paint restoration !
Missed this one, sorry.
Thanks for the heads up on the Opticoat, going to look into that.

Because my local parts store carries it, I used Meguiar's ultimate compound, polish & wax. Cutting pad on the compound & polishing, finishing pad on the wax. I'm just a novice car guy, nothing fancy here.
10-06-2014 06:58 AM
Blue Baby Sound Thanks!
I played find the scratch with the wife last night, she couldn't find any but I know a couple of places that I need to hit again.
10-06-2014 12:43 AM
mikedboyd
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Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post

99% disappeared, I'll work on the last small parts again in a few months when I deep clean again.
That's incredibly good. Never thought you'd get it that good. Awesome!
10-05-2014 08:24 PM
Blue Baby Sound
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Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post
Looks like tonight I'll be getting work on the copperhead paint.
Here is the carnage from last weekend's outing, the hood, doors, everything looks like this:
Got around to buffing out the scratches today. Dark out so this is the best pic I have for now.



99% disappeared, I'll work on the last small parts again in a few months when I deep clean again.
10-04-2014 06:48 PM
3PedalMINI
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Originally Posted by JeepFan95 View Post
Very nice! Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your purchase.
Welcome!

Im usually pretty good with skylines but this one has me stumped.....thats either philly or denver?
10-04-2014 06:46 PM
3PedalMINI
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Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post
The plan is an oribital buffer, cutting pad and some compound. Followed by a polish and wax. I have faith I can bring him back to his original luster :-) Not my first rodeo, was just out of supplies this weekend so I'll tackle it tonight. (hopefully)
you might want to look into have opticoat installed, its rock hard and resists scratching better then our paint, i know because i have it on and ive been through some trails that gave everyone elses jeep some gnarly pin stripping and mine came out fine.

just an fyi when my detailer was applying it he measured the paint and our clear coats are astonishly thin, to where he said there is maybe enough there to polish one more time (safely).

which polishes did you go with? i was once a detailer back in my other life, i just got to busy with my real business and decided to sell all of my equipment. i used to have a flex 3401 which was a beast, i hear the new kid on the block is the Rupes system which cuts polishing time in half! (considering the flex)

Good luck, cant wait to see how you make out with your paint restoration !
10-02-2014 03:40 PM
JeepFan95
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Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post
Shouldn't be too hard to talk the wife into these now! TrailSkinz | Skin it - Trail it - Protect it
Especially if she is helping you get the carnage out!
10-02-2014 02:47 PM
Blue Baby Sound Shouldn't be too hard to talk the wife into these now! TrailSkinz | Skin it - Trail it - Protect it
10-02-2014 02:44 PM
Blue Baby Sound The plan is an oribital buffer, cutting pad and some compound. Followed by a polish and wax. I have faith I can bring him back to his original luster :-) Not my first rodeo, was just out of supplies this weekend so I'll tackle it tonight. (hopefully)
10-02-2014 02:17 PM
JeepFan95
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Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post
Looks like tonight I'll be getting work on the copperhead paint.
Here is the carnage from last weekend's outing, the hood, doors, everything looks like this:
How do you plan on getting the scratches out?
10-02-2014 10:13 AM
Blue Baby Sound Looks like tonight I'll be getting work on the copperhead paint.
Here is the carnage from last weekend's outing, the hood, doors, everything looks like this:


Doors look worse than that section but I didn't get a pic.

Ordered in supplies to attempt repair, wish me luck!!

Couple of pics from the outing:





10-01-2014 10:38 AM
Blue Baby Sound Nice!!

And
10-01-2014 10:38 AM
JeepFan95
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Originally Posted by rymanrph View Post
I've been lurking on here for a while, but this is my first post. I bought my copperhead sport back in May and even though it's my first JK, it's my 11th Jeep (1 YJ, 5 TJs, 2 XJs, 2 MJs, and now the JK).

Its rare that I park on the top of the deck at work, so I thought I'd snap a picture while I was up there.

Very nice! Welcome to the Forum and congrats on your purchase.
10-01-2014 10:03 AM
rymanrph I've been lurking on here for a while, but this is my first post. I bought my copperhead sport back in May and even though it's my first JK, it's my 11th Jeep (1 YJ, 5 TJs, 2 XJs, 2 MJs, and now the JK).

Its rare that I park on the top of the deck at work, so I thought I'd snap a picture while I was up there.

09-29-2014 05:46 PM
RazzleWrangle
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Originally Posted by Blue Baby Sound View Post
Nice!
Thanks, Blue Baby!

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Originally Posted by DocJ93YJ View Post
What size and brand lift?
Hey Doc, I went with the Teraflex 2.5 coil lift and Ranch 9000XL shocks. So far so great. I'm considering whether or not I need the front control arm drop brackets. Not sure yet.
09-29-2014 05:40 PM
DocJ93YJ
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Originally Posted by RazzleWrangle View Post
My cousin and I were finally able to find a weekend where we both had free time to install the lift and tires. Copperhead in pieces: Copperhead together:
What size and brand lift?
09-29-2014 11:36 AM
Blue Baby Sound Nice!
09-29-2014 11:31 AM
RazzleWrangle
Got Some Altitude.

My cousin and I were finally able to find a weekend where we both had free time to install the lift and tires.

Copperhead in pieces:



Copperhead together:




09-27-2014 09:07 AM
JeepFan95
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Originally Posted by Type911 View Post
On the way back from picking up my new to me wheels. Love this rig. Last time I was on these forums was 9 years ago with my old YJ. Glad to be back.
Welcome back! Nice purchase.
09-26-2014 09:46 PM
Type911 On the way back from picking up my new to me wheels. Love this rig. Last time I was on these forums was 9 years ago with my old YJ. Glad to be back.
09-17-2014 01:31 PM
donmeca2020 So im starting to narrow my mind down abit with the wheels and tires situation. im now just about 100% sure about 33s with 17 inch wheels.

I recall seeing a few copperhead owners with AEV pintlers, can you guys show me your pics of them on your rig? thanks guys. im leaning towards the black but i recall seeing a copperhead AEV brute with argent pintlers and the color actually looked good on it.
09-12-2014 11:15 AM
bilash31
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Originally Posted by Nolyaw View Post
That's what I understand. I was just wondering about the VIN sticker on the actual door itself? Does it peel off? Plus I would have to make sure I found some with crank windows. They are nice now, but when the snow and ice hits, not so sure.
Understood. We with JKUs have the sticker on the pillar. I don't think it's that big of a problem. Probably more concerning for the one getting the doors since they will have two different stickers. Removing them is technically a crime (I believe) so I can't advise you on that. That being said I want to take mine off.

Manual doors are harder to come by but they're out there. The trickier part is finding a matching color.

I have only owned half doors for 20+ years and have never had a problem with ice and snow. And we probably get a bit more here in PA than you in KY. Maybe a bit more diligence is needed. Kicking the heater on for a bit quickly warms the plastic and the ice just slides off. I don't see it as any more of a chance of breaking a window scraping ice off.

But I am really not trying to convince you. Give them a try and see what you think. Like I said you have options. Either way congrats and enjoy the Jeep.
09-12-2014 10:30 AM
donmeca2020 congrats on your purchase !!! what are your plans ?
09-12-2014 08:21 AM
Nolyaw That's what I understand. I was just wondering about the VIN sticker on the actual door itself? Does it peel off? Plus I would have to make sure I found some with crank windows. They are nice now, but when the snow and ice hits, not so sure.
09-12-2014 07:53 AM
ciarraikerry
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Originally Posted by bilash31 View Post
If you don't like them or want them or find its not your style, there have been many a trade made between half and full door owners. Usually those with half can end up with some extra $ out of it too. Maybe you're just not used to them but I'll tell you, there's nothing better than a Jeep with half doors. Ok personal opinion.
Agreed.
09-12-2014 07:08 AM
bilash31
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Originally Posted by Nolyaw View Post

Wasn't really a choice, it was what it had. it was kinda weird listening to the side windows flap in the wind on the way home from the dealer.
If you don't like them or want them or find its not your style, there have been many a trade made between half and full door owners. Usually those with half can end up with some extra $ out of it too. Maybe you're just not used to them but I'll tell you, there's nothing better than a Jeep with half doors. Ok personal opinion.
09-11-2014 09:01 PM
Nolyaw
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Originally Posted by ciarraikerry View Post
Congrats! Good choice with the half doors too.
Wasn't really a choice, it was what it had. it was kinda weird listening to the side windows flap in the wind on the way home from the dealer.

It was either this or a $44k JKU Hard Rock Rubicon. Couldn't justify the $18k difference! Actually would've been more like $14k, but still...
09-11-2014 08:25 PM
Blue Baby Sound Looks good!
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