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post #16 of 23 Old 07-19-2011, 06:11 PM
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great write up dude,i'll be doing this soon..cant wait

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post #17 of 23 Old 08-03-2011, 10:46 PM Thread Starter
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Hey guys, I edited the original post, just found out the other day when I washed my ZJ that the overspray got ALL OVER it...you can feel the difference running your finger from the part I masked to what I didn't mask...I can't even wax it anymore...I'm going to try and claybar it off but idk if it will work...you need to mask your ENTIRE zj.

I hope i didn't completely ruin my paint...and I'm sorry I don't want someone else to ruin theirs. Overspray is a b!tch.
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post #18 of 23 Old 08-03-2011, 10:51 PM Thread Starter
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On a lighter note...after about a month the paint is looking great! Extreme heat, pouring rain, and wash didn't fade or chip or anything.
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post #19 of 23 Old 06-23-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Just an update for those curious, after almost a year my painted cladding looks great. A few nicks here and there from normal loading unloading and probably shopping carts and idiots opening their doors that go all the way to the plastic but eh, its a jeep! As far as weathering, through hail and rain and heat and 95% of the time sitting in the sun, no fading that is noticeable

Also on a side note, clay baring did the trick with the over spray! Nearly a year later I finally got around to it and it got it off easily. Was able to wax it too to at least stop the rest of my clear coat from baking away...

If I had to do it again, I would have taken the front and rear covers off and painted them separately... the door cladding I would have probably left on. Just remember...mask! Mask everything! Even the roof! Good luck to anyone else doing this.
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I realize this thread has been dead for a while, but it still applies! Any chance you could reup those images?
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post #21 of 23 Old 12-31-2015, 01:29 PM Thread Starter
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I realize this thread has been dead for a while, but it still applies! Any chance you could reup those images?
Oh hey they're gone...lol. Yeah I'll re-upload. Remember to use more masking than I did!
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post #22 of 23 Old 01-01-2016, 10:39 AM
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Here is a pic of mine I did a few years ago. I used the Krylon plastic spray paint and it has held up okay. I pulled all the plastics off and replaced the clips that broke from a local JY. After almost 4 years and 30k miles it needs done again. The paint did fade over time, but I never put any form of clear on them. This spring I am going to do it again and put on some satin clear and see how that holds up.

This pic is right after I did it.

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post #23 of 23 Old 01-01-2016, 04:42 PM
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If you have non painted textured bumpers, I can tell you by experience that using a heat gun you can bring the original color and shine back. Using a heat gun, you are melting the surface, and the resins come to the surface. My front bumper had all kinds of white streaks in it, and the heat gun worked awesome to restore the original color!

Harbor Freight sells a decent heat gun for like $10, and I did not even have to remove my bumpers.. you can do it again as many times as you want.. Just be careful not to apply to much heat, and apply heat evenly.

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