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Unread 08-22-2013, 02:13 PM   #16
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Make that 7 lol I like the wheels and stripe but not so much the grill. I like my color matched one more lol. Been contemplating doing the stripe like you did
. You should do the stripe it gives it attitude. I Always wanted to do the grill black I'm not into chrome stuff.

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Unread 08-22-2013, 02:47 PM   #17
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I painted the cladding and bumpers on my zj, used that new rustoleum ultra coverage stuff that works on plastic, been about 5 days and looks really good, i wanna do the grill and rims and calipers like you did, nice job!
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Unread 08-22-2013, 02:52 PM   #18
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Those rims look sharp. How did you paint them? What kind of paint and applicator did you use? What about prep?
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Unread 08-22-2013, 02:58 PM   #19
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Well I cleaned them with degreaser and make sure they were dried apply 3 coats of plastic dip This was just experiment I will take the plastic dip off and put flat black paint on them.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 03:02 PM   #20
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Why remove the plastic dip? I never heard of it until just now, does it not last? If you do flat black, what kind of paint would you use?

I always thought wheels had to be powder-coated or a similar process? This is interesting.
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Unread 08-22-2013, 03:18 PM   #21
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I can probably push to about a year like that maybe 18 months before I have to do it again. Plastic dip is sold at homedepot or any hardware store it basically stick to anything if is clean and the more coat you do the easiest it is to remove and the better it comes out.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:37 AM   #22
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Make that 8 fellas and looks good man
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Unread 09-05-2013, 10:42 AM   #23
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Why remove the plastic dip? I never heard of it until just now, does it not last? If you do flat black, what kind of paint would you use?

I always thought wheels had to be powder-coated or a similar process? This is interesting.
Powder coating is a more permanent (and expensive) coating. Plastidip looks good but is easy to remove when it gets worn/scratched. Normal rattle can will look good, but won't last, and will be a pain in the *** to remove.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 02:50 PM   #24
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was it plasti dip or paint
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Unread 09-05-2013, 05:46 PM   #25
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Love the painted canyons I would of only painted the spokes but looks great!!!
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Unread 09-05-2013, 05:52 PM   #26
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I did the cladding, rear bumper (front when bye bye, was held on by zipties and hope), and wheels, on my hideous red/purple/whatever zj, need to do something about the body color though.
Also did the interior fake wood trim in black too.

I'll edit this in the am with an updated pic.
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Unread 09-05-2013, 07:56 PM   #27
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This makes 9... There's more than you think.... I see them here in NY all the time. None with everything blacked-out like mine though.
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