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Unread 12-02-2012, 06:09 PM   #1
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Stripes on your ZJ.

... Ok Guys my ZJ has the paint peeled of the Hood 100% and then the tops of both front finders. & Not much paint left on the front bumper cover. There is just a little missing from under the strip on the front fenders.. The rest of the Jeep is in good shape.
.. Since I sold DuPont from 1966 to 1995. I know that ugly as green won't match. And since I just gave $500.00 for the Jeep I don't want to add many dollars to the cost of this toy.
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... So is there a few pictures of some other Jeeps ZJ or just Cherokees. That you guys have added some strips or other thoughts on how to keep from painting the Jeep.
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... Ok my ZJ IS a 1995 . pea green & ugly. I guess I'm about to just put a set of 235 70 r15's from walmart due to the cost. I wanted 30 9:50R15 with a 2 inch lift. But I guess I'm going to succumb to the price issue.

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Unread 12-02-2012, 06:31 PM   #2
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I was thinking of doing this also, due to peeling paint on hood. But was thinking of doing the whole raised part black. If you do it post so pics curious to know how it looks. Also there is a product call plasta dip( I think) that you can spray on and remove with no ill affect. Would be great for trail and error
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Unread 12-02-2012, 06:50 PM   #3
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I was thinking of doing this also, due to peeling paint on hood. But was thinking of doing the whole raised part black. If you do it post so pics curious to know how it looks. Also there is a product call plasta dip( I think) that you can spray on and remove with no ill affect. Would be great for trail and error
Yup yup yup. I had a tree fall on my WJ after a hurricane. It scratched up my hood pretty badly. I didn't want to drop the $900 on a new hood that the shop quoted me, so I spent $12 on some plastidip, some red pinstriping, some body-color spray paint, and some stencils.





As far as removing it, I eventually decided the stripes looked stupid (because the did) and I'd just live with the scratches...

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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:32 PM   #4
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.. Heck I thought they looked rather good. But that is what I was thinking about anyone else got any pictures .
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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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Unread 12-02-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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.. Heck I thought they looked rather good. But that is what I was thinking about anyone else got any pictures .
If you want to see bad ***, BLACK04WJ was the inspiration for mine:



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Unread 12-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #7
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When I saw the title of this thread, I thought that it was going to be about showing off your trail stripes.

McClouds ZJ, even though I'm not a fan of stripes, I thought that your layout with the stenciling showed imagination and inspiration. Good job - and good way to cover up some hood damage.
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Unread 12-03-2012, 06:08 PM   #8
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McCloud those fender flares would cover more of my issues.
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Unread 12-04-2012, 04:27 AM   #9
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From the sounds of it, you would have to 2-tone the truck to deal with the hood and fender tops. And at that point the bumper still needs paint work.

I just don't see how stripes get ya away from the color matching problem. No matter what you're gonna have to paint the stock color, or the stripes will be bordered with primer

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Unread 02-01-2013, 10:39 PM   #10
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.. Any one else got their front & rear bumpers painted black and maybe the cladding under the doors. that plus a skunk strip on my hood could cover up lots of crap.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 11:31 PM   #11
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I have pictures in my build thread of the bumpers and cladding painted black.
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Unread 02-01-2013, 11:48 PM   #12
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... OK LOOKS GOOD SO WHAT BALCK did you use..
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Unread 02-01-2013, 11:50 PM   #13
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I went to the hardware store and bought satin black krylon fusion.
Clean the bumpers and cladding with a degreasing cleaner before you spray...it'll stick better.
I just did a car wash with simple green and water mix. Others like dish soap.
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Unread 02-02-2013, 12:09 AM   #14
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Dawn dish detergent liquid is very good alternative to stuff like Simple Green for stripping contaminants and dressings when prepping/cleaning. It's made from ethanol which is neither acid nor base (7.44pH) unless water is added. When mixed with water, Dawn dish detergent's pH changes and if you add heat (hot water), it becomes more acid with the increase in heat. Dawn dishwashing liquid mixed with water, hot or cold, is highly alkaline and will strip wax off of the paint. Lots of detailers use Dawn to strip old wax off of cars before applying new polish, wax and sealants.
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