What Color Should I Paint My Cladding--Pics - JeepForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:00 PM Thread Starter
grandcherokee12
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: OK
Posts: 38
What Color Should I Paint My Cladding--Pics

Hey guys, I know I want to paint my bumpers and cladding, just not sure what color... Let me know what you guys think. Thanks in advance.
Also, if anyone can do some quick photoshop, I would appreciate it.






2" BB with Rough Country Hydro shocks, General Grabber 245/75-16, Flowmaster 40 series, new steering stabilizer, limited headlight cases with fogs behind the grill
grandcherokee12 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:03 PM
EisBlade
Web Wheeler
 
EisBlade's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 1,226
Black is beautiful. lol I had that nasty sun faded grey as well. I sanded, put paint adhesion on it, then spray painted mine with truck bed coating. That was two years ago and they still look fresh.

.
JT
Owner: Harley-Davidson Touring Group [43K members]




Disclaimer:Not responsible for men of weak character.
EisBlade is offline  
post #3 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:06 PM
Steve01WJ
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Worcester
Posts: 432
i love the look of that bed liner on there! I think im going to do that on mine in the spring

12 JKU, 2.5TF BB, MTR 35s on 15"procomps

05 WK 5.7 Limited QD2
Steve01WJ is offline  
post #4 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:11 PM Thread Starter
grandcherokee12
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: OK
Posts: 38
I do like the black on the red paint, just unsure about the contrast on my grey... do you think it will make it look cheap? Thanks again.

2" BB with Rough Country Hydro shocks, General Grabber 245/75-16, Flowmaster 40 series, new steering stabilizer, limited headlight cases with fogs behind the grill
grandcherokee12 is offline  
post #5 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:12 PM
SnowLeopard
Registered User
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Woodland Park
Posts: 4,726
That's the best bed-liner job I've seen on cladding. You need to do a write-up on the specifics of what you did/used. Brands and everything.

Yes, it snows in Texas.

"Roads? Where we're going we don't need roads"
SnowLeopard is offline  
post #6 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:33 PM
EisBlade
Web Wheeler
 
EisBlade's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Raleigh
Posts: 1,226
I don't think it'd make it look cheap. In my opinion I think it would pull together the blacks you already have...side mirrors, window moulding, door handle, tires, trim, etc. You could grab my photo, crop the side panels, and paste them onto yours for a quick look.

Thank you. A lot of work and time with pieces hanging from my garage door channels. lol

I didn't take any pics during, only the finished product as shown in my gallery. I will say though - I did it the hard way, by removing every piece of cladding; bumpers, door panels, sides, etc. A PITA to remove and especially to put back on. I broke off some of those plastic tabs that hold the cladding on (and currently have the bottom edge of my driver door hanging free slightly) and had to buy some 3M double-sided tape just for moulding. If doing it again, I think I would use that roll-on type you see in Advance Auto or O'Reilly's.

I put a metal wire brush attachment on a variable drill and ran it over every piece to rough it up. I sanded areas I couldn't reach, and sanded areas where the wire bristles roughed it up too much. I then sprayed on bulldog plastic adhesive promotor, followed by many thin coats of spray on liner. The result was a durable textured finish that wasn't so rough that it catches and holds mud in little pockets everywhere. I use a plastic brush on it when washing the car. Because the front bumper gets sandblasted, rocks, etc as you cruise down the highway - use more layers. (most do, I'm a slow poke though and enjoy the ride - I'm never really up on someone's back end enough. This helps me avoid rearend collisions, ruining all the work to keep the WJ nice, and reduces wear on the headlight lenses)

If I had to redo it, I'd tape off everything and leave everything on except the bumpers. And I'd use that roll-on stuff you can buy in a can though I'm not entirely sold on the rollers provided. I've checked out the example they include with the kit and have found it to be a rougher surface than I'm looking for. I think a synthetic house roller with shorter loops would work best to create a nice smoother finish with some textured rippling.

Just grab a plastic storage bin or trash can from the garage. Sand it down, etc. and conduct a test with some spray liner to see what you think first.

/another pic from the rear... Notice how that driver panel isn't as tight against the body as it should be. My fault; it was the first piece I pulled off and I didn't know what I was up against. I suggest leaving them on and tape around instead.

.
JT
Owner: Harley-Davidson Touring Group [43K members]




Disclaimer:Not responsible for men of weak character.
EisBlade is offline  
post #7 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:41 PM
perfectcircle
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 844
I had the same color WJ and painted the cladding black anyways. it looked goofy. i'll find pictures

edit:



Given this was like 5 minutes after I painted it. It did tone down quite a bit later down the road as seen here:


perfectcircle is offline  
post #8 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:56 PM
Steve01WJ
Registered User
2005 WK 
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Worcester
Posts: 432
yea thats a bit glossy......maybe the bed liner wouldnt be so bad.....I did my grill and it blends well with my brown jeep

12 JKU, 2.5TF BB, MTR 35s on 15"procomps

05 WK 5.7 Limited QD2
Steve01WJ is offline  
post #9 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:56 PM
GraKee99
Rapist Wit
 
GraKee99's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Posts: 9,445
Look at lakamida (don't know how exactly to spell his name) build thread. His is taupe with black too.

Brian

WJ, WK, CJ5


Colorado Jeep Club Member #188
GraKee99 is offline  
post #10 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 08:57 PM
perfectcircle
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 844
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraKee99 View Post
Look at lakamida (don't know how exactly to spell his name) build thread. His is taupe with black too.
lakailimited06?
perfectcircle is offline  
post #11 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 09:00 PM
GraKee99
Rapist Wit
 
GraKee99's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Posts: 9,445
Yes, that is it. Is yours green yet?

Brian

WJ, WK, CJ5


Colorado Jeep Club Member #188
GraKee99 is offline  
post #12 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 09:05 PM
perfectcircle
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 844
Olive drab the past few months. I got laid off right after I started sanding it down to get it painted So I spray painted it and I finally got a job today actually. I lost my place to spray so i don't know what i'm going to do. All the local shops want 3k to paint it.
perfectcircle is offline  
post #13 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 09:08 PM
GraKee99
Rapist Wit
 
GraKee99's Avatar
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Basalt, Colorado
Posts: 9,445
Dam, that sucks. Glad you found a job though and good luck with painting.

Brian

WJ, WK, CJ5


Colorado Jeep Club Member #188
GraKee99 is offline  
post #14 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 09:14 PM
perfectcircle
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 844
Thanks! I went wheeling with some guy last summer that paints and has a shop. I need to find his card and get a quote. Worse comes to worse i'll conform and just get it sprayed a normal color like black or white for cheap.
perfectcircle is offline  
post #15 of 32 Old 01-20-2010, 09:17 PM Thread Starter
grandcherokee12
Registered User
1999 WJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: OK
Posts: 38
Thanks for all the input... do you think I could find the OEM same color in a spray can? It would kinda look like a limited but not at glossy down there. I'm looking for maybe a darker shade of the plastic, mostly to make it look at least nice again and not chaulky.

2" BB with Rough Country Hydro shocks, General Grabber 245/75-16, Flowmaster 40 series, new steering stabilizer, limited headlight cases with fogs behind the grill
grandcherokee12 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
How to Paint Cladding on wj fizzer WJ Grand Cherokee Forum 12 04-11-2013 06:59 PM
Laredo cladding paint tfgnt16 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 2 12-13-2008 04:19 PM
cladding and touch up paint BLACKzj52 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 10 09-11-2007 09:35 PM
Laredo Cladding Color Code speedfreak04 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 13 10-27-2006 10:17 AM
paint prepping the cladding evans1010 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 5 07-11-2006 05:48 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome