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Unread 01-24-2011, 08:16 PM   #1
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Removing Cherokee Side Molding/Painting end caps

Hey Everyone,
I have a 2000 XJ Sport and am looking at 1. Removing the side plastic molding that runs along the rockers. and 2. Painting the end caps from original black, to the silvertone metallic to match the rest of the body.
Does anyone have any experience with this and any advice?
Also I want to do a rustproofing under my doors and along the rockers, any clear mediums to do this with?

THANKS!

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Unread 01-24-2011, 08:34 PM   #2
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first, i left my plastic molding on, i painted the endcaps and the side molding with gloss black krylon fusion (its made for plastics) its held up awsome for a year. im sure they sell it in a silver similar to your jeep.
use a hairdryer to heat up the glue under the molding then carfully pull it off with a PLASTIC putty knife. wd40 actually works well to take off the residue the glue leaves behind. heres some pics


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Unread 01-24-2011, 11:15 PM   #3
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Thanks, Ill look into the krylon. I found a mopar paint website, just not sure how great it would stick to plastic.
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Unread 01-25-2011, 10:49 AM   #4
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One of the best cosmetic things i have done to my jeep is remove the plastic side molding. I got tired of painting them every three months. It looks great and is easy to do
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Unread 01-25-2011, 12:09 PM   #5
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get yourself a 3m rubber eraser for the drill..makes life easier!
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Unread 01-25-2011, 10:55 PM   #6
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Do you have any pics of your xj? id like to see the finished result. Thanks!
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Unread 01-26-2011, 12:35 AM   #7
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to do that is a pain......

First you rip the plastic pieces off.

then you get one of these


and use a heat gun to scrape of the spongy part of the tape.

then you get some of this


and a rag to get rid of what you did not scrape off.

takes a while but i like the way it looks alot better than stock.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 10:08 AM   #8
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I did it with just a rag and goo gone.
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Unread 01-26-2011, 10:09 AM   #9
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Unread 01-26-2011, 10:15 AM   #10
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Unread 01-26-2011, 11:48 AM   #11
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i removed the trim and end caps, i also painted my flares black(dont mind the wheels and "golden eagle" it was an idea i had lol
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Unread 01-26-2011, 04:49 PM   #12
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you need to watch this:


then buy this:

http://www.amazon.com/3M-7498-STRIPE-WHEEL-W-ARBOR/dp/B0013HHNHC
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Unread 01-26-2011, 10:16 PM   #13
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Thanks guys appreciate the pics and tips! Cant wait til spring and begin the projects
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