Things to paint - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Cherokee & Comanche Forums > XJ Cherokee Non-Technical Forum > Things to paint

Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed LineRockridge 4WD IS Taking Zone Offroad Suspension Lift Kits Rough Country Jeep Suspension Deals at Rockridge 4WD!

Reply
Unread 05-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
shanimal
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: kalamazoo, mi
Posts: 96
Things to paint

What are some nice parts to paint black on a silver 2000 XJ? I painted the trim around headlights and I am going to, hopefully, get around to painting the grill black tomorrow (right now it looks like a raccoon.) I want to paint the rims (steel), the ting under the windshield wipers, the bumper (the greyish black plastic part) and the door trim. Any other things that would look cool blacked out on a silver jeep? I wanted to get murdered lights, but its illegal : (

Would a wire brush drill bit be the best way to clean the "paint" and rust off the stock rims? Eventually i'll get the tires taken off so I can get all the rust off, but for know ill wait.

shanimal is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2012, 06:38 AM   #2
aamuthers
Registered User
1987 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Bangor, Maine
Posts: 269
What I'm doing is buying a few cans of bed liner and doing from the rockers up to where the crease is right below the door handles.
aamuthers is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2012, 10:40 AM   #3
DerMeister
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: MI
Posts: 764
Had some rust on my gas tank filler door. Sand blast, and painted black. I love it.
DerMeister is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2012, 10:43 AM   #4
Tom95YJ
[] Eye'd Jeep Connoisseur
 
Tom95YJ's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 7,914
Sell it and Buy a Black XJ no need to paint anything then !
__________________
'89 YJ The Smurf Build Thread
'99 XJ Black Betty Build Thread
Tom95YJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2012, 10:44 AM   #5
Motorcharge
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 11,500
Any accents imo.

Door handles, trim/rockers, fender flares, bumpers, grill, ect.
__________________
|Project Motörcharge | XJ Non-Tech FAQ | Ammo Can Lock Box | Motorcycle Build|

WANTED: YJ Rollbar - PM for details.
Motorcharge is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2012, 08:58 PM   #6
rugsucka
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Sumware Inn, Ontario
Posts: 2,457
I drove around for a few weeks with black bezels and white grill. I referred to it as having Irish Sunglasses.
scampy.jpg  
__________________
'00 XJ - Somewhat modified
'01 Venture - high mileage, paid for, shut it
rugsucka is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-12-2012, 10:45 PM   #7
BleepinJeep
Registered User
1988 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Kingston, TN
Posts: 243
Just paint the whole thing black. that way after you roll it, it will be easy to touch up!
__________________
Website - [url]http://www.bleepinjeep.com/[/url] - The Best Offroad Videos of Youtube with None of the Boring Stuff!
You Tube - [url]https://www.youtube.com/user/bleepinjeep[/url] - Awesome Jeep Related How-To Videos in HD.

A wise man once told me, "I am going to give you some advice; you can take it or leave it, but keep in mind that it is worth exactly what you paid for it"
BleepinJeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-13-2012, 12:43 AM   #8
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 3,519
My addiction is aluminum diamond plate plate, It looks cool & it tends to not look like a repair (a bad paint over). And forever more it will look good cuz aluminum won't rust.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-13-2012, 11:45 AM   #9
Tom95YJ
[] Eye'd Jeep Connoisseur
 
Tom95YJ's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 7,914
Quote:
Originally Posted by S8NNG8 View Post
My addiction is aluminum diamond plate plate, It looks cool & it tends to not look like a repair (a bad paint over). And forever more it will look good cuz aluminum won't rust.
Sound's like someone is stuck in the 1980's
__________________
'89 YJ The Smurf Build Thread
'99 XJ Black Betty Build Thread
Tom95YJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-13-2012, 01:21 PM   #10
1slosvt
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: archdale, nc
Posts: 505
Whenever I see diamond plate, I automatically think there is rust behind it. That was always the case when my friends bought wranglers and CJs when we were teenagers and they didn't really know any better.
__________________
-2k xj
1slosvt is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-13-2012, 04:38 PM   #11
VegasGT
Bolt Snapper
 
VegasGT's Avatar
1999 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Leitchfield, KY
Posts: 3,360
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom95YJ View Post
Sound's like someone is stuck in the 1980's


Bedliner is the new diamond plate, quite possibly one of those things we will look back on and laugh at one day. But unlike diamond plate, I find bedliner enjoyable. Ill leave the rest to future hindsight.
__________________
- '99 XJ -
Lifted, Locked, Stiffened
4.5"/35's

July 2013 COTM
VegasGT is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 05-14-2012, 09:19 AM   #12
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 3,519
Quote:
Originally Posted by 1slosvt
Whenever I see diamond plate, I automatically think there is rust behind it. That was always the case when my friends bought wranglers and CJs when we were teenagers and they didn't really know any better.
'80's, lol, been told that alot. I know I've seen some CJ's that prove what your saying. But I sure prefer the dp rockers over the plastic crap that's wrapped around the rockers of all these new rigs.
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2013, 08:39 AM   #13
S8NNG8
Registered User
1995 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Helena, Montana
Posts: 3,519
Now I have a ZJ with the plasticrap ...

forumrunner_20130323_083932.jpg
__________________
D3<!L!>3D
S8NNG8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2013, 09:50 AM   #14
Motorcharge
Registered User
1992 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Richmond, Virginia
Posts: 11,500
Quote:
Originally Posted by S8NNG8 View Post
Now I have a ZJ with the plasticrap ...
That plastic crap pulls off like it does on XJs.
__________________
|Project Motörcharge | XJ Non-Tech FAQ | Ammo Can Lock Box | Motorcycle Build|

WANTED: YJ Rollbar - PM for details.
Motorcharge is offline   Reply With Quote
Unread 03-23-2013, 10:55 AM   #15
Millermagic
Registered User
2000 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, New York
Posts: 1,854
I have black grille and headlight buckets on my 2000 XJ (green). For some reason, the black grille and buckets really remind me of one of these: ... yes it's a toy but looks just like the real deal.
__________________
2000 XJ - 3.5'' Lift & Skinny Mudders.
Previous: A CJ, Few TJs and JK.
Millermagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.