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post #811 of 1158 Old 03-17-2012, 04:23 PM
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That rig is BEGGGGGGGGGGING to be wheeled.

Let's get to it.

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post #812 of 1158 Old 03-17-2012, 05:34 PM Thread Starter
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That rig is BEGGGGGGGGGGING to be wheeled.

Let's get to it.
I know she is. The weather is supposed to be awesome this week as well.
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post #813 of 1158 Old 03-22-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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My front diff cover has been leaking for some time now from the fill plug. I went out and got pipe joint compound. But first I went heavy on the plug with plumbers tape to try and stop the oil from leaking out. I used the tape before but not as heavy as today. So far today no leak.
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post #814 of 1158 Old 03-22-2012, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Great pic.
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post #815 of 1158 Old 03-22-2012, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Plasti-Dip my front grill and half of the front fenders with a flat black. I also hit the head light rings and guard. I used one can and probably went with 7 coats maybe a few more about 10 minutes apart. It was hot out today, 80 degrees, so it dried very fast and even. I cleaned the paint very good with Rustoleum's Wax and Tar remover. Started with some light coats then went to medium. The tip started to spit a little, shook it good, sprayed another top coast and it all dried evenly. The hardest part was getting into the slots of the grill with the winch and KC's. One tip is to pull the painters tape off after the last coat. The paint will stick to it pulling it apart a bit. After I realized this, I ran a small blade across the edge of the tape to separate it leaving a clean line. I am so pleased with the results.
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post #816 of 1158 Old 03-22-2012, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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Finished;
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post #817 of 1158 Old 03-22-2012, 02:23 PM
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That looks pretty darn good! Matches your flares real close! It's all the rage these days, plasti-dip that is.

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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/b...build-1304260/

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That looks pretty darn good! Matches your flares real close! It's all the rage these days, plasti-dip that is.
It looks awesome in person. I am thinking of possibly doing the flares, because they need to be painted again.
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post #819 of 1158 Old 03-22-2012, 02:43 PM
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How well do you think it'll hold up to impacts typical with the front end of said Jeep? As well as say spray on bed line, ie Rustoleum?

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post #820 of 1158 Old 03-22-2012, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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How well do you think it'll hold up to impacts typical with the front end of said Jeep? As well as say spray on bed line, ie Rustoleum?
Not sure, but it does feel tough. I am going to test it though and post the results here. Only $6 for a can. Whats nice is, you can pull it all off in one swoop if you don't like it because it is not permanent.
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post #821 of 1158 Old 03-23-2012, 08:06 AM
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Not sure, but it does feel tough. I am going to test it though and post the results here. Only $6 for a can. Whats nice is, you can pull it all off in one swoop if you don't like it because it is not permanent.
I'll throw a brick at it. Good thing my aim sucks.
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I'll throw a brick at it.
Fastest way to lose a friend/famous last words.... "I'll throw a brick at your Jeep".
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Fastest way to lose a friend/famous last words.... "I'll throw a brick at your Jeep".
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I'll throw a brick at it. Good thing my aim sucks.


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post #824 of 1158 Old 03-26-2012, 09:08 PM Thread Starter
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Ordered new front parking lamps. Mine are cracked and faded, and the previous owner had drilled two large holes in them for strobes. I also ordered a 12" AMI Stubby antenna to replace the 30 + inch stock antenna that ruined my KC lights.
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post #825 of 1158 Old 03-27-2012, 07:30 AM
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I also ordered a 12" AMI Stubby antenna to replace the 30 + inch stock antenna that ruined my KC lights.
Man I've wanted to grab one of those from AntennaX. The look B.A.
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