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post #2146 of 2831 Old 08-24-2013, 10:40 PM Thread Starter
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Oh yes! So Alice and Swamp B**** had a little date yesterday. Met up with Mike for some after work wheeling. We didn't actually find our desired destination but found a whole new and might I add, unexpected area. A nice variety of terrain - but so many mosquitoes. No pictures because we were so focused on finding a scenic overlook area, then getting back before dark. But take my word for it, it was awesome.


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post #2147 of 2831 Old 08-25-2013, 10:16 AM
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Damn mosquitoes...

Maintain, wheel, upgrade, repeat.

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post #2148 of 2831 Old 08-25-2013, 09:08 PM
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Well thanks for thinking of me! That is impressive - but I could not justify spending $50/ft on a material that is mostly rock and sand (silica being a cheap and probably most widely used filler). Plus - if I can find a manageable foam application that can withstand high temperatures... it would be a much better insulator than a partially metal solution.
Honestly, I couldn't see you needing more than 2ft of it at the absolute most. If you ran it from the back side of the oil pan to the front of the cat it would most likely block most of the heat you feel in the front floor pans. I may have just peaked my own interest more than anything now
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post #2149 of 2831 Old 08-31-2013, 10:39 PM
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I think this is the longest period of inactivity since the creation of this blog. Hope everything is okay.
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post #2150 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 07:57 AM Thread Starter
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I think this is the longest period of inactivity since the creation of this blog. Hope everything is okay.
You are right. I've been sick and really stressed at work. Haven't had much energy to do much.

But I am happy to report that the first round of sanding on the interior is almost done. I am spending my hungover morning drinking a coffee in the sears parking lot listening to free bird waiting for the store to open to get a few missing tools.

My lesson learned of the week: don't expect a 3/8" torx set to work on an 8 year old jeep. Must get 1/2" adapter or a 1/2" torx set.

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post #2151 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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OK. Errands are finally done for the day. Front seats are coming out.

Game plan:
Finish sanding and solvent wipe
Get painters tape around edges
1st coat of monstaliner
Replace serpentine belt
replace battery (jeep wouldn't start after I thought I had a good start to the day by getting a $46 adapter kit for $17 because of improper signage) I shelled out the extra cash for the heavy duty - tip and vibration resistant battery.

And.... can anyone guess what this is for?!? I went to 4 places trying to find it.

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post #2152 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Two rounds of sanding done. Washed out inside, dried then did a solvent wipe and dry. Painters tape is on.

Fan is in the jeep to get any last moisture out while we eat dinner. Then coat #1 begins!

So, getting it out of the garage to hose down was interesting....


Alice all scuffed up



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post #2153 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 05:50 PM Thread Starter
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Well - the lighting sucks and everyone knows I have a piss poor camera phone but the first coat is done. Let me tell you, this **** looks amazing!


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post #2154 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 05:55 PM
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I like the color you used, looks nice
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post #2155 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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I like the color you used, looks nice
The color is really off because there was just a spotlight in a dark garage - in real light it is a beautiful army green... but thank you!

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post #2156 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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23:29 - mostaliner is complete.

Serpentine belt and battery replaced

Offensively and seizure-inducing chrome grill is plastidipped and the rust spots from under the overlay are sanded and primed.

One door limiting strap was redone and resized.

Sundowner's r&d fuel pump donation is boxed up and ready to be shipped.

So - I think I have made up for my recent inactivity. That's my problem... I'm either balls to the wall or nothing. I think I may need to work on a little thing called moderation and level-loading. Well, that's all for tonight boys. I'm showering and crawling into bed.

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post #2157 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 09:42 PM
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23:29 - mostaliner is complete.

Serpentine belt and battery replaced

Offensively and seizure-inducing chrome grill is plastidipped and the rust spots from under the overlay are sanded and primed.

One door limiting strap was redone and resized.

Sundowner's r&d fuel pump donation is boxed up and ready to be shipped.

So - I think I have made up for my recent inactivity. That's my problem... I'm either balls to the wall or nothing. I think I may need to work on a little thing called moderation and level-loading. Well, that's all for tonight boys. I'm SHOWERING
and crawling into bed.
Pics or it didn't happen

( jk sleep deprivation makes me loopy )
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post #2158 of 2831 Old 09-01-2013, 09:54 PM
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Nice work Kate! Super productive day.
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post #2159 of 2831 Old 09-02-2013, 11:25 AM Thread Starter
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Pics or it didn't happen

( jk sleep deprivation makes me loopy )
Just waiting until I can get her into natural light to get good pictures. She's in the 24 hour cure period now.

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Nice work Kate! Super productive day.
Thanks Nate! I'm pretty happy with the work.

Today is: final coat on plastidip

Silicone on rock sliders

See about the rear bumper frame tie in

Paint my diff covers and maybe even a bit on the rear bumper.

Tidy up the garage and I'll be happy to call it a good weekend.

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post #2160 of 2831 Old 09-02-2013, 01:20 PM
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Just waiting until I can get her into natural light to get good pictures. She's in the 24 hour cure period now.
Not the kind of pics he was referring to. You are slipping!
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