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post #121 of 2831 Old 12-27-2012, 03:07 PM
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Im closer to the shore but I didnt realize northern CT got that much snow.

As far as that front bumper dont waste your money on powdercoat, rattlecan that **** itll get dings and dents and thats the easier way to touch it up.


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post #122 of 2831 Old 12-27-2012, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Im closer to the shore but I didnt realize northern CT got that much snow.

As far as that front bumper dont waste your money on powdercoat, rattlecan that **** itll get dings and dents and thats the easier way to touch it up.
Yep. It was coming down hard for a while. I pulled into work this morning at 7 and only a few jeeps and trucks made it in.

I wasnt considering powdercoat- just debating between a matte, gloss or textured spraypaint.

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post #123 of 2831 Old 12-27-2012, 07:40 PM
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Have you looked at the hammered finishes ? They are a lot tougher finish than regular spray paint and it is very forgiving when applying it .

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post #124 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Have you looked at the hammered finishes ? They are a lot tougher finish than regular spray paint and it is very forgiving when applying it .
... I think I did that to some furniture when I was a teenager. Not so sure how well it would go on a bumper. Ill still look into it though.

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post #125 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 05:45 AM
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I run the hammered stuff on my cage , bumper and sliders . It is pretty durable .

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post #126 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 09:50 AM
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Looks like great fun so far. Can't wait to see it with the Wild Boar top on her...

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post #127 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 10:41 AM
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Not sure how set you are on the Wild Boar top, but I just saw this on NEOW and not sure if its listed on CL or not...

http://neow.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=108120


"Dark grey, tinted glass, rear wiper, defrost, excellent condition. I will try to post pics later, or e-mail me and I can get some sent to you. May be able to deliver within a reasonable distance. Located in eastern CT, Canterbury. $950. E-mail me direct at [email]bentwrenchrepair@gmail.com"

He just lowered it to $850 now.

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post #128 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Not sure how set you are on the Wild Boar top, but I just saw this on NEOW and not sure if its listed on CL or not...

http://neow.net/forum/index.php?showtopic=108120

"Dark grey, tinted glass, rear wiper, defrost, excellent condition. I will try to post pics later, or e-mail me and I can get some sent to you. May be able to deliver within a reasonable distance. Located in eastern CT, Canterbury. $950. E-mail me direct at bentwrenchrepair@gmail.com"

He just lowered it to $850 now.
Hey! Thank you so much for the lead. That is a fantastic deal. I still am pretty set on the wild boar top, the lj just looks too boxy with a regular one. Alice needs some nice curves to match me!

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post #129 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like great fun so far. Can't wait to see it with the Wild Boar top on her...

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Thank you very much! Spring is going to be exciting on this thread. I see it happening. Happy new years to you too!

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post #130 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 01:45 PM
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Yep. It was coming down hard for a while. I pulled into work this morning at 7 and only a few jeeps and trucks made it in.

I wasnt considering powdercoat- just debating between a matte, gloss or textured spraypaint.
matte would look sweet...try this stuff



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post #131 of 2831 Old 12-28-2012, 09:24 PM Thread Starter
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matte would look sweet...try this stuff

You can grab it at advanced auto and its very durable. I use it for everything
Thank you very much for the tip! As someone who knows far too much about polymers and resins... I am a big fan of epoxies. They are incredibly tough, cheap and easy to make them do what you want. Generally.

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post #132 of 2831 Old 12-30-2012, 09:49 PM
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I am both amazed and jealous at how fast your LJ is coming together. Looking good!
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post #133 of 2831 Old 12-31-2012, 06:43 AM Thread Starter
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I am both amazed and jealous at how fast your LJ is coming together. Looking good!
Thank you very much! Im in the awesome position of being about to go into grad school so I dont have to worry about student loans, and actually having a job in my field. its a good time to spend money on myself for the first time ever.

In jeep news, so I had to drive home 2 nights ago in very slick snow that hadnt been plowed at all yet. shes perfect in 4h, very controlled and gracefull. im impressed.

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post #134 of 2831 Old 01-01-2013, 09:40 AM Thread Starter
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Happy new year everyone! I hope everyone had a safe drunken night. Speaking of which, it reminded me of this story I thought to share.

So, maybe 2 months ago I was at advanced auto with my buddies and I found a Smith & Wesson shift knob on clearance because it didn't have set screws. So for $10 plus a $1.20 trip at the hardware store I had a shift knob that felt more natural, showed my Springfield Mass pride and matched the jeep.

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Which brings me to this story. I had the shifter laying around until I got my set screws for weeks until I finally decided it was time to put it in. Not even a week later I had probably a dozen too many at the bar with my buddies (had a DD, of course- why not get shmammered) and ended up tripping and scraping up my hands pretty decently. For a week I wouldn't have been able to use the stock knob while my hands healed. So, my first story about a cheap fix for the jeep that ended up saving my ***. Moral of the story: I am an AWESOME drunk, The littlest things you buy for no reason can come in handy, and even if you appear to have stigmata- it is NOT ok to bleed inside of your DD's subaru.

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post #135 of 2831 Old 01-01-2013, 01:57 PM
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That looks awful , if it were to happen to me I would drink some more

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