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post #16 of 607 Old 12-07-2008, 10:57 AM
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I really like what you did with the Jeep. I would have done the same exact thing - removed bushwackers and put on stock flares, put on sliders, it looks awesome.

good job finding a nice already lifted jeep. it looks good and an awesome first vehicle. I didn't have 14k to spend but i did have 7k and searched real hard for my jeep.

i know what its like on high school budget, saving for a hardtop to replace my crappy soft top


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Thanks everyone. Checked on the paint on the arms after a night and day of curing, and it's gummy. Like I can scape it off with my figernail gummy. Definately not gonna hold up at all on the rocks. Thinking that it's cause I painted over powdercoating? Maybe I should clear coat it? Who knows, atleast they'll look good for a little

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Thanks everyone. Checked on the paint on the arms after a night and day of curing, and it's gummy. Like I can scape it off with my figernail gummy. Definately not gonna hold up at all on the rocks. Thinking that it's cause I painted over powdercoating? Maybe I should clear coat it? Who knows, atleast they'll look good for a little
rustoleum hammered takes a long time to dry. baking it would help accelerate it

did you use a primer? that may be a problem

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No primer. Bought two cans of the paint and one primer, than realized the rustoleum says "no primer needed", so i returned i and got another can of hammered.

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Oh, and spyder, your jeep is probably the most perfect looking jeep i've ever seen. It's what a TJ is supposed to look like. Keep it up.

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should use some sort of self etching primer on steel no matter what.

rustoleum hammered takes about a week to fully cure.

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Yeah, realizing that now. So i'll let them sit for the rest of the week, and hopefully by the tire there dry i'll have the joints and i can start rebuilding them. Thanks

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Oh, and spyder, your jeep is probably the most perfect looking jeep i've ever seen. It's what a TJ is supposed to look like. Keep it up.
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Yea plus its ****ing 25* up there at home. Its nice and 60* here still, ha!

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Yeah morgan but i've already been snowboarding 3 times. Ordered my parts from rubicon, and cleaned and taped up the uppers. Tomorrow i'll paint the uppers than do a second coat on them and the lowers too.

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I stayed home sick from school today, so what better time to stand outside and paint the arms? Put a whole can on the uppers, which turned out nicely. And pu a second coat on the lowers, which didn't turn out so well. Not sure why, but the paint started to wrinkle a lot? It's pretty weird, and doesn't look to good. Than again they'll be under my jeep.

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Anybody know what would cause that?

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Light film of brake fluid will get you that same wrinkle look!
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I don't want the wrinkles, i wanna know what caused it.

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Went 4wheeling at a local spot in PA on sunday. Only have one photo on photobucket right now and don't feel like loading anymore, but It's my favorite from the trip.

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Than today, decided to take the trail in my woods on the way to work and ended up getting stuck in a stream bed. Had to be pulled out backwards and my tailpipe got stuck on the hill coming out and bent my exhaust all up.

excuse the cell phone photo and it's kinda har to see, but you can make out what it is if you look hard enough. It's the tail pipe hanging down.:




So I guess i'll have to be fixing my enhaust with money I don't have, so what better time to upgrade the entire exhaust!

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