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Unread 05-04-2010, 05:41 PM   #61
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Powder coating would be sweet.... black or gunmetal!

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Unread 05-05-2010, 05:50 AM   #62
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Im not sure which way I wanna go. I havent found a good price on powder coating Ill probably end up painting em if anything. Any boddy good at photoshop? .... I aint

Check post #13 on page 1 and post #36 on page 3.

http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f59/t...aller-1011094/

Paint them........ Matte Black all the way. That's going to happen to mine, once I find time.
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Unread 05-05-2010, 01:29 PM   #63
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Good find Kevin. I think im convinced to paint em black. I painted the wheels on the wifes WJ and they've held up really good. not a spot on em...



I think as long as I prep em good I shouldnt have a problem. It looks like those bolts around the edge come off, might leave em polished for some contrast or would that look dumb... I think I gonna find out.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 06:59 AM   #64
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We have to get together some time soon and have a wheel re-finishing party, with plenty of beer

In regards to the bolts, they're stainless so I doubt they'll hold paint well... then again I've never tried to finish stainless. Yes they do come out, and I figure I'll pull them out on mine - do the wheels up & slap them back in on one wheel and make my mind up then if I like the contrast or not.
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Unread 05-06-2010, 01:59 PM   #65
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ll be doing em this weekend. Feel free to stop by. I could use the help. Prepping them can be a PITA. After further review, Im gonna leave the bolts in and paint em black too. I dont think itll look that good stainless. As for painting the stainless, I think itll be okey as long as I scuff em up real good. Im gonna do my center caps too and theyre crome so we'll see...
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Unread 05-07-2010, 06:06 AM   #66
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this weekend is no good for me, sorry. I am working on the soft door project all day Saturday and Sunday's Mother's Day, so that's out. Eh no worries. I'll invite you over when I find time to do mine. I'll provide the beer & food, you provide the experience & good company.


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Unread 05-07-2010, 10:21 PM   #67
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Spend more time on your Jeep, less on life. We need updates!
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Unread 05-09-2010, 10:04 AM   #68
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So I got the 4 just about done. My 5th spare should be here sometime this week then I'll get em mounted.

Heres what I started with..


Got em sanded down...


Primed... I used a dark primer, maybe that'll hide some of the scratches!


Couple coats of paint...




Center caps...

Theyre stainless. Noy sure how well the paint will hold to em. If not, Ill take the paint back off and just have to go with the bling in the center!

I think they turned out okey. Theyre not perfect, but hey its a Jeep, not a Lexus
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Unread 05-09-2010, 12:01 PM   #69
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did you clear coat them? maybe spraying a couple coats of matte clear will help with durability. Are those bolts removable? Those wheels looks alot better then the black/ chrome version!
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Unread 05-14-2010, 03:45 PM   #70
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Well, got em mounted the other day and took some pics...







I think they look okey. Its nice to be out of the soft 8 crowd They ride a heck of a lot nicer too!
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Unread 06-30-2010, 12:53 PM   #71
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Great job on the XJ. New wheels look a lot better than I would have imagined, but the repaint did the trick.
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Unread 08-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #72
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Okey so i had a couple of hours to myself today (rare!) So I decided to take care of my crappy, sagging head liner that has been driving me crazy!!


getting it out...




Getting the old foam off was the toughest part..



Ran down to the fabric store and picked up 3Yds of fabric, a can of 3M fabric adhesive. Total of 21.39$ and..







Not bad. It was a heck of a lot easier than I thought it would be. Im not much of a camo guy, but its a heck of a lot nicer than it was.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 07:39 PM   #73
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Also got some undercoating done yesterday. It was such a mess under there. Spent more time than I thought doing prep so I only got the rear half done. Hopefully get the front done this weekend.

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Unread 08-10-2010, 02:59 PM   #74
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how are the light on the front grill do you like them or would you rather have a top light bar?
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Unread 08-10-2010, 04:03 PM   #75
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Really nice XJ! I like those flares, they really changed the appearance of the Jeep. Are those speakers on the headliner in the rear stock or is that a special/aftermarket headliner?
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