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Unread 07-29-2011, 01:46 AM   #481
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I agree.. The engine bay has a clean setup. Great work!

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Unread 07-29-2011, 12:41 PM   #482
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Wow...I just came across this and I'm glad I did. That is one awesome MJ you're building there! I too wish my engine bay was that clean and organized!
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I agree.. The engine bay has a clean setup. Great work!
Thanks. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to work on it in a couple more weeks.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 06:36 PM   #483
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Found a small project I could manage. My tail lights are intact but have scratches and UV damage (too far gone for Meguiar's). Decided I'd try clear coating them.



I decided I'd start with the left side which was the worse of the 2. Cleaned and wet sanded the light starting with 400 grit, then 600, to 800 and finally 1000. Taped out the lens' for some black...



Used Kyrlon Fusion Satin Black and Rustoleum Gloss Clear.



Black...



Clear...



Not perfect, but better than before...

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Unread 08-04-2011, 06:39 PM   #484
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That looks pretty good. My brother has been bugging me to do the same with mine.
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Unread 08-04-2011, 07:39 PM   #485
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That looks pretty good. My brother has been bugging me to do the same with mine.
Look brand new from a couple of feet away. Sorry to hear about your troubles, how's things going?
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Unread 08-04-2011, 09:32 PM   #486
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[QUOTE=kabowabo;11969757Sorry to hear about your troubles, how's things going?[/QUOTE]

Interesting I guess. Its not the change that bothers me, its the uncertainty. I'm just ready to move forward.
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Unread 08-05-2011, 12:17 PM   #487
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I understand uncertainty. I'm sure everything will turn out good for you. Keep me updated.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 05:11 AM   #488
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Welcome back Jeff!

I have never considered restoring plastic with clear coat, the taillight looks great!
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Unread 08-08-2011, 12:00 PM   #489
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Welcome back Jeff!

I have never considered restoring plastic with clear coat, the taillight looks great!
Thanks Dave.

I tried buffing them and the one I did looked awful. I found this link Tail Light Restoration while looking for aftermarket replacements (wishful thinking). $12 for materials I figured I'd give it a try.
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Unread 08-08-2011, 12:48 PM   #490
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Great build! Extremely well done on your part and as I watch the rest of this MJ come together, I'll wish you the best of luck!

Thanks for taking the time to show us how it's done right....
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Unread 08-08-2011, 01:56 PM   #491
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Great build! Extremely well done on your part and as I watch the rest of this MJ come together, I'll wish you the best of luck!

Thanks for taking the time to show us how it's done right....
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Unread 08-08-2011, 05:44 PM   #492
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Great build! Extremely well done on your part and as I watch the rest of this MJ come together, I'll wish you the best of luck!

Thanks for taking the time to show us how it's done right....
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I appreciate it, and thanks for following along. I've finally come to the realization that this will be my last long term project. My wife and my health won't tolerate any more of them, so bear with me if I drag it out a little.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 04:00 PM   #493
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Tailights look good! Nice touch with the black.
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Unread 08-09-2011, 10:34 PM   #494
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Gotta love the comanche! Good job on the tailights!
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Unread 08-10-2011, 03:50 AM   #495
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If you sell ever decide to sell it i will gladly relive you from it.
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