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Unread 06-13-2013, 05:47 PM   #16
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I would try running a razor very gently along the registration of the perimeter. Very lightly to separate the two. Just an idea

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Unread 06-13-2013, 06:38 PM   #17
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How many layers? Nice Mopar push bar by the way.
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:07 PM   #18
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I would try running a razor very gently along the registration of the perimeter. Very lightly to separate the two. Just an idea
Hindsight is 20/20. This is the same thought I had when the first hang happened. Right now I'm paying the price in having to basically peel the hood off!
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #19
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How many layers? Nice Mopar push bar by the way.
I put five layers on. It took basically a whole can. I'd recommend more for anyone trying this.

Thanks about the light bar. I'm looking to get lights on it. Any recommendations out there?
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Unread 06-13-2013, 07:51 PM   #20
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I looked into this too, here are my search results.

-Option 1) Ebay-I found (what they claim to be) an OEM decal on ebay. My next door neighbor is a car wrap specialist (AKA he does vinyl car wraps) and he looked into it for me and said that the vinyl they are using is crap and will bubble from heat over time, also its a two piece kit (seam down the center)- COST $50
(Link to ebay)

-Option 2) Dealership Parts Department- I called a local Jeep dealer, and after having to explain what I wanted for 20min I finally got the guy on the other end of the phone to understand what I wanted. He found it and provided me with a part#. Cost $169.00 (cost is most likely different per dealer/location)

-Option 3) Paint- Whether you go to a standard body shop (collision shop) or a specialty place, you will be able to get this done for between $200-250. Being that the OEM sticker is 169.00 without install (I would pay someone to put it on) I will be choosing this option. I got two quotes for the paint job on was $200 the other was $250. All you need to do is explain what you want to any paint guy, tell him you want flat black w/o a clear coat, and it will look just like the decal. This may turn some of you off because it is so 'permanent' but keep in mind a vinyl decal will leave a sticky residue if you choose to take it off (also may take off the clear coat)

Hope this helps guys! My Liberty gets painted Thursday, Ill post picks after its done.
What about getting your car wrapping neighbor to just put a hood decal on?
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Unread 06-14-2013, 08:27 AM   #21
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You get what you pay for guys...My Liberty is at the shop now getting done. Ill have it by the end of the day, will post pics then...I will am positive it will look 10x better than that terrible plasti dip job (no offense, it was a good try).
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Unread 06-14-2013, 08:34 AM   #22
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What about getting your car wrapping neighbor to just put a hood decal on?
I talked to him about that, he said it would be a lot in labor costs to figure out the right angles. I am a perfectionist and if it wasn't perfect I wouldn't except it. One thing I didn't look into (I should have) is getting the part # from the dealer, looking it up online and providing the dems to my car wrap guy...oh well I'm sure I will be happy with the paint!
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Unread 06-16-2013, 01:57 PM   #23
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Sorry it took me a few days, here are some pics after paint!
photo-3-.jpg   photo.jpg  
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Unread 06-16-2013, 03:39 PM   #24
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You get what you pay for guys...My Liberty is at the shop now getting done. Ill have it by the end of the day, will post pics then...I will am positive it will look 10x better than that terrible plasti dip job (no offense, it was a good try).
No offense taken. It was only a test of what the outcome might be.
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Unread 06-16-2013, 09:01 PM   #25
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Yup. Did that.
I made my tape line on the outer lip of the raised edge and ended up with a super clean line even after letting it completely dry granted i went through over 4 cans lol


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Unread 06-17-2013, 02:40 AM   #26
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I made my tape line on the outer lip of the raised edge and ended up with a super clean line even after letting it completely dry granted i went through over 4 cans lol


Looks great, guess it's time to order some more plasti dip.
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Unread 06-17-2013, 06:22 AM   #27
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Just remeber to apply 1-2 light coats and then a decent heavy coat to fill in. if you spray from to far away you'll end up with little "fuzzy" beads all over the project

overlap your passes with the dip and be sure to invest in a spray paint gun handle you'll thank yourself later lol

If you're buying your dip from dipyourcar.com I recommend to buy the dip nozzle its like 2 bucks and has a MUCH better spray pattern than the regular spray nozzles

The more coats the better
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Unread 06-17-2013, 11:10 AM   #28
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Damn that is hot!!! Wonder if the Army Green would stand out on the black. I like how you removed the hood. How difficult was it to take it off and throw it back on. Seems too heavy for a single person. Did paint the rims ?
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:11 PM   #29
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The hood is 4 bolts you and a buddy can take it off easy, loosen front bolts then rear. Remove fronts then rear.
Keeping the hood prop up helps a lot while removing. Once you pop the hood you'll see how easy it is to pull off

army green does stand out on black. And I did paint my rooms rims a while ago. Two tone red and black
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Unread 06-17-2013, 12:13 PM   #30
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Remember to undo the washer hose. You don't have to remove the nozzles just tape them up and you'll have no problems
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