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Liberty09MN 07-08-2011 12:19 AM

Murdered Liberty
 
Ever wonder what your Liberty would look like matte black? Something I've always wanted to do and I finally put the plan into action and decided to vinyl wrap my Jeep.

Stock
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s00/Before.jpg

New Wheels/Tires/Lift
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...s00/Wheels.jpg

Removed chrome running boards
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...ningBoards.jpg

Pics during the wrap
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10630-1405.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10629-1415.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10707-1647.jpg

Tinted the headlights a bit
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10707-1950.jpg

As of now still need to wrap the bumpers and the front 2 panels on the driver side. Next up is to get some tints in the front windows and paint the plastic pieces for accents! Liking how its turning out!

Elt31987 07-08-2011 05:03 AM

I like it, nice work

az16339 07-08-2011 05:35 AM

Cool. I've been thinking of matte-black wrapping my fender flares, front and rear bumpers. and the lower 6" or so on the doors (to just above the run strip.) Any idea what that would cost to have done? My KK is Greystone Pearl.

jonrjen 07-08-2011 05:45 AM

Looks good, are you doing the job yourself? You should do a step by step installation post of how you are doing it.
Like you choice of wheels also. The lift looks great...what size and manufacture did you use?
Kind of give that same look as the Tactical Edition Hummer that was released.

g4x4xgeoff 07-08-2011 05:46 AM

it actually looks really good! continue for the whole jeep though

jonrjen 07-08-2011 06:56 AM

And if you get tired of the new look, you could cut carefully and peal back strips of the black wrap and leave a Zebra print.......just kiddin

Liberty09MN 07-08-2011 09:22 AM

Thanks for the compliments everyone!

Quote:

Originally Posted by az16339 (Post 11823962)
Cool. I've been thinking of matte-black wrapping my fender flares, front and rear bumpers. and the lower 6" or so on the doors (to just above the run strip.) Any idea what that would cost to have done? My KK is Greystone Pearl.

Here is the site I ordered off of, http://www.avsstore.com/, I looked around for awhile to find a site that the right quality vinyl for the right price. After reading a lot of DIY wrap threads its pretty clear that using one vinyl vs. another can make or break your project. They sell the 3M vinyl and this stuff is great, is has the technology where you can just press most of the air bubbles out, no needles or rewrapping involved!

Liberty09MN 07-08-2011 09:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonrjen (Post 11823981)
Looks good, are you doing the job yourself? You should do a step by step installation post of how you are doing it.
Like you choice of wheels also. The lift looks great...what size and manufacture did you use?
Kind of give that same look as the Tactical Edition Hummer that was released.

Yes, I am doing it myself, local graphics wrapping place had it quoted at 2K+ and I bought my vinyl and the headlight tint for just around 500$ shipped.

I got the 2'' Daystar Coil Spacer lift
18'' KMC XD Series Rockstar wheels
265/60/18 Hankook ATM tires

Liberty09MN 07-08-2011 09:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by g4x4xgeoff (Post 11823986)
it actually looks really good! continue for the whole jeep though

Still a work in progress! Although I was having a lot of people tell me to leave it two toned! But I'm going for the murdered look, then going with some accents eventually!

Quote:

Originally Posted by jonrjen (Post 11824174)
And if you get tired of the new look, you could cut carefully and peal back strips of the black wrap and leave a Zebra print.......just kiddin

That's the beauty of vinyl though, its just that easy to make whatever design you want! I think I'll enjoy it for awhile as is, but eventually I'll expose some silver for a different look, before I rewrap it a different color in a year or two!

jonrjen 07-08-2011 11:55 AM

Keep it updated as to how well it holds up.

ds6310 07-08-2011 04:29 PM

How difficult was it to follow complex curves? Does it wrinkle or did it need any heating? I'm thinking of doing my flares as well and the center of the hood similar to the renegade.

SuperRliBerty 07-10-2011 06:45 AM

COOL:cool:

Liberty09MN 07-11-2011 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ds6310 (Post 11827112)
How difficult was it to follow complex curves? Does it wrinkle or did it need any heating? I'm thinking of doing my flares as well and the center of the hood similar to the renegade.

The vinyl becomes very flexible with heat, I used it a bit at the start and very rarely later on, when heated it seems more likely to wrinkle. If you take your time and keep the vinyl tight while you squeegee it down you can avoid wrinkles. The flares were pretty tough, I started with the flat and then wrapped around the curve on the tops and sides of the flares. I had excess in the corners so I cut and overlapped them a little.

Liberty09MN 07-15-2011 09:05 AM

UPDATE! Got my Rocky Road Outfitter roof rails earlier this week and vinyl is finished except for the bumpers, but I plan on leaving it two tone until I do some accent colors.

http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10712-1208.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10711-1630.jpg
http://i27.photobucket.com/albums/c1...10711-1630.jpg

For the roof rails installation I had to rip off the stock useless rails, which is just adhesive I'm sure you know from other threads. That exposes the stock bolts sticking up out of the roof. The rails come with a set of bolts/washers/nuts, but I didn't want to deal with changing the bolts so I kept the washers and went out to get a new set of nuts. 1/4 nuts fit the stock bolts, they may seem not to get onto the threads at first, you gotta work through the paint on the bolt, they must be exposed during the factory paint job. Before tightening them down the rails seemed to fit a little funny, but once secured that was corrected! I read on someone else's install of these rails to be careful when tightening down on the stock bolts, because he pulled one out of his roof which caused leaking. They seem to be very sturdy, I'm able to rock my jeep back and forth with them!

SuperRliBerty 07-15-2011 12:56 PM

Nice...


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