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Unread 03-22-2012, 10:13 PM   #61
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I like the rugged look of it and the grille does take a beating from bugs and debris so for me it should work. Maybe if I didn't have a dark green or a light colored GC I may not like it. I was skeptical but after the test piece, I think it will do fine. And if not....it peels off.

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Unread 03-22-2012, 10:16 PM   #62
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Looks like Alice is in good hands. Great build so far man, glad your actually getting into it rather than just looking bright and shiny...
Thanks. I don't plan on hardcore wheeling but I like to camp and backpack and go on trails and some decent stuff like that.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 07:38 AM   #63
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guess I dont know what plasti-dip is... I used to have a can of "plasti-dip" that I used on the handles of my pliers... same stuff? If so, gonna be a pain in the A to get it smooth on such a big piece.

edit: also if it's thick, might cause fitment issues?? Line-X might look good too - same thicknes issues possibly.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 08:09 AM   #64
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guess I dont know what plasti-dip is... I used to have a can of "plasti-dip" that I used on the handles of my pliers... same stuff? If so, gonna be a pain in the A to get it smooth on such a big piece.

edit: also if it's thick, might cause fitment issues?? Line-X might look good too - same thicknes issues possibly.
There are a couple different plasti dip kinds. This one is in a spray can. It looks similar to bed liner but not as rough. Supposed to be rugged and add grip. I don't necessarily want it smooth like paint. I'll upload my test piece.

I also picked up my mopar slush mats on the way home from work today.

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BWoody extended sway bar links|K&N 77 Series Intake|Gibson Exhaust | Viair OBA | RRO Combo Winch mount| Q9000S winch| KC ProSport HID Hilites


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Unread 03-23-2012, 10:47 AM   #65
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Jeeps looking great! Coming along very nicely
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Mild wheeling in my WK2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueMXQvqCBE&list=UUzGUjoJwwUpCb5Ea05FVtPw&index=2&feature=plcp
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Unread 03-23-2012, 10:54 AM   #66
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Thanks. I am on my fourth coats of Plasti Dip on the front and rear chrome. So far pretty good. I had to retouch a spot because the can tipped over on it and made a mark. Hopefully it will turn out ok! haha

Also hopefully my decals will come in today. *crossed fingers*
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Unread 03-23-2012, 01:39 PM   #67
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6 coats, 2 cans of plasti dip. Was a very simple process. Just popped the pieces off carefully, clean and apply the plasti dip. Let dry for a few hours. Enjoy.

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BWoody extended sway bar links|K&N 77 Series Intake|Gibson Exhaust | Viair OBA | RRO Combo Winch mount| Q9000S winch| KC ProSport HID Hilites


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Unread 03-23-2012, 02:41 PM   #68
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The Jeep keeps looking better! Nice work Jackal. I think the plasti-dip looks perfect, and I like the flat black look. Looking forward to seeing some pics of the whole vehicle once you're done. I see no downside to trying the plasti-dip...if it doesn't hold up just peel it off.
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Unread 03-23-2012, 02:53 PM   #69
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Exactly. Later on I can remove it and do an actual paint job and sand it and clear, etc but for now...it is perfect. I should be meeting up with some other Jeeps tomorrow so I imagine pictures will be taken.

Thanks, again!!
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Unread 03-25-2012, 12:56 PM   #70
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Well I took the Jeep out yesterday with some other guys from here. It performed well. I had to get pulled out but only because my tires are caked and just woulnd't grab. I am obviously not expecting to perform like a wrangler that is all tricked out. I cleaned the jeep twice and the grille isn't getting as clean as I was expecting. Maybe I put too much palsti dip on? It looks fine but there are some faint water spots. Windex helped a little. A pressure washer would help but I dont want it to take the plasti dip off. I am going to search for a better option or just paint it the right way later on.

Here are the pixeldecals.com American Flag and Grand Cherokee decals. Both are matte black and on each side.


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Unread 03-25-2012, 01:02 PM   #71
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Some of the pics from the trip taken by dwbrown and luisi. We went from Port Arthur to High Island near Galveston. I am uploading my pics right now but there are 160 of them so taking a while.

We went through 20+ somewhat deep water holes. I tried to do as much as I could. The only things I really avoided were deep mud pits and going over obstacles that I just wasn't high enough for. Overall impressed with the WK2. Most of the time I was in 4Lo sand/mud. For the easier stuff like on just sand I was in 4High sand/mud or auto. I liked sand/mud more than auto and liked 4Lo even better. Never went faster than 15 in Lo/20 in High.

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Unread 03-25-2012, 03:06 PM   #72
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Unread 03-25-2012, 03:33 PM   #73
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nice pics, glad the wk2 performed ok and could hang with the wranglers (at least for part of the time). We all know they wouldn't in the real rough stuff. Was that a cow running around on the beach?
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Unread 03-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #74
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Yea. If I wanted a wrangler...I would have gotten one but I dont like off roading alone and I dont have anyone to go with so I met up with them. I dont do anything hardcore but this thing is 4x4 and can do a decent amount of wheeling. They didnt seem to mind too much. I am always the odd-man in the group. haha

There was a nature preserve to the right. Some of them got out since the electric fence was off. We got them back in. haha




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Unread 04-02-2012, 10:12 AM   #75
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You can really see the green in the one picture, I like it.
looks like fun
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