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post #1 of 27 Old 04-30-2012, 08:05 PM Thread Starter
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painted front grill

What do you guys think of the paint job? This isn't my wj but its for a buddy of mine.

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post #2 of 27 Old 04-30-2012, 08:10 PM
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The paint looks like it came out well but the choice of color not so much. Just my .02

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The tan color looks good cause it matches the Jeep but the red looks a bit weird.

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post #4 of 27 Old 04-30-2012, 08:44 PM
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Did you paint the front bumper too or is that stock?
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post #5 of 27 Old 04-30-2012, 08:55 PM
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The work is clean,came out good.But the color choice is hard on the eyes.Was it cut from the rest of the bumper or is it still one piece?

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front bumper was trimmed. All cladding painted black. And the lettering was supposed to look red but came out aorta pink. this was earlier today when the grill was black with the tan slats and the lettering was still original.
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post #7 of 27 Old 04-30-2012, 09:08 PM
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I also painted side panels, bumpers, and grill black. Painting the plastic behind the grill is a good idea. Might try it out.
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post #8 of 27 Old 04-30-2012, 09:18 PM
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I'm colorblind, so I can't comment on the choice of color, but I like the execution. Very nice.

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I also painted side panels, bumpers, and grill black. Painting the plastic behind the grill is a good idea. Might try it out.
I painted my grill black and painted the plastic behind the grill to match my body. I also blacked out the letters. I like it. Black cladding is in the to-do list.






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How did you paint the lettering? Did you just tape it off perfectly or can you take the lettering off? And those smoked headlights look good. Thats up there on my list too.
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How did you paint the lettering? Did you just tape it off perfectly or can you take the lettering off? And those smoked headlights look good. Thats up there on my list too.
The lettering will come off, but you won't get it back on.

I taped off a rectangle around the badges, then used Plastidip to paint them. Once it dried, I outlined the edge of the badges with a toothpick and peeled off the excess. All of the lettering took +/- 2 hours, including dry time. Pretty straight forward and I'm happy with the way it looks.



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I heard that plastidip works good on wheels too but the lettering looks good. Ill probably do that. Thanks for the help!
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And one last thing, did the wheels come with that red pin stripe or did you paint that on there.
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[EDIT]

I used Plastidip on my wheels, too... I did the red stripe after I painted them with Plastidip.

No stripe...


Stripe...

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Looks sick.
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