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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #1
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Repainting WJ wheels

And now let the painting begin! Today I started my restoration of my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee WJ wheels. Looks a lot better now don't you think. Here is the before shot.

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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:28 PM   #2
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Here is the after shot.
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---My Chariots past and present---

[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:39 PM   #3
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Here is the after shot.
Nice job! It looks really good. What paint did you use?
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Unread 04-30-2013, 02:43 PM   #4
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DupiColor. Three coats of silver and three coats of gloss. Will need to wet sand with 1500 grit in 7 days to to bring out the shine.
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[SIZE="5"]If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.[/SIZE]

---My Chariots past and present---

[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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Unread 05-12-2013, 06:55 PM   #5
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New hubs for the new wheels.
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[SIZE="5"]If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.[/SIZE]

---My Chariots past and present---

[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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Unread 05-12-2013, 07:01 PM   #6
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I love it!
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Unread 05-12-2013, 07:11 PM   #7
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Fixing a burst SS brake line tomorrow and installing the hubs.
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[SIZE="5"]If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.[/SIZE]

---My Chariots past and present---

[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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Unread 05-12-2013, 10:14 PM   #8
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I couldn't help but notice that it looks like you painted over the wheel weight. The next time you have them rotated and balanced or new tires installed, there is going to be a nice sized chip in your finish.

I usually tell the tire shops to use stick on weights that are attached to inside barrel of the wheel. If they insist on using hammer on weights then I have them attached to the inside of the wheel. It helps prevent chips and marring in the factory clear coat on the face of the wheel.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 07:51 AM   #9
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You are right I did not think about that. Well I looks like in 3 years I will have to do a touchup or repaint the wheels when I have to change the tires again. No biggie but a very good point. I rember on my fathers car they put the weight on the inside of the rim like you said. He purchased an assortment of wheel weights online and had the tire shop do as you said. It looks a lot better to.
Thanks.
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---My Chariots past and present---

[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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Unread 05-13-2013, 07:55 AM   #10
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Looks good I am thinking about painting my chrome rogues to plasti dip black since I have a white WJ and I hate chrome.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #11
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You are right I did not think about that. Well I looks like in 3 years I will have to do a touchup or repaint the wheels when I have to change the tires again. No biggie but a very good point. I rember on my fathers car they put the weight on the inside of the rim like you said. He purchased an assortment of wheel weights online and had the tire shop do as you said. It looks a lot better to.
Thanks.
Hey, no problem, I've learned that the hard way too. Regardless, they look great
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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:21 PM   #12
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Thanks again for your advice. This is how I learn.
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[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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Unread 05-13-2013, 06:24 PM   #13
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If you use Plasti Dip I would sand well. You are better off using a back engine paint from Dupi Color it will last longer.
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[SIZE="5"]If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.[/SIZE]

---My Chariots past and present---

[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:00 PM   #14
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If your wanting to use plasti dip because you want to be able to remove it than don't sand it.
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Unread 05-13-2013, 09:10 PM   #15
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One run in the mud it will start to peel. I saw someone use it on their car and it started to peel after one car wash.
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[SIZE="5"]If you're not fixing it, you're not driving a Jeep.[/SIZE]

---My Chariots past and present---

[COLOR="red"]1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 196,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="yellow"]1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 161,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Sold[/B]
[COLOR="blue"]2001 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0L 147,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
[COLOR="green"]2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.6L Stroker 122,000 miles.[/COLOR] [B]Own[/B]
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