Originally Posted by yellowjesus
how did you get the brackets that color, did you just paint them with a brush and the touch up paint?
I can't speak for the original poster, but I would recommend paintscratch.com
. It is the exact match. When I first bought the Jeep there was a nick on the grill. The dealer gave me a bottle of traditional factory touch-up paint. It was night and day. When I did my mirror relocation brackets I wanted to repaint the bolts and bought a 2oz. touch-up bottle. It was perfect. They recommend getting the clear coat (and I did), but you don't need it. My color is Flame Red.
A few quick questions:
1. Is there a true purpose of the light or is it more for looks? I don't plan to do any night wheeling and they are useless on-road. If you have a set of windshield lights, how often do you use them?
2. What type of light do you use and why? Wattage? Brand? Slims? Driving, Fog, Long Range?
Finally, to those of you who are planning this project, be very careful with the windshield bolts. For a 2005 TJ, I had a heck of a time getting them loose. In addition the windshield frame is not tapped. There is a backing plate behind the windshield frame that the torx bolts thread into. If you remove both bolts at the same time, there is a chance that plate can drop!