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Unread 08-01-2015, 07:45 PM   #1
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I've been thinking about plasti-dipping the hood on my LJ matte olive green. Does any one have pictures of black jeeps with olive hoods? Other colors also welcome!

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Unread 08-01-2015, 08:26 PM   #2
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I've been thinking about plasti-dipping the hood on my LJ matte olive green. Does any one have pictures of black jeeps with olive hoods? Other colors also welcome!
I would think if you had a black jeep and plastidipped just the hood a different color - your jeep is going to look like you put a takeoff junkyard part on it. If you did the center raised portion of the hood in olive it might look ok. Just my opinion.

And holy f*** I actually found a pic of the color combo you were looking for ;
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Unread 08-01-2015, 08:42 PM   #3
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Thats what im worried about. I think the color combo on that yj looks good. A few days after I got my jeep my brother pointed out that my hood was a different color, come to find out the hood was repainted but the color match wasnt very good. I have no clue why I didnt notice it before I bought it but now it sticks out. I'm trying to find some way to make it look a little better without spending all the money on a good repaint.
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A few days after I got my jeep my brother pointed out that my hood was a different color, come to find out the hood was repainted but the color match wasnt very good.
Can you post up some pics of the color difference?
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I' ll try to get a few photos of it tomorrow when its light out and get them posted.
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Unread 08-02-2015, 03:51 PM   #6
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That's the current color difference. It's really noticeable in the bright sunlight.
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Its not horrible... but I see what you are talking about. If I were in your shoes - this is what I would do...

1) Take the hood to a Macco if you have one near by and have them repaint it for a $100-$150 bucks. If I remember right, black is one car color that doesn't need to be blended into other panels to get an even match. Check with other auto paint shops in your area to see what just the hood would cost to repaint.

2) Buy some of this factory touch up paint and make a fun project out of it. This paint works really well right out of the can and will be a solid match to your factory paint. Go to a auto parts store and get some rattle can clear coat, maybe buff it to get more shine out of it. Can be done for $100 or so.


http://www.quadratec.com/products/92156_20XX_PG.htm

3) Rattle can that B****! Here's my $80 Krylon rattlecan paint job for the entire jeep.


Like I said before... to plastidip just the hood would look off, and you would still be in the same boat as you are in now (mismatched hood color). But then again, you could just plastidip the whole jeep .
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