Anyone Paint Moldings Body Color? -
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 6 Old 04-05-2008, 04:26 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
JK Wrangler 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Plano
Posts: 128
Anyone Paint Moldings Body Color?

I'm thinking about painted the side moldings and rear tailgate section on my wife's commander body color, anyone done this? I've used the factory color in a spray on the plastic fog light grills on my 300 and that turned out pretty good, figure it would be the same?

Any paint experts have advice on the best ways to prep these plastic parts so the paint holds up? Thanks!

'16 Wrangler Unlimited Back Country Edition
Granite Crystal, Tru-Lok, Nav, Body colored hardtop
JeffR is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 6 Old 04-06-2008, 10:38 AM
Web Wheeler
LJS8510's Avatar
2015 WK 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Chicago Il
Posts: 1,522
In the past I have had dealer paint grill only to have it flake off in a few years.
I would look into replacing its has better results, easier to do and may be close to same cost. On my WK I have not I replaced chrome side moldings with black. want to do grill and rear molding also.

2015 WK II 5.7 Overland, Offroad Group II,- 2008 WK Limited 3.0 CRD, - 2003 WJ Laredo 4.7, - 2001 WJ Laredo 4.0, - 1999 WJ Limited 4.7-
LJS8510 is offline  
post #3 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 12:24 PM
Senior Member
Scottina06's Avatar
2006 WK 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: KY
Posts: 610
if its prepped correctly and you use primer and paint made for plastic it will be fine.
Scottina06 is offline  
post #4 of 6 Old 04-07-2008, 07:03 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Calgary
Posts: 2
Had my Commander done 2 years ago, they used a plastic release agent before painting, used same paint as the bumpers. No problem with chipping my truck is in Cardomain.
kirby is offline  
post #5 of 6 Old 04-08-2008, 06:27 PM
Registered User
2006 WK 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: brandon, FL
Posts: 122
I'm interested in doing the same to my 06 GCL. I wish someone sold painted moldings ready to install. That would be worth it IMO
stgry1 is offline  
post #6 of 6 Old 04-08-2008, 07:01 PM
Registered User
2006 WK 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago-area
Posts: 405
There's a guy by the screen name of 'Pallela' over on the CherokeeSRT8 forum, he's based in Illinois, and he sells painted side moldings. A lot of people on that forum have purchased them, and I believe most people are happy with him and his work. Check them out here.

2006 Bright Silver Grand Cherokee Laredo
3.7L 4WD ("mostly" stock)
jeepgaffer is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Jeep Forums Replies Last Post
What Color Should I Paint My Cladding--Pics grandcherokee12 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 31 01-21-2010 09:35 PM
New paint color? MeWJWifeZJ ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 21 02-25-2009 10:02 AM
Paint my wagon! What color? FortCollinsZJ ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 19 12-15-2008 12:16 PM
oem paint color. and what do you think? jdubbs107 ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum 6 05-23-2008 07:55 PM
Need a body shop to paint rear bumper armax1980 WK Grand Cherokee & XK Commander Forum 2 03-03-2008 07:27 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome