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post #5806 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 03:17 AM
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After literally hours of trying to remove a pack rat from my jeep, he is finally OUT! We tried tearing the dash down to almost nothing, pumping air through the dash, poking and prying, and a number of other tricks with no luck! it was a set of glue traps placed in the glovebox that did him in... We finally pulled him out but he put up a great fight! On the up side, I now know how to tear my entire dash apart if needed !
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post #5807 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 04:53 AM
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Last minute trip to Silver Lake dunes!!

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post #5808 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 12:25 PM
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I painted all my black trim today. Did the rear step, hatchback trim, door trim and front bumper. The front bumper on 08 and after look terrible after a while. I tried different products to restore them and was never happy with the results. Wish I had done this from the beginning. Cost about 30 bucks and about 7 hours. Hopefully it last a while.
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post #5809 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 12:32 PM
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Spent the last 3 hours trying to get a pack rat out of my dash! He is still in there, and "how too" dash removal tips are welcome. I've got most of the small stuff out, just not sure if I want to tackle the upper dash one handed.
That reminds me I want to install a cab-airfilter with some mesh.
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post #5810 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 01:34 PM
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I've had the stumbling idle for a while. I recently changed the plugs, the engine runs better, but the idle still stumbles. So I just changed the TPS (Throttle Position Sensor). Wow that was a tough job, I think it took 10 whole mins.

I don't know if it solved all the stumbling yet, as I only started it and let it run for a few min. I'll know later after I take it out for a spin.

Edit:
I travel for work, today it was a 2.5 hour drive. I must say the Jeep runs really smooth now and the fual economy has improved. New plugs and a new TPS was worth the time and effort.

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post #5811 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 08:24 PM
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Got the WK in April.

Washed it by hand for the first time,
cleaned it with McGuires rubbing compound,
polished it with McGuires Ultimate Polishing compound and buffer,
waxed with McGuires Ultimate Paste Wax, in the dark.

Just in time to see the Steelers!!

Too dark for photo's, but the Dark Khaki really shines now.

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post #5812 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 08:24 PM
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I painted all my black trim today. Did the rear step, hatchback trim, door trim and front bumper. The front bumper on 08 and after look terrible after a while. I tried different products to restore them and was never happy with the results. Wish I had done this from the beginning. Cost about 30 bucks and about 7 hours. Hopefully it last a while.
Nice. It does take quite a bit of time and energy, but well worth it. I did it about 2 years ago on my XJ and I did it to my chrome as soon as I bought my WK. It has held up vey well so far and love the look!... Pics?

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post #5813 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 09:26 PM
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Nice. It does take quite a bit of time and energy, but well worth it. I did it about 2 years ago on my XJ and I did it to my chrome as soon as I bought my WK. It has held up vey well so far and love the look!... Pics?
Before





After...will get better pic tomorrow






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post #5814 of 15904 Old 09-09-2012, 11:23 PM
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Ordered some goodies from s4xc, AirRam, KC and Carling Tech....

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post #5815 of 15904 Old 09-10-2012, 02:08 PM
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Dealer replacing my water pump, and putting in the Champion plugs I never got around to installing.

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post #5816 of 15904 Old 09-10-2012, 02:24 PM
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Just ordered a new bumper cover, black projector headlights, matching fogs, paintable grill, and I'm on the hunt for a good price on a superwinch!
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post #5817 of 15904 Old 09-10-2012, 04:04 PM
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Tried to figure out how to get the water spots and fading fixed on the black trim around my windows. Unsuccessful. This is what it looks like. Any tips?

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post #5818 of 15904 Old 09-10-2012, 04:33 PM
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Tried to figure out how to get the water spots and fading fixed on the black trim around my windows. Unsuccessful. This is what it looks like. Any tips?...........
Mother's Back-to-Black. I recommend doing it at least twice for your faded areas.

Three weeks ago, I did the covering on the horizontal surface of the rear bumper, the tow hitch trim, and the rear hatch hinges. They were faded after almost 5 years, so it took 3 passes. Because I just did it, I can't comment on durability of the treatment, but it looks nice so far.

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post #5819 of 15904 Old 09-10-2012, 04:50 PM
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Ok thanks. Will definitely check it out. I'm tired of having faded out black. How far does the product go?
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post #5820 of 15904 Old 09-10-2012, 04:56 PM
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Ok thanks. Will definitely check it out. I'm tired of having faded out black. How far does the product go?
Way far. Think it is an 8 oz. bottle (red plastic).

It only takes enough to cover the surface, like chrome polish. Circular wipe it in, let dry; buff it off with a soft cloth. Repeat the treatment a second time for better results IMHO.

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