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Unread 04-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #76
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Ya, I want to see if I can bring the original set back to life first. I did look at them on EBay and for the price, this might be an option.

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Unread 04-14-2012, 08:58 PM   #77
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Now that they're all cleaned up I need to bring them back to life as they are dull and a bit faded. Anybody have any suggestions to bring them back to life?
If your flares are a fairly rigid plastic, I highly recommend Krylon Fusion!!! They'll look new and stay that way. Be SURE to clean any wax, oil, etc off (I use Sherwin Williams Automotive Surface Cleaner) before you spray them.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 10:48 AM   #78
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The paint shop called to let me know the mounting bolts they forgot to paint are ready for pick up. Now I can get my hood, windshield frame and tailgate installed. I have to find somebody to put the windshield back in because I'm not going to risk breaking it.
I also called the powder coater this morning to see if they found my spare tire carrier hinge and they did. It got mixed up with somebody else's order. I will be able to pick that up tomorrow.
I bought some black Krylon Fusion paint for the wheel flares. Looking to spray the flares this evening after work. I also found a can of brilliant silver metallic Krylon Fusion paint. It's almost the same color as Project 23. I will use it to paint my wiper arms since I forgot to drop them off with the rest of the Jeep. I sprayed one of the headlight buckets real quick before work and it turned out nice. So I will be painting the buckets after work as well.
So it's coming along slowly. Once we are done moving I will be able to get this thing back together.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 11:46 AM   #79
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The paint will probably pop where the bolts contact the hinges and and will probably pop off the bolts too, you might consider stainless. I used stainless bolts for this reason but I was sad to see the paint on the hinges pop.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 12:02 PM   #80
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The paint will probably pop where the bolts contact the hinges and and will probably pop off the bolts too, you might consider stainless. I used stainless bolts for this reason but I was sad to see the paint on the hinges pop.
Not sure what you mean regarding the paint "popping"? With the stainless, are you suggesting that I use plain stainless bolts with no paint to match the rest of the Jeep? If so, that isn't going to happen on Project 23. I don't like the look of stainless on silver rigs.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 12:06 PM   #81
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I had that problem with my TJ after installing new door hinges. I used vaseline on the bolt holes after "popping" the paint on the first two bolts and it didn't happen on the rest of them. Just smear a little all around the hole where the bolt head will contact it, tighten the bolts, then wipe off the excess. May have just been a coincindence that the rest didn't do it, but it is worth shot.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 12:29 PM   #82
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Not sure what you mean regarding the paint "popping"? With the stainless, are you suggesting that I use plain stainless bolts with no paint to match the rest of the Jeep? If so, that isn't going to happen on Project 23. I don't like the look of stainless on silver rigs.
Yes, I was suggesting using stainless bolts but not because your jeep is silver, because the paint on the bolts will probably crack. I used anti-sieze on the bearing surface of the bolts but still cracked the paint on a few hinges.

I was only passing on what happened to me and you didn't ask for my advice so I will keep quiet.
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Unread 04-16-2012, 02:58 PM   #83
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Yes, I was suggesting using stainless bolts but not because your jeep is silver, because the paint on the bolts will probably crack. I used anti-sieze on the bearing surface of the bolts but still cracked the paint on a few hinges.

I was only passing on what happened to me and you didn't ask for my advice so I will keep quiet.
Oh stop it silly boy : )
I appreciate your input and would consider stainless if my Jeep was a darker color. I was actually able to get approx a pint of touch up paint from the painter. This will come in handy as I'm sure I'll crack some of the paint. Let's just hope it's only on the bolts......
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Unread 04-16-2012, 06:39 PM   #84
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I put a bubble on my favorite Harley tanks, even though I let it set/dry/harden for 3 weeks. When I tightened the dash down, it bubbled in 1 spot on the edge, w/no cahance of touch up. You're farther ahead than I am. Maybe just finger tighten the light stuff, until you're ready to roll? Or go slowly when you start putting the bolts in, and keep an eye out for bubbles/cracking. Hate to see all that good work spoiled.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 11:09 AM   #85
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Came across this today on ebay. Its a 7 with the hood stripes you were thinking about.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 01:31 PM   #86
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Came across this today on ebay. Its a 7 with the hood stripes you were thinking about.
I was actually considering that color, but kept it close to stock. Decals look nice. Deciding if I should have the Jeep wet sanded and polished prior to purchasing decals.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 01:37 PM   #87
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About to start the process of putting the Jeep back together. What should I use when reinstalling bolts into the tailgate, windshield frame, etc (Lock Tight)? Should I apply some kind of sealer between the parts and hinges?
I want to do this right the first time. Also, need to figure this windshield install because I got a quote of 125 bills to have it done.
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Unread 04-18-2012, 01:53 PM   #88
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Does the $125 include new glass?
If not, that's about $50-$75 too much!
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Unread 04-18-2012, 02:02 PM   #89
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Nope, I have the glass, new seal and epoxy. Guess I need to call around some more...
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Unread 04-18-2012, 04:07 PM   #90
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Around here I got prices of $100 for new glass, seal etc...
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