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Unread 02-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #121
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Matt,

Do you have any before pics with the old decals? I would like to see what it looked like before. Personally, I vote for decals. There aren't a lot of CJ's running around that are the quality of yours, nice work.

I thought I read that you put your seam sealer on after putting on the primer. I just wanted to check because I am seam sealing, priming and painting the underside of my tub this week. If so, what was your reasoning behind this.

I'm not second guessing you, I just want to make an informed decision when I do it. Thanks.

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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #122
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"I thought I read that you put your seam sealer on after putting on the primer. I just wanted to check because I am seam sealing, priming and painting the underside of my tub this week. If so, what was your reasoning behind this."



Just one option and opinion. I just seam sealed last week and I first brushed chassis saver into all the seams. Once it dried, I applied the seam sealer. My theory was to completely seal inbetween the joints from moisture before I applied the seam sealer for a more "foolproof" weather seal.
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Unread 02-15-2012, 12:18 PM   #123
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Matt,

Do you have any before pics with the old decals? I would like to see what it looked like before. Personally, I vote for decals. There aren't a lot of CJ's running around that are the quality of yours, nice work.

I thought I read that you put your seam sealer on after putting on the primer. I just wanted to check because I am seam sealing, priming and painting the underside of my tub this week. If so, what was your reasoning behind this.

I'm not second guessing you, I just want to make an informed decision when I do it. Thanks.
Thanks for the kind words. Below is a pic of my rig with the decals.

My reasoning for applying the seam sealer after the primer was for rust protection. I used a high quality epoxy primer with a rust inhibitor. I wanted that to be the first thing to contact the bare metal and other unfinished areas. My thought was the primer would seep into areas I could not reach with the caulking gun.

Hope this helps,

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Unread 02-15-2012, 07:50 PM   #124
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Just read the whole post. Beautiful job and results. Be very proud of yourself. BTW, if your still counting, I'm FOR re-striping it. FWIW.
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Unread 02-16-2012, 11:58 AM   #125
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I am glad I read this before seam sealing, after thinking about it, it makes perfect sense.

After seeing the pics with decals you got to put them back on. It sets it apart from everything else on the road.
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Unread 02-16-2012, 12:01 PM   #126
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I am actually thinking about styling mine after this Jeep. I am glad I didn't pay someone to paint mine, my wife would kill me.

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Unread 02-16-2012, 12:20 PM   #127
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I am actually thinking about styling mine after this Jeep. I am glad I didn't pay someone to paint mine, my wife would kill me.

I like it!!
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Unread 02-16-2012, 01:20 PM   #128
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I like it!!
Me too!
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Unread 02-17-2012, 08:42 AM   #129
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The reason I want to re-stripe to make it look as stock as possible.
Sounds loud, muffler leak officer. Too high, that's the way they came back them officer. Speeding, well the speedo must be off. Dead hooker in the back, well...?
If you can paint it, applying ther stripes is no biggy. I did it when I first bought it in H.S. back in 84.
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Unread 02-17-2012, 09:21 AM   #130
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Hutch,

Thanks for the laugh.

Yeah, applying the stickers doesn't concern me. It looks pretty straight forward.

What's interesting about the decal dilemma is the splits in opinion. Not surprisingly, the majority of hard-core CJers say put them back on. The vast majority of friends and family, who aren't necessarily Jeepers, think I should leave them off.

I'm gonna roll naked for a while. I can always install the decals at a later time.

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Unread 02-17-2012, 01:51 PM   #131
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If I do a wild Tangelo (maybe), or that cool blue like "my 304 CJ7" did, I'd leave it stripeless. Because you've entered the custom world and stripes wouldn't match.
However, if I go Tangelo I can always have my local "fast signs" do me a custom colored/lettered setup. In my Gallery I had a sign made up for my 1 Harley that says "Will-n-Nicks Speed Shop".
Custom paint=custom stripes. Stock pain=factory stripes. Having said that, I think the grey/silver/black Laredo striped looks good on almost any color. Hey you wanted it to look like NEW, right?
Not an easy choice, for any of us! Ask my painter...IronMaiden. There's likely to be blood on my Jeep before the paint is finished... if I change my mind 1 more time!
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