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Unread 02-22-2012, 03:21 PM   #7531
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dont you hate it when this happens.... at least it doesnt leak!



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Unread 02-22-2012, 03:24 PM   #7532
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That was one of the extra, just think you lightened it up a bit.
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Unread 02-22-2012, 06:49 PM   #7533
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Well 1 gallon should do it but at this price I'm thinking about ordering a little more for touch up just to have it, trust me, buy an extra pint of the wetlook hardener my painter says he is using a little more than the specs call for. I have to order it tonight. Be prepared to put like 2 to 3 coats on at a time as you have to spray it at almost 70 PSI because of the high metallic content he's already down to 1/3 of the pint and still has a half gallon of paint. Joe the painter says he has to dry dust it a few times before it wants to stick well. Sure am glad I'm using aguy who paints regularly because from what I see it takes a practiced hand and a working knowledge of paint application.

He told me today it may not be done til Wednesday as he has other jobs to do in the mean time. He still has to spray the windshield channel, half doors and the tub. I guess that buys me time to run the light blue aluminum fuel lines and the tranny cooler lines. I was putting them off to hurry for paint.
Thanks!, What is dry dusting? I'm having second thoughts on attempting this myself as my working knowledge of paint application is very little! But, for $80 for the paint, hardener and reducer, it may be worth taking a crack at it!
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Unread 02-22-2012, 07:34 PM   #7534
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Drove it to work. Put on the tossle hat, gloves, and Gore-tex. The good news is that my heater kept my feet warm, but with no top, that's all that was.

Can't complain for Feb in PA though. Hopefully the rain holds off and I can take it again tomorrow.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 12:20 AM   #7535
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cherrycj7, The way I understand is a light dusting or two so when you lay the paint on it adheres better to the surface. I think that may be why he uses more hardener so if he dusts it with the color it starts to tack up quickly before he lays on a decent coat. Like overspray gets tacky then a good coat sticks better. Can anyone else elaborate on this or correct me ?
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Unread 02-23-2012, 02:29 AM   #7536
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Finished a rewiring Project on one jeep so I could get it out of garage. Replaced a lock cylinder so I could push the next project in. Ripped front clip off of that one and stared at the spaghetti wiring harness on project two... Great...
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Unread 02-23-2012, 05:56 AM   #7537
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Finished a rewiring Project on one jeep so I could get it out of garage. Replaced a lock cylinder so I could push the next project in. Ripped front clip off of that one and stared at the spaghetti wiring harness on project two... Great...
I just love the typical previous owner wiring harness.
I've had to do the same thing to about every Jeep I've owned.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 09:19 AM   #7538
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dont you hate it when this happens.... at least it doesnt leak!

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Unread 02-23-2012, 10:17 AM   #7539
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Start rewiring

Last night I started putting the wiring back together. PO had wires everywhere! 4 KC on lightbar on top, 2 fog lamps, ARB compressor and lockers front and rear, stereo and amp, etc, etc. Previously I cut out all the wiring and last night started on redo. Getting all that crazy wiring out makes me feel better. PO had run #4 copper wire through the dash and floor pan without grommets, burnt wires from hooking two sets of lights to one relay, etc,. So I re-routed KC wiring from under the dash out through the firewall above computer to new wiring console I am building, switch leg will run from switch in dash out to relay, power from battery will go through power block to manual reset circut breaker then to relay and then up to lights. Re-soldered wire from new ignition on fuse block under dash to double isolating switch to ARB set up--now you have to flip small toggle switch that will turn on power to the ARB compressor rocker switch. Wiring will continue for the next few weeks.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 11:45 AM   #7540
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Unread 02-23-2012, 12:02 PM   #7541
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Just about ready to fire, I tiddied up a few more things on the bottom of the tub today. E-brake cable, exhaust brackets, seat bolts and put the heater hose on I have been stretching.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 01:25 PM   #7542
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Started the jeep to let oil flow in the engine ,shut it down and off to work ,cant wait till the weekend ,its jeep time..
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Unread 02-23-2012, 01:50 PM   #7543
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Just about ready to fire, I tiddied up a few more things on the bottom of the tub today. E-brake cable, exhaust brackets, seat bolts and put the heater hose on I have been stretching.
Looking Great and thanks because I was kind of wondering if my engine was a little high since the swap. Your pic tells me I should be okay.
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Unread 02-23-2012, 03:35 PM   #7544
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Took off the soft top. 81 and sunny today in Dallas!
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Unread 02-23-2012, 03:40 PM   #7545
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Finally was able to get my new to me wheels and tires down from Denver,
I bought them from a fellow Forum member....awesome deal all around.
It's amazing how much a difference a few inches can make.
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