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post #1 of 6 Old 06-04-2020, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Blacking out 2017 summit

Picking up my 2017 summit in a few days. I’ve done some research online but can’t seem to figure out the best/cost effective methods of blacking out some of the Jeep. Mirrors, door handles, possibly some of the front chrome pieces. Should I purchase OEM parts, have an auto shop black it out themselves? All suggestions would be great as I’ve never customized a car before. Thanks

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post #2 of 6 Old 06-04-2020, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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And also if anyone knows where to purchase an OEM black mirror could you post a link please. I can’t find them anywheres.
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IMO, likely an ongoing maintenance issue to paint black over chrome or slick factory paint. While I have been retired from the paint & coatings industry for a time now, so may be a tad behind the times, perhaps a coat of a bonding primer (X-I-M 400W white spray comes to mind as an example) followed by an industrial grade black topcoat (used Rust-Oleum V2100 series products exclusively on my XJ).

Based on my own experiences (XJ custom bumpers, skid plates, tire carrier, and grill for instance) ... matte/flat or satin black finishes look the most cool but are inherently softer and less UV resistant than semi-gloss or high gloss coatings.

So, with masking tape/paper and appropriate rattle cans you should be able to achieve the look you are after. Just expect that periodic touch-ups will forever be necessary!

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post #4 of 6 Old 06-06-2020, 11:51 AM
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Vinyl wrap! Seriously, call up a shop that does vinyl wrapping and let them know you want to delete some chrome. It winds up looking great and is extremely durable.
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post #5 of 6 Old 06-09-2020, 08:54 PM
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Buy a High Altitude instead of the Summit...
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post #6 of 6 Old 06-10-2020, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
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Haha never need all of the bells and whistles. Plus the seats on high altitudes are horrible
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