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MTG
06-09-2012, 01:02 AM
Working from home this afternoon and decided I'd take a moment and black out the hinges to see what it looks like on the white. Think I like it.

I'd start a poll but don't know how. So give me your opinions. I know it's not practical, just humor me...I've been slaving away at work for the past few days and need some mind-numbing entertainment. :)

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2012jkfng702
06-09-2012, 01:12 AM
Working from home this afternoon and decided I'd take a moment and black out the hinges to see what it looks like on the white. Think I like it.

I'd start a poll but don't know how. So give me your opinions. I know it's not practical, just humor me...I've been slaving away at work for the past few days and need some mind-numbing entertainment. :)

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Looks good brother, Have to check it out in person tomorrow. Might need you to do my door if you want some mind numbing entertainment :brows:
I'd say do it!!!

Moochie
06-09-2012, 01:14 AM
I like it.

TrailBear
06-09-2012, 01:15 AM
I like it, I say go for it.

TX_JK
06-09-2012, 01:17 AM
If you do those in black are you going to do the hood hinges as well?

MTG
06-09-2012, 01:43 AM
If you do those in black are you going to do the hood hinges as well?

That's what I was thinking.

DA RUNT
06-09-2012, 02:13 AM
Might as well do the hood Jeep logo too. Looks good

CarsonCindy
06-09-2012, 02:16 AM
I like it! :thumb:

Sharkey
06-09-2012, 02:21 AM
I like it......

MTG
06-09-2012, 02:51 AM
Might as well do the hood Jeep logo too. Looks good

Already did a few months ago. :)

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MTG
06-09-2012, 02:53 AM
The votes are in...

The tribe has spoken...

And I just did the first coat on the rest of the door hinges.

DA RUNT
06-09-2012, 03:57 AM
Already did a few months ago. :)

Niiiiiice, breaks up the contrast nicely!

LoPo
06-09-2012, 04:23 AM
I dig. Is that rattle can?

MTG
06-09-2012, 04:35 AM
I dig. Is that rattle can?

Plastidip.

That way if I don't like it, it peels right off. Tried it on the jeep logo in February thinking it wouldn't hold up being on the front but it has done great so far! Even held up to the sandstorm I drove through the other day. Whereas the stuff I rattle canned (e.g. C gussets and antenna) are shredded.

Prime8
06-09-2012, 05:33 AM
Need to do the hood hinges now...

MikeLisa
06-09-2012, 01:02 PM
I want to do mine but couldn't decide between plastic dip and the spray on liner. But I think looking at yours the plastic dip is the way to go because it will pill off.

MTG
06-09-2012, 03:22 PM
Fun little easy mod to do on an otherwise boring Friday night working. Might do the hood hinges tonight.

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Total cost: $13.93
Plastidip
Painters tape
Masking paper

MTG
06-09-2012, 03:24 PM
I want to do mine but couldn't decide between plastic dip and the spray on liner. But I think looking at yours the plastic dip is the way to go because it will pill off.

I was pretty skeptical to use this stuff, but I have to say I like it. Totally reversible with no permanent modification.

Yeti-09
06-09-2012, 03:50 PM
Side note hijack: with the mounts you have for your rigid lights- can you see them from inside? I have the smittybilt brackets and you can't see them at all- saw these a few weeks ago and though about switching out... Sitting inside the driver seat can you see the actual light itself, not the beam but the light housing?

MTG
06-09-2012, 04:10 PM
Side note hijack: with the mounts you have for your rigid lights- can you see them from inside? I have the smittybilt brackets and you can't see them at all- saw these a few weeks ago and though about switching out... Sitting inside the driver seat can you see the actual light itself, not the beam but the light housing?

Black Diamond Fabrication. Bought them when the guy was selling them through PayPal. I think Northridge4x4 carries them now.

This is a shot from the drivers seat.


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GCM 2
06-09-2012, 04:48 PM
I'm digging it, looks really cool! I think since my rig is black, I may just do my hinges white, so when we park next to each other we get the old black and white negative exposure effect :rock:

MTG
06-09-2012, 04:56 PM
I'm digging it, looks really cool! I think since my rig is black, I may just do my hinges white, so when we park next to each other we get the old black and white negative exposure effect :rock:

Only if we park yours on the downslope and use enough smoke and mirrors so that they appear to be the same size. :)

Smizar
06-09-2012, 05:38 PM
I wonder how that would stick to the old pitted chrome on my CJ,

MTG
06-09-2012, 05:46 PM
I wonder how that would stick to the old pitted chrome on my CJ,

Just clean it really good and I imagine it would stick fine. At ~$5 a can, there is a cheap way to find out. ;)

TX_JK
06-09-2012, 06:19 PM
That turned out awesome! Adding the black on the hinges along with the other black pieces on your jeep really compliment the entire look.

Notajerryskid
06-09-2012, 07:02 PM
I like. I like a lot!!!!! Gives it that edge out from all the other jeeps.

grizzlycountry
06-09-2012, 07:22 PM
I like too! White Jeep with black trim LOOKS GOOD!!

kaptkrappy
06-10-2012, 02:16 AM
Don't forget the round key lock thing on the front doors.

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Notajerryskid
06-10-2012, 02:19 AM
Don't forget the round key lock thing on the front doors.

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I think you would have to sand them down to get the plasi dip to work. As he has it, you can return to stock if desired.

MTG
06-10-2012, 04:25 AM
Bad lighting, but the hood hinges are done.

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Love this stuff.

DA RUNT
06-10-2012, 04:30 AM
Looks awesome, if my Jeep wasn't black I would def do that :2thumbsup:

ZERO LIMITZ
06-11-2012, 02:36 AM
Love the look, the white JK with black accessories looks real sharp.....

2012jkfng702
06-14-2012, 06:08 AM
Yeah I saw it in person, the stuff can definitely hold up. The windstorm damage really worked the rattle can stuff but the plasti dip looked fine. I'm with GCM 2, with a all black Jeep might have to do white hinges or if I'm going to pull up next to Mike... I might have to do Pink :cheesy:

DA RUNT
06-14-2012, 04:44 PM
Dangit, I was gonna do pink :blush: Seriously tho, there's a black Jeep here that is rockin pink sliders and D-rings and a few other brackets are pinked out. Looks pretty cool, yes a girl drives it :rock: and she waves :standing wave:

MTG
06-14-2012, 05:02 PM
Why no love for pink?



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Chairokey
06-14-2012, 05:12 PM
Before its all said and done you're gonna do the whole rig! Haha challenge!!! The temporary paint job :-D

2012jkfng702
06-15-2012, 08:56 AM
Before its all said and done you're gonna do the whole rig! Haha challenge!!! The temporary paint job :-D Don't tempt him... Not sure if we will have enough time while he is in Vegas before the JKX and he would probably rock the pink.... Oh and Mike, why did you lend that guy your suit... By the looks of it, it was before you started drinking Beer :cheesy:

Chairokey
06-15-2012, 02:08 PM
Will 1 can do 4 wheels?

MTG
06-15-2012, 02:15 PM
Don't tempt him... Not sure if we will have enough time while he is in Vegas before the JKX and he would probably rock the pink.... Oh and Mike, why did you lend that guy your suit... By the looks of it, it was before you started drinking Beer :cheesy:

Getting no love in my own thread. WTF?! :thinking: :cheesy:

MTG
06-15-2012, 02:17 PM
Will 1 can do 4 wheels?

Not sure. There are a few threads over on Jk-forum that cover it. I think they used 2-3 cans do do all the wheels.

JK1
06-16-2012, 02:25 AM
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liked yours so much i did mine tonight

JK1
06-16-2012, 02:26 AM
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thanks for the idea.......it looks awesome and it was super easy...

MTG
06-16-2012, 02:31 AM
Sweet! Looks good!

How many coats did you end up doing? I did 4. Seems thick enough.

I like how you did the whole bracket. I taped mine off and immediately wished I had did the whole thing.

JK1
06-16-2012, 02:38 AM
i did 3 coats on most of it but i went a few more coats on the round part cuz it was getting chipped up driving the gravel roads here>:( so im hoping the rubber holds up and the extra coats on the exposed area works.... sorry the pics suck dam ipod

MTG
06-16-2012, 03:00 AM
i did 3 coats on most of it but i went a few more coats on the round part cuz it was getting chipped up driving the gravel roads here>:( so im hoping the rubber holds up and the extra coats on the exposed area works.... sorry the pics suck dam ipod

I'm blown away as to how well this hold up. I'm curious about the lower hinge part as well. Have a few chips myself.

TrailBear
06-16-2012, 03:19 AM
How well do you think it would hold up on the floor?

MTG
06-16-2012, 01:10 PM
How well do you think it would hold up on the floor?

Hard to say. I think the stuff is pretty durable but it is also made to peel off. If the edges get caught or snagged it will peel right off. Nice thing is you can try it fairly inexpensively.

JK1
06-18-2012, 03:02 AM
I'm blown away as to how well this hold up. I'm curious about the lower hinge part as well. Have a few chips myself.

one trip down the gravel road...... less then 25mph and only went 2 miles three chips... nice thing is quick re-mask and black again....maybe not enough coats to start with, i dont know... next step is rock sliders.. looking at LoD's cuz i cant weld and dont feel like paying anyone to do it plus they come powered coated but is it worth the extra to get the zinc enriched ones????? and are they as good as the poison spider sliders??? any help would be appreciated

also how did you plasti coat your jeep emblem


thanks

MTG
06-18-2012, 04:05 AM
one trip down the gravel road...... less then 25mph and only went 2 miles three chips... nice thing is quick re-mask and black again....maybe not enough coats to start with, i dont know... next step is rock sliders.. looking at LoD's cuz i cant weld and dont feel like paying anyone to do it plus they come powered coated but is it worth the extra to get the zinc enriched ones????? and are they as good as the poison spider sliders??? any help would be appreciated

also how did you plasti coat your jeep emblem

thanks

That's a bummer. I'll test mine out this week.

I just taped off the jeep logo and sprayed. Some people remove it and then put it back on.

I do not have any personal experience with either of those sliders. But I've read some stories about the PS ones bending so bad the doors cannot be opened.

I actually really like my ACE rails, for a variety of reasons. But I am selling them and going with EVO sliders, which need to be welded on.

Good luck!

combat_trucker
06-18-2012, 10:04 PM
ok crazy question... But if you put a coat or two of clear over the plasti dip do you think it would help with the minor chipping.

JK1
06-19-2012, 01:50 PM
ok crazy question... But if you put a coat or two of clear over the plasti dip do you think it would help with the minor chipping.


IDK thats a good question...I guess it wouldnt hurt to try cuz if I dont like it I could always just peel it off and try again.. i think rock sliders are the ultimate fix (least that is what i keep telling the wife:D)....

jktubby
06-19-2012, 02:51 PM
i have been debating, about black hinges. Looks pretty good, if i dont like it i can always peel it off :thumb:

combat_trucker
06-19-2012, 03:01 PM
On my way to pick some of this up right now. Thanks for the info.

JK1
06-19-2012, 04:43 PM
On my way to pick some of this up right now. Thanks for the info.

good luck:thumb:

naysjp
06-22-2012, 04:24 AM
Looks sharp! I originally wanted a white or tan Jeep but the red grew on me.

MTG
06-22-2012, 05:14 PM
On my way to pick some of this up right now. Thanks for the info.

Cool!


Looks sharp! I originally wanted a white or tan Jeep but the red grew on me.

Every time I see the tan I like it more. But I am found of my white one. :thumb:


i have been debating, about black hinges. Looks pretty good, if i dont like it i can always peel it off :thumb:

Exactly! Very low risk mod. :cheesy: