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GuillaumeC91
07-02-2013, 11:58 PM
Hey guys! I'm new to this. Just picked up my new Jeep Wrangler only weeks ago, and I'm starting to think about the customization process. I've been dreaming about a Wrangler for the longest time now, and been drooling over you guy's builds for a long time too! I love my Jeep, but at first this is intended to be a pretty mild build, as this Jeep still sees a lot of highway and 4x4 only gets engaged over the weekend :bleh: . As of now I'm thinking budget boost (2in) or maybe a ProComp 3.5in lift. Height is actually a bit of a concern, as I sometimes need to go in underground parkings. :grayno:

I'd love to fit 35in tires and I'm also considering Warn bumpers and rockers, but my real question here today is the color I'm going to pick as my "accent" color. See, this Wrangler is not your typical bright color, it is a very conservative Rugged Brown Pearlcoat. Do any of you guys have any recommendations for an accent color for say: shackles, lights, bead, etc.? I'm going to have to hit PhotoShop to figure out what I'm going to pick, but I'm curious to see if you guys have any ideas.

Thanks!

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OverlanderJK
07-03-2013, 12:15 AM
Black. :idon'tknow:

StrizzyChris
07-03-2013, 12:22 AM
To be honest, I have no clue! That's a hard color to blend stuff with. :thinking:

Atch
07-03-2013, 12:27 AM
I'd have to say yellow but that might be a little too much like Charlie Brown.

Napalm90
07-03-2013, 12:41 AM
I think Red would look cool, or a nice blue

Skirmish
07-03-2013, 12:52 AM
A sand color would do very well.

GuillaumeC91
07-03-2013, 02:13 AM
Nice okay so were on the same page haha! I'm debating between a tan color to stay in earthy tones, or a flashier yellow or blue! Alright so I guess I won't have much choice but to resort to Photoshop! Hopefully I'll be posting some edits soon to get you guy's opinions!

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NFRs2000NYC
07-03-2013, 02:22 AM
I think rugged brown would look great with bronze/gold accents. Classic combo and IMHO looks awesome.

I know it's not a Jeep, but the point is still there...

http://i498.photobucket.com/albums/rr349/ndubs77/Auto%20Idolatry/IMG_0188.jpg

http://www.bcarwallpapers.com/get/image.ashx?id=1318&opt=10&file=matte-brown-lambroghini-m-b487b.jpg&u=carwalls2&cloud=0

http://www.realitydesign.com/gc8/mm/chop.jpg

One of my favorite color combos.

Canvas JK
07-03-2013, 04:05 AM
I would recommend this color, brushed copper.

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GuillaumeC91
07-03-2013, 04:28 AM
Oh man, I have to say I had been thinking of bronze/gold wheels too. I might have to look really hard, or get some wheels painted to stay away from tuner wheels but you're both right, that combo is pretty sick! I hadn't thought of that color for accents though, but that might be really cool too! Thanks for all the great ideas guys!

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Chairokey
07-03-2013, 06:50 AM
I think rugged brown would look great with bronze/gold accents. Classic combo and IMHO looks awesome.

I know it's not a Jeep, but the point is still there...

One of my favorite color combos.

Man that's a sexy lambo lol

Aeraun
07-03-2013, 03:40 PM
Hey guys! I'm new to this. Just picked up my new Jeep Wrangler only weeks ago, and I'm starting to think about the customization process. I've been dreaming about a Wrangler for the longest time now, and been drooling over you guy's builds for a long time too! I love my Jeep, but at first this is intended to be a pretty mild build, as this Jeep still sees a lot of highway and 4x4 only gets engaged over the weekend :bleh: . As of now I'm thinking budget boost (2in) or maybe a ProComp 3.5in lift. Height is actually a bit of a concern, as I sometimes need to go in underground parkings. :grayno:

I'd love to fit 35in tires and I'm also considering Warn bumpers and rockers, but my real question here today is the color I'm going to pick as my "accent" color. See, this Wrangler is not your typical bright color, it is a very conservative Rugged Brown Pearlcoat. Do any of you guys have any recommendations for an accent color for say: shackles, lights, bead, etc.? I'm going to have to hit PhotoShop to figure out what I'm going to pick, but I'm curious to see if you guys have any ideas.

Thanks!

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I'm actually a stickler for accent colors. With each car I've had or dreamed of having I first pick a color template for accents. I would start by first asking yourself if the accent color is going to be consistent throughout or do you want to have more then one, say wheels one color and decals another etc. I gravitate more toward having one consistent accent color. The color of your Jeep is tough to pick one for, however its also unique and therefore to compliment it I'd go with a unique/different accent color. I really haven't seen a JK with gold STI type color rims and I think it would go nice with your color - or a tan type color. If you want to get a little crazy, I'd consider maybe a dozer type/ bright orange color. And for the conservative side, black. Can't go wrong with black rims and accents. Keep us updated as I look forward to seeing what you come up with

Sharkey
07-03-2013, 04:30 PM
A good friend of mine also just took delivery of a rugged brown JKR. I'm trying to get him to go old school and put a golden eagle sticker across the entire hood. That, and gold wheels, would make for a pretty sweet "throw back" Jeep. Google "Golden Eagle Jeep" if you are too young to remember them. Honestly, the new rugged brown is begging for that treatment and IMHO it would make for one hell of a unique and killer build.

GuillaumeC91
07-03-2013, 04:34 PM
I'm actually a stickler for accent colors. With each car I've had or dreamed of having I first pick a color template for accents. I would start by first asking yourself if the accent color is going to be consistent throughout or do you want to have more then one, say wheels one color and decals another etc. I gravitate more toward having one consistent accent color. The color of your Jeep is tough to pick one for, however its also unique and therefore to compliment it I'd go with a unique/different accent color. I really haven't seen a JK with gold STI type color rims and I think it would go nice with your color - or a tan type color. If you want to get a little crazy, I'd consider maybe a dozer type/ bright orange color. And for the conservative side, black. Can't go wrong with black rims and accents. Keep us updated as I look forward to seeing what you come up with

Thanks! I'm leaning towards a single color accent too. I think a nice gold/bronze might be really nice. I'd have to see what it would look like on shackles, and other "hard" pieces, but I think if I go with yellow-ish lights and fogs, I might be able to pull the style together while staying in the same tones. I'll definitely give it a shot and keep you guys updated.

Thanks for all the good ideas! :D

Sharkey
07-03-2013, 04:47 PM
This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GuillaumeC91
07-03-2013, 04:50 PM
This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Haha, awesome! I'm not sure I'd do an eagle on the hood, but yeah that looks sick and very different! :thumb:

Kenny-g
07-03-2013, 06:38 PM
I'm actually a stickler for accent colors. With each car I've had or dreamed of having I first pick a color template for accents. I would start by first asking yourself if the accent color is going to be consistent throughout or do you want to have more then one, say wheels one color and decals another etc. I gravitate more toward having one consistent accent color. The color of your Jeep is tough to pick one for, however its also unique and therefore to compliment it I'd go with a unique/different accent color. I really haven't seen a JK with gold STI type color rims and I think it would go nice with your color - or a tan type color. If you want to get a little crazy, I'd consider maybe a dozer type/ bright orange color. And for the conservative side, black. Can't go wrong with black rims and accents. Keep us updated as I look forward to seeing what you come up with

I kinda like the orange idea :p PlastiDip has bright ass colors now and one of them is orange.

PlastiDip also has military camo colors you could play with to decide which you like best and when done get a similar color paint/powdercoating.

AllAmericanInfidel
07-07-2013, 03:42 AM
I personally like the idea of a throwback theme. That's a really dark brown, may be hard to match up. Here's a few pics I found in my many Jeep pics for some 'inspiration'.

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Rccrwlr
07-07-2013, 05:16 AM
This!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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So Cool!!


1979 Jeep CJ5 - rccrwlr
2008 Jeep JKUR - pheartmtngot

RockyJk
07-07-2013, 05:18 AM
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That looks beast!!!

GuillaumeC91
08-01-2013, 05:22 AM
Hey guys! I'm back. Not sure if anyone is going to see this, but I'll give it a shot before creating another thread that would be essentially the same. I've been looking around for Bronze and Gold wheels but found it really hard to find wheels that don't belong on a tuner car.
I found a set of now discontinued XD Monsters in Bronze. Here's what that would look like (In a world where bad Photoshop skills are reality, also not all that bronze looking IMHO):

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I am mainly debating between a tan or yellowish gold accent. I also found the following wheels with Gold simulated bead lock ring and I was wondering if you guys had any suggestions:

Wheel: http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-wheels/mickey-thompson/classic-lock-black-jk.htm

Lock ring: http://www.supertruckusa.com/products/92605_2XX_C_PG.htm

Kenny-g
08-01-2013, 01:03 PM
Lol at first I didn't read, I only looked and was confused as to why the tires and wheels looked so weird and then was like "ohhhhh" when I was reading hahaha I love those tires and wheels. I don't think black wheels with a gold lock ring would be bad. It would look cool imo.

GuillaumeC91
08-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Lol at first I didn't read, I only looked and was confused as to why the tires and wheels looked so weird and then was like "ohhhhh" when I was reading hahaha I love those tires and wheels. I don't think black wheels with a gold lock ring would be bad. It would look cool imo.

Haha yes! That's too funny. I had to fill in the two inch background gap when I "lifted" it in Photoshop, and those wheels were taken off of a GMC truck but lighting was way off so I had to play with it a bit. I'm not a Photoshop expert but it gives me an idea! :rolleyes:

ddubb
08-11-2013, 02:39 AM
So what did you end up doing? Don't worry so much about finding the color you want because it may be hard to find anything other than black, chrome, matte black etc. just find the style you like then get the part powder coated to the color you want. That's what I would do. Lucky for me everything I put on or plan to do will be black

GuillaumeC91
08-11-2013, 05:39 AM
So what did you end up doing? Don't worry so much about finding the color you want because it may be hard to find anything other than black, chrome, matte black etc. just find the style you like then get the part powder coated to the color you want. That's what I would do. Lucky for me everything I put on or plan to do will be black

As far as actually making my move, I haven't done anything yet. I'm planning a trip soon so that's where my money is going right now, but as soon as I get back though!!! :D But on the positive side of things, this time allowed me to think a lot and look at everything out there. I think I found these wheels to be the best for what I want, but as you mentioned I would get a few accents powder coated(I'm thinking a nice tan color).
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I've also been messing around with Photoshop quite a bit on my spare time. I'll be posting the finished product soon!
Stay tuned and thanks for following up!

10frank9
08-11-2013, 07:07 AM
As far as actually making my move, I haven't done anything yet. I'm planning a trip soon so that's where my money is going right now, but as soon as I get back though!!! :D But on the positive side of things, this time allowed me to think a lot and look at everything out there. I think I found these wheels to be the best for what I want, but as you mentioned I would get a few accents powder coated(I'm thinking a nice tan color).
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I've also been messing around with Photoshop quite a bit on my spare time. I'll be posting the finished product yet!
Stay tuned and thanks for following up!

Curious, why do you want to color match your wheels?

GuillaumeC91
08-11-2013, 05:25 PM
Curious, why do you want to color match your wheels?

Well since my Jeep isn't a typical flashy color, I was trying to go for something other than black wheels. A lot of guys with Green, Orange, Blue, Red, etc. colored Jeeps simply go for black accents, but since mine is Rugged Brown, and it almost looks like black when not directly in the sun, I was trying to pick an accent that would stand out. Then when I started thing of Bronze or Gold wheels I liked the idea, but those wheels simply wouldn't work. So using the MTs above, I started thinking I could simply powder coat the lock rings to match my other accents! ;)

GuillaumeC91
08-15-2013, 02:59 PM
Alright guys! So I'm not 100% done, I'd like to edit some bumpers and other accents in, but here's the wheels!

XD Monsters
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Mickey Thompson Classic II w/ powder coated lock rings:
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Let me know what you guys think!!!

cozdude
08-15-2013, 03:01 PM
Alright guys! So I'm not 100% done, I'd like to edit some bumpers and other accents in, but here's the wheels!

Mickey Thompson Classic II w/ powder coated lock rings:
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Let me know what you guys think!!!

wow thats looks awesome! i like the MTC w/ locki rings personally :twocents:

Hobolobo
08-15-2013, 03:26 PM
I agree with cozdude. I think the other ones look a little black ish. It wouldnt be as noticable.

Aeraun
08-15-2013, 04:40 PM
+1 to the MTC

GuillaumeC91
08-15-2013, 11:10 PM
Sweet thanks guys! I was leaning towards the MTCs too. I'm happy with the Photoshop so I can't imagine the real wheels! Haha, alright I might tweak the pictures a bit just for fun, but I think my mind is set. :D:D:D

JKU EXTREME
09-25-2013, 01:36 AM
You can never go wrong with black, however if you are looking for an actual colour, in my mind you can never go wrong with a pearl sky blue with the rugged brown or even an orange-yellow (like the stock jeep pain "dozer")
Just my opinion
I am typically good at blending colors since I make beaded jewellery and I am also in a graphic design class
Good luck

GuillaumeC91
05-12-2014, 04:10 AM
Here's an update! I still haven't pulled the trigger on any wheels, I'm cheap like that... but, I did finally get to spray on the plastidip I bought 4 months ago (it's been a long winter)!

I might of went a little crazy with it, but based on suggestions here's the accent I chose (and I did the wheels). I kinda like it, but it's still "different" I guess. Good or bad, let me know what you guys think!

Don't follow me, I'm lost too! O|||||||O

AllAmericanInfidel
05-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Here's an update! I still haven't pulled the trigger on any wheels, I'm cheap like that... but, I did finally get to spray on the plastidip I bought 4 months ago (it's been a long winter)!

I might of went a little crazy with it, but based on suggestions here's the accent I chose (and I did the wheels). I kinda like it, but it's still "different" I guess. Good or bad, let me know what you guys think!

Don't follow me, I'm lost too! O|||||||O

Hard to tell in the pics, what color is that? I think a darker bronze like the old Golden Eagles would have looked Bad Ass.

GuillaumeC91
05-12-2014, 01:12 PM
Hard to tell in the pics, what color is that? I think a darker bronze like the old Golden Eagles would have looked Bad Ass.

Yeah I was trying to get something lighter to have a contrast, but I should look to see if there's plastidip in that color. This one is a tan camo color. The good thing about it, is that if I get tired of it, I'll peel if right off.

Don't follow me, I'm lost too! O|||||||O

SmokinV10
05-12-2014, 01:54 PM
I've never really understood the idea of "accent colors". Look at the hot rod community, they generally go monochromatic. If they have two colors, the point is to accentuate a line or shape rather than to have aftermarket parts showcased. Keep it simple keep it clean. Just my opinion.

Kenny-g
05-13-2014, 01:54 AM
I think I've mentioned it before but PlastiDip has a ton of options from DipYourCar.com that give the effects of a bronze or gold. Whatever you're aiming for. If you spray just a tan on it, it won't do. You'd have to get the metalizer kit they sell and whatever the proper color is they have.

GuillaumeC91
05-13-2014, 03:37 AM
I think I've mentioned it before but PlastiDip has a ton of options from DipYourCar.com that give the effects of a bronze or gold. Whatever you're aiming for. If you spray just a tan on it, it won't do. You'd have to get the metalizer kit they sell and whatever the proper color is they have.

Well the idea this time around was just to see what a tan accent would look on the rugged brown body. I was scared it wouldn't really be noticeable, and I wanted to do something a bit bigger than just tow hooks, so I dipped the grill too. :rolleyes:

I kinda like the tan to be honest, but I'm not so sure about the small side panels I also dipped. I'll probably peel those off soon. I think I'll leave the grill alone for a while then I was either thinking of doing the copper metalizer as you mentioned, or just doing a black grill with copper inserts. The problem with plain tan, is that it's a lighter color that the body itself. I think that why it throws it off a bit.

Don't follow me, I'm lost too! O|||||||O

ghostryder
05-13-2014, 03:40 AM
Here's an update! I still haven't pulled the trigger on any wheels, I'm cheap like that... but, I did finally get to spray on the plastidip I bought 4 months ago (it's been a long winter)!

I might of went a little crazy with it, but based on suggestions here's the accent I chose (and I did the wheels). I kinda like it, but it's still "different" I guess. Good or bad, let me know what you guys think!

Don't follow me, I'm lost too! O|||||||O

looks good i like it but its most important that you like it lol

Kenny-g
05-13-2014, 01:39 PM
^ what he said. I think the copper would be sick with your dark brown color.

JK_Dave
05-13-2014, 04:23 PM
You'll have to do a little imagining since this JK is flat black, but this is the bronze/copper color accent you should go with. Would look great on yours.

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Kenny-g
05-13-2014, 05:39 PM
Damn that's sexy :thumb:

GuillaumeC91
05-14-2014, 03:52 AM
Damn... I instantly just got tired of tan! I definitely have some color matching to do with plastidip!

Don't follow me, I'm lost too! O|||||||O