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Thread: WTF - Washed the Paint Off the JL Wrangler Grill

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear_JKU View Post
    I know in the mid 90’s Chevy had some issues with baking their paint too long or something that caused this exact type of issue. Maybe something like that happened.
    I could see that or something like it. We do have one of the very first JL Wranglers and I know FCA had problems with paint issues on them. Most of the complaints were in regards to yellowing and that could have been a primer issue.

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    Wow that's kinda crazy. I wouldn't have expected that to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MSJKU11 View Post
    Wow that's kinda crazy. I wouldn't have expected that to happen.

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    Neither would I. One minute my JL is getting clean and the next, a BIG black spot appeared on the grill. Surprised the hell out of me.

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    Wow. That sucks. This same thing happened on our Honda Odyssey we used to have. It had been re-painted poorly (overspray everywhere) at some point and the paint came off just like that with a pressure washer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wayoflife View Post
    WTF!! I finally got a chance to wash our JL Wrangler after getting back from the 2018 JL-Experience and SEMA before that and somehow, my pressure washer washed a piece of paint right off the grill. Check it out...



    I should note, I have been using my Subaru pressure washer for years to wash all my Jeeps and of the 3 tips that came with it, I always use the one with the least amount of pressure. It's been prefect for cleaning up bugs and mud and I've never seen anything like this happen before. Needless to say, be careful when washing your JL Wrangler as you literally can wash the paint right off of it.
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    Well, that definately sucks... earned battle wounds are one thing, but in your driveway while washing it?!?! Bummer


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    Damn! I did that once on a GMC, but I had the wrong nozzle on.


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    Crossing fingers the grill was painted at a different time than the body and it doesn’t happen anywhere else.
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    That happened to me on my GMC but the paint was 12 years old... I was at a self car wash... There was a chip in the paint, and the sprayer blew a 3” square off... I was so bummed.... You would think the newer paints would be better, but It seems like they are thinner and weaker... probably has to do with EPA bullshit.

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    Maybe he's trying to tell you something. I bet he would look great with a blacked out grill. You could think about dipping it or get out the rattle can, at least you wouldn't be afraid to wash it.

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