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Old 05-24-2011, 08:21 PM
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

That's an awesome wife you have! I know your looking forward to getting home.
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

I would love to see gunmetal!
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

+2 gunmetal
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Old 05-26-2011, 01:28 PM
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

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That's an awesome wife you have! I know your looking forward to getting home.
Yeah she is amazing. She finally questioned me when two more boxes showed up unannounced yesterday. Whoops. Sold her on that because it was a Porter Cable Dual Action buffer and I am going to use it to fix her Honda's paint, after I use it to apply sealant to the Jeep.

Looking forward to getting home for sure, nothing quite like the good old USofA.
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

looks great. almost identical to mine. you'll enjoy it.
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

Couple more questions for the Hive.

1. Looking at possibly painting the Calipers in addition to the other things I am going to do. Initially I was leaning towards red, but something more subtle like black is also crossing through my brain. What say ye?

2. Finally, if i were to want to switch all of my wheels out would it be less than smart to leave the WK2 up on Jack Stands for a few days while I paint the Calipers and ship/wait for the new wheels to come in. Any other suggestions for suspending/lifting vehicle?

Down in the single digits until i get home. Going to be a balance act keeping the wife happy and getting all the things i want to do to the WK2 done.
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Old 06-13-2011, 04:25 PM
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

My wife is truly the best. I got home last night at 1130 PM and she allowed me to work on the Jeep today for about 4 hours. I was able to give the jeep a quick interior detail I highly recommend two products for the interior. Detailer professional interior protectant, and lexol for the seats.

I was also able to install the blend mount for my radar detector, i still need to do the direct wire so the cable is not hanging down in the front. excuse the thumb prints from moving the mirror around.

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I was also able to tint the front windows to match. I picked up the tint from a place called Snap Tint. It comes cut to fit, and the fit is perfect. I used 20% and it seems to match well. A couple of pointers.
1. Make sure you always keep your hands wet with the soap solution.
2. keep the film wet as well as the window.
3. ensure you clean the window well before applying the film
Picture below shows the removed weather gasket, this is a must for installing the film. reinstalling it can be a huge pain but it is certainly worth it.

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The next picture shows the squeege process. ensure you keep the exposed side of the film wet to reduce all friction and the possiblity of scratches. This is the most important step because this is how you keep the film from retaining bubbles.

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Final picture shows the finished product. All in all it came out really good and i was unsure about doing this myself. I had some small bubbles but the combination of a hair dryer on hot and a squeege took them out. 20% seems to match pretty well.

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Next things on the list
1. Clear Bra
2.Polish and Seal paint
3. Tint Tails
4. Install HID in fogs.
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

Nice Pix!..Love the Charcoal Grey w/ Black leather..thanx for sharing!
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:46 PM
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Re: Let the games begin, almost.

Got around to doing the direct wire install for my Beltronics radar detector. This is it, http://www.beltronics.com/store/dire...tplug-red.html The direct wire has a "smart plug" midway on the cord that allows the user to mute the detector. As can be seen above the detector is located just below the rear mirror and is held in place via a blendmount.

To start I had to locate a 12v ignition wire and an appropriate ground. I began by searching the drivers footwell area, but it is seriously a mess of wires and more confusing then anything i wanted to mess with. Instead I opted to check out the passenger side. If you open up the "end cap" which is accessbile if you open the passenger door.

Inside is a pink wire with a green stripe, after testing with a multimeter it was determined that it is indeed a 12v iginition wire.

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The ground point used was a screw that was directly next to the wire that I tapped.

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I then ran the wire from the detector and followed the mirror power line up under the headliner. The wire was tucked under the headliner and then down behind the passenger side A pillar.

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I am 90% done with this and I am happy with the way it turned out. Now I just need to finish this up and determine where I want to locate the "smart plug". It got to dark to finish, however i think that it will end up being located inside the center console under the radio.
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