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Old 10-19-2014, 08:14 PM
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Mac's Blackout Build...

I've been working on some visual mods along with a wheel/tire upgrade, suspension mod and performance mod. More to come but this is the beginning. Feel free to ask any questions about whatever you want. Pics below.

I have painted the chrome grill rings, installed the honeycomb grill insert, plasti-diipped the fog lamp bezels, tail lamp bezels, window trim (left side only for now, long story...) and the jeep emblems.

I am actually waiting on the black Altitude emblems to arrive for install.

I have installed an Airaid CAI.

Wheels are KMC XD Series Monster 778's w/ Nitto Terra Grapplers in 275/55R20. Wheels are +18 offset and I'm so happy with the look!

Rocky Road Outfitters Leveling Kit.

All windows are tinted: 5 rear are limo'd out and front two are at lowest legal limit per State of Texas law.

This is the first Jeep I have ever owned and I can say right now I'm hooked with the brand and will absolutely stay in the family!

Thanks to the creator of this site and to all those who have shared their insight and advice. It's a great forum!

Here's the pics...Enjoy and let me know what you think!








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Old 10-20-2014, 02:08 AM
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Re: Mac's Blackout Build...

Niiice looking JGC.. Seeing mods in progress like yours puts my mods in high speed..LOL.. Enjoy
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Did you just leave the matte finish for your PlastiDip?
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Old 10-26-2014, 03:32 PM
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Did you just leave the matte finish for your PlastiDip?
Do you mean did I use the matte finish plasti-dip? If so, yes. I didn't apply any glossifier.

4-5 coats, with last two being much heavier than first, second and third and this stuff is pretty darn tough.
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I've been working on some visual mods along with a wheel/tire upgrade, suspension mod and performance mod. More to come but this is the beginning. Feel free to ask any questions about whatever you want. Pics below.

I have painted the chrome grill rings, installed the honeycomb grill insert, plasti-diipped the fog lamp bezels, tail lamp bezels, window trim (left side only for now, long story...) and the jeep emblems.

I am actually waiting on the black Altitude emblems to arrive for install.

I have installed an Airaid CAI.

Wheels are KMC XD Series Monster 778's w/ Nitto Terra Grapplers in 275/55R20. Wheels are +18 offset and I'm so happy with the look!

Rocky Road Outfitters Leveling Kit.

All windows are tinted: 5 rear are limo'd out and front two are at lowest legal limit per State of Texas law.

This is the first Jeep I have ever owned and I can say right now I'm hooked with the brand and will absolutely stay in the family!

Thanks to the creator of this site and to all those who have shared their insight and advice. It's a great forum!

Here's the pics...Enjoy and let me know what you think!








What is the long story with the window trim? Plasti dip or vinyl?

Have heard plasti dip is nightmare to remove from around window trim.


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Old 10-26-2014, 11:39 PM
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Plasti-dip is actually VERY easy to remove from the window trim. I've had to re-do it twice and it peeled right off. So wherever you heard that rumor you can throw out the window.

The long story is that the right side of my vehicle has not been done yet because I was at a photo shoot and a light stand fell over and scratched my car which has lead to a complete removal of the window trim and therefore I did not/could not paint that side yet with plasti-dip. But as soon as the repair work/paint is complete I will do the plasti-dip. This stuff is more durable than I once thought. With proper cleaning and layered coats, it's rather impervious to harsh elements like car washes, etc.

I've plasti-dipped the front fog lamp bezels and that has held up better than the actual Duplicolor paint I used to paint the chrome grill rings!

When it is all done I'll post more pics but believe me when I say the plasti-dip is solid. Dip Your Car has had some great vids on doing trim but if you ask them for advice they are rather lame in responding if you don't buy actual product from them. I was rather shocked to find out when I reached out to them for help and there first response was "what is your order number" and I said I haven't ordered from you but I'm clicking the 'contact us' tab and asking for help and they refused. As cool as Fonzie is at Dip Your Car, I was rather shocked by there lack of commitment to customer service and help solely due to the fact that I didn't order anything from them. Pretty crappy is you ask me. But they don't make Plasti-dip, as far as I know, and that product is good. Hit me up with any other questions.

Thanks for checking out my thread.

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Thanks for the detailed reply maclovin.


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