Go Back   Jeep Garage - Jeep Forum > Jeep Platform Discussion > Grand Cherokee - WK2 - > Members Rides-Showoff

Join Jeep Garage Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
  #1  
Old 11-01-2012, 02:54 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 945
camaro430sut is on a distinguished road
My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Since Sandy has done a great job of knocking out power since monday I figured today would be a great day to detail the Jeep. Im not a fan of chrome and if you ask me the WK2 has too much of it. So, Ive made some improvments. First off, front windows were tinted to match the rears. Next, I removed the chrome door moldings and replaced them with black GC script. The grill and rear brow were removed, prepped, hit with epoxy primer, and painted. Same goes for the hood and hatch emblem. The grill and emblems were painted gloss black. The brow was painted body color and the emblem done in gloss black. All done in base clear so it will hold up just as well as the rest of the paint on the Jeep. Ive still got some things to do before Im content with the look. I need to find a set of wheels for it. Id like Altitude wheels but theyre kind of hard to come by. The Viper reps are another idea. I want to get a VG shark fin, vynil wrap the chrome around the windows, tint the tail lights, and take the headlights apart to paint the insides black. But, as of right now I think it looks so much better dechromed. Heres some pics....

Stock...


Now...





__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-01-2012, 05:12 PM
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Castle Rock, CO
Posts: 607
Thanks: 0
Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Rep Power: 381883
Aiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond reputeAiyer has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Looks nice! Love that color. That was my first choice and when they were not available in the package I wanted, I went w/ Mineral Grey.

I want to paint the rear brow on my Jeep body color. Did you do the painting yourself or let a shop do it for ya?
__________________

__________________
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited
2008 Porsche Cayenne S
2004 Porsche 911 Turbo Cab
2002 Aprilia SL1000R
2000 Porsche Boxster & 1998 ZJ (both sold)
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-01-2012, 05:33 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 945
camaro430sut is on a distinguished road
Thanks! I did it myself at my shop. Matching the colorbwasbthe easy part, the standard formula was pretty close to start with. Painting the emblem black was the tricky part. Primed, painted, and cleared the brow. Then wet sanded with with 1500, brushed on the black, and recleared it. Needed to use a single stage black for the emblem because regular black base will cause the underlying paint to lift
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-01-2012, 10:46 PM
JFD328's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NY & MA
Posts: 814
Thanks: 18
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 1653
JFD328 has a spectacular aura about
Garage
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

i like how you did the color match. I want to get it done, but i don't know anyone who does it in my area.

I'm going to assume you live in CT because you have CT plates. Would you be willing to do mine since you have a shop and give a JG discount ?
__________________
JFD328
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Maximum Steel Metallic
5.7L V8 HEMI, 4X4, 730 RHR, Panoramic Sunroof, Husky Floor Liners, SRT pedal kit + E-Brake, Red BT CC, Sharkfin antenna, Mopar CAI
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-01-2012, 11:37 PM
trent88's Avatar
Member
My Jeep: 2012 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 240
Thanks: 21
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 1275
trent88 has a reputation beyond reputetrent88 has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

nice work on your jeep, i personally think it would have looked better if you color matched the grill and even the rear brow green. the black grill just doesnt seem to look as good with the darker colors. either way nice to see some mods.
__________________
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
__________________________________________________ ________________________
2012 WK2 - Gloss Black Wheels - Tinted Tails - Tinted Windows - Windshield Tint Strip - Exhaust Tip - Altitude Rear Brow - Altitude Grill
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-02-2012, 09:42 AM
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 110
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 945
camaro430sut is on a distinguished road
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

JFD328- Thatd be something I could take care of for you. PM me details on what your looking to do and we can figure something out.

I would have gone body color with the grill if I could have gotten an SRT grill. I like the chrome rings around the openings. Naturally, Id paint the rings black. But everything Ive read says an SRT grill wont work with a nonSRT bumper.

I tried to take the headlights apart today to paint the insides black but appearently Im not doing something right. Put the Jeep all back together and will be ordering altitude lights
__________________
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to camaro430sut For This Useful Post:
  #7  
Old 11-02-2012, 10:04 AM
Chris_IAH's Avatar
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2014 3.6L JK
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Kingwood,TX
Posts: 1,033
Thanks: 15
Thanked 13 Times in 13 Posts
Rep Power: 24016
Chris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond reputeChris_IAH has a reputation beyond repute
Garage
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Looks great !!
__________________
Chris K.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-02-2012, 10:05 AM
JFD328's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2012 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: NY & MA
Posts: 814
Thanks: 18
Thanked 14 Times in 14 Posts
Rep Power: 1653
JFD328 has a spectacular aura about
Garage
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Quote:
Originally Posted by camaro430sut View Post
JFD328- Thatd be something I could take care of for you. PM me details on what your looking to do and we can figure something out.

I would have gone body color with the grill if I could have gotten an SRT grill. I like the chrome rings around the openings. Naturally, Id paint the rings black. But everything Ive read says an SRT grill wont work with a nonSRT bumper.

I tried to take the headlights apart today to paint the insides black but appearently Im not doing something right. Put the Jeep all back together and will be ordering altitude lights
PM sent
__________________
JFD328
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited Maximum Steel Metallic
5.7L V8 HEMI, 4X4, 730 RHR, Panoramic Sunroof, Husky Floor Liners, SRT pedal kit + E-Brake, Red BT CC, Sharkfin antenna, Mopar CAI
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-02-2012, 12:32 PM
Senior Member
My Jeep: 2011 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Olathe, KS
Posts: 1,004
Thanks: 0
Thanked 17 Times in 17 Posts
Rep Power: 3745
kkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond reputekkreit01 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Looks great.
__________________
2014 Durango Limited AWD in Granite: Premium Package, 2nd Row Captain Chairs, 2nd row Console.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-02-2012, 03:12 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 142
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 163544
bit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond reputebit50 has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Looks awesome!
__________________
2012 Laredo X 4X4, 5.7 Hemi, luxury package.
Mods: 2.5" RR lift,RR SuperSliders, ProComp 7036 wheels, 275/65-18 Wrangler Duratracs
My WK2 offroad:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AueMX...2&feature=plcp
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-02-2012, 04:17 PM
AAAA's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2015 3.6L WK2
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 2,743
Thanks: 48
Thanked 51 Times in 46 Posts
Rep Power: 1543597
AAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond reputeAAAA has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Sharp.
__________________
Overland: Nokian WRG3 SUV tires, front and t. c. skid plates, Bosch Icon blades, Husky X-Act Contour slush mats, MOPAR cargo mat...successor to trouble-free 2011 Limited.
(Avatar- http://www.ussslater.org/)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-02-2012, 06:30 PM
GBJeep's Avatar
Premium Member
My Jeep: 2011 5.7L WK2
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 1,374
Thanks: 6
Thanked 26 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 1416442
GBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond reputeGBJeep has a reputation beyond repute
Re: My spin on Nautural Green Pearl

Nice work!
__________________

__________________
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Deep Beryl Green Pearl Coat Frankie Paint Wars 20 09-29-2013 08:13 AM
Picture Request: Natural Green Pearl Dodd5724 Members Rides-Showoff 7 08-15-2011 08:52 PM
Moss Green Pearl Coat Frankie Paint Wars 5 01-24-2010 04:54 PM
Onyx Green Pearl Coat Frankie Paint Wars 0 12-29-2009 07:18 PM
Took the Buick out for a little spin recently. BignastyGS Other Rides 9 10-31-2009 09:21 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 - JeepGarage.Org
The Jeep Grand Cherokee Owners Community

JeepGarage.org is in no way associated with or endorsed by Chrysler Group LLC.