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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

damn sick bro. You know you need to black out the chrome now right? At least the chrome on the back and the side moldings.
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

Looks great! Back to the garage for me, tinting the tails today!
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Old 07-15-2011, 08:37 AM
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

The front looks awesome, ditch the rest of the chrome and flip them white letters to the inside, IMO But I'm kinda partial to the blacked out look myself.
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

Juan,
Great work man, looks awesome. Sorry if I missed it but what color did you paint it? Factory Brilliant Black or just a gloss back? Did you tint the 3rd brake light? If so, was it as much of a PITA to remove as I thought it would be?

Oh, and leave the badges off.
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color matched grille

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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

Looks excellent man.
Black it out, De-badge it, some Black rims and some Nitto Invo's and your set!
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

The jeep looks soo much better with a color matched grille. The only thing that would make it look better is if you remove the chrome moldings on the doors. It gives the jeep sharper lines and a better look. They look crappy IMO. Nice job on the grille though looks great
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

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great job! Makes a huge difference for the better imo. I dont like chrome at all.
+1 to that!!

Color matched looks MUCH better than all of that gaddy chrome!

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Old 07-16-2011, 01:01 PM
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

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damn sick bro. You know you need to black out the chrome now right? At least the chrome on the back and the side moldings.
Thanks man! I probably wont black out the entire jeep. Possibly the rear piece. But I won't be blacking out the chrome side moldings. Maybe one day. As you can tell I'm not a chrome fan either. But I do think that the lines really clean with the chrome on the sides.
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

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Looks great! Back to the garage for me, tinting the tails today!
Thank you, post a picture when you are done with you tails.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:04 PM
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

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The front looks awesome, ditch the rest of the chrome and flip them white letters to the inside, IMO But I'm kinda partial to the blacked out look myself.
Thanks man! I probably will only black out the chrome tail piece. See my reply above regarding the side moldings.

Yours look sick in all black. I took the front license plate off of my until I get caught. It def looks better without a front license plate.
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Old 07-16-2011, 01:14 PM
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Re: WK2 Black with Black grille & tinted taillights debadged Pictures!

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Juan,
Great work man, looks awesome. Sorry if I missed it but what color did you paint it? Factory Brilliant Black or just a gloss back? Did you tint the 3rd brake light? If so, was it as much of a PITA to remove as I thought it would be?

Oh, and leave the badges off.
Sup bro, thanks for your help with taking the back pieces off. I had it painted the same factory color as the jeep. Brilliant Black.

Yup did the 3rd brake light. It was less of PITA to remove than the back inner molding.

Here is how to do it.
  1. pop open the rear glass
  2. Remove 2 10mm screws
  3. Remove 4 size 25 "I believe" torx screws. There are 2 on each side
  4. Close the window
  5. Take the spoiler from the side that the 3rd brake light is on and lift it towards the front of the jeep
  6. Sit the spoiler on the jeep in an L shape
  7. Once the spoiler is stationary, remove the 3rd brake light connector with your hand
  8. on each side of the 3rd brake light inside the spoiler there are 10mm bolts. One on each side. Remove both
  9. Push the tail light into the spoiler and remove

Thats it, the hardest part was figuring it out.

Badges are off, except for the trail rated one on the side, wife likes that one, and Im okay with having one on there.

By the way I had my tails tinted one shade darker than yours. In case your wondering why mine are soo dark.
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