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Old 11-22-2015, 06:48 PM
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Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

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Just got finished with some projects I've been working on with my Grand Cherokee. I really liked the red tow hook look of the Trailhawk Cherokees so I decided to plasti-dip my tow hooks red. I liked the look but thought they didn't really look like they belonged so I decided to paint my calipers red. I was considering the MGP Caliper Covers but couldn't get past the fake screws painted on them (but different strokes for different folks). Anyway, just thought I would share some pictures of my WK2. If people are interested in painting their calipers or tow hooks I can post some more pics of these projects. For the Calipers, I painted them on the rotors, used two coats of grey engine enamel primer, four coats of duplicolor red caliper paint, black Mopar decals I found on Ebay, and then three coats of duplicolor engine enamel clear. The hardest part was cleaning the calipers and masking everything off.

I also plasti-dipped my front lower valance black (was silver), plasti-dipped my front and rear emblems black, black lug nuts, front window tints + windshield banner tint. So far everything has held up pretty well. I live in Colorado and pasti-dipped my front/rear emblems in Feb and they still look good.

Eventually, I'd like to get some SRT-8 headlights and do an HID conversion or retro-fit but that will be a lot of work and money. Thanks guys!
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Old 11-22-2015, 08:22 PM
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A few more pictures. Thanks for the feedback!
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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

I like it, looks very sharp.

Do you think you'd have to re-dip your tow hooks if you ever had to use them?
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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

Thanks! Yeah, unfortunately I don't think the plasti-dip would be able to withstand that, but I would imagine the same would apply if painted with automotive paint. I think if you use your tow hooks a lot and want them to be red, you would probably have to go the powder coat route.
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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

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Thanks! Yeah, unfortunately I don't think the plasti-dip would be able to withstand that, but I would imagine the same would apply if painted with automotive paint. I think if you use your tow hooks a lot and want them to be red, you would probably have to go the powder coat route.

Makes sense. The black and subtle red really does look great.
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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

That really looks good. I have the same wheels but are silver. Thinking of plasti-dip my wheels a gunmetal gray or something dark. My jeep is a dark blueish gray color.

Anyway looks good.
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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

I have a black with chrome Overland that I was thinking about doing the same thing but are not sure if it would look good. I still like the look of the chrome so I'm not thinking about blacking out any of it but think the red brake calipers and tow hooks would look nice. Any opinions?


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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

This looks very nice, I have an all black 2014 JGC Altitude. After making the Halogen to HID headlight conversion, I'm looking to make additional alterations. I've added the caliper covers that you chose not to install and I must say they look nice, you can't even notice the fake screws lol. In a few weeks I'm adding towing to my JGC that currently doesn't have towing. The Jeep dealer near me is charging $700 for the rear towing and another $300 for installing the tow hooks. I am getting the hooks in black and once installed, I will decide whether to make them red or not. I also added all black trail rated decals on the sides and tinted windows all around (except windshield as it is illegal in MD). That's all I've done for now.

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Re: Black 2012 Altitude Edition Red Tow Hooks + Red Painted Brake Calipers

Looks good! You should vinyl wrap your window trim black too.
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Thanks and you're right, I'll definitely look for some.
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