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Old 11-22-2015, 07:48 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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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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