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That chrome...

Whats up guys. I recently traded my 05 JGC for a 2012 mineral gray limited with chrome out the you know what.

I'm a fan of color matching stuffs. Been lurking around for about a week looking for info.

I have a question regarding the door spears. Are they just held by double sided tape? I read somewhere that they are. I want to take mine off and just wanted to make sure.

I'm also thinking about ordering the mineral gray grille and rear brow from just for jeeps.


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Old 06-02-2015, 01:33 PM
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Re: That chrome...

Yup they are. Just grab an end and pull away :-)

I used to have a 2012 Mineral Gray Overland and removed those. Looks much better without them!!! Also, you can add the grand Cherokee letters to the side if you like the '14+ look.
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Yup they are. Just grab an end and pull away :-)

I used to have a 2012 Mineral Gray Overland and removed those. Looks much better without them!!! Also, you can add the grand Cherokee letters to the side if you like the '14+ look.
Thanks.

Yes i thought about that too. I like the naked look but if it looks too bald i might... but i doubt it
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Old 06-02-2015, 04:10 PM
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Re: That chrome...

I used a heat gun to warm up each chrome strip 6 inch sections at a time and then ran fishing line behind the trim in a "sawing" motion to cut right through it. Don't worry! You will NOT scratch the paint with fishing line. You'll still need to remove the remaining adhesive on the door which is the hardest part of the whole process. Takes about 15-20 minutes per side if you take your time. I highly recommend the look of the Grand Cherokee lettering instead of the chrome strips.
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Re: That chrome...

I seond the fishing line to remove the trim like said above. Then take some WD-40 and spray it on the remaining tape, let it sit in, and then peel off. Made it much easier than heat or anything else I tried to remove the tape.
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Re: That chrome...

Yeah I'll be using fishing line to remove them. I used it once when I had my 04 Ram 1500. I debadged it.

I have read that people also use goof off? so wd-40 works too huh. I have also heard of people using rubbing compound.

On another note, I ordered the color matched grille and rear brow. Should be getting them tomorrow.
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Re: That chrome...

I tried goo gone and it really didnt do much for me. It helped when there were tiny amounts left, but the tape is really thick at first. Give WD-40 a try and you wont be disappointed. It made it sooo easy to remove.

I have a color matched grill and was looking to do the rear brow next. Let me know how that goes for you install wise and pictures would be great.
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I tried goo gone and it really didnt do much for me. It helped when there were tiny amounts left, but the tape is really thick at first. Give WD-40 a try and you wont be disappointed. It made it sooo easy to remove.

I have a color matched grill and was looking to do the rear brow next. Let me know how that goes for you install wise and pictures would be great.
Yeah I'll give them both a try. I need to remove the "limited" in the rear too. I'm also thinking about taking off the chrome "jeep" on the hood and maybe replace it with a mineral gray one unless I like it without it. Don't know yet.

I'll definitely post some pics.
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Re: That chrome...

I'm in the same boat ... I want to get a black out hood emblem and maybe Grand Cherokee on the sides, but it looks really clean with nothing there.
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I'm in the same boat ... I want to get a black out hood emblem and maybe Grand Cherokee on the sides, but it looks really clean with nothing there.
yep... decisions decisions
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I seond the fishing line to remove the trim like said above. Then take some WD-40 and spray it on the remaining tape, let it sit in, and then peel off. Made it much easier than heat or anything else I tried to remove the tape.


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I used a heat gun to warm up each chrome strip 6 inch sections at a time and then ran fishing line behind the trim in a "sawing" motion to cut right through it. Don't worry! You will NOT scratch the paint with fishing line. You'll still need to remove the remaining adhesive on the door which is the hardest part of the whole process. Takes about 15-20 minutes per side if you take your time. I highly recommend the look of the Grand Cherokee lettering instead of the chrome strips.
Where can I get the Grand Cherokee lettering? I'm definitely doing this to my '12 overland. I love the look of the new ones.
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