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Hey Tony now that you color matched the grille, how about doing the mirrors? Not the whole mirror like I did, but how about just the folding part? Leave the part on the door black, I'm redoing mine this way.. just a suggestion
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:52 AM
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

It's crossed my mind...the issue is that the plastic ones are textured, so I'd be sanding until my arm fell off to get them perfectly smooth to where they would look good color-matched. The other option I've considered is buying those "socially unacceptible" chrome covers and painting the covers, but I know myself too well...I'd want the mirror and the bracket done. It's a possibility. I wonder if any WJ's came with color matched mirrors from the factory. Hmmmmm.

If I win the big Hydrographics raffle, I might still have some $$ left over to explore that a little more.
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

I sanded mind a little just to scuffed up the surface, cleaned it, sprayed adhesion promoter, primer for plastics, duplicolor perfect match paint, then clear for plastics and they are smooth.. of course I did a few coats of each, let it dry and sanded in between.. just a suggestion to keep you thinking and busy lol.
Oh yeah, I caught the carbon fiber bug like you, except I'm not going as far as you did lol don't want to copy you too much. I just love that stuff now.. on the interior did u use a hair dryer to form it to that little stupid fake ass wood trim? My Jeep is about to look totally different in the next two months, no just carbon fiber but some other things too. Can't spoil the surprise so stay tuned
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Very nice Job on the painting!!!!! Looks great!!!
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Old 03-23-2012, 09:15 AM
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I sanded mind a little just to scuffed up the surface, cleaned it, sprayed adhesion promoter, primer for plastics, duplicolor perfect match paint, then clear for plastics and they are smooth.. of course I did a few coats of each, let it dry and sanded in between.. just a suggestion to keep you thinking and busy lol.
Oh yeah, I caught the carbon fiber bug like you, except I'm not going as far as you did lol don't want to copy you too much. I just love that stuff now.. on the interior did u use a hair dryer to form it to that little stupid fake ass wood trim? My Jeep is about to look totally different in the next two months, no just carbon fiber but some other things too. Can't spoil the surprise so stay tuned
Have you had any chipping from road funk or anything? Whenever you get a minute, could you post up some close ups of the mirrors? Now you've got me thinking...hahahah.

I own a heat gun, but I used the wife's hair drier too...it was a little easier to deal with because it doesn't get nearly as hot as the heat gun. I pre-cut what I needed (leaving plenty of extra), cleaned the fake ass wood trim with some real ass rubbing alcohol, and applied the carbon. Then I heated it and used a plastic putty knife/tint squeege/credit cards to get the rest of it to form around the curves and tucked the excess back behind the trim. Anything really long got cut off, and any wrinkles got peeled back off, streched out and re-stuck. REAL easy stuff to work with. Get good with it by doing the radio bezel and the little piece on the driver's side dash first since you can take them off and do them on the bench. Oh and you could paint your entire truck Dark Khaki Pearlcoat, throw on some aluminum SRT reps, and I wouldn't mind one bit...hahahhah
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Very nice Job on the painting!!!!! Looks great!!!

Thanks BG!
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:27 AM
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Have you had any chipping from road funk or anything? Whenever you get a minute, could you post up some close ups of the mirrors? Now you've got me thinking...hahahah.

I own a heat gun, but I used the wife's hair drier too...it was a little easier to deal with because it doesn't get nearly as hot as the heat gun. I pre-cut what I needed (leaving plenty of extra), cleaned the fake ass wood trim with some real ass rubbing alcohol, and applied the carbon. Then I heated it and used a plastic putty knife/tint squeege/credit cards to get the rest of it to form around the curves and tucked the excess back behind the trim. Anything really long got cut off, and any wrinkles got peeled back off, streched out and re-stuck. REAL easy stuff to work with. Get good with it by doing the radio bezel and the little piece on the driver's side dash first since you can take them off and do them on the bench. Oh and you could paint your entire truck Dark Khaki Pearlcoat, throw on some aluminum SRT reps, and I wouldn't mind one bit...hahahhah
I will post pics tonight... I scraped on side on a stop sign I got to close to, but no rock chips or anything... I put a few coats of clear to prevent that.. just don't paint the whole mirror imo! I regret it which is why I'm redoing mine in April or May.
I do want aluminum srt reps, but I would paint my whole jeep white and have comp grey reps
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:51 AM
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Storm trooper style. I do love those comp grey reps....
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Thanks my dude....you weren't kidding about hitting a stop sign! Great...something else to consider....hahahahhaa. I think it looks good on yours.

Now didn't you say that you wish you wouldn't have painted the part that actually mounts to the door? Can I ask why?
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

Just personal preference.. I think it stands out more if just the folding part is body color, and the door piece is black (look at a wk srt8 for example, that's the mirror look I like) lol. That's how I'm doing mine soon! And my windows are pitch black so it will flow better lol
But do what you want. Maybe try just the folding part first, then if u like it stick with it and if you want the door piece to match do it too then
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Re: Trying my hand at some painting...

I don't think you scraped the stop sign, I think ya mowed it over! j/k lol. I think it would be cool if the folding part if body color and the door pieces black, kind of like they're floating. I'm also gonna go some carbon fiber work, been meaning to and finally got motivated again. Doing the interior first then working from there. I think mine will be different than what some of y'all are doing, gonna go, or have done.
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