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Old 06-14-2013, 02:02 PM
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what did you use to paint the engine cover
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Old 06-14-2013, 02:43 PM
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Duplicolor then a high temp clear coat. Once I get home I will get the exact name of the one I used. It's been painted for about 8 months now and it's holding up perfectly against the heat and when dirty it just wipes clean.
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Duplicolor engine enamel clear coat, good for up to 500
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Last night I installed a shorty antenna



And this evening I got arrived to washing, clay bar and buffing. Made a HUGE difference with the paint. Got the swirls and the scratches out minus a two or three fairly deep ones. With the exception of those, the paint looks factory new!



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Old 06-24-2013, 05:49 PM
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Re: My build thread/first post

theres nothing better than a jeep and a ws6 transam ask me cause i have both also, good work btw!!
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theres nothing better than a jeep and a ws6 transam ask me cause i have both also, good work btw!!
MY MAN! Haha thanks!
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:32 PM
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Looks good man! Love the plastidip on the wheels and grill. That will probably be next thing I do.
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Re: My build thread/first post

Yeah, plastidip is one of my favorite things to use. I've used it on my trans am, the jeep, the e500..... lol anything I can think of haha! It's the cheapest way to change the look of whatever it is you're working on, plus being that you can get pretty much any color you want only makes it that much better!
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I started working on a little project about a week ago, I have been held off by weather and other events but my plan is to build a bullbar/guard like the matrix. I started off by getting the measurements and creating a cardboard design of it. Came out nicely and fit perfectly. I ordered all the steel I needed and got to work. So far I have only one side cut out and welded up. Only problem is.... I'm not the best welder but seems ok.





If I have time tomorrow and Tuesday I should have it finished up by Tuesday hopefully. So far so good, I'm happy with where it is, I ended up picking up a 14" chop saw from harbor freight and that thing makes it so much easier to complete this job. For the time it would have taken me to cut and fix the cuts/angles with the angle grinder and cutting disk, I was able to cut, weld and then some thanks to the time I saved. I ended up using my mig welder today instead of using stick.

Here is where I stopped on cutting and welding tonight



And just because, I sprayed some sandable primer on it to see how it looks in color



I have to finish the top portion of the driver side, mounting points for shackles and cut one more mounting bracket out. One those are welded on, grind out any imperfections, primer and paint. Time and weather permitting, it should be on no later than Wednesday!
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Well, didn't finish just yet but it's very close. Due to weather and other engagements I was unable to get much done, in fact if it wasn't for rain, I probably could've had it mounted yesterday.

Here is a basic idea, minus the plate, that will still be mounted on the bumper, just lower. I also painted the plate mount stone white to match. If it doesn't look right, I will just take it back to black.



I painted the inner portion of the bumper black to bring together the guard and mesh insert.



Here is the guard ready to go on, just waiting on the time to finish it.



I used fuel line to hold the shackle snug and to help against noise. Once everything is installed I plan on securing the shackles with zip ties in place so the do not move, it'll help prevent the bolt from backing out and them from bouncing around.

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Alright, Finally got it mounted up!!

Here is where it bolts into place, I removed the bolts from the mount for the tow hooks, installed and welded in place new bolts.



And here are the installed pictures









and with the shackles installed and zip tied up



I will get better pictures tomorrow in the day light, these are pretty shaky cell phone pics, granted my phone takes good pictures the ones at night.... not so much. If it wasn't for the weather, I would finished this probably last week, but I am not disappointed at all, I love how it came out!

Let me know what you think!

Edit: im going to be pulling it back off to bed line it and installing the plate mounting bracket back on tomorrow, the plate will go in the same spot, just lower. I ended up getting rid of the stone white on the mount, it just didn't look right so it's back to black. I sprayed it with a semi gloss to keep it in the same pattern as everything else. The lower opening on the bumper came out fairly glossy due to the clear coat but once I put the mesh back in, it'll blend it fine.

I ordered a pair of monroe LL to raise up the rear a bit and get some rake back and a new back up camera. I got the high-speed hd camera with night vision. Hopefully it'll help out my wife lol
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Here are the day light pictures





Happy independence day, celebrate it safely. Happy birthday America!
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