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Old 07-19-2012, 11:44 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

1. Attempting to install Mesh behind grille and bottom slots. Anyone have experience with the bottom slots?

2. Debadge. I'm gonna buy a clay bar and give her a good cleaning. Try and get some of the scratches out of her. Anything recommended to polish out scratches?

3. Might PD my wheels if I have enough time. Minimum, I'll buy everything I need to do it.
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Old 07-19-2012, 11:57 AM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

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1. Attempting to install Mesh behind grille and bottom slots. Anyone have experience with the bottom slots?

2. Debadge. I'm gonna buy a clay bar and give her a good cleaning. Try and get some of the scratches out of her. Anything recommended to polish out scratches?

3. Might PD my wheels if I have enough time. Minimum, I'll buy everything I need to do it.
You should check out the "Detailing" section on this site. Lots of great info. Our vendor "Detailed Image" has some great write ups too. Personally, I've been able to work wonders with a Porter Cable polisher, the appropriate Lake County pads, and the Meguiars Ultimate line. Best results will come from a proper 2 bucket wash and clay, wash again, Megs Ultimate Compound, Polish, a sealant of your choice (I've been using Blackfire with great results. Meguiars NXT Tech Wax is also a "sealant" then a top coat of Meguiars Ultimate Wax. 50 different people will suggest 50 different brands, but for the money, I've had killer results with these items.

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Old 07-19-2012, 12:21 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

ughhhhh everytime I see your Jeep it makes me want to go street over the off-road. It's just so purrrrty.

BTW, one of your pictures is my desktop at work. No homo lol.

Thanks for the tips! I was gonna go wash, clay bar, wash, polish, sealent. Okay. I'll swing by the Autozone and pick some of them up. Luckily, they just opened and are giving discounts out the
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Old 07-19-2012, 01:06 PM
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Think about it....how much time do you spend on the street vs. off-road? I had 2 off-roaders before this one...so it was time for something street for me. For me, it was the right decision.

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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

look at that badonkadonk

The biggest deterent is that I go snowboarding and drive through weather a lot on my way there. I decided that when I needed to buy new tires, I would either commit to one or the other. This way I have of time to debate this dilemmia.

It seems like I either need to be like half of the country with two sets of tires or buy an off-roading Jeep lol.

I have Micro-fiber coming out my ears! Just picked up a 20 pack for $10!

EDIT: Just purchased new instrument lights, license plate light, and hood light! Add that to the list!
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Old 07-19-2012, 02:40 PM
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look at that badonkadonk

The biggest deterent is that I go snowboarding and drive through weather a lot on my way there. I decided that when I needed to buy new tires, I would either commit to one or the other. This way I have of time to debate this dilemmia.

It seems like I either need to be like half of the country with two sets of tires or buy an off-roading Jeep lol.

I have Micro-fiber coming out my ears! Just picked up a 20 pack for $10!

EDIT: Just purchased new instrument lights, license plate light, and hood light! Add that to the list!

Hey, we get the occassional foot of snow here too. I run my stock wheels and tires in the winter...never had an issue. Just sayin'. Much respect for the GC stock off-roadability. I was VERY close to going off-road too when I first got it. I got as far as upgraded diff covers before I changed my mind.

Post some pimp pics after it's all shined up!
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

my Latest Mod to the WJ is the Paid off the note Mod.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

Well, I'm scrapping mine probably at the end of the month... Never dreamed I'd say that.


First the PS pump was leaking adding 100ml per week into the reservoir to keep on top of it. Driving home tonight I heard a funny noise, popped the hood reservoir full and pump sounded fine... Looked to the right and there was rubber over the alternator and block, AC compressor has locked up or something, thing is red hot (2 hours later it was still warm after a 10 min drive).

Had enough with it. AC compressor, PS hose, warped front rotors (AGAIN!), TPS sensor, rear sway clunks - looking at 1200/$1900 to repair that lot. I'm out.....

Need to take a week off work next week, arrange a loan and get a new car sorted. Looking at Merc C classes, Volvo S40 / S60 and Saab 9-3s.

Will get 180 / $280 to scrap the Jeep the tho.
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Well, I'm scrapping mine probably at the end of the month... Never dreamed I'd say that.


First the PS pump was leaking adding 100ml per week into the reservoir to keep on top of it. Driving home tonight I heard a funny noise, popped the hood reservoir full and pump sounded fine... Looked to the right and there was rubber over the alternator and block, AC compressor has locked up or something, thing is red hot (2 hours later it was still warm after a 10 min drive).

Had enough with it. AC compressor, PS hose, warped front rotors (AGAIN!), TPS sensor, rear sway clunks - looking at 1200/$1900 to repair that lot. I'm out.....

Need to take a week off work next week, arrange a loan and get a new car sorted. Looking at Merc C classes, Volvo S40 / S60 and Saab 9-3s.

Will get 180 / $280 to scrap the Jeep the tho.

You've easily got one of the sweetest rides on here...and if I remember correctly, it's very low mileage isn't it? If you lived on this side of the Atlantic, I'd totally buy it off of you as is...
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Been there Marty....its why I ditched mine.
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Re: What are you doing to your WJ next?

51k Tony - can only imagine the heartache it will give me with say 60-70k on it....

Yup, next car is going to stay stock. Probably remap it if I do go for a *cough* diesel *cough* though.
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Such a shame...sorry to hear it Marty. I'm getting ready to turn 90k and haven't had any issues thankfully. Good luck with your next ride and POST UP PICS when you get it!
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