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mon_21 06-28-2012 10:50 PM

Finally........... painted side claddings
 
After a very long deliberation of "should I paint or not" the side claddings due to fading issue and tiger stripes every time it rains..... I finally did it.

old grey cladding:
http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...1/DSC03169.jpg

new paint: Krylon Satin Black
http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...z_21/Jeep1.jpg
http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...z_21/Jeep2.jpg
http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...z_21/Jeep4.jpg
http://i334.photobucket.com/albums/m...z_21/Jeep5.jpg

I really like the result, no more constant wiping of mothers back to black or some kind of restorer that washes off when it rains.
Paints been on for almost 2 weeks now, went to a car wash the 4th day after it was done and no issues.

Rocker panel will be next, waiting on them clips from flea-bay to arrive....

4.7ho 06-28-2012 10:56 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Looking good :thumbsup: amazing how that freshly painted cladding brings out the color of your Jeep vs how much the tired gray cladding detracted from it.

kgingerich 06-29-2012 06:02 AM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Maybe a dumb question, but here goes.... Did you tape those off from the steel and paint em, or remove the cladding panels. If removed, How?
Thanks, looks sweet, i would like to do something similar.

mon_21 06-29-2012 11:23 AM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Taped the claddings, didn't want to risk breaking the clips behind it. It is doable but it takes time. I did however took the front bumper off.

If you really want to remove the claddings, you have to move the door panel to have access to the clips, the bottom part is attached with a double sided tape. Some did it without removing the door panel, but as mentioned above, there's a risk of breaking the clips in the process.

Chaoul1 06-29-2012 03:10 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Keep reppin the WJ my guy! Nice job with it!

mon_21 06-29-2012 03:43 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Chaoul1 (Post 649760)
Keep reppin the WJ my guy! Nice job with it!

thanks old WJ user....LoL!

kennzz05 06-29-2012 03:59 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
man that thing is clean looks great what a diff huh? had the same issue with my xj and painted it as well also did my door handles and mirrors and its been like 3 or 4 years still holding up well but its not driven much and garaged

oh and props for being so brave as to not swirl out your license plate ive always thought that was kinda silly i mean you drive around every day with people reading them,lol

Megatron 06-29-2012 05:25 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Fresco

mon_21 06-29-2012 05:52 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by kennzz05 (Post 649776)
man that thing is clean looks great what a diff huh? had the same issue with my xj and painted it as well also did my door handles and mirrors and its been like 3 or 4 years still holding up well but its not driven much and garaged

oh and props for being so brave as to not swirl out your license plate ive always thought that was kinda silly i mean you drive around every day with people reading them,lol

Door handles and mirrors crossed my mind when I was waxing the jeep yesterday, any tips in removing handles once door panel is off?

I think I swirled it once or twice when I was new in here, then I realized, WTF am I doing? LoL....

Quote:

Originally Posted by Megatron (Post 649825)
Fresco

Thank you!

mon_21 06-29-2012 05:53 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 4.7ho (Post 649489)
Looking good :thumbsup: amazing how that freshly painted cladding brings out the color of your Jeep vs how much the tired gray cladding detracted from it.

Exactly what I said when I was done! Thank you sir!

kennzz05 06-29-2012 09:56 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
[QUOTE=mon_21;649831]Door handles and mirrors crossed my mind when I was waxing the jeep yesterday, any tips in removing handles once door panel is off?

I think I swirled it once or twice when I was new in here, then I realized, WTF am I doing? LoL....

honestly when i did my xj i like you only did what looked the shittyest the flares around the fenders, the bumper ends, and the rub strips(door guards) that run from behind the front fender to the front of the rear fender since it took me like 3 or 4 hours of prep, masking, sanding, etc. i chose to get drunk afterwards and sit out in the garage and admire my work......well it was than that i realised crap i shoulda done the door handles,mirrors,eyebrow above the license plate, and lastly the metal bumpers (with paint made for plastic)

but i didnt remove anything i just did a real good job of masking, like instead of trying to get the tape in the exact spot where i needed it i just slopped the tape on and cut it off with a razorblade to follow to contours of the door handle
anyways it came out great no way you can tell, even the bumper, so were it me i wouldnt take anything off, just do a real good job at masking it. and not getting drunk might help too:thumbsup:

Martyp 07-06-2012 01:45 PM

Re: Finally........... painted side claddings
 
Totally missed this thread, but hot damn that is hot!!!!

Love the detail job, looks absolutely brand new! :drool: :drool:


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