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Old 02-11-2019, 09:15 AM
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Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
Looks good sir. Big fan of both of your builds.
Thank you kindly. Ready to wrap this one up, just been really busy with work and travel.
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:53 AM
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So after a short hiatus due to work, work travel and being busy I was finally able to bust some tail on this thing and get a ton done.

First thing to address was the paint and the flares, and the overspray on the paint from whomever decided to try and paint the flares on the Jeep.

Before, they look good from a distance but they were nasty.





Stripped




This is how they really looked


Setting up my paint booth




Prepped and ready for paint


First coat




All done




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Old 03-07-2019, 11:05 AM
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Now onto the paint. I decided after reading pdqgp post about his experience with the new Lake Country wool pad on the Flex, as well as the Mothers CMX I had to try.



The results are quite great, I couldn't be happier. Left is after/Right is before.




Just remember this shot of the hood.



Tailgate all finished up.



All polished.


Now onto the real treat. I have used OPT products for years, but this revolutionary product has blown my mind.


Hood was rough, this is 50% coated on the right.


Roof is really rough. Not too glossy, lots of failure in the clear and checking. Before.




Roof after.




Hood after.


Back on all fours for the first time since I bought it. I still have yet to drive it.



I replaced the bumper caps with aftermarket that fit surprisingly well. I am waiting on the bumper to get coated and done, and then onto the interior.






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Old 03-09-2019, 06:10 PM
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Finished up the painting projects last night. Painted the grille and headlamp bezels, as well as the wiper arms.

Prepping






Laying on some color






Now onto finishing the paint and ceramic coating. From what it was to what it is now, I am very pleased.
Look at the blue.






All done






Grille and wipers installed




Very slick now




Time to move onto the interior and then get the bumper all finished up and start driving it.
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Old 03-09-2019, 06:58 PM
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My god it was clean before you got a hold of it...now it's just beautiful :-O
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Old 03-10-2019, 10:09 AM
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My god it was clean before you got a hold of it...now it's just beautiful :-O
Oh it was ok, the paint was really rough, I am very happy the way it sits now.
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I wish you would give my red chili pepper XJ that treatment. Alaska is tough on the paint.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:45 PM
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I wish you would give my red chili pepper XJ that treatment. Alaska is tough on the paint.
I can't even imagine. The southeast sun and sitting outdoors all the time didn't help this one at all.
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Found a little more time to plug away at this thing. I am getting excited to get it all back together and start driving it.

First up, replace the sagging headliner.





This gal is a keeper, she took to this awful job like a champ


All finished up


Since this will be used as a Expedition rig, I decided to add some light to the cargo area.






Added my Trail Rated badges as well, I think they are a good OEM touch.




And throwing it back to its Heritage, I had the logos that were on it redone. This covers up some of the damage to the clear coat they caused when removing. I may have the door pieces redone, as they are a little bigger than I expected.






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