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Paint faded plastic, new swaybar links

Discussion in 'Cherokee' started by 2oldjeeps, Jun 11, 2017.

  1. Jun 11, 2017 at 7:40 PM
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    2oldjeeps

    2oldjeeps [OP] Well-Known Member

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    finally painted the "white" plastic with a rattle can. looks ok.
    replaced the links to sway bar. one was broke. tough job for me. feels better now.
    i was feeling it sway on turns,not good!!
     
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  2. Jun 12, 2017 at 2:55 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Can you post pictures of the paint job?
     
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  3. Jun 12, 2017 at 3:23 PM
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    aggrex

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    Such is the feeling whenever DIY repairs that end well
     
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  4. Jun 12, 2017 at 3:56 PM
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    2oldjeeps

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    ill try tue, truth, from 10 feet it looks like factory paint!
    i masked kinda ok since its black on black. found a can of primer AFTER i shot it!
     
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  5. Jun 13, 2017 at 9:21 AM
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    2oldjeeps

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    still lernin how!
     
  6. Jun 13, 2017 at 6:57 PM
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    JKBob 25

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    They came out nice dude. I'm impressed.

    Edit. Got me thinking. Even though I really like my JK. I do kinda miss my XJ. It looked just like yours. That was my intro to Jeeps. One of my brothers had a TJ years ago. And I loved everything about it. The ride, the look. Anyway. My point. Hope you build it up. You'LL love the look, and the ride, (with some upgrades) .

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    Never thought about painting the plastic. Fought in vain to keep it looking good. The graying was just to hard to keep up on. Sweet idea on painting it. Would like to know how it holds up.

    Buy the way. I see 3 old Jeeps in one pic. Lol.

    My bad. Another edit i forgot. It must feel be an issue with the sway links. I had to replace mine also. And I have a buddy that had to too. We both broke just under the where the bar attaches the the link below the threads. Weak link, LOL, on that model.
     
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  7. Jun 14, 2017 at 8:26 AM
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    2oldjeeps

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    yeah, and im not a painter, no patience. id scrub,tape, PRIME which i did not. then shoot final paint.
    so far this is sticking good. we'll see.
    no plan for mods, i like it as is, just appearance items.

    oh in prep for sway bushings i loosened the 4 bolts, broke one flush . had a new one head welded to frame so im ready when stuff gets here 2day, i hope
     
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