Post by badwithcomputer on Feb 28, 2013 9:05:21 GMT -4
Well the good news is I am a day ahead of schedule, the bad news is it's because I lost my patience with painting and clear coating. My day job is very demanding in the patience area, which I have no problem keeping up with those demands. I actually get a lot of comments. When 4pm rolls around I have about 1/8 of a tank left in the patience reserves. That's usually used up after the first coat of paint.
All in all, the flares and fenders have about 16 hours of work into them, 4-6 coats of colour and 3 coats of clear. They came ok over all, great in spots and not so great in others (where I lost my patience and attention to detail)
Here is the final product, 4th & 5th picture down, :
Now comes the fun part, Disassembly! I hit every bolt I could find with PBlaster and I'll do it a few more times, just to make sure.
Brandon, they look great from the pics you took. I like the idea of keeping them body color to match as well. They will look super sweet on there and especially after you have a few tree or rock rubs on them.
Post by badwithcomputer on Feb 28, 2013 10:40:10 GMT -4
Thanks guys, I kind fudged up the driver side with the big ugly ass line of clear but you're right Aaron. After this weekends run they'll match the rest of the Jeep. Looking back I should have done the arched tube on the fender black to match the black flair. Now I am just getting nit picky, I am friggin' glad that part is done until next year when it has to be redone . My beard was getting awfully crusty and blue!
Post by badwithcomputer on Mar 2, 2013 1:02:19 GMT -4
Pretty solid update, friggin exhausted. Here's the pics.
Front fender finally friggin off, found a surprise!
I think the Jeep may have been hit on the front end, the paint doesn't seem to cover the whole grill..
Rear plate and flare is on, holy drilling! I think there's about 16 holes that i had to drill for one flare.
I've been waiting to see this for a long time.. one problem though my BDS guards interfere, Apesteguy came up with the ingenius idea to use a hole saw. It came out a lot better than expected.
I wanted to get a little more travel out of my +4 shocks on stock springs so (under the wing of Apesteguy) did my first fab session. It's pretty gross looking up close and I am unsure how long they will hold up but I was able to dial in EXACTLY the moment the bumpstops hit and smoosh a little and obtain maximum down travel.
Oh here is the shock mount I ordred to outboard the rear. It's pretty friggin beefy.