What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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seriously. I swear every item I’ve wanted I went elsewhere because they never have anything in stock. It’s like they’re just a middle man at this point. Have to wait for the manufacturers to drop ship. Unless it’s specifically a quadratec brand. I keep having to use amazon which is annoying. I’d rather support someone else.
I have ordered a couple of things from Quadratec, that were on back order (they definitely seem to be having some issues).
The first shipped the day after I ordered it (but should have been a two week wait.)
The second, was shipped a few days after I ordered, again I was expecting over a week based on the estimated shipping date.

I t seems that they are at the mercy of their vendors, as one was drop shipped and one came from Quadratec.
 

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You can actually buy smoked/dark to replace those two reflectors. Most guys have to pull the bumper to install them though. Alternative to that and way way less expensive is to just plasti-dip them black. Easy to do and takes little time. Geeeez, I even plasti-dipped by NYS, EZpass.. 8-)
If u do anything buy upgraded smoked led side markers oracle and Morimoto have them available only Morimoto has the turn signal. If u do anything else they will look like shit and u won’t be able to see the light.
 

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I am really warming up to removing all the emblems and badges.
Take them off if u don’t like it put them back it’s just a sticker. Or leave them but change the colors to give it some personality
 

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Finally got the black grille installed. Since I have the sport model, I had to order the grille molding pieces and get them painted. I love the look of a blacked out grille! I definitely wanted to keep the original look with the seven slots. Not a huge fan of the angry eyebrows. Lol

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@Mikeyut3

You can actually buy smoked/dark to replace those two reflectors. Most guys have to pull the bumper to install them though. Alternative to that and way way less expensive is to just plasti-dip them black. Easy to do and takes little time. Geeeez, I even plasti-dipped by NYS, EZpass.. 8-)
@Mikeyut3

You can actually buy smoked/dark to replace those two reflectors. Most guys have to pull the bumper to install them though. Alternative to that and way way less expensive is to just plasti-dip them black. Easy to do and takes little time. Geeeez, I even plasti-dipped by NYS, EZpass.. 8-)
yea plasti dip works fine also I just like paint better
 

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Took a leap of faith today.
On my 2020 Rubicon the only thing that is gloss black is the grill.
All the other black articles are matte.
I could either have it sprayed or buy a new mopar satin grill.
I was willing to sacrifice this grill if I messed up.
But I like it so far.
Chrysler uses a very hard clear coat so I decided to try something new.
Step one .
Purchase 4 grades of steel wool,
Zero through 4 zero.
Tape of white so as not to touch.
Start with zero wool and lightly start Omni direction degradation of gloss black. That took about 90 minutes of elbow grease.
Next up repeat with double zero.
I used a leaf blower to continually clean powdered clear coat off.
Double zero took about an hour.
All this without removing grill from car.
Had other errands to make today so I will finish the next stages next weekend.
When complete I plan on spraying with clear matte acrylic.
The details of running steel wool over the grey inserts were fine as the paint took the abrasion and the resin inserts were not affected.
Here’s some pics thus far.
Will post again after I spray.
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What hood decal is that?
 

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Bunch of things... Covid is being good to my baby...

My favorite thing ...
1) got my Mojito painted dash installed, should have come from the factory like this!
My second favorite thing...
2) JL Besttop soft doors so she can run Naked the rest of the summer... as she should be... hard doors will now hang in the garage until September
3) Mojito Edition decal
4) Palm tree vent
5) New Coyote Mirrors
6) New grill insert
7) New beach window decal

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love the dash, and i agree
 
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