What did you do TO your Jeep JL today?

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Working on a great interior detailing currently.
Depending on the forecast....perhaps an exterior wash.
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That darn dynomax muffler delete pipe was extremely short lived. Gives a nice rumble, but too loud for my dog’s ears. Poor guy had his ears back and nose dripping of stress. And since he’s my Jeep buddy…… Honestly, never even thought of that 🤷‍♂️ So since the keg was out, I took that opportunity to paint it with high heat black paint and reinstalled it. Virtually invisible now. I guess I’ll routinely sand and paint it every spring.
For what it’s worth, I painted mine with high temp rustoleum over three years ago and haven’t felt compelled to repaint it since. It might not be quite as black, but it there’s a good chance you won’t have to sand and repaint.
 

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Working on a great interior detailing currently.
Depending on the forecast....perhaps an exterior wash.
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what magic did you use to get it so clean in there? I just tried to get all the dust and dirt out today and gave up in defeat.
 

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For what it’s worth, I painted mine with high temp rustoleum over three years ago and haven’t felt compelled to repaint it since. It might not be quite as black, but it there’s a good chance you won’t have to sand and repaint.
Hey that’d be great 👍
 

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what magic did you use to get it so clean in there? I just tried to get all the dust and dirt out today and gave up in defeat.
A bucket of straight water, a wool type wash mitt, and a small shop vacuum.

Actually....I’ve only put 6,600 miles on it since I bought it September 18th, 2021....so it’s not all that dirty.

I almost admitted defeat because it was getting hot out....but I have it in the garage now, in the shade.

Jimmy Vasser approves.

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drilled some holes in my Fishbone Offroad bin to add a molle panel. I'm still deciding on what to hang on there besides the first aid kit. Maybe a flashlight or a utility knife?

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Also added my Zombie Outbreak Response team decal to my shovel

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Yesterday, but it was cool to park next to a Tesla and plug-in!
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Oh yeah also got the lift, wheels/tires, tint, and stubby antenna put on… inside I added 2 67D ball mounts one for the phone and one for the baby camera in the backseat.
 

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A small (2”) paint brush, dipped and rinsed in water, also does great for those nooks and crannies. It collects the dust without flipping it elsewhere when wet.
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Ugh. Realized that the reason LOD didn't include a replacement crash bar was because I ordered the JK skid (which uses the stock crash bar) instead the JL skid (which includes a replacement crash bar; not sure why).

LOD Signature Series bumper, Warn VR-10S winch, and Factor 55 ProLink. Couldn't install the LOD skid b/c they forgot to include the crash bar.

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I'd be interested to hear how you get on.

I installed the same unit a few months ago and I'm finding that if I get in and out of the car a few times in the space of an hour or so (eg going in a few shops, it often fails to connect - and won't connect again until the next day.

Very annoying 😕
So far after about a week into having the car2play installed. It has worked flawlessly. The only issue I have and can’t remember if it did it when I was using the USB cable is that when I put it in reverse and and the take it out, CarPlay screen comes up, if I had another screen like XM selected. Other than that no issues.
 

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I finished adding some decals. The vent and side stripe decals are two-tone to match the 'Rubicon' factory hood decal. I mocked it up on computer then reached out to Don @pixeldecals and he came through. I'm quite pleased with the end result and took a few glamour shots after detailing the Jeep.

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Applying the decals was a learning process and this is what worked best for me:

1) Clean area with glass cleaner or isopropyl alcohol;
1a) For the stripes, I used some masking tape as markers in a few areas so they'd be straight/level;
2) Use spray bottle filled with water and a few drops of Dawn dish soap;
3) Liberally spray area on jeep and back of decal;
4) Position decal (it slides around, add more water/soap spray if necessary);
5) Use @pixeldecals application tool (padded edge) to squeeze out water from centre to edges;
6) For body curves and some remaining bubbles, used an old hair dryer (or heat gun) while using application tool (don't overheat an area!);
7) I had a couple instances of a remaining bubble, used a pin/needle to poke a hole then hair dryer and application tool to squeeze out air.

There is an alternative method where you use tape and peel away half the decal backing, then the remaining side, etc. I think that probably works best for lettering like the 'Rubicon' hood decals. Just my experience so far.
 
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