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    Re: How Particular Are You

    Quote Originally Posted by RubiconFreedom View Post
    Now that I've clean the coil springs and shocks, what would be the best way polish or shine both of these without harming the powder coating or the clear top coat? For reference, the coil springs were powder coated gold 3 times with 2 top clear coats.
    A spray on/hose off product would be the easiest. McKees Hydro Blue is a forum favorite and I would also consider Sonax Spray and Seal. It would also be a good idea to dry the entire area with a Metro Sidekick.

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    Re: How Particular Are You

    With the new products for the jeep on their way, I've actually re-routed them to our powder coaters. I'm not thrilled with the way some of these products look. Bed liner or a texture coating on side steps is not very desirable. So we're looking to have many of the typical gloss or flat black products re-powder coated a hammer gunmetal gray color. I like the idea for the spray on products as arthritis isn't allowing me to access areas of the jeep as I use to. So any suggestions like the Hydro Blue is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: How Particular Are You

    How Particular Are You-2017_jeep_wrangler_unlimited_sport-jpg

    Next area we're going to be investing in, is the soft top. The current soft top was installed by the factory with tinted rear windows. Just so you know, our jeep was special ordered with the factory half doors. This means the upper half of the hard metal doors can be removed as they are a molded plastic inner with fabric outers. Along with wanting to protect the soft top, we're looking to do the same with the upper half doors. However, I'm not looking to clean the soft top or the half doors anytime soon, because we've ordered a new redesigned half top for the jeep. This half top will convert the full soft top into a short truck type appearance while exposing the rear sports bars. Again, this would mean I'll be needing some sort of fabric protectors for the soft top, half doors and now the rear sports bars.

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    Re: How Particular Are You

    •To answer your thread title’s question:
    -I once was quite particular.

    •However, I’ve noticed that ever since I’ve
    drawn closer to the “super”-annuated, and
    grizzled stages of my life: I’m no longer quite
    as particular—especially not as particular as
    you have listed below.




    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by RubiconFreedom View Post
    owning a Jeep wrangler, one tends to be
    associated with that crowd of wrangler owners
    who go mudding or rock crawling.

    I'm getting to old for that mud or crawl scene,
    so we've created a "clean jeep" project.

    The first step in this to keep the underbelly just as
    clean as the surface and interior of the wrangler.

    For instance, after cleaning the coil springs and
    new drag link/tie rod, I set out to repaint these
    products with a rust prevention paint. Even though
    I've created a folder shield to protect the shocks
    and coil springs, I'm not as careful as I use to be.

    After re-painting, I removed the folder cover and
    discovered that the shocks and coil springs now
    have a slight over spray.

    Let's step back for a moment, Most coil springs on
    a jeep wrangler are the factory black. Some after
    market coil springs & shocks are red etc...

    we took this a step farther. had our powder coaters
    re-coat our upgraded coil springs the same color as
    the TJM shocks. The color?. metallic gold. Now that
    you know our shocks and coil springs are gold & they
    happen to have a bit of over spray on them, We're left
    with how to remove this over spray.

    Purely taking a chance, I tested a small area on the
    shocks with the goo-gone product. I was astounded
    when the over spray (black paint) came right off.
    granted the paint was fresh, so I've not yet tested if
    this goo-gone would remove paint which has been
    left on the coils for an extended period of time.
    none the less, I was able to bring that gold color back
    to my shocks & coil springs with a micro fiber towel,
    goo-gone all without harming the re-powder coated
    coil springs.

    Attachment 66497

    Is this way too particular for a jeep wrangler owner
    to want to keep his/her jeep that clean..
    Quote Originally Posted by RubiconFreedom View Post
    Now that I've clean the coil springs and shocks,
    what would be the best way polish or shine both
    of these without harming the powder coating or
    the clear top coat?

    For reference, the coil springs were powder
    coated gold 3 times with 2 top clear coats.
    Quote Originally Posted by RubiconFreedom View Post
    With the new products for the jeep on their way,
    I've actually re-routed them to our powder coaters.

    I'm not thrilled with the way some of these products
    look. Bed liner or a texture coating on side steps is
    not very desirable. So we're looking to have many of
    the typical gloss or flat black products re-powder
    coated a hammer gunmetal gray color.

    I like the idea for the spray on products as arthritis
    isn't allowing me to access areas of the jeep as
    I use to. So any suggestions like the Hydro Blue is
    greatly appreciated.
    Quote Originally Posted by RubiconFreedom View Post
    How Particular Are You-2017_jeep_wrangler_unlimited_sport-jpg

    Next area we're going to be investing in, is the
    soft top. The current soft top was installed by
    the factory with tinted rear windows.

    our jeep was special ordered with the factory
    half doors. This means the upper half of the
    hard metal doors can be removed as they are
    a molded plastic inner with fabric outers.
    Along with wanting to protect the soft top, we're
    looking to do the same with the upper half doors.

    However, I'm not looking to clean the soft top
    or the half doors anytime soon, because we've
    ordered a new redesigned half top for the jeep.
    This half top will convert the full soft top into a
    short truck type appearance while exposing the
    rear sports bars. Again, this would mean I'll be
    needing some sort of fabric protectors for the
    soft top, half doors and now the rear sports bars.
    "Be wary of the man who urges an action in which he himself incurs no risk."
    ~Joaquin de Setanti

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