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Mounted my rear mounting brackets for my rock sliders with 1/2” type f screws today, instead of the 3/8” type f slotted screws given.
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Painted the wheels!


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Painted the wheels!

Looks sharp! What did you use?

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Looks sharp! What did you use?
Thanks! I was torn between gloss and satin but I'm glad I went with the satin, it has just enough gloss to make the details stand out.

The paint is Mar-Hyde Black Satin, the stuff is awesome at adhering to the surface and you can use it on plastic, aluminum, steel, etc. Self etching so no primer needed, just scuff up the surface with a degreaser and a green brillo pad, wipe down with acetone and you're ready to paint. I've used it on all of my bumpers, the window trim, door handles, grille, and now the wheels.
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Painted the wheels!



Iím liking it too. And vaguely familiar. Yes, which brand did you use? I may consider smoothing off the faces and keeping texture inside the spokes. Yours looks smoother than my rustoleum truck bedliner.
Edit: beat me to the post. Just read above

Edit 2: how durable. That has a good look. I may want to do that to my sliders when they come in. More so the tops for standing on them.

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Iím liking it too. And vaguely familiar. Yes, which brand did you use? I may consider smoothing off the faces and keeping texture inside the spokes. Yours looks smoother than my rustoleum truck bedliner.
Edit: beat me to the post. Just read above

Edit 2: how durable. That has a good look. I may want to do that to my sliders when they come in. More so the tops for standing on them.

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I can't speak for the durability from personal experience, I painted my rear plastics first about 3 months ago and they look just as good now as when I painted them but 3 months isn't considered amazing haha. I read on a few other forums though back when I was researching which product to use and people were getting years out of the stuff without having to retouch. On plastic it acts more like a stain than a paint so scratches don't mess it up. On the wheels I have no idea but I'm thinking a rock would be able scratch through it but day to day driving should be no problem. One thing I like about it is that it doesn't peel.
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First oil change done today after purchasing in November. Yes, the dealer did the oil then: I checked. Pennzoil 5w30 full synthetic and Purolator One filter. Only put 3k miles on but want it done b4 trip to ECXC and Arkansas next week. I will say, that was the easiest change ever. Now Iíll probably order the Fumoto drain valve. (I got oil on my finger)


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Changed the oil, transmission fluid, transfer case fluid, front differential, and rear differential. Whew that was a chore without a lift or a jack, but it's all done!

I'm not sure the transfer case had ever been done and it was FILTHY. We will see how it does, I'm hoping I haven't released a demon by switching in new fluid.

Rear diff was brownish but clear the front was a bit more opaque bit didn't seem awful. Transmission was actually a bit low and a bit dark but not awful so that was good, I was a bit worried since it was almost 40k since the last Transmission change.

Now I have to figure out that new noise is from the engine bay. 😞
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I can't speak for the durability from personal experience, I painted my rear plastics first about 3 months ago and they look just as good now as when I painted them but 3 months isn't considered amazing haha. I read on a few other forums though back when I was researching which product to use and people were getting years out of the stuff without having to retouch. On plastic it acts more like a stain than a paint so scratches don't mess it up. On the wheels I have no idea but I'm thinking a rock would be able scratch through it but day to day driving should be no problem. One thing I like about it is that it doesn't peel.
Nice job! I'm using the same style on my OR, easiest factory wheels to clean/hose off. Send updates after you wheel some, hoping that product works well on wheels, I might use it in the future. I bit the bullet and powdercoated mine but ouch $70 a wheel, tough coating tho.
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Found a mount location for the Warn, will build a bracket to tie it to the center support. Sits just behind the grill, on top of the winch cage, whew no need to source longer 2 gauge cables!
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