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07-12-2019 12:48 PM
General_Tarfun
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Originally Posted by 29erClan View Post
I vote for trying to removing it for painting, but give up at the first sign of trouble. Masking tape is the better part of valor, or something like that...
That's not a bad idea, my backup plan is to take an old tarp I have that's about as big as the truck and lay it on the roof, cut a hole where the wetbox is and tape it in around the trim pieces. Prob will take just as long as removing the box if the rivnuts don't spin on me.
07-12-2019 12:45 PM
General_Tarfun
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Are you spraying or brushing? Iíve already looked into taking the wetbox out to clean, wax and waterproof. Read too many posts about ripping the screw mounts and messing up the holes, so I backed off for now. If you can mask off everything around/under it, it might be worth leaving on. Otherwise youíre ripping apart the headliner to gain access. The other one seems easy to mask off if Iím picturing it right. Canít remember the ends atm. And donít know how bad it would be to get a little paint in the vents if spraying. Is the paint lavender scented?
Haha no it's a nice lacquerish scent that I'd rather not breathe too much of.

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There's probably a trick to getting a stuck wiper arm off, I wouldn't want to try to paint that piece on the truck. The wet box on the other hand, rivnut stories have me scared. I've heard about applying heat from a soldering gun but have zero motivation to risk it myself.
Same here on the rivnuts, they've made it 13 years with no leaks but stories of ppl with 2 and 3 year old trucks spinning them worries me. That would turn a few hour job into an all day one quickly. I'll prob just mask the roof off. I thought about PB blastering the wiper arm thing but man I don't want that smell in my vents haha.
07-12-2019 12:38 PM
29erClan
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... The wet box on the other hand, rivnut stories have me scared. I've heard about applying heat from a soldering gun but have zero motivation to risk it myself.
After putting in new engine mounts, and a timing chain for a pathfinder, stock rack removal is next on my list. I just didn't want to jump the gun and have a leaking roof until I got to it.

I vote for trying to removing it for painting, but give up at the first sign of trouble. Masking tape is the better part of valor, or something like that...
07-12-2019 12:15 PM
Longboardr
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I'm painting the last few things on my X that I haven't done yet which include the wetbox and the piece of plastic below the wipers this weekend. Is it a terrible idea to try and remove the wetbox to paint it vs. just leaving it in and taping the truck off? Same with the wiper thing, last time I tried to remove the wiper arm it wouldn't budge from the mount and I didn't want to damage it so I stopped. Either option is ok really I'd just prefer to remove the stuff to paint it on my porch instead of in a parking lot.
There's probably a trick to getting a stuck wiper arm off, I wouldn't want to try to paint that piece on the truck. The wet box on the other hand, rivnut stories have me scared. I've heard about applying heat from a soldering gun but have zero motivation to risk it myself.
07-12-2019 11:12 AM
SledheadX
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I'm painting the last few things on my X that I haven't done yet which include the wetbox and the piece of plastic below the wipers this weekend. Is it a terrible idea to try and remove the wetbox to paint it vs. just leaving it in and taping the truck off? Same with the wiper thing, last time I tried to remove the wiper arm it wouldn't budge from the mount and I didn't want to damage it so I stopped. Either option is ok really I'd just prefer to remove the stuff to paint it on my porch instead of in a parking lot.


Are you spraying or brushing? Iíve already looked into taking the wetbox out to clean, wax and waterproof. Read too many posts about ripping the screw mounts and messing up the holes, so I backed off for now. If you can mask off everything around/under it, it might be worth leaving on. Otherwise youíre ripping apart the headliner to gain access. The other one seems easy to mask off if Iím picturing it right. Canít remember the ends atm. And donít know how bad it would be to get a little paint in the vents if spraying. Is the paint lavender scented?


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07-12-2019 10:12 AM
General_Tarfun I'm painting the last few things on my X that I haven't done yet which include the wetbox and the piece of plastic below the wipers this weekend. Is it a terrible idea to try and remove the wetbox to paint it vs. just leaving it in and taping the truck off? Same with the wiper thing, last time I tried to remove the wiper arm it wouldn't budge from the mount and I didn't want to damage it so I stopped. Either option is ok really I'd just prefer to remove the stuff to paint it on my porch instead of in a parking lot.
07-10-2019 01:04 PM
SledheadX
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I rotate every 4-5k depending on how they're wearing. If I start to see any tread weirdness up front I'll send them to the rear sooner, my Open Country ATII's are non directional so I use the rearward cross pattern:





Thx. I do same pattern as well. I was more concerned about mileage due to such a custom suspension and unique handling of the X. Iíll start rotating every oil change too. Only drawback I guess is xtra time. I can handle that. Thx.


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07-10-2019 11:20 AM
General_Tarfun
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With 33ís and lift kit, should I still be rotating tires on the X every other oil change? Every 10k miles or less? Thatís been my motto for years but never with a setup like now. No abnormal wear so thatís good. Whatís your average between rotations?


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I rotate every 4-5k depending on how they're wearing. If I start to see any tread weirdness up front I'll send them to the rear sooner, my Open Country ATII's are non directional so I use the rearward cross pattern:

07-09-2019 08:34 PM
Battousaited
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With 33ís and lift kit, should I still be rotating tires on the X every other oil change? Every 10k miles or less? Thatís been my motto for years but never with a setup like now. No abnormal wear so thatís good. Whatís your average between rotations?


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I normally rotate mine every oil change, but I just have one of the hourly guys at work do the heavy lifting...

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07-09-2019 08:11 PM
SledheadX With 33ís and lift kit, should I still be rotating tires on the X every other oil change? Every 10k miles or less? Thatís been my motto for years but never with a setup like now. No abnormal wear so thatís good. Whatís your average between rotations?


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