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Nothing crazy, but I couldn't leave the compass alone yesterday..




This is the before.....






Here are some of the after results.




Rear Caliper painted black



Front Caliper painted black



Here's the wheel with Black plastidip and the black calipers...




And the overall Result.... drum roll....



It's a poor quality photo I know... Lets just say this easy/cheap mod took a lot of patience.. .but I think the results were well worth it.


What do you guys think?

I also plasti-dipped the jeep emblems and the compass letters on the sides. Eventually I'll take a nice phone with the lights on. I do have HID style LED lights going in it right now... They look great.

Have a great memorial day guys..
 

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Here's a nice photo of the Grill Rings painted black...
It also shows the HID LED fog lights (on the right side)




Another cool shot of the compass parked next to my buddies from work...
we park next to each other to avoid dings on our doors from careless co-workers




Here's the Double-din radio I had installed a few months back



and for Giggles
 

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The grill rings and the calipers look pretty good, but i would prefer flat black instead of glossy black, will the plasti dip resist the heat of the brakes though?
 

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The calipers are painted with caliper paint.. They'll withstand heat for sure.. And plastidip / flexidip are surprisingly tolerant to heat. This isn't my first time paint the wheels on the compass. I dipped them grey last winter.. And the color bored me... So I dipped the rims black.
 

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If you plasti dip your wheels, as a final coat or 2 use some clear coat designed for wheels, that makes it really durable.
 

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Yeahhh, I've read that works real well. I also heard it makes it slightly more difficult to peal off the paint when your done. The first dip job I had done was with rustoleums brand of plastic/rubber paint called flexidip.. Its definitely good stuff.. The colors aren't shiny like plastidip... But they hold on for a while. I wash the compass probably 2-3 times a week (I know it's excessive), and I usually spray the wheels with the pressure washer.. Both dip brands can withstand the pressure washer. I'm quite pleased.. I did this more so for the corrosion protection more so than the aesthetics. I also plastidipped the under body is most areas to prevent salt from touching it. It's a great anti rust protection. It holds on for years and harmless. I spayed my control arms, strut plates , sway bars/ bushings, and various exposed bolts. Seeing as its a brand new vehicle... I caught it early before the rust even started.
 

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I had no idea plasti dip was quiet resistant, i've watched videos of it on youtube before but that's abt it, doing the undercarriage to prevent rust sounds like an amazing deal. Good info.
 

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Yeahhhh if you can spray it before the rust comes, the better... This is my second "new" car, The car before this was a 2007 Pontiac Grand prix . .. I kept dealing with under body rusting, even within the first year... you'll start to see nuts and bolts underneath forming rust. Everything ends up rotting out slowly.. like sway bars and bolts seize on due to rust corrosion. I'm almost approaching the 1 year mark on this 2014 Jeep compass, I've spray literally every nut and bolt underneath and in the end bay. I did this a couple weeks after buying the compass new off the lot. I have 0 rust , especially after this lousy/ SALTY winter we had. We'll see what it looks like in another year lol
 
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