Murdered out

The next Jeep mod was doing a full vehicle tint. I took it to the group at Las Vegas Auto Tint & Graphics, and they did an incredible job. Gordon is a long time film veteran who did all of the precise cutting with just a freestyle hand, and made strong stylistic suggestions that I couldn't help but agree with. Maggie and Brandi also did a great job helping Gordon with some of the more tricky spots.

We ended up putting 18% over the back half, on top of the factory tint, so it matches closely to the 5% limo tint we did to the front half. We also put a thick 5% strip across the windshield for more light/heat protection.

Pretty happy with how it turned out! Now to just remember to keep my Optometrist's note in the car in case I get hassled for being darker than legal... 

The windshield and anti-glare strip

Seeing the difference of no tint vs limo tint from the inside

Now the next test is taking it out at night. I'm not going to lie, it's really dark from the inside.

Check out some of the process shots of Gordon applying the tint film

Red Rock, rocks!

Recently I packed up my Pacific Northwest life and moved down to the foot of Red Rock Canyon, in Las Vegas. It's been pretty amazing getting to go venture outside daily with my Jeep, dog, and cameras.

Just wanted to share a few photos of my trips out there, and there will certainly be more.

You can view them scattered throughout the main gallery, but here is all of them together. Cheers!



Jeep: Grill mod

Recently I added some LEDs behind the grill pieces on the Jeep. They were wired in with the main lights, so anytime they are active, the lights are on. 

Allen, a mechanic at Midas was able to do the electrical, then I did the drilling and mounting:

I used a piece of aluminum to mount to the plastic piece on the hood to give it a big enough lip to attach the LEDs

Painted the aluminum piece black, attached the LED cubes, taped up the wires in the back

Lastly, I added a cut strip of kitchen light paneling to help disperse the light, and to protect the LED cubes from wind/rain/dirt. This is the one area I'm not sure how well it'll hold up, but it works for now!