(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install XT Graphics Hood Decal - Matte Black on your Wrangler
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I'm Ryan from ExtremeTerrain.com and this is my review of the XT Graphics Hood Decal, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs. This decal is available in the matte black you see here. It's also available in a gloss black, silver, a few different versions of a camouflage pattern, and a few different colors of a biohazard logo. This is for those of you who want to make sure that your JK looks a little bit different from all of the other ones that roll off the assembly line. This is a really easy to install and inexpensive mod that has a huge visual impact. I like this hood decal in particular because it's designed from a really high quality vinyl, so it's going to hold up really well over time. Now, even though this is mostly a styling or visual modification, I have heard of some people using these because they get some glare from auxiliary lights off the hood of their Jeep. Whether you're running a 50-inch light bar or some A-pillar lights that don't have a really crisp, clean spot pattern, you can get a little bit of bounce-back from a glossy hood, which can ruin the driver's night vision. Having a matte black decal on the hood can cut down on a little bit of that glare, which can help you see better at night.As I mentioned, I really like this hood decal because it's made of a really high quality vinyl. This is premium cast vinyl that's designed to last up to eight years, even out in the elements. So, you know when you put it on the Jeep, it's going to stay looking great for a good long time. We have cut and tested these over and over again on our Jeeps to ensure that they're going to fit your hood perfectly right out of the box. Something I like about vinyl modifications in general is they do have a really large visual impact on your vehicle and they're permanent if you want them to be. However, if you ever decide to change out the look of your Jeep, you can easily remove this without any permanent modifications.Getting this decal installed on your JK is really easy. The first step is to remove all of the hardware off of the hood. That includes the windshield bumpers, the windshield strap bracket, and the windshield washer nozzles. Once those are removed, you'll want to clean the hood surface really well, and then spray it down with a mixture of soap and water. From there, you can peel the decal off the backing and put it in place. That soap and water mixture is going to allow you to move the decal around to position it exactly where you want it to. Once you have it lined up, you can use the included squeegee wrapped in a soft towel to remove the excess water and soap mixture from underneath the decal. From there, it's as simple as cutting through the decal to expose the holes for all the hardware and replacing the hardware. The whole process shouldn't take you more than a half an hour, and the only tools you'll need are a good cleaner, that soap and water mixture, and a razor knife to make your cuts. When you first see the price of this decal, it may seem a little expensive for what some would call just a sticker. However, when you consider the huge visual impact this has on your Jeep, the high quality material that it's made of that's designed to last up to eight years, and the really precise cut which makes it fit really well, I think this is really reasonably priced for what you get.So, if you're looking to drastically change the look of your Jeep so it doesn't look like every JK rolling down the road, or you're looking to cut down on some hood glare from auxiliary lights, this is an easy to install, really high quality option, all at a really fair price. So, that's my review of the XT Graphics Hood Decal, fitting all 2007 to 2016 JKs, that you can find right here at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Perfect Fit Guaranteed. XT Graphics vinyl designs have been test fit, refined, and tested again on our very own fleet of vehicles to assure a perfect fit every time.
Superior Quality Materials. XT Graphics uses only the highest quality Premium Cast Vinyl available on the market today - designed to last at least 8 years of harsh outdoor weather. It's far more durable than our competitors' cheap, calendared vinyl film which starts to degrade in just a couple of years!
Application. These high quality XT Graphics matte black vinyl decals will fit any 2007-2018 Wrangler JK.
Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
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December 28, 2019
Very easy to install, looks great. Took me about 30 minutes after cleaning the hood.Helpful (2)
September 30, 2019
Super nice decal it covered a few scratches on hood easy to install good qualityHelpful (3)
July 24, 2019
I ended up trashing this. I take partial blame as I attempted to put it on myself without assistance and it stuck to itself and became a creased mess.Helpful (2)
June 11, 2019
Looks GREAT - Easy install
The hood decal looks great and was really easy to install according to the instructions. Just make sure you thoroughly clean the car of any dirt or lint, use the spray of soap and water as directed in the literature, and all will go as advertised.Helpful (2)
May 16, 2019
Hood Decal - Matte Black
Went on well,watched the video no problems at all.Helpful (2)
May 03, 2019
Awesome black matte hood decal!
The decal was installed in minutes by a local graphics installer and looks great. I decided to go with the decal to hide scratches on the center of my hood instead of replacing the hood for now and even the installer was impressed with the look of my JK with the decal.Helpful (2)
April 15, 2019
Love the decal. Just make sure you follow directions. When it says use soft towel use it or you will end up with small scratches in the decalHelpful (2)
April 08, 2019
Great Hood Decal
Great quality at a great price, Looks great and very easy to install!Helpful (2)
April 03, 2019
I was nervous at first but I read the directions and boy do I love the look the hood decal gives my ride.Helpful (2)
March 31, 2019
Title says it all. Prep work upmost important and be dirt lint free. Install in garage and no fans.Helpful (2)
What are the dimensions?
This will be roughly 40" x 4" x 4" in size.
Will this or rocker panel decals withstand any type of commercial car wash, or do you have to hand wash only after install?
We do not suggest going through a car wash ever, but especially after installing decals on your vehicle. We would suggest hand washing rather than a commercial car wash after installing this.
Still trying to find out if this is removable once I put the custom wrap on it? I don't want to use it all the time.
This cannot be removed and re-applied.
I want this to put a custom wrap on for special occasions. I need to know if it would work for on and off removal?
I have some minimal hail damage on my hood, would that affect the look of the decal?
Yes, any hood damage would prevent the decal from laying flat and fitting properly.
We recommend temperatures of 60 degrees or warmer.
Yes, the XT Graphics Hood Decal is easily removable should you change your mind or to remove at the end of your lease.
The XT Graphics Hood Decal will indeed fit the JL's hood.
(approx) 15 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.