Rust on the door hinges? ('03 Sport)
I took my half doors completely off for the first time last weekend. Funny thing happened: the driver's side came right off with no problem. The passenger side took some work, though. I had to slowly twist the door back and forth until it came off; it was almost like it had no grease on it. I wouldn't have thought much of it, but then a friend of mine who also has an '03 Wrangler decided to take their full doors off and the same thing happened: driver's side, easy; p-side, HARD! What kind of grease can we use on the hinges to make them slide on and off more easily, or does it matter?
On to the real topic here. I don't have a garage, so as fate would have it, sure enough Sunday morning, the rain came a-falling! I woke up and got outside to try to start zipping things up, but of course, the p-side door was being a real pain to get back on. Stupidly, I took a thick towel, placed it over the hinge, and gave it a good whack with a wrench to get some downward force on the door (trust me, when you are half-asleep and standing in the rain, you do some dumb things).
Well, it did work and the door slid on down the hinge with just a little more effort, but I did notice a slight crack in the paint on top of the hinge. Later, I think my socket chewed a very small piece of paint off one of the nuts as well. Should I worry about rust, and what can I put on it to protect it?
'03 Wrangler Sport
RE 3.5" lift, RE front adjustable track bar, OME Nitrocharger shocks and SS, Cragar steels, BFG 33x12.50 Mud-Terrains. LoD rear bumper and tire carrier, Bestop Bikini top.