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Unread 08-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #1
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Body Armour question

Just wondering if anyone knows if there is some kind of armour or guard to put on my doors or jeep itself, Taking the doors on and off I am already scratching my paint by the hinges. The doors are so heavy and doing it myself just the smallest contact trying to line the doors onto the hinge I keep dinging it. I dont know if I am just not using the right terminology when searching it, but nothings showing up. Any ideas besides lifting weights to strengthen my girlie arms? lol

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Unread 08-27-2012, 12:35 PM   #2
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just got to the dealer and buy some touch up paint, you will eventually notice that the hinge part that sticks out will get chips from common road debris. that part is gunna get chipper reguardless.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 01:35 PM   #3
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I don't have a problem with the weight but it is a pain to line up the holes and pins.

What I do is roll the windows down before. I open the door and grab the inner handle and bottom of door and rest the outside of door against my body. Usually I watch to wear something that won't scratch the paint.

Applying grease to the holes will help and make it slide right out of the hole. No pulling.

If weight is an issue you can try this. Go get a hydraulic jack around 100$ for a cheap one. But you are just lifting a door. Get a piece of 2x4 about 15 " long and glue some carpet to it. Roll window down. Disconnect and unplug. Place carpeted wood on jack and slowly raise it to the bottom of the door. Slowly jack it up until it pops out. CAREFULLY and slowly lower the jack and wheel doors inside garage! Place on a blanket upright and lean against the wall.

Rear doors I place with the hinge pins on the ground because the door is nice and flat and doesn't feel like there gonna topple over.


***** if you dont want to go through all that. tape off the rest of the hinge except the rounded part and around the hinge. Go get a can of plasti dip and apply to the hinge where my finger is. It can be easily applied and can be easily removed and re applied if needed.
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Unread 08-27-2012, 05:01 PM   #4
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just got to the dealer and buy some touch up paint, you will eventually notice that the hinge part that sticks out will get chips from common road debris. that part is gunna get chipper reguardless.
Touch up paint sounds like the easiest and cheapest to me
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Unread 09-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #5
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All they needed to do to make it easier to line up the holes is to make one hinge slightly taller than the other, so you can line up that one first THEN the other instead of having to hit both at the same time.
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Unread 09-01-2012, 12:33 PM   #6
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You can spray bedliner on the hinges, or Plastidip
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