Question- did you remove the original/stock paint beforehand? My paint is bubbling/peeling on a couple hinges, so I'm betting I need to completely strip those hinges first.
I had the exact same 'bubbling' on about half of my hinges. I used a dremel and completed sanded down through through the factory paint & base down to the bare metal before I painted. If you do it, I would at least sand off the clearcoat & paint at the least before bendlining.
I did not sand down the torx bolts at all before bedlining and as I noticed from when I put the hinges back on and torqing down the bolts the bedliner did not take anywhere near as good as it did on the sanded hinges.
Looks great!! Did you have any issues getting the hinges off (paint peelingbeyond hinge)? Did you do them yourself or have them done at a bedliner place?
Thanks. Surprisingly enough getting the hinges off was the easiest part of the whole thing. I just removed the two torx bolts from each hinge, then pulled. They are held on with some sort of thin layer of glue or something, but they came right off. Out of all 8 hinges none of them took any paint with them when they were removed.
The first one I went around with a razor blade, but I could tell that there wasn't any paint connecting the hinge to the door so I just pried them off from there.
Now that looks nice, matchs the other black trim parts
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Last edited by Rudinater; 06-09-2009 at 11:53 AM..
Well now i know my RED JK will look good done the same way.
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