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Old 05-07-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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diy removable armor

so while buffing out tons of scratches that i got from my last trail ride i came up with an idea to make removable door armor.

My idea is take some 1/8 inch clear plexi glass and cut to the shape of the door. Then make some hooks to hang over the top of the door(bend some steel, possibly take simple wall hooks and turn them upside down w/e may work). Drill the plexi glass and hooks and use a small screw and nut to attach them. I was thinking maybe just using foam insulation stips and trim tape to keep the hooks from scratching the doors. Hang it over the door and wala! removable armor to keep the scratches off your rig. Simple and cheap.

Its just an idea and im gonna try it on my next paycheck. Let me know your opinions and suggestions

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Old 05-08-2011, 01:50 PM   #2
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Might be better off finding a local shop that does vinyl wraps buy some scraps for cheap when u clean it off after wheelin just peel them off.

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Old 05-08-2011, 03:09 PM   #4
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Take the doors off? Problem solved.
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Old 05-08-2011, 04:33 PM   #5
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Old 05-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #6
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Take the doors off? Problem solved.
its pretty much just till i get my jeep rhinolined. still has carpeting and its my dd so dont want crazt amounts of mud getting in. once i get it lined im def gonna take the doors off
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I feel like the armor would scratch the jeep even worse, it's like those bras I occasionally see, the concept is there, but normally ends up damaging the paint more than being exposed would. I know my phone looks awful now thanks to the plastic case I bought for it, it'd held up better if I'd just used it without the case.
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Old 07-24-2011, 01:29 AM   #8
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if only ghost armor were cheaper
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Old 07-24-2011, 09:18 PM   #9
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Your worried about the doors.....what about the rest of the Jeep when that brush drags down the face of it? I use to worry about that too until I came to the conclusion.
If this is my hobby than the scratches and everything that comes with trailing is apart of that and now I'm at peace with it, if I didn't want scratches I shouldn't be off roading but my boys and I just love the dirt to much. To minimize the scratch issue you should lay heavy on the wax as a protectant. A good wax really can help. Just remember scratches are inevitable no matter if your rock crawling or mall crawling.

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