Thanks, yes taping off takes about as much time as taking them off and on, and those torx DO NOT move on my jeep...
My hinges can be seen here: Painted Windshield hinges and light mounts.
Thanks, yes they are textured, with this stuff rustoleum sells called no slip coating or something, the can is in the top pic. its kinda like bedliner, it was a good top coat to kind of blurr out the chips and rusty spots that could still be seen through.
It's a fire alarm out of an old school building, that I put there for a conversation starter :P