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Old 09-10-2011, 08:46 PM   #1
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Fixed my hinges

Last year (Memorial Day weekend) I put anti-seize on my hinges. Well, over the summer and then winter, the anti-seize hardened and "locked" my doors on. They opened fine, but I could not get them off. I know summer is almost over, but it was time to fix this. I also decided to paint the hinges because they were rusty and some of them the paint was coming off.
I tried to lift a couple of the doors off by using a floor jack and a short 2x10. All I did was lift the Jeep. So, instead of bending up one of my doors, I pulled the bolts that mount the hinges to the body. Then I could pull the hinges apart. One door I needed to use a block of wood and a hammer to get the hinges apart.
I used 80 grit sandpaper to clean off the caked on anti-seize and rust. Since I was doing this I decided to paint the hinges also. Taped them off, scuffed them up and used spray-on bedliner.

Here are the pics:

Rust and paint peel


Taped off and ready to be scuffed up


This is what I used

I was going to get Duplicolor brand, but it was $19.99 a can. A couple of years ago it was around $10. This stuff was less than $8 at Menards.

Finished hinges



Done and back on


Now, what to put on the hinges to avoid this mess again. Grease? or what?

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They look great. Well done.... took a bad situation and made it a good one!
I use fluid film.
I know lithium grease is very good. Maybe better than the fluid film.

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Old 09-10-2011, 09:36 PM   #3
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Thanks.

And thanks for the suggestion, I'll try the lithium grease.

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Looks good! Was it hard to do the hinges? I'm on a bedliner kick and dig that look
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The rustoleam bedliner is great stuff i paint everything with it ,ive used it on my light covers my hitch extender i even sprayed my freedom panels with it .nice job by the way
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Thanks to all.

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Looks good! Was it hard to do the hinges? I'm on a bedliner kick and dig that look
No, it was not hard, just time consuming. It took me all day, but I was not in any hurry and I took a lot of breaks.

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