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Old 03-20-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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I'm in Michigan, so we have some snow, salt, salt and a little more salt. My door and tail gate hinges are shot, they were when I bought the jeep. I picked up hinges (doors, body, tailgate, window, hood) pull offs from other jeeps. My question is, should I "powder coat", "under coat", "rhino line" or just spray them? I would prefer flat black but a gloss black wouldn't offend me. I have to do the body under the doors as well. I have to do something with the flares as well, I'd like it all to match, but I don't want to totally mess the body up for a new paint job..

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Old 03-20-2012, 08:43 PM   #2
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:07 PM   #3
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I would powder coat them if it can be done cheap aka if you know someone.
Or I would get some (semi gloss paint from rustolium) and spray paint them, make sure to do all prep work, than get some (semi gloss krylon fusion for plastic) for the fender flares or just get new fender flares.
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The problem with powder coating them is with the existing paint on the hinges you're powder coating over as any potential failure is going to come from that (assuming you can even powder coat over existing paint as I thought it needs bare metal to adhere to). I personally would use Rustoleum spray on Bed Liner on them as it gives a nice satin black look (close to flat but not quite) and you can not only get the paint cheap but it's durable and any nicks can simply be recoated. I bought black stainless windshield hinges and just coated them yesterday and they turned out awesome.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:41 AM   #5
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If you decide you want to powder coat them let me know. I met a guy a couple of weeks ago (who I see just about every morning on my way to work... drives a huge lifted truck) that's located in St Clair Shores that will do it for pretty cheap.
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:13 AM   #6
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The hardest part of the job will be getting the old hinges off.
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Old 03-21-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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The problem with powder coating them is with the existing paint on the hinges you're powder coating over as any potential failure is going to come from that (assuming you can even powder coat over existing paint as I thought it needs bare metal to adhere to). I personally would use Rustoleum spray on Bed Liner on them as it gives a nice satin black look (close to flat but not quite) and you can not only get the paint cheap but it's durable and any nicks can simply be recoated. I bought black stainless windshield hinges and just coated them yesterday and they turned out awesome.
The same opportunity for failure applies to both powder coating and or just a simple rattle can quick fix. I would suggest the powder coating as it's the most durable (& most expensive) but you get what you pay for. Either route you take, prep is the most important part of the whole process - and if you're going to PC - then you need to get the parts sandblasted before hand. Good Luck!

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