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Old 07-21-2010, 11:59 AM   #1
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I was just gifted a '01 TJ 4-cyl, that had some engine problems. I took care of that but the treasury's been almost depleted to finish the exterior . . .
It's a white wrangler w/tan oem soft- and hardtops w/full doors. With my remaining funds, I found some deals on craigslist and bought matching 1/2 doors w/black uppers and a nice black softtop to go with.
I've decided to paint the alloy rims black after reading some posts here, but now I am left w/some severely rusting hinges, particularly on the windshield and doors. Has anyone had any success painting hinges? If so, what kind of paint should I use? Also, I've read that replacing the windshield hinges are a nightmare, so can I prep and paint those hinges while still on the Jeep?
If anyone w/more Jeep experience can help me out, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

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I'd remove them before painting...

One of my Hood hinges is flaking the paint rather badly. My plan (at this point) is to remove, then strip the current paint, then scuff them, prime w/ etching primer, and paint/clear. reinstall.

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that was my first instinct, but I've read that the windshield hinges are a bear to get off because of a plate underneath the hood . . .any advice for taking off the hinges safely?
also what's the biggest tires I can put on w/o a lift?
thanks for your help . .
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You can go 31s without lift and no rubbing. 32's will scrub a little.
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Congrats on the new jeep!

You can paint the hinges w/o taking them off if you want to. Just make sure that you mask everything off really well. I saw pics a few days ago from someone who painted their windshield hinges (w/o removing them) and they turned out really nice!
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Congrats on the new jeep!

You can paint the hinges w/o taking them off if you want to. Just make sure that you mask everything off really well. I saw pics a few days ago from someone who painted their windshield hinges (w/o removing them) and they turned out really nice!
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Any recommendations as to the paint? After using an etching primer and fill primer on my wheels, I'll be using Dupli-color high heat ceramic engine paint . . .can i do the same on the hinges? Or should I use POR-15?
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You can go 31s without lift and no rubbing. 32's will scrub a little.
thank you . . . jeep came with 1/2 worn 30s . . . I'll move up to 31s when they're gone . . .(if I don't lift it -- which clearly isn't in the budget this year)
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I can't help on the windshield hinges, I've never removed mine. but I'm sure somebody here can assist...(if you can get them off w/o too much fuss I'd advise that, but I'm anal.) I'd get the rust off, and look at the condition of the hinges. If you have POR 15 handy, it wouldn't hurt. but in reality, you can use some naval Jelly to eat the rust, and then fill/prime/paint.
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How low are funds? How much would you spend on primer, paint, tape, etc? You could always just replace them for $60 a pop if you can afford it.

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I'd juggle how much you'd spent in time, tools and paint vs how much replacing them would cost. I bet the black on white would look pretty nice too
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Any recommendations as to the paint? After using an etching primer and fill primer on my wheels, I'll be using Dupli-color high heat ceramic engine paint . . .can i do the same on the hinges? Or should I use POR-15?
You can really use whatever you like. How much rust is on the hinges? On the ones I was telling you about above the person sanded with 320 grit sandpaper, then 3 coats of krylon automotive primer (black) and then 3-4 coats of Krylon satin black. It's very clean looking in the pics. I don't know if he had to deal with rust or not though. I think as long as you sand down and get past all of the rust, then clean it and prime it good you'll be fine.
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How low are funds? How much would you spend on primer, paint, tape, etc? You could always just replace them for $60 a pop if you can afford it.

Original Replacement Parts 55075702AH - Right Windshield Hinge in Black for 97-06 Jeep® Wrangler TJ & Unlimited - Quadratec

I'd juggle how much you'd spent in time, tools and paint vs how much replacing them would cost. I bet the black on white would look pretty nice too
Plus, if you go ahead and prep / paint your current hinges, you'll have spares

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I'm sure if you looked elsewhere you may be able to find them cheaper than Quadratec has em for
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someone on craigslist in Memphis,Tennessee area has had a set of brand-new black Kentrol hood hinges for $30.00,for a while!
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I'm sure if you looked elsewhere you may be able to find them cheaper than Quadratec has em for
I am quite low on funds now . . .although i see on jeepsareus.com, i can buy some used hinges for 80 bones . . . thanks for the advice.
Will post some pics when done with project.
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Here is the link for the ones I was telling you about!
Kentrol Black Stainless Steel Hood Set for 97-06 Jeep Wrangler NEW!!!

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