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Old 04-18-2012, 01:31 AM   #1
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I have a question, I want to remove my doors and have some real fun, I heard that removing them may damage the paint on the nuts, and I looked in 4WD magazine and found some locks for the bottom, but they are like 60 bucks. I see a lot of you removing doors, what do you do? Do you have the locks, or does the paint not damage?

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Old 04-18-2012, 01:49 AM   #2
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I have never heard of away to remove them without damaging the paint on the nut but you can minimize the damage by using some heave duty tape on the outside of the nut and on the wrench to keep the metal to metal contact down. I have never bothered to put the nuts back on but if you do spray some wd40 on the nut before you put it back on and only screw it back on finger tight so the next time you wont have to worry about damaging more paint.

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Old 04-18-2012, 02:05 AM   #3
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Like the above poster said, tape on the nut. I never bothered putting mine back on.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:19 AM   #4
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I have a question, I want to remove my doors and have some real fun, I heard that removing them may damage the paint on the nuts, and I looked in 4WD magazine and found some locks for the bottom, but they are like 60 bucks. I see a lot of you removing doors, what do you do? Do you have the locks, or does the paint not damage?

Take them off and throw the nuts in your glove box and leave them
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Old 04-18-2012, 03:08 AM   #5
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easy. Take them off like you would normally then set doors aside, take the nuts and throw them a way. you door wont fall off with out them and it sure as hell isnt gonna stop a thief from takin them. I bought my jeep with out them.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:24 AM   #6
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not even sure where mine are any more
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:39 AM   #7
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If you own a Jeep, scratches are hard to avoid.
I use white grease on my door's, lasts longer than WD40.
Toss the nuts, you don't really need them.
Thru all the off roading, my doors have never fallen off.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:28 AM   #8
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Throw the nuts away and I cut off the ugly threads that stuck out below the hinge.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:44 AM   #9
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I have never heard of away to remove them without damaging the paint on the nut but you can minimize the damage by using some heave duty tape on the outside of the nut and on the wrench to keep the metal to metal contact down. I have never bothered to put the nuts back on but if you do spray some wd40 on the nut before you put it back on and only screw it back on finger tight so the next time you wont have to worry about damaging more paint.
Pliers will break those cheap arse locks.. Save your money. Just lock your door
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:28 AM   #10
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Oh you should always leave the doors on..... You never want to do anything that would harm the paint on the door nuts! That would just be the worst most horrible thing that ever happens, and besides, once you ding up the nut paint, you're gonna ding up the body paint lifting the doors off or putting them back on eventually.....
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:37 AM   #11
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mine came with dings on the bottom of the doors. If your careful which I'm not the doors will be just fine. The nuts were destroyed the moment i put a wrench to them, and I can't even get them back on the bolts so i ditched them lol
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:38 AM   #12
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oh and they weight like 50 lbs. nothing you do while driving is even remotely capable of pushing these puppies off.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:14 PM   #13
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Wow, thanks for all the imput, its crazy, everyone says the same thing, im taking the nuts off tomorrow! Thanks a bunch!
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:46 PM   #14
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Throw the nuts away and I cut off the ugly threads that stuck out below the hinge.
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Did this on both of my wranglers
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:01 PM   #15
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If I ever put nuts back on mine, I'll just use stainless nuts. Shiny!
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:40 PM   #16
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Throw the nuts away and I cut off the ugly threads that stuck out below the hinge.
I was thinking about doing that but wasn't too sure how well it would work.
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Old 04-18-2012, 11:49 PM   #17
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Like they said, they doors are heavy. I was given a roll of black vinyl edge trim so I'm putting it around the edges of the doors. that way I can pull them off and just stand them against the fence on the concrete without worrying about messing up the paint.
It looks just like this.


Not sure where he got it, but friends dad had a whole roll of the stuff.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:31 AM   #18
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Paint? What paint? You guys have paint on your nuts?
There is no evidence of paint on my nuts!! My nuts are gold, I store my nuts in a safe place & I use my nuts as they were intended.
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I was thinking about doing that but wasn't too sure how well it would work.
What's not to work? If you are not going to use the nuts, the threads are useless.

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Like they said, they doors are heavy. I was given a roll of black vinyl edge trim so I'm putting it around the edges of the doors. that way I can pull them off and just stand them against the fence on the concrete without worrying about messing up the paint.
It looks just like this.


Not sure where he got it, but friends dad had a whole roll of the stuff.

Don't do it if you off road at all. I had sone on the bottom of my door so I could put it on the ground but from off roading sand, grit and dirt gets in there and scratched the hell out of the paint under the trim.
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What's not to work? If you are not going to use the nuts, the threads are useless.

Don't do it if you off road at all. I had sone on the bottom of my door so I could put it on the ground but from off roading sand, grit and dirt gets in there and scratched the hell out of the paint under the trim.
Good point. Oh well. It seemed like a good idea.

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