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01-07-2015 10:41 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by Venom650 View Post
I'm glad you got them all fixed Star... But these a'holes on Guam don't give a crap about customer service because they are the only show for thousands of miles and I asked them directly and they said they would only fixed affected hinges . I really really wish I was back in the states where dealers have to "earn" your business...
In that case, you may want to consider the aftermarket hinges, if you're worried about it. You could install them before the corrosion has a chance to take hold anywhere.

Sorry you have to deal with like that while you're out serving our country. And thanks for your service!
01-07-2015 06:46 AM
Venom650 I'm glad you got them all fixed Star... But these a'holes on Guam don't give a crap about customer service because they are the only show for thousands of miles and I asked them directly and they said they would only fixed affected hinges . I really really wish I was back in the states where dealers have to "earn" your business...
01-07-2015 12:29 AM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by Venom650 View Post
So you just paid the 1400 bucks out of pocket? I just think it's stupid that you have to WAIT until it ruins things before the dealership will act... and then they will only fix the one affected. So if my other hinges are fine until my warranty expire... i'm @$$'ed out?
We had all ten hinges fixed at once. They didn't do them one at a time.

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Since when did they go to aluminum hinges? Mine are not aluminum.
Don't know what kind of a joke you have for body shops but my dealer had the new hinges painted one day then brought my Jeep in the next morning. I had it back by noon.
I was told by someone who works at the factory that they are aluminum. So that's what I'm going by.

And yes, the body shop my dealer uses IS a joke. Biggest part of that joke is they have won the 'best' body shop in our local newspaper's yearly 'Beat Of' contest.

They are tied with the dealership in Florida who originally fixed Mike's hinges and didn't bother to prime the backs while they had them off the first time...

Body shops and I just don't get along.
01-06-2015 10:30 PM
JTPhoto JK We also have an 09 that has had no issues at all with the hinges which, considering the amount of road salt used up here, is quite impressive.
01-06-2015 10:19 PM
JTPhoto JK
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Originally Posted by StarBrite View Post
Still the same hinges today. Aluminum hinges + steel tub = galvanic corrosion. Mike's was fixed twice and it was a half job, spent three weeks in the shop, sent back twice. Mine was in the shop for 37 days and came back with chips on the doors that weren't there before. Make sure the body shop you go to is TOP NOTCH!
Since when did they go to aluminum hinges? Mine are not aluminum.
Don't know what kind of a joke you have for body shops but my dealer had the new hinges painted one day then brought my Jeep in the next morning. I had it back by noon.
01-06-2015 09:48 PM
Venom650 Man I'm sorry you had to front that cash... hopefully no more issues for you
01-06-2015 09:35 PM
RB-10rubicon
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Originally Posted by Venom650 View Post
So you just paid the 1400 bucks out of pocket? I just think it's stupid that you have to WAIT until it ruins things before the dealership will act... and then they will only fix the one affected. So if my other hinges are fine until my warranty expire... i'm @$$'ed out?
the hood alone was 900.paint and labor was the rest .and they blended it to the doors .did a awesome job
01-06-2015 06:47 PM
Venom650 So you just paid the 1400 bucks out of pocket? I just think it's stupid that you have to WAIT until it ruins things before the dealership will act... and then they will only fix the one affected. So if my other hinges are fine until my warranty expire... i'm @$$'ed out?
01-06-2015 02:46 PM
RB-10rubicon I had the same on my hood hinges.chrsyler said no .i tried to get them to good will it.that was a dead end to. I figured if i have to fix it myself I might as well do the hood at the same time$1400 later the hinge is fixed and the paint matches perfectly
01-06-2015 10:58 AM
StarBrite
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What really aggrivates me is this is obviously a design flaw... why do we have to wait for damage to be done to our babies before taking it into the dealer? It shouldn't even be a warranty claim... it should covered as an eff'ing design flaw!
There was a TSB for it back in 2007-08, but Chrysler chose not to keep it active.

I took mine in before there were any BIG bubbles. The first time Mike's went in, it was contained to the hinges themselves. The second time we took it in (the three week deal) they had to repair and repaint the entire doors because the corrosion had eaten down into the doors themselves.

If you're brave enough to break the clear coat yourself, several places sell stainless steel hinges that you could replace the aluminum with.
01-05-2015 11:40 PM
Venom650 What really aggrivates me is this is obviously a design flaw... why do we have to wait for damage to be done to our babies before taking it into the dealer? It shouldn't even be a warranty claim... it should covered as an eff'ing design flaw!
01-05-2015 09:56 PM
StarBrite
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Originally Posted by JTPhoto JK View Post
In earlier models, mine is 2008, there was a problem with the metal used for the hinges... All my door hinges blistered and had absolutely nothing to do with the door metal beneath. All my hinges were replaced and repainted in 2010 by the dealer and all of them are still perfect.
Still the same hinges today. Aluminum hinges + steel tub = galvanic corrosion.

Mike's was fixed twice and it was a half job, spent three weeks in the shop, sent back twice.

Mine was in the shop for 37 days and came back with chips on the doors that weren't there before.

Make sure the body shop you go to is TOP NOTCH!
01-05-2015 06:59 PM
jkresse44 Stainless steel hinges or por 15 and bedliner.
01-05-2015 06:55 PM
JTPhoto JK In earlier models, mine is 2008, there was a problem with the metal used for the hinges... All my door hinges blistered and had absolutely nothing to do with the door metal beneath. All my hinges were replaced and repainted in 2010 by the dealer and all of them are still perfect.
01-05-2015 01:40 PM
vwphibs I had all 4 of my door hinges repainted along with the 2 hinges on the hood on my 2012 Winter Chill JKUR by the dealership about a year ago and now the bubbling is back and worse then before. I've asked my dealership if having the hinges repainted again will be covered and I'm waiting to hear if it will be approved or not.
01-04-2015 11:28 AM
clayps When I last spoke with a body shop (to get a long scratch along the length of my jeep repaired) I mentioned the hinges on the Jeep. Manager said its an all too common problem and when the local Chrysler dealership contacts them for repairs he usually denies them. He said Chrysler is unwilling to pay them enough to do the proper job with the time it takes. He said basically the hinge isn't the issue as that can be fixed easily, its the sheet metal under the hinge that is the real problem. The hinges need to be completely removed and the metal underneath needs to be treated properly as it will all be corroded. The issue has started to come up on my 2010. I'm hoping it doesn't get too severe until the jeep is old enough where I feel comfortable enough myself taking the hinges off, sanding down the metal, priming and laying a layer of plasti dip down. Then I plan on bed lining the hinges, once re applying the hinge, I will tear the plasti dip off leaving a thing gasket between hinge and sheet metal. Thank god is only a 2 door!
01-03-2015 04:48 PM
MBeshada I know this is old but I would like to know how yours turned out. Noticed the bubbling on the passenger side of my 2013 last week. I brought it to the dealer today. The service manager took a bunch of pictures and said it would be up to Jeep if they would cover the service. She said I would have an answer by the middle of next week.
05-17-2014 07:05 PM
StarBrite
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Mike had this problem on his 2013, when it was about nine months old. Eight of the ten hinges on his JKU were all bubbling. Took in to the dealer and they had to photograph and send in to Chrysler for approval. Took about 48 hours to get approval back.

Dropped the jeep off for two or three days. They had to remove the hinges from the jeep, sandblast, repaint, clear coat and reinstall. They also touched up a small ding that he had on one of the frame hinges from reinstalling the doors one time. It still looks good today.

But now I am obsessive about checking ALL the hinges on BOTH jeeps every time we wash them. I don't want it to happen again and be out of warranty...
God ! I should have never posted in these threads...

Washing Mike's jeep today I found that both hinges on his drivers side door are corroding again. This time it's not on the hinge body itself, it's on the door side at the seam where the hinge meets the door. I can actually feel where the corrosion has broken through the paint.

Guess we will be swapping jeeps this week so I can get his taken in to the dealership so they can take the photos to start the approval process. !
05-17-2014 04:52 PM
Raziel Got an'11 I notice this not so long ago. I believe it was the f/p side. Now I gotta check the others. Would like it fix, but I need a vehicle & can't afford to rent one for a few days. Could be longer since I'll probably find something Frakked up from their paint job like last 4 times.
05-17-2014 03:50 PM
Captain Ahab Seems like we could spray plastidip on the back side of the hinge and essentially make a custom gasket? Wouldn't that isolate the metals and stop the problem?
05-17-2014 03:46 PM
vwphibs I have a '12 JKUR Winter Chill. I had all the door and hood hinges redone in Oct '13 due to bubbling while under warranty and now the bubbling is happening again on the door hinges. This is my first Jeep and it's been quite an adventure between replacing a head, water pump and this issue all under 2 yrs of buying it.
05-14-2014 02:46 PM
KEH_2012 My 2012 JK had/has this. I noticed it memorial day last year. Brought it in, got it back with paint lines around all hinges. Brought it back, they made it worse. Brought it in a 3rd time and they stripped both doors down and the hinges, primed everything then put them back on and did the final paint coats. Last I checked on of the 4 hings has started again. Its bi-metallic corrosion from putting an aluminum hinge on a steel body without paint. Once the rust is impregnated into the cast aluminum hinge you are pretty much out of luck from what I have been told. Next step is some black stainless steel hinges.
05-14-2014 01:51 PM
ibrown3005 Captain, you are correct. Aluminum and steel don't mix. If mine do it again, I think I will just sand and dip them. That look is growing on me.
05-14-2014 01:01 PM
Captain Ahab Yep same issue here. Wondering if Plastidip as a primer then paint over that would solve the issue? I assume this is a cathodic issue between dissimilar metals?
05-14-2014 12:53 PM
StarBrite Mike had this problem on his 2013, when it was about nine months old. Eight of the ten hinges on his JKU were all bubbling. Took in to the dealer and they had to photograph and send in to Chrysler for approval. Took about 48 hours to get approval back.

Dropped the jeep off for two or three days. They had to remove the hinges from the jeep, sandblast, repaint, clear coat and reinstall. They also touched up a small ding that he had on one of the frame hinges from reinstalling the doors one time. It still looks good today.

But now I am obsessive about checking ALL the hinges on BOTH jeeps every time we wash them. I don't want it to happen again and be out of warranty...
05-14-2014 11:20 AM
ibrown3005 If you have others starting, don't wait. When I had mine done, the dealer tried to tell me a couple of them were ok. They also had to repaint the doors because the metal under the hinge had started to rust which would lead to the dame problem again. Then they misaligned the doors which caused a leak that wasn't there before. All is good now but as a friendly caution, CHECK THE DEALERS WORK CAREFULLY.
05-13-2014 11:29 PM
Lusus_Naturae Just noticed bubbling on my passenger front door at the top of the hinge. Confirmed the hinge is aluminium, and it's not rusting. The dealer took a few photos and my hinge has been approved for repairs. It looks like two more hinges may be starting to have issues too, but they are ok for now.
07-23-2013 09:05 AM
damndirtydog
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Originally Posted by FXnut View Post
Anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty..

Hinges would have to bubble to the point there was a hole through..
This is why I got mine fixed with in the 3 year warranty period.
The door hinges were bubbling, while very minor, while it was brand new on the dealership lot. I had them put into the service history that I have pointed out the problem upon purchase. Good thing I did because after 2 yrs the bubbling was real bad. And they did try to deny my claim, fortunately my service advisor was on my side, plus the complaint on the service record. I also pointed out to the service manager that perforation or not, that I am in the 3yr bumper to bumper warranty period, this is a defect and I demand it be fixed.
I think you'll have more fire power on your side if you're in the 3yr warranty period and insist on it being repaired. It's an expensive repair job, because it is labor intensive, especially if they do it correctly, and Daytona Dodge auto mall body shop did an excellent job.
07-22-2013 10:41 PM
FXnut
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Originally Posted by DSmith1178 View Post
Attachment 275922

Paint on outer panels should be warrantied for 5 years or 100,000 miles so guys who are out of your 3 year 36 warranty dont give up yet.

Anti-corrosion perforation limited warranty..

Hinges would have to bubble to the point there was a hole through..
07-22-2013 10:37 PM
2five22 Galvanic corrosion.

Two dissimilar metals can become an anode/cathode combination and with the addition of slightly acidic rain, corrosion and bubbling of the paint can occur.

The Navy has it all the time with their aluminum hulled ships and steel propulsion shafts.
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