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mtfisherim 09-16-2012 06:12 PM

Black hinges on silver JKU
 
Hi,
I have been looking for some different accents on my silver JKU. Black wheels will soon and I was wondering how black door/hood hinges would look?? Just wondering if anyone else has a pic of that? I didn't find any yet, have seen the windshield base as black.

Thanks
Mike

Jlmo 09-16-2012 06:41 PM

There is a long thread, I believe it is called plasti-dippin, that has lots of pics of blacked out hinges and other parts. It's also good cheap way to test out if you like the look before committing to it permanently with paint or bed liner.

mtfisherim 09-16-2012 06:50 PM

THanks. I will take a look.

Farnham21 09-16-2012 06:59 PM

Do hinges and windshield brackets wheels are good too just little accent stuff like the rugged ridge grill insert and headlight bezels that stuff is nice bug deflector rainguarda are all good other black trim options gets what I hav done sorry mines orange I also have black jeep emblems and blac trail rated enblem

Jlmo 09-16-2012 07:03 PM

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You can also bed line your front grill. Looks great and is very functional...no more rock chips.

Farnham21 09-16-2012 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Jlmo
You can also bed line your front grill. Looks great and is very functional...no more rock chips.

Agreed I was considering it and it would save you from buying a bunch of black pieces the whole thing would be back

Dmactampa 09-17-2012 08:44 AM

Check my profile. I have several picks of my silver jeep with the hinges plastidipped

GeckoJK 09-17-2012 10:40 AM

Just my opinion but I like the hinges body colored better.

mtfisherim 09-18-2012 05:26 AM

Thanks, that is what I was looking for, also the set of wheels I was looking at!!

MotorCityJK 09-18-2012 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by GeckoJK (Post 2800555)
Just my opinion but I like the hinges body colored better.

Agree here. Don't understand wanting to make them stand out.

nutcat 09-18-2012 11:46 AM

I have a silver JKU and I also want to repaint the hinge with bedliner when I see the original paint on the hinge starts bubbling. I am horrified by the thought that it may start rusting all over the place..

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Originally Posted by MotorCityJK (Post 2804541)
Agree here. Don't understand wanting to make them stand out.


IBgeocaching 09-18-2012 12:32 PM

I did mine because they were a magnet for rocks. I got tired of touching them up every other week. I also put these on:
Bestop 51293-01 - Bestop® Door Hinge Protectors for 88-12 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ, TJ Unlimited, JK & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
I used an old can of plasti-dip that was pretty thickened up on em and it works like glue on them.
http://img.geocaching.com/cache/90c8...g?rnd=0.493716

peck1959 02-15-2013 02:01 AM

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Originally Posted by IBgeocaching (Post 2804679)
I did mine because they were a magnet for rocks. I got tired of touching them up every other week. I also put these on:
Bestop 51293-01 - Bestop® Door Hinge Protectors for 88-12 Jeep® Wrangler YJ, TJ, TJ Unlimited, JK & Wrangler Unlimited JK - Quadratec
I used an old can of plasti-dip that was pretty thickened up on em and it works like glue on them.
http://img.geocaching.com/cache/90c8...g?rnd=0.493716

How have the Bestop plastic hinge covers worked out for you? I have a new JK Unlimited I bought in November and I found my first chips on one of my rear door hinges. I've seen a few ideas, with the Bestop plastic ones being the least expensive route.

Bmagaha88 02-15-2013 02:10 AM

Use plasti dip. It's cheep and if you don't like it you can peel it off and start again. It's only like 7 bucks a can.

IBgeocaching 02-15-2013 06:16 AM

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Originally Posted by peck1959

How have the Bestop plastic hinge covers worked out for you? I have a new JK Unlimited I bought in November and I found my first chips on one of my rear door hinges. I've seen a few ideas, with the Bestop plastic ones being the least expensive route.

With plasti- dipping the rest of the hinges can't even tell they are on. Didn't trust them to stay on by themselves so used plasti-dip as a glue and its working great.
Might have to re-do or touch up the plasti-dip on the rest of the hinges once it warms up.

CGNY 02-15-2013 02:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Dmactampa (Post 2800200)
Check my profile. I have several picks of my silver jeep with the hinges plastidipped

Nice Jeep. We would be mistaken for twins if you lived in my area. Same color Same tires (different wheels), same rock rails, i only have a soft top. But my hinges are starting to rust and i was thinking about plasti-dip. Now i know that i like the look

Sjeupie 02-15-2013 03:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Jlmo (Post 2798639)
You can also bed line your front grill. Looks great and is very functional...no more rock chips.

Don't want to hijack the thread but I never really understoond what bed lining actualy is? :hide: What's the difference to painting (and thus why does it help preventing rock chips?)?

DANIMAL 02-15-2013 04:07 PM

When I still had my silver JKU I painted the hinges with spray on bedliner. They were rusty and the paint was peeling off. I didn't want to try to match the silver, so I decided to contrast it with black. I kinda had a black and silver thing going with it. I liked the look.

http://i1321.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3d27c02f.jpg


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