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2004_Silver_Sport 04-28-2011 10:45 PM

Anyone with black hinges??
I was thinking about painting my hood, door, and tail gate hinges black (my Jeep is silver btw) but i was wondering how it would look before i pulled the trigger. Just wonderin if any of you guys have pictures of this

akawonderchild 04-28-2011 10:53 PM

I've done the tailgate hinges and plan on doing all hinges in a semi gloss black. Goodluck with the torques on the tail gate hinges; I stripped mine out and had to replace them with allen head bots. It looks really good, and it would really accent a silver Jeep well. If it weren't dark, I'd go take a picture now. If I remember tomorrow I will.

robby1207 04-28-2011 11:55 PM

I have the black kentrol hinges just havent put them on yet, probably going to be a bitch to put on because the stock ones have painted bolts

Mahoo 04-29-2011 12:25 AM

I run all powder coated black hinges against a custom color called Caddilac Kevlar. In my opinion it looks awesome against the dark grey but they should really stand out if on a silver Jeep. I stripped out about half of the torx heads that held the hinges on so I replaced them with black powder coated header bolts.

ellman605 04-29-2011 12:33 AM

I have a white jeep. Curious about this as well.

2004_Silver_Sport 04-29-2011 01:13 PM

do you have any pictures of your hinges Mahoo?

Jhart83 04-29-2011 01:24 PM

An option you guys have if you aren't sure or dont want the change to be permanent is using something like the rugged ridge hinge covers. I put them on my black jeep just because I liked the look, but I am sure they might even give you a look similar to what you want. They fit all door and hood hinges on my JK. I would imagine they have something close for the TJ models? :whistling: Just a thought for you fellow Jeepers! :thumb:

They look a little grey in this light but they are def a textured black finish.

Peepers 04-29-2011 01:36 PM

I have the kentrol black door and tail gate hinges:
Kentrol Jeep Doors - Quadratec

The still look good after 3 years. they do seem thinner than the stock hinges, and I spent about 4 hours re-aligning my doors after installing them, but it could have just been me.

I also have the windshield hinges too:

LucidTJ 04-29-2011 02:24 PM

I have also been looking at doing all my hinges black. I was looking at the Kentrol set but i think i can find a better place to drop $160. I think im gonna take my current hinges, spray them with a self etching primer and give them a coat of black myself, then possibly clear coat them. might work on that this weekend, If i do, ill post pics.

2004_Silver_Sport 04-30-2011 03:43 AM

Do ya got any pictures of yours Peepers?

scgeek12 04-30-2011 05:18 AM

PO painted mine black not sure how long ago but it looks really good, actually untill i saw this thread i never realized it wasnt from the factory like that, heres some pics-

Tannerr 04-30-2011 05:33 AM

I'm kinda thinking of doing the same on my Emerald Green 97' but can't decide.

Mahoo 04-30-2011 11:32 AM


Originally Posted by 2004_Silver_Sport (Post 1209882)
do you have any pictures of your hinges Mahoo?

I will get some uploaded by the end of the day

Mahoo 04-30-2011 06:19 PM

Mahoo 04-30-2011 08:32 PM

Here are some photos of my project. Pictures are crappy because the camera lens kept fogging up due to humidity but here is what the powder coated hinges look like.

scgeek12 05-01-2011 10:01 AM


Originally Posted by Mahoo (Post 1212131)
Here are some photos of my project. Pictures are crappy because the camera lens kept fogging up due to humidity but here is what the powder coated hinges look like.

love the fenders, those the XRC ones?

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