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Old 05-29-2015, 07:17 PM
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Hood latch rubber/plastic

Bought a new pair of hood latches about two years ago and was disappointed to see that there was no rubber or plastic over the top part of them like there was on the original ones. So I thought that I would just melt some rubber or something to make them look original but never got around to doing it. Now though I am thinking of doing that.

We're the original latches actually covered with some sort of rubber or was that something that the po did to it? Also has anyone tried to do this for themselves and what kind of rubber or plastic did you use?

I'm thinking about using butal rubber (probably spelt wrong). But I was wondering if anyone had some recommendations of what to use or how to go about doing this to get them to look factory original.

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Old 05-29-2015, 07:34 PM   #2
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Crowns are the closest, I even went as far as ordering factory ones from mopar, but 2 sets had spring seized.. Crown is damn close though


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Old 05-29-2015, 07:47 PM   #3
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You could plasti dip them. I don't know if your home depot or lowes has the plasti dip in a can, not the spray can, but like a soup can, I found some at mine, and was about to use it to do my bed, but got a spray can instead. It shouldn't be hat expensive to have hem order it to your local store.
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Old 05-29-2015, 08:23 PM   #4
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The springs on mine were bad when I bought my yj so bought some new ones on ebay by smittybuilt and came rubber coated for 19 bux. Took me 5 minutes to install. Doesn't seem worth spending money or time when you can have exactly what you want delivered to your house for 19 bux. Search "yj hood latch" if interested in going that route
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:02 PM   #5
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Cheaper to do it yourself, easier to just buy some, go your own route.
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