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When I took my front doors off, I noticed the door positioner seems like it could scratch the paint very easily with the slightest error. Since I bought a roll of 3m scotch guard film last week for the door sills, I figured I’d try protecting this area too. I cut a strip to cover the area that’s painted. I cut another piece in the shape of the positioner mount and put it on there. So I have 2 layers of the film between the paint and positioner mount. I don’t know if it will work, or how long it will last. I also don’t know if it will look crappy when I take the doors off. But it looks good now and in theory seems like it should help.
Here’s a link to what I bought:

3M Scotchgard Clear Paint Protection... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VG6SWS?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

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Good thinking! We protect those areas often. Let us know if you ever want to try a piece of the XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS if those were to fail or get damaged too much.
 

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When I took my front doors off, I noticed the door positioner seems like it could scratch the paint very easily with the slightest error. Since I bought a roll of 3m scotch guard film last week for the door sills, I figured I’d try protecting this area too. I cut a strip to cover the area that’s painted. I cut another piece in the shape of the positioner mount and put it on there. So I have 2 layers of the film between the paint and positioner mount. I don’t know if it will work, or how long it will last. I also don’t know if it will look crappy when I take the doors off. But it looks good now and in theory seems like it should help.
Here’s a link to what I bought:

3M Scotchgard Clear Paint Protection... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004VG6SWS?ref=yo_pop_ma_swf

35D19AE6-38DE-4FE8-AAFA-2AA2AC1F7813.jpeg


EB670BD5-73E7-48C1-99E5-A2F91067149A.jpeg


18463B9D-1BD5-4DCD-9765-82E462D33FCC.jpeg


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Wish I had seen this before last week...one wrong move and scratched two of mine removing doors. Good thinking!
 

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Welp! Too late for me. Mine are all scratched to hell. But great idea.
 

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I removed my door positioners the day I bought the Jeep. I removed the screw and pushed the piston into the door all the way. They were a pain in the ass every time I remove the doors.
 

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Well, that's just silly simply smart! I picked up some Xpel PPF for the door sills and should have enough to knock this out as well.

Thank you @Pic18 for posting!
 

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I scratched one of mine the first time I removed them. And, I pushed in a door check that was a bear to get back out.
The sequence I use now protects them, but I like this simple form of extra protection. I'm going to add it the next time I remove my doors. Thanks for the idea!

Sequence that works for me:
1. lower windows
2. remove door bolts (I leave mine out through summer)
3. open door
4. detach electrical & strap
5. remove door check bolt, open door further, replace bolt
6. remove door

... no scratches reversing the process either.
 

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I scratched one of mine the first time I removed them. And, I pushed in a door check that was a bear to get back out.
The sequence I use now protects them, but I like this simple form of extra protection. I'm going to add it the next time I remove my doors. Thanks for the idea!

Sequence that works for me:
1. lower windows
2. remove door bolts (I leave mine out through summer)
3. open door
4. detach electrical & strap
5. remove door check bolt, open door further, replace bolt
6. remove door

... no scratches reversing the process either.
Same. But I figured that sequence out after they were already scratched.
 

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Good thinking! We protect those areas often. Let us know if you ever want to try a piece of the XPEL ULTIMATE PLUS if those were to fail or get damaged too much.
Is xpel available for purchase tor small areas such as this? If so, where can I purchase it from? Thanks
 

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Bout to order some off amazon.ca

The 4 inch by 25 inch seems like it would do this? Or is there other spots I should be using this too.
 

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Ya, took all 4 of my doors off yesterday. I was very very careful. If you do it right you can avoid scratches. Open the door out at least 45 degrees. Once the inner hinge bolt is removed don’t move the door at all. Fold back the hinge flap and throw a small towel over it before picking up and removing the door. To put the doors back on leave the hinge flap folded and the small towel over the whole inner hinge. Put the door back on at at least a 45 degree angle. Even if the inner hinge hits the inner door panel the towel will prevent scratches or dings.

By the way I did not realize the front doors were as heavy as they are. Definitely awkward getting them back on. Key thing for me was to use the mirror to lift up on from underneath with the palm of one hand. This provided me enough control to guide the door into the two hinges slowly and accurately. Also be careful carrying the doors around. You can easily knock them against walls etc, and it can be easy to knee them and put a dent in them. None of that happened to me but I was ultra careful and paranoid with the doors.
 

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Does anyone else have these rub marks? I think from closing the door, the door hits the body. The marks are also on the door.
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This is a great thread.
Does anyone else have these rub marks? I think from closing the door, the door hits the body. The marks are also on the door.
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Is that rubbing of the plastic film or just rubbing of the door against paint?
 

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I scratched one of mine the first time I removed them. And, I pushed in a door check that was a bear to get back out.
The sequence I use now protects them, but I like this simple form of extra protection. I'm going to add it the next time I remove my doors. Thanks for the idea!

Sequence that works for me:
1. lower windows
2. remove door bolts (I leave mine out through summer)
3. open door
4. detach electrical & strap
5. remove door check bolt, open door further, replace bolt
6. remove door

... no scratches reversing the process either.
What do you think of these?
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