Stone Chips at Door Hinges

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Hi,

my JLUR is just around 5 weeks in use, 2800km, but my Door Hinges look like its 10 years old.

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It's the lower ones on both rear doors. As I won't change my driving style or terrain, I wonder what I can do about it. Cause if it goes on like this there won't be any color left after a year..





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Someone makes 3m protector for it the big thing is now you exposed the aluminum and this wranglers have big problem with corrosion of the hinges with the paint on
 

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If you are OCD like me, have them repainted at a body shop and then wrapped in 3m clear vinyl. That is the cleanest solution IMO, but if you do not mind the bulky covers then there are black plastic covers that bolt over the door hinges. (I would post a link but I am not sure if that is allowed because I am not sure if they are a sponsor?)
 

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After I saw my first chip like that, I wrapped my hinge faces with clear bra material. I had a roll of 4" wide material I used to line the door sills laying around so I just took my time and cut it to cover those areas. No new dings after that, and other than taking a few hours to cut and apply all 8 of them to the right size it was pretty easy to do. If they get chewed up I can just peel them off and replace.
 
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Already ordered a Kit to fix the paint. Will do that every Sunday till I have a long term solution..
Thought about using red liquid rubber there.
Also wondered if closed rock rails would fix it, so stones would simply not get there. Normally wanted some in pipe design but I guess that would even be worse for the paint in the lower area.
 

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Already ordered a Kit to fix the paint. Will do that every Sunday till I have a long term solution..
Thought about using red liquid rubber there.
Also wondered if closed rock rails would fix it, so stones would simply not get there. Normally wanted some in pipe design but I guess that would even be worse for the paint in the lower area.
Volcanic rock is hell on paint, as you probably already know. I have 21k miles, alot of it on gravel roads and my tires stick way out in relation to yours, I only have one paint chip on the hinges that comes anywhere close to yours. Rock rails help, but some 3M clear film you can replace is probably the best bet as others have stated above.
 

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I bought some Rokblocks mudflaps. Easy install and they come off easy too. They don't look terrible and keep the rocks from hitting my rear door, hinges and rear fender. Will work until I lift it and get some wide slider steps to keep it from happening.

https://rokblokz.com/collections/jeep-mud-flaps
 

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Rokblokz or some wide sidesteps will keep this from happening. I got the side steps for this reason alone, I hate having to step over them but I hear rocks smack them hard on the bottom at least once a week.
 

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I just applied the clear paint protection film on all of mine. Takes maybe 5 minutes per hinge! 35000 miles on it and its still new.
 

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