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Hi,

Just wondering if any 4xe owners have noticed bubbling in the paint near the door hinges. I had this issue with my JK and thought it was fixed but after reading many threads on the jlwranglers forum it seems like it is still a fairly common issue. It was a total nightmare to deal with on my JK and I'm not looking forward to dealing with it again.

 

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Mine are all perfect at the moment. But I don't think there are any 4xes old enough to have any corrosion.

I have been looking at the hinges and wondering how they are designed to hold up.
 

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Read this thread, starts within mos for some

 

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On my 2018 JL I put this stuff.. now I had some extra because I also used it for the main purpose of protecting my mountain bike frame from any damage. It worked well and after two years when I got rid of the Jeep (now just waiting on my order) the hinges still looked new and had zero chips or bubbles. My 2013 prior had the rock chips and rust forming.
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Discussion Starter · #6 · (Edited)
Thanks. I ordered a kit from red rocket racing because they had pre cut ppf. I got it to prevent rock chips.

The problem with the hinges isn’t rust but aluminum corrosion from metal on metal contact underneath the hinge or from the steel bolts causing a chemical reaction with the aluminum doors and hinge.
 

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No issues on my 18 JL Sahara and I'm in New York (Long Island), so we get all sorts of weather.
 

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Thanks. I have been checking out random JL’s. 3 on the local deal lit all had some form of bubbling. 5 in parking lots no issues. Seems hit or miss.
 

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this is something that jeep hasn't figured out and will happen on all of them eventually. Galvanic corrosion is a bitch
 

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Yeah, I replaced the hinges on my JK with stainless steel but I don’t see any aftermarket solution to this for the JL.
 
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