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Door hinge spraying (8 replies)

raycpr
12 years ago
raycpr 12 years ago
raycpr
12 years ago
raycpr 12 years ago

which is the best way to spray the door hinges? removed from the quarter panel and door and put them on when dry,what about the gasket then? or spray the hinges in place, ex. with the doors fitted on the car?

what are your opinion on this

thanks

Raycpr.

Gray
12 years ago
Gray 12 years ago

I recall this topic came up before Raymond, I think we came to the conclusion that it was best to spray them off the car and not to spray the gaskets, if sprayed off the car then you know that they have a good front and back coating so as not to get rust behind them, probably not so much of a problem in Malta though. Also you can adjust the doors without cracking the paint.

severnmini
12 years ago
severnmini 12 years ago

I completely agree I think it looks much better if the gasket is left clean:)

raycpr
12 years ago
raycpr 12 years ago

thanks gray and severnmini. do you know where i can get some good gasket for the hinges , i got some from a shop over there but i think they are too thick!

thanks
Raymond.

Gray
12 years ago
Gray 12 years ago

They are thick standard, I will measure mine when I'm at work tomorrow.

DaveShreeve
12 years ago
DaveShreeve 12 years ago

[quote=Gray;93003]I recall this topic came up before Raymond, I think we came to the conclusion that it was best to spray them off the car and not to spray the gaskets, if sprayed off the car then you know that they have a good front and back coating so as not to get rust behind them, probably not so much of a problem in Malta though. Also you can adjust the doors without cracking the paint.[/quote]

It's a while back but this is the original discussion: [URL]http://forum.minicooper.org/showthread.php?t=7716[/URL]

Gray
12 years ago
Gray 12 years ago

Between 1.87 -2 mm

minorparts
12 years ago
minorparts 12 years ago

The hinges are certainly little sods to spray - I've just done mine:mad:. I stripped them to bare metal first and then gave them a brushed coat of Bondaprimer to ensure every surface was covered. I found some threaded 1/4' bar with the correct thread and with a hook at the other end (I suspect from old battery securing clamps) which screwed into the hinges and gave me something to hold them with and hang them up with for spraying.

This made the job much easier, and I then sprayed them - several times, in both open and shut positions - with the same primer and colour coats as the rest of the car.

The trouble is that if you get too much paint on them, it all chips off again when they're opened for the first time, so don't overdo it! If you get too little of course they'll rust...

I got my gaskets from Minispares and they seem very similar to the originals and fit well - a little thicker perhaps but the originals have been compressed for over 40years!

In the interests of time/cost saving, BMC seemed to fit the doors (and the bootlid) and hinges before painting so that the unpainted areas behind the hinges rusted pretty quickly! I didn't want a repeat of that;).

It is tedious and time consuming to paint these items seperately, but it should produce a better job in the long run. The same goes for those capping strips on the upright seams which I have yet to do:(!

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