View Full Version : Can you paint hood hinges body color?

01-13-2005, 12:37 PM
I was wondering if you can paint the hood hinges body color, or if it will all just sratch off when opened and closed? i will be using a low tension spring for the fiberglass hood. I don't think i can powdercoat them either, i think it would "glue" them?

01-13-2005, 03:28 PM
By mistake they painted mine body color. A couple of hood closes later it was starting the make a mark. I would stay with black.

01-13-2005, 04:51 PM
depends. If you take apart your hinges and place bushings (washers) between the parts that work on each other, then they wouldn't rub and scratch. I have a friend with a street rod like this. (he used teflon bushings)

01-13-2005, 04:54 PM
I was thinking of either Cad plating, or Zinc plating them. I'm also plating my door hinges, they tend to do the same thing after a few open and closes. It's pretty cheap to do it this way also. I know Jay Leno likes to Zinc plate a lot of his stuff, saw it on a show once, and it looks really nice. Just my 2 penny's worth.