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Hood Marks

Discussion in 'Early CJ5 and CJ6 Tech' started by mickeykelley, Nov 25, 2021.

  1. Nov 25, 2021
    mickeykelley

    mickeykelley Well-Known Member

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    Recently towing with the windshield down and strapped, I noticed paint rub marks on the hood where the 2 standoffs were. I know my paint is not the newest and got some crystallizing going on, but if I paint in the future and/or next towing, what can be done to help this. The canvas strips are in good condition and soft.
     
  2. Nov 25, 2021
    Oldpappy

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    I have thought about mounting the "standoffs" on the hood, like they did on earlier Jeeps. My windshield is black and rubs there would be easier to touch up.
     
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  3. Nov 25, 2021
    PeteL

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    My parents were antique dealers. It is the authentic wear-and-tear of actual use that gives classic things their value.
     
  4. Nov 25, 2021
    maurywhurt

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    After getting my Jeep painted several years ago, to better protect the new paint on the hood, I bought some D-shape solid rubber adhesive weatherstripping (which Amazon used to sell in shorter lengths, but the same profile may be available elsewhere):

    https://www.amazon.com/SEALS-A094-4...J2DVA&qid=1637901136&s=merchant-items&sr=1-89

    and used it to replace the original molded canvas welting on the metal hood standoffs. I riveted the ends of the rubber strips to the standoffs to somewhat resemble the originals, but for obvious reasons didn't install rivets in the center sections that ride on the hood.

    I often drive with the windshield down, and this has worked well, though over time the rubber does leave a black mark which can be cleaned off. However, the newer single-stage gloss paint on my Jeep may make it easier to clean the rubber off than if it were on old paint.

    Here are a few photos showing what I did:

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2021
  5. Nov 25, 2021
    Beach66Bum

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    I use colour matched Terry cloths for added protection :D
     
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    Rick Whitson

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    I used the small chrome standoffs, my wipers are on the bottom.[​IMG]
     
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  7. Nov 26, 2021
    mickeykelley

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    I’m trying to keep Willie as original as possible. I considered adding a rubber stand-off block mounted to the hood like the newer jeeps but just hate to change the appearance. But terry cloth sound like something I need to try. Keep 2 cloths in the glove box and put them down first. Gonna try that next trip.
     
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    Lockman

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    Hello Mickeykelley,

    Did you ever get it to run right ? Was it the Fuel Pump ?
     
  10. Nov 26, 2021
    mickeykelley

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    I have not. We got back last Sunday and between catching up and holiday…..well you know. I will be doing it before we pull Willie back up at Christmas and I will update the other thread.
     
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