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Protective film on half doors

MountaineerTom

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Does anyone know if the top edge of factory half doors have some type of clear protective film on them? The angled part where the soft upper seal sits is what I'm talking about.

I'm getting ready to have a friend paints some for me and I'm considering applying something like some clear 3M protective to keep it from wearing on the paint. Just wondering if it's worth it.
 
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My '99 doesn't. The only wear spots are where the upper half sits on the back of the door.
That’s where I have a little wear right now. The previous owner of the door painted them flat black and there is no kind of protectant/tape. Thinking about adding it after it’s painted to protect that area a little longer.
 

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That’s where I have a little wear right now. The previous owner of the door painted them flat black and there is no kind of protectant/tape. Thinking about adding it after it’s painted to protect that area a little longer.
I figure that they've lasted 20 years the way they are, wear spots and all. I've got bigger fish to fry right now, like my tires rubbing on my upper spring perches when disconnected and the axle's up against the bump stops and the wheels cranked hard over. Both sides. One battle at a time, lol. The flat black paint isn't a half bad idea. The metal is nice and polished in that area right now.

Post up a picture when you get'r done, I'd like to see the results.
 
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One other thing I just thought of. Do the half doors have those plastic sheet water shields under the interior panels?

Mine show no sign of ever having them.