It’s going to happen: At some point, your Bronco will get its first blemish. While dings and scratches are part of the off-roading life, that doesn’t mean you want to see them happen immediately or because of something that could have been avoided.
So in this door removal encore, Jon Melton of Nashville Early Bronco gives you some tips and tricks to make taking off and putting on your Bronco’s doors easy –– and keep the paint-chip free while you do it.
He starts by removing the door. Jon walks you through the process here, and you can check out our first door removal video for other instructions, such as storing your doors in the back of your Bronco.
He moves on to highlight one of the main areas you’ll see damage to your paint. Pay attention, but don’t worry: There are ways to prevent flaws from forming on your own Bronco. Ford has provided door protectors. Place these on the fender edge of your vehicle. The manufacturer also recommends painter’s tape if you want an extra level of surety, or consider getting some rubber hosing and slicing it down the middle. Place either of these options on the fender temporarily as you put your doors back on.
Do what makes you feel comfortable. Use these methods every time you put your doors back on, or only while you’re learning the process. We also recommend ordering the door bags with your Bronco and using them each time you take the doors on and off.
Watch the full video for step-by-step instructions and additional information, like bolt sizes, should you ever misplace the ones that came with your vehicle.