WDYD Rear Half-Door Latch Refinishing

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I know the factory just painted them, and over the years the hoop and hook lose their paint and start to rust.

Would powder coat last longer? Well, I know it would but, it's not indestructible. Worth it or just paint them? Red Cerakote? Has anyone done something different?

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I painted mine for the tailgate and powder coated the spare tire one...will see how they hold up.
I had previously painted them.

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Is that the most recent? If so, I can't tell which is powder. I was looking at Cerakote. That finish has a hardness of 8H and adhesion of 5B. Probably the most durable, but it only comes matte in red.
 

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They are the tailgate painted ones I just finished, I was looking for a picture of my previously painted ones.
I will take picture of powder coat later today and post.
Durability on powdercoat....time will tell, but painted lasted 20 years last time.
 
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Is that the most recent? If so, I can't tell which is powder. I was looking at Cerakote. That finish has a hardness of 8H and adhesion of 5B. Probably the most durable, but it only comes matte in red.

There is lots of color choices on cerakote. Unless I misunderstood your post.

I think matte is the only option though
 
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There is lots of color choices on cerakote. Unless I misunderstood your post.

I think matte is the only option though
I was considering Cerakote as an option. Even DIY it's not cheap. I already have urethane automotive paint and red gloss powder, so no extra expense there.
 

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