I'm about to Herculine some body parts on a Jeep, and I'm wondering if you normally when doing body work cover up threaded bolt holes or paint over them? Is it difficult to put in a bolt if there is paint in the hole?

Herculine is rubber brush/roll on paint. Is it any different?

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    Do not paint over bolt holes. You will regret the pain you create for yourself. – DucatiKiller Jan 9 '16 at 3:26
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    Are you talking about holes with threads or just blank holes? Threads will cause you problems; blank holes, no problem. – Zach Mierzejewski Jan 9 '16 at 5:10
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    Painted bolt holes is nothing running a tap through them won't fix. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Jan 9 '16 at 16:17

Depending on the bolt hole tolerances you start out with, the paint may prevent the bolt from screwing into the bolt hole.

It's not that difficult to avoid the problem - plug in a rag, tissue paper or something that acts as a barrier to the paint. Once the paint is dry, pull it out to leave thread that is unscathed.


How about taping off the hole with painters or masking tape then, remove the excess tape by using a razor blade and cutting around the outside

  • Seems like if you cut away the tape so that only the part covering the hole is left there would be nothing left to hold the tape in place. – Christopher Hunter Apr 20 '19 at 0:07

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