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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
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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.

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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

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  • 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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