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Old 06-27-2013, 10:16 PM   #1
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Painting fender flares good or bad

I have tube fenders in the front came with the jeep I want to bed liner them is it ok to use bed liner on the stock rear ones or will it not hold up

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Old 06-29-2013, 07:51 PM   #2
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it will hold up pretty well..if it cracks or chips later on it can easily be recoated

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I actually primed mine then spray painted them black and they are still holdin up. It's been about 8 months now. No fading or chipping so far.
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I have tube fenders in the front came with the jeep I want to bed liner them is it ok to use bed liner on the stock rear ones or will it not hold up
I used PlastiDip on all of my fenders and also a bunch more of my external trim. All I did was clean the surface and spray it right on. Has held up not for about 4 months and hasnt peeled or flaked or anything. Cheap fixer upper for only $7 bucks at you local Lowes or Home Depot.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:58 AM   #5
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I used PlastiDip on all of my fenders and also a bunch more of my external trim. All I did was clean the surface and spray it right on. Has held up not for about 4 months and hasnt peeled or flaked or anything. Cheap fixer upper for only $7 bucks at you local Lowes or Home Depot.
Very good fixer upper. Man I couldn't belive the difference it made on my jeep lol. Those faded fenders were killin me lol
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:17 AM   #6
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Another thing to consider is Renew (I think that's what its called). My co worker has a Honda element and her plastics were looking pretty rough. She came in the other day and her car looked brand new. She said it actually dyes the plastic as you clean it. Think I'll try it soon.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:30 AM   #7
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I use Maguires back to black granted its a slow process but if done after every wash it will restore it back to black no pun intended and stay that say after I do mine every Sunday and looking great from when I first bought my tj
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I've used the Back to Black on my DD in the past but one thing i noticed is if you stop using it the fading seems to come back worse. It may just look worse since you've had it nice and dark, but done every wash it does do nicely.
For flares i would give them a coat of paint. Ive used the bumper coating from Advance auto several times. Painted all the plastic flares and bumpers on two older Nissan Frontiers with a buddy several years ago and they held up good. Also done the flares on my yj, just get them really clean then a couple light coats getting heavier each coat. I actually bought the bumper coating for my jeep at Walmart and it did just as well.
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Old 06-30-2013, 07:31 PM   #9
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Thanks every one I hear alot of bad about the restore plastic thing I think plasty dip and then bed liner
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Old 07-02-2013, 04:35 PM   #10
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I used a propane torch and just heated them a little. I bought Xenon flairs and the kit uses the stock pieces by the steps. The new was really black that it made my old parts look gray. I took the torch to the old pieces and it made it shiney to match the new pieces.
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I painted mine with duplicolor, looked great till i decided to tape them off while painting some other stuff. a lot of it peeled off when i took the tape off.

So don't waste your money on duplicor if you paint em. I'm probably going to redo them with the rustoleum bedliner when I have time, I used that stuff on my wheels and it's holding up great.

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