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Old 03-21-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
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Used heat gun to recon old faded flares


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Old 03-22-2014, 06:52 AM   #2
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Came out nice! I've heard some people complain about them coming out blotchy looking with the heat gun technique. Did you do it with the flares installed, or did You take em' off?

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Came out nice! I've heard some people complain about them coming out blotchy looking with the heat gun technique. Did you do it with the flares installed, or did You take em' off?

Mine were blotchy from day 1 and look really, really bad six months later. Back to Black worked nicely on the plastics I hadn't heated up. Going to bedline the flares this spring.
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Old 03-22-2014, 07:27 AM   #4
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Mine were blotchy from day 1 and look really, really bad six months later. Back to Black worked nicely on the plastics I hadn't heated up. Going to bedline the flares this spring.
I'm with you. I used Back to Black as a quick, easy, temporary fix. Flares looked great but faded back relatively quickly as expected. I'm probably going with bed liner when the weather warms up as well.
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:05 AM   #5
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Try some Penetrol, it works great on faded plastics
http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001CS...&robot_redir=1
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Old 03-22-2014, 10:09 AM   #6
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A heat gun is all I ever used when I used to have fender flares, it worked well enough for me. Not to mention it's free and it lasts longer than anything like Back to Black which I consider to be an overpriced product that doesn't last long enough to warrant the cost.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:24 AM   #7
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A heat gun is all I ever used when I used to have fender flares, it worked well enough for me. Not to mention it's free and it lasts longer than anything like Back to Black which I consider to be an overpriced product that doesn't last long enough to warrant the cost.
Agreed. Back to Black isn't cheap considering it's like a monthly maintenance thing. Nice results, but that band-aid falls off pretty quickly! I've gone around and around on this. I'm thinking of my go to phrase in life.....
"Do SOMETHING, even if it's wrong". Maybe a heat gun treatment and if the results are poor, prep em' and bedline em'. If that doesn't work..... Burn them in my fire pit and grab some new ones.
Oh yeah, to all of you who don't get a joke, I'm not really going to burn my flares.
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Came out nice! I've heard some people complain about them coming out blotchy looking with the heat gun technique. Did you do it with the flares installed, or did You take em' off?
Left them on
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:01 PM   #9
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Used heat gun to recon old faded flares
Time to retract heat gun after rain they blotched again went over with heat gun again , not good I'm replacing them. Pain in the ass for nothing.
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Old 03-27-2014, 08:04 PM   #10
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Put back to black after looks a little better but not the same. Once they turn white and dry out. Replace them. Don't chase the dream color.

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