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Old 03-03-2014, 12:06 PM   #1
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Bushwacker Painted Flare Quality?

Hello, I was considering the bushwacker painted flares for my 2014 black jeep with 2.5 lift and 33" tires. I am worried about the quality of the painted flares. Does anyone have them installed? How are they holding up? Any other thoughts?

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Old 03-04-2014, 11:28 AM   #2
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Hello, I was considering the bushwacker painted flares for my 2014 black jeep with 2.5 lift and 33" tires. I am worried about the quality of the painted flares. Does anyone have them installed? How are they holding up? Any other thoughts?

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Hi Michael!

There's no difference in our quality between painted and unpainted flares. Our Pocket Style flares are made with ABS, which is easier to paint than our Flat Style Flares. The Flat Flares are made with a TPO compound, which is much more resilient and durable, but harder to paint. You can read more about paint prep on our flares here

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Old 03-04-2014, 12:19 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply but it's not just the quality of the painted vs unpainted. I spoke to some guy who said the fit it not perfect and also worried about paint rubbing over years of driving, etc... Also about the ability to put stock factory painted fenders back on if they did not last well or if I changed my mind.
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Thanks for the reply but it's not just the quality of the painted vs unpainted. I spoke to some guy who said the fit it not perfect and also worried about paint rubbing over years of driving, etc... Also about the ability to put stock factory painted fenders back on if they did not last well or if I changed my mind.
Our flares are engineered to fit each specific vehicle they're designed for, we do not make any generic or loose fitting flares. As for paint rubbing, well, I suppose that depends on whether or not your tires rub. The Flat Flares open the wheel well completely so you there's less chance they'll make contact. You can put the original flares back on if you wish, but you'll have to save the mounting hardware when they're removed.
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Well these were for the jeep wrangler and the guy I spoke to installed them on a jeep wrangler. He said they are made to fit but it's not perfect and would be very expensive to reinstall original fenders because there will be some damage including the years of the rubbing on the factory paint because they mount higher on the jeep (by an inch or so) then the originals which mount "down in the shallow area". He said there is a rubber gasket but after years of vibrations, road bumps, etc... it will leave a mark in the jeep factory paint visible if you switch back.

Actually... do you work for bushwacker? Can I speak to you there on the phone for a sec before I consider a purchase?
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Well these were for the jeep wrangler and the guy I spoke to installed them on a jeep wrangler. He said they are made to fit but it's not perfect and would be very expensive to reinstall original fenders because there will be some damage including the years of the rubbing on the factory paint because they mount higher on the jeep (by an inch or so) then the originals which mount "down in the shallow area". He said there is a rubber gasket but after years of vibrations, road bumps, etc... it will leave a mark in the jeep factory paint visible if you switch back.

Actually... do you work for bushwacker? Can I speak to you there on the phone for a sec before I consider a purchase?
Hi Michael, i'd suggest calling our customer care department - they'll be able to answer any of your questions you may have about our product. Their number is: (800) 234-8920
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Old 03-04-2014, 01:48 PM   #7
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okay but are you in customer service, tech, executive, design? Can't speak with you?
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Well these were for the jeep wrangler and the guy I spoke to installed them on a jeep wrangler. He said they are made to fit but it's not perfect and would be very expensive to reinstall original fenders because there will be some damage including the years of the rubbing on the factory paint because they mount higher on the jeep (by an inch or so) then the originals which mount "down in the shallow area". He said there is a rubber gasket but after years of vibrations, road bumps, etc... it will leave a mark in the jeep factory paint visible if you switch back.

Actually... do you work for bushwacker? Can I speak to you there on the phone for a sec before I consider a purchase?
I have their fender flares installed on my F150, they were painted and installed by a professional body shop. They did rub my factory paint off where they touch the truck, it's bad, all the way down to metal.
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Old 03-04-2014, 02:08 PM   #9
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Oh man....that sucks! I wonder if I can expect the same on my 2014 wrangler unlimited with the Bushwacker fenders.
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Oh man....that sucks! I wonder if I can expect the same on my 2014 wrangler unlimited with the Bushwacker fenders.
I hope not! Good luck.

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