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Old 01-13-2014, 08:28 PM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a good cleaner to get mud and dirt off the fender flares? Simple soap and water doesn't do the trick.

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
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Never heard of Vendor flares, but if you are referring to Fender flares, Mother's Back to Black seems to work quite well.

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Old 01-14-2014, 09:49 AM   #3
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Never heard of Vendor flares, but if you are referring to Fender flares, Mother's Back to Black seems to work quite well.
Oops... I apologize, I meant fender flares. Thanks for the correction. Anyways, I ended up ordering the 303 protectant since a lot of folks here seem to swear by it so I'll give that a shot. I'll try the MB if that doesn't do the trick.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:39 AM   #4
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For what it's worth, I tried the 303 Aerospace Protectant on both the exterior plastics (fenders, bumpers, hood latches, door handles), as well as the interior. While I like what it does for the interior, I wasn't too impressed with what it did for the exterior plastic. My Jeep is a year and a half old and the plastics are starting to lighten. The 303 didn't restore any darkness to them. While it might provide a layer of protection against further fading, it did nothing for me to clean the mud spots or reverse the fading that has already occurred. Just my two cents...
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:46 AM   #5
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rumor has it peanut butter does a good job of bringing them back to original form. I have not tried it but apparently it is a secret that many detailers use.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:52 AM   #6
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I've heard the peanut butter thing before. Has anyone tried peanut oil? Seems like it would be a lot less clean up!
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:16 AM   #7
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I think it's peanut oil. Never heard of the peanut butter method. Owners say that it's able to get the mud spots off.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:28 AM   #8
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I use Simple Green and a brush to remove the mud stains and then Vinylex on all plastic.
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Old 01-14-2014, 11:33 AM   #9
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I have also heard that Turtle Wax Ice works pretty well too.
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:35 PM   #10
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Another for 303 protectant +1
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Old 01-19-2014, 05:42 PM   #11
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I was sick of the mud stains and used everything I had. Finally, I sprayed wd40 on a rag and wiped em down. No more mud stains and they look good again!
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Old 01-23-2014, 10:38 AM   #12
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Just an update on my thread. 303 protectant did the trick. Glad I ordered 2 spray bottles. Good stuff!! Mud spots came right off and had a nice finish on the fender flares.
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Old 01-23-2014, 11:21 AM   #13
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On a similar note, how does everyone get mud spots out of their carpet, seats and seatbelts?
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On a similar note, how does everyone get mud spots out of their carpet, seats and seatbelts?
I use ammonia /warm water with a clean dish rag. A small scrub brush if needed.
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Old 01-23-2014, 02:15 PM   #15
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I think the problem is the fender flares texture is porus with tiny, yet somewhat deep holes. Your rag does not get down into the tiny pores.

Mine are stained after 1 trip through the mud and 4-5 washes later. I will give the 303 stuff a try I guess, but don't see how it can magically clean where soap and water didn't before.

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