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Old 03-19-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Faded fender flares

Ve noticed some fading in spots on my flares as well as some micro-pitting in my mirrors. Anyone else see this on theirs?

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:32 PM   #2
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Ve noticed some fading in spots on my flares as well as some micro-pitting in my mirrors. Anyone else see this on theirs?
You ever own a TJ? They faded to grey lol

My jeep is 5 yrs old and the flares look pretty good. Not perfect but- without a dressing of some sort are a little faded.
Don't think there is much you can do about it. I use 303 protectant which works pretty good and hopefully the UV protectant helps them from fading more.

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Old 03-19-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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IMO opinion the JK flares don't really look black, don't know if they are supposed to, anyway I hit mine with spray on bed liner. The Rustoleom brand, and they look good now.

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Surf City Garage makes a product called Black Max
It is a vinyl, rubber and trim dressing. I love the stuff. Even covers old white areas where I didn't get the wax off properly quite well. It seems to protect, and goes on very easily.

As an aside..... I use their car wash, and recently on a trip back to California, wanted to get another coat of protection on from the salt slush here in Utah... I tried their paint sealer, then glaze. Man, that stuff is DA KINE
And easy to apply/remove.....
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You ever own a TJ? They faded to grey lol

My jeep is 5 yrs old and the flares look pretty good. Not perfect but- without a dressing of some sort are a little faded.
Don't think there is much you can do about it. I use 303 protectant which works pretty good and hopefully the UV protectant helps them from fading more.
What is the name of the UV protectant? I was wondering what cleaner to use for the soft top and what to use on the fenders to protect them from the sun.
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What is the name of the UV protectant? I was wondering what cleaner to use for the soft top and what to use on the fenders to protect them from the sun.
It's called 303 aerospace protectant.

Best way to get is online.

Boating/marine stores stock it also
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It's called 303 aerospace protectant.

Best way to get is online.

Boating/marine stores stock it also
Ok cool. So it cleans and protects then? I will have to check it out.
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Ok cool. So it cleans and protects then? I will have to check it out.
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Where to buy 303 Protectant

(I got mine @ Ace Hardware)
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Appreciate the input. This is my fourth Jeep but my first new one. The issue I have is that I just got this in November, I shouldn't see white spots on the flares so early in my opinion. Also, the mirrors are already pitting, not sure what that's about.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:03 AM   #11
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Has anybody thought about just taking the fenders off, spraying them with plasti-dip and then putting them back on? I was wondering how well that would work with them being somewhat textured.

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