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Old 06-22-2010, 02:46 PM   #1
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Fading fenders and bumpers

Keeping the Jeep washed is not easy. I often just run her through the auto wash at the gas station once a month or so. The fenders and bumpers are fading like crazy and I really don't want to spend the time washing and scrubbing them off jsut to turn around and get them dirty again.

So my question is, is there some kind of quick and cheap way to paint them? If so, what are the suggestions? I want to keep them black but not all glossy either. I appreciate all help.

And while on the subject, what is a good but fairly cheap front bumper replacement? Eventually I do want to replace all fenders and bumpers, starting with the front bumper. Just got to get the money first. :/

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Krylon satin black....

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I use the ICE Liquid wax on them it leaves NO white powder and is fine on plastic.Then when you wash it most of the dirt and mud comes right off. It brings back the black for the first day it will be kinda glossy but not bad.
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i use the ice liquid wax on them it leaves no white powder and is fine on plastic.then when you wash it most of the dirt and mud comes right off. It brings back the black for the first day it will be kinda glossy but not bad.
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Krylon satin black....
X2. I just did mine on my TJ. You have to make sure it's the Fusion paint for plastic. But I would wait until the flares are in pretty bad shape before I painted them, because it is a major PITA. Seriously. Looks great in the end though.
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Some guys have used a heat gun to blacken the flares.
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Well they are slightly faded and there is some mud splatter on them that hasn't washed off in months... its almost part of the fender. I suppose I will try to clean them with the liquid first and if it is a no go, paint it is!
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BTW its Turtle Wax Ice, liquid.

Practically no work. Looks great.
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Mothers Back To Black. Works excellent. Can't go wrong with anything made by Mothers.
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Try cleaning your plastic with some light scrubbing to get rid of the old oxidation that has been going on. Just like your paint on your jeep. It needs to be cleaned and not just coverd up with new coatings of what ever you use.
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I used Back to Black; worked well for a while but be careful of it on the paint work as it appears to streak or run off in a dark color. The real trouble is the black plastic just gets eaten by the sun.

Did you read your manual?...it warns about the interior being susceptible to UV damage! Good going Jeep! The one thing I do NOT use is that Armor All stuff...dust magnet.
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guadzilla- i second on the mothers back to black, does wonders
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Well inside I use Turtle Wax Ice for plastic. It cleans the inside pretty well and doesn't ever grease up.
I do have to consider extreme heat and extreme sunlight. It's summer now and its sunny every day and temps will average out in the 100's on a daily basis soon.
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I used Back to Black; worked well for a while but be careful of it on the paint work as it appears to streak or run off in a dark color. The real trouble is the black plastic just gets eaten by the sun.

Did you read your manual?...it warns about the interior being susceptible to UV damage! Good going Jeep! The one thing I do NOT use is that Armor All stuff...dust magnet.
With Ice you don't have to be careful at all. No run off either. I do the entire car including the fenders with ice. Keeps them looking black and shedding water. When they get mudded up, a hose and very little effort on a cleaning cloth and it is as good as new. I Ice it probably three times a summer or more if I have a chance to. Keeps the whole jeep looking good.

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