I found an easy and cheap way to restore faded tj flares. I have been trying to restore my tj fender flares since thee first day i have had it. I have tried many off the shelf products that claim they will restore faded black automotive trim, but none of them have worked.
Mothers Back To Black worked at first, but after a week or so the flares were grey again.
Detail Doctor Plus worked but after a few days the flares were gray again.
I put on many coats with these products but none of them worked.
I used a heat gun but in the end my fender flared looked as if someone had given a terrible spray paint job. I would rather them be gray than this.
A torch worked better than the heat gun but it still wasn't great.
Steel wool worked fantastic. Cheap and easy. Simply wet the flares and rub them with the steel wool until they are black. I did mine with the wool over a month ago and they still look fantastic.