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Old 09-17-2010, 06:14 PM   #1
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Can Stock Black 04 Fenders Be Painted?

My new 04 Unlimited is ALL black. Need to add some contrast badly. Some aluminum armor maybe. ---- But what about painting the fenders a diffrent color? ----- Can the fenders be painted. Anyone done that?

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Sure, just make sure to use a paint that is formulated for plastic so the fender flares can flex/bend without the paint flaking off. Krylon Fusion is one such paint that comes in an aerosol can in a lot of colors.

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Are you talking about the plastic flares or the actual fender, the metal part? Just to clarify...
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Are you talking about the plastic flares or the actual fender, the metal part? Just to clarify...
The plastic flares.
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I saw some Krylon had some aerosol bedliner.......was actually thinking about spraying mine with that.
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Krylon Fusion is a better choice for flexible ABS plastic flares.
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Krylon Fusion is a better choice for flexible ABS plastic flares.
Which style of black would you recommend is closest to a stock look...gloss...flat...or satin?..BTW this is my first post here....just joined...just bought my first jeep this weekend....Ron
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I would think satin or "semi-gloss which is another way of saying satin. And welcome to WF Ron!
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If its the flares, and you have a black jeep...why not give it the "sahara" look and paint them gloss black?
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This is what i did, gloss black.



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Did you take them off to paint?
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Did you take them off to paint?
I painted mine this weekend, using Krylon Fusion in matte black. I left them on the Jeep and just masked everything up really well with newspaper and painters tape. No problems with overspray. In many places, you can tuck the tape down behind the flares or someone on here suggested doing the same with index cards.
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I painted mine this weekend, using Krylon Fusion in matte black. I left them on the Jeep and just masked everything up really well with newspaper and painters tape. No problems with overspray. In many places, you can tuck the tape down behind the flares or someone on here suggested doing the same with index cards.
How did you prep it?
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How did you prep it?
Sorry, should've mentioned that. I washed them with soap and water, which didn't really get all the bugs and grime off so then I scoured them with a scouring pad of some sort (found it laying around, not sure of the brand). That took off the remaining bugs and grime, but left a little dust. Finally, I wiped them down with shop rags soaked with rubbing alcohol. After that, I started painting. I ended up using a little less than two cans worth.

I should add that the scouring pad I used put some light scratches in the flares, so be careful not to use one that is too coarse. They're not very noticeable at all, and don't bother me since I plan on replacing them anyways in the spring.
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we painted our flares after cutting them with flat black krylon. took them off to paint.
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I would think satin or "semi-gloss which is another way of saying satin. And welcome to WF Ron!
Yeah. I painted them on my old jeep with satin black and they looked great. My dad now has my old jeep and they still look great after 2 years. I can't remember if I primed them first with plastic primer but I think I did. I know I cleaned them well with alcohol before painting them.

Anyway, they make clear primer for plastic that you can then paint any color you want over it after it dries.

In my opinion it would look strange to paint them any color other than satin black or body color.
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How many coats did you guys put on the flares?
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Old 09-02-2012, 06:42 PM   #18
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I know with most interior wall paints a high gloss finish holds up better to dirt, grime and scuffing. Does that apply to plastic aerosol paints as well? I am thinking of spraying my fender flares and want the toughest paint possible.
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Old 09-02-2012, 07:11 PM   #19
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Satin is kind of the best of both worlds not too glossy like gloss paint but still performs like gloss, unlike flat which doesn't usually hold up as well.

I put 2 coats on mine

I think gloss black would look good on a black jeep. I would do satin on any other color jeep.
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I painted mine OD Green not to long ago and finished it off with some black door edge trim.

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