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Old 08-15-2014, 04:27 PM   #1
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Desert pearl coat flare color?

My fender Flares are color matched i have to repair them think the black would look good,or should i stay color matched? Just looking for opinions,also how do i take care of starting of rust bubbles?
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:28 PM   #2
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:36 PM   #3
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I personally like the colour match - I don't have em but I do like them.

For beginning rust bubbles, what Ive been doing is sanding it all the way down to the metal, using primer from "automotive touchup" and sanding it(the primer) down to about the same level as the paint around the area . Then, once thats nice and level, I'll coat it with the colour matched paint(also from automotive touchup). Sand again, paint again, sand again, paint again - until I have the right shade I need (I have white, so its a little tricky sometimes). Then once Im happy with the colour, I'll hit it with a spray gloss or car gloss (brush) and thin it out a little to blend the gloss.

For small spots, I usually can get all of this done in 1-2 hours depending on the size. Be careful when sanding though, you don't want to take off paint from other areas by moving too roughly, or in too big sweeps/circles/rubs
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I like the contrast of the black, but the important thing is what YOU like, find a picture of a similar colored jeep on the google and decide which you prefer.
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Here's mine in black to give you an idea of what it looks like.
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Old 08-15-2014, 05:48 PM   #6
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Yea it looks good depending the color i think,alright ill have to do that before it gets out of hand
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Here's mine in black to give you an idea of what it looks like.
Looks great! Hmmm i have some choices now i wanna do some rock sliders like yours but not sure if i wanna get rid of my Rubicon kick panels
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I cant even stress enough that you hit those bubbles before they go haywire. Sand them all the way to the metal then prime. then paint. Then gloss. Its a really easy process to avoid a future headache

Also, I loved the desert pearl when I was looking for mine - It was THE colour I wanted. One day when I get a brand spankin' new one its going to be that colour.
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Here's another Desert sand pearl not color matched -





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Old 08-16-2014, 02:32 AM   #10
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if it is a Sahara I would keep the flares color matched, also, you can't get enough Desert Sand Pearlcoat paint, it is a great color on any TJ
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I cant even stress enough that you hit those bubbles before they go haywire. Sand them all the way to the metal then prime. then paint. Then gloss. Its a really easy process to avoid a future headache

Also, I loved the desert pearl when I was looking for mine - It was THE colour I wanted. One day when I get a brand spankin' new one its going to be that colour.
Thanks!Yea ive seen it before but it grew on me when i found one with a factory black hardtop,I LOVE the color now.And im 1of2 in my area with one....its also a Florida Jeep for 13 years of its life.
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if it is a Sahara I would keep the flares color matched, also, you can't get enough Desert Sand Pearlcoat paint, it is a great color on any TJ
I think im digging the original color matched Sahara flares,yea its deffinetly a great color!
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Flares cut back and half black.
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Flares cut back and half black.
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