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Old 01-02-2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Fender Flare Advice and Rim advice Please!

I want to paint my fender flares on my TJ. They are dulled black and I want to spruce things up. I either want to use Krylon Fusion Gloss Finish, Krylon Fusion Satin Finish, or Rustoleum Hammered Finish. I want advice on which one would look best. I really like the way the Hammered looks, but would it look alright on my flares?? I am not a fan of the Satin finish cause it looks a little dull already, but if it would look best, that's what I want.

I also want to paint my rims, they are starting to rust, and I want to know the best paint to use on those as well. Options are the same as above.

Thanks for any advice you can give!


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Old 01-02-2012, 11:51 PM   #2
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Hit em with a heat gun. Gently go across the flares until they're black all over again...the heat will pull the black coloring in the plastic back up to the surface. Just don't melt your flares...lol

No recommendations on the paint for the wheels...if you paint the flares, I'd use the Fusion, but the heat gun will probably give you better quality/longer lasting results.

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Old 01-03-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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i did the hammered on my lights. hated it. i had the same issue with my flares theres a product out called back to black u just rub it on and brings faded out blk plastics pieces back to life. used a whole bottle on my whole jeep. (flares door surrounds speaker pods)
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:17 AM   #4
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On my stock flares I used "Forever Black". That did the job for a year or two. The Georgia summers are pretty burtal. I bought some Bushwacker flatties, and they are starting to fade too, despite seeming to have a less pourus finish. I may attempt to paint them. My jeep needs to be painted anyway because of cracks all along the hood and chips on the windshield frame. I may have the guy get them at the same time.

I've seen some really nice painted rims. I've also seen some really bad painted rims. I'm not a big fan of pretty/shiny (and epensive) rims. Lucky for me the rims I liked the look of the best were $50 each.

I wonder if anyone has POR15'd their rims. Though I'm not sure of the 'finish' POR15 gives though. Painting rims are a lot cheaper than buying them. I'm not sure of the best paint for rims, but the krylon might be best for both flares and rims.
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On my stock flares I used "Forever Black". That did the job for a year or two. The Georgia summers are pretty burtal. I bought some Bushwacker flatties, and they are starting to fade too, despite seeming to have a less pourus finish. I may attempt to paint them. My jeep needs to be painted anyway because of cracks all along the hood and chips on the windshield frame. I may have the guy get them at the same time.

I've seen some really nice painted rims. I've also seen some really bad painted rims. I'm not a big fan of pretty/shiny (and epensive) rims. Lucky for me the rims I liked the look of the best were $50 each.

I wonder if anyone has POR15'd their rims. Though I'm not sure of the 'finish' POR15 gives though. Painting rims are a lot cheaper than buying them. I'm not sure of the best paint for rims, but the krylon might be best for both flares and rims.
For a flat black look, use rustoleum bed liner. Tons of threads on it. Looks great and holds up great.
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Old 01-03-2012, 06:53 AM   #6
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Whatever u do. I recommend leaving them on the jeep and taping everything off. taking them off SUCKS!
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