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Old 01-08-2012, 10:24 PM   #1
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Fender Flare Paint Suggestions

My fender flares look like crap. Does anybody know a good paint that bonds to plastic? I'm pretty sure they're the stock flares.

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:25 PM   #2
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My fender flares look like crap. Does anybody know a good paint that bonds to plastic? I'm pretty sure they're the stock flares.
Plastidip is supposed to be good. As long as you prep pretty much any paint will bond. )-)-

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Old 01-08-2012, 10:27 PM   #3
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Plastidip is supposed to be good. As long as you prep pretty much any paint will bond. )-)-
Well I wanted to pull them off and coat them in bedliner but I think paint would probably be cheaper.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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I would contact the local paint dealer for automotive paints that carried PPG products.

I would look for a plastic adhesion promoter, as well as a flex additive, it is what we used when I was working as a painter & cars had urethane noses, that were easily flexed, if not when you banged into them the paint would crack, & spider web, plus paints didnt like to adhere to plastics very well. also the adhesion promoter was used to re-paint all interior plastics when you couldnt sand them as you would destroy the testure, so wipe with a wax & grease remover, spray an adhesion promoter & paint.
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Don't use duplicolor bumper or trim coating I tried both and they flaked rite off when I went to the car wash. Undercoating also sucks, I didn't try bed liner yet I am going to when the weather gets nice, although I herd it fades quick so check what brands of bed liner are good. I also herd krylon for plastic works good if prep is done rite. Good luck
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Don't use duplicolor bumper or trim coating I tried both and they flaked rite off when I went to the car wash. Undercoating also sucks, I didn't try bed liner yet I am going to when the weather gets nice, although I herd it fades quick so check what brands of bed liner are good. I also herd krylon for plastic works good if prep is done rite. Good luck
Thanks I might just try the bedliner. It would look sweet. Let me know how it works if you get to it first.
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Krylon fusion for plastics. Never had any issues with it coming off.
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here's the only pic of the way they turned out on my last jeep. Of course they always look better with a little mud on them too.
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Old 01-17-2012, 12:52 PM   #9
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you might want to try some of that color restorer, like back to black first. My wifes flares on her lj were just as bad as yours, and I was able to make them look pretty decent with the restorer.that way you are only out a couple of bucks if it doesnt work for you and it is a whole lot easier than painting your flares especially if you do it right and remove them to paint them(pain in the arse).
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Krylon fusion...satin black....easy....cheap and no need to remove flares. Get a $1 deck of playing cards adn shuve them between flare and fender....mask off rest or affected area with newspapers etc and go to painting. I used 1 full can for all 4 flares putting on 2 coats...others used 1.5 cans total. When I say they look like new...I mean they look like new and it didn't take any effort or time at all. Several folks here have used same brand/type paint adn report good results after 3-4 years so that's what I went by. All of the other rub on tricks only last a few weeks.
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Krylon fusion for plastics. Never had any issues with it coming off.

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or you can get in the habbit of oiling them regularly with hummer blood

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