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Old 01-31-2013, 09:24 PM   #31
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If you don't want to paint them a heat gun will bring them back to life for a while.
Ive done that on my kids dirtbike, works okay!

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Old 01-31-2013, 09:24 PM   #32
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Haha I've had pretty good luck with the Penetrol. This was about 2 1/2 months after I put it on. I'd just washed it but it was completely dry.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:25 PM   #33
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Ahh. I see you've never actually used it on fenders then. After it dries it is no different than the untreated fender dust-wise. And because it works so well, you never really need to paint them
And im never gonna use it, its garbage in my book. Whale sperm!!!
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:31 PM   #34
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And im never gonna use it, its garbage in my book. Whale sperm!!!
And we can see from your profile pic who has the faded grey fenders But I'm not trying to start a pissin match so to each his own
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:36 PM   #35
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And we can see from your profile pic who has the faded grey fenders But I'm not trying to start a pissin match so to each his own
Yeah, im a painter by trade and until i paint or change my flares thats how the will stay BRO!
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:20 PM   #36
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Here's a primer pic and after I put em back on. Just a rattle can experiment since I don't have the facilities to do the paint job I would like but it turned out better than I expected.
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:24 PM   #37
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Here's a primer pic and after I put em back on. Just a rattle can experiment since I don't have the facilities to do the paint job I would like but it turned out better than I expected.
Looks good. Ive used rattle can primer before, just dont put it on heavy or it will pin hole bad and have a tendency to come off
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:44 PM   #38
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yeah really light coats, then i basically wet sanded it with really fine grit paper, i think it was 400. Got it pretty smooth for the paint. I think I used 2 coats of black, and a coat of clear.

Had a run in one of them cuz I got too heavy a coat with the black. I miss my paint gun, so much easier to get an even coat, especially on small pieces like this. Oh well, gotta look really close to see it
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Old 01-31-2013, 10:55 PM   #39
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yeah really light coats, then i basically wet sanded it with really fine grit paper, i think it was 400. Got it pretty smooth for the paint. I think I used 2 coats of black, and a coat of clear.

Had a run in one of them cuz I got too heavy a coat with the black. I miss my paint gun, so much easier to get an even coat, especially on small pieces like this. Oh well, gotta look really close to see it
Nice, id prefer 400 dry. Wet paper is really aggressive.
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:03 PM   #40
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It was actually more of a foam block looking thing that was 400 grit. Not sure what you call them. I say wet because i use water on the surface while sanding. The water lets me more or less glide the sanding media across it with little pressure applied. I can feel resistance this way when the area I am sanding isn't smooth. when I feel no resistance, I slide over to the next area and keep going. Really only takes a few minutes per fender this way.


Then a quick alcohol wipe down with a lint free cloth when your done to get all the crap off the surface.

quick, easy, ready to paint.
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If you want something quick, Penetrol does wonders! I put it on my faded fenders about three months ago and they still look great. All you have to do is wipe it on with a rag.
I used that on my hardtop I bought off CL years ago, brought the faded black top back to life. Love it




When you use it on flares, don't get it on your paint.

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