I have a pair that have already cracked, both fronts in different spots and its not even from wheeling. They look great with big tires and sure do keep the mud under control but they are too brittle.
I know a lot of things, most of them are only correct in my own head...
Better to be judged by twelve then carried by six. I'm sure this is going to get me in trouble down the line
2000 sport, 5speed, 1-1/4 body lift, 3" zone, metal cloak front fenders, metal cloak control arms, 4.88, 35" cooper stt.
I have to replace mine since they are about to fall off. but the thing im really pissed about is that the screws they use once they pull through the flare they dent my fender/tub, not terrible but noticeable none the less. just either save your money for steel fenders/flares or put it toward something else.
Jlins... there are paints on the market that are specifically designed for "plastics". If you can clean and scruff-up the surface of your existing flares, this stuff is amazing. I did it on my old '98 TJ, and it looked perfect... and wore with no issues. You can get the spray version at any Home Depot paint department in any numbers of colors. Just make sure that it's the cans that say FOR PLASTIC. It wound-up being a lot less expensive than replacements, and lasted until I traded it in.
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Okay thanks guys, I don;t think I will buy them. What would you recommend to repaint my existing fender flares, they have sun spots and are really grey
I just used a belt sander on mine, it smoothed out the rough texture slightly. Takes a little of the elbow grease out of it, but I took the flares off so I didn't accidentally mess up the paint on the jeep. Then wipe down with the alcohol.
The fusion stuff is great.
If you want to smooth them out a little more, spray a coat of primer first and lightly sand it with the finest grit sandpaper you can find and it will knock down the high spots. Then wipe down with alcohol again and then paint it.
If you like the rougher texture surface, ignore my step.
I work with what I have, tight budget these days. Just gotta be gentle with it, didn't cut any grooves or gouges. Plus the primer step filled in any of the rough spots. I have pics of the flares I can post when I get home, it turned out a lot better than it sounds.
Krylon works awesome on plastic it's designed for plastic and wood I believe just rough up the surface obviously first then paint away
Lol, all your guys infatuation with krylon. Fyi i fellas, all automotive type paint will stick exceptionally well to properly prepared plastic. The best bar none is SEM's trim paint line. The only difference between " plastic/vinyl" paint is that its more flexible for a short period. Spray bombs work well for plastics and vinyls because the film build is so minimal it is able to flex.
I would have used automotive stuff if i was back home and had access to my buddies shop. Good air compressor set up, reliable spray gun, the right tools for a change.
I gotta get my chevy sold so i can buy some good tools.
Anyways, i forgot which paint i used, but it wasn't the fusion. It was those paint match little cans at autozone. I wanted flat black anyways so I didn't really care if it was an exact match. Wish i had a spray gun setup, but it looks far better than that dirty grey now.