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Old 08-25-2011, 09:09 PM   #1
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Question fender flares / "milk jugs"

budski ParaCAD said there's a thread about it but i have not found it... how do i best clean my (greenish fender flares and also short of painting how do i clean and make the "milk jugs" (as you folks call 'em :-) black again ?

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A lot of people just tape them off and spray them with krylon fusion

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Old 08-25-2011, 09:52 PM   #3
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The heat gun trick seems to work best for a temp fix on the flares. Better off repainting them or give em a coat of liner.

And no one I know does anything to the jugs, except rip them off and throw em in the trash.
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Old 08-25-2011, 09:53 PM   #4
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and no one i know does anything to the jugs, except rip them off and throw em in the trash.
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:45 PM   #6
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x4...in fact I have a set sitting on my garage floor from my son's recent Jeep purchase.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:36 PM   #7
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I use the milk jugs to stash my cash for the jeep from my wife.
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:41 PM   #8
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I took mine off and Fusioned them...looked good for 4 months, then rusto-lined them along w/ the bumper. Looked really nice. Once I upgraded to an aftermarket, sold them w/ the stock bumper.

Dude who bought my stock bumper was pretty excited about them. He said I was the only one on craiglist that had nice jugs.

Wait, that didn't sound right.
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there are several products that are s'posed to clean/and - or restore color to the flairs and they could also be used on the jugs---if you want to.

I used the back to black for a very long time but other people say there are better products that last longer. For me the B2B was about once a month----have found that the painting thing wasn't that hard ---masked and painted it in a few hours one to dry and went to work the same day. Haven't used the B@B in about 6 months or so.

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I kept the rear jugs but did get rid of the front ones. Painted the rears along with the fenders with Fusion. Came out pretty nice.
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Well if you need a load of fill for a home landscaping project, I know the spot to get it for free. Lordy, when I pulled the back ones off of ours, there was a ton of dirt trapped under and behind them.
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You can buy cheap caps to replace the jugs at the stealership.
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Rustoleum bedliner..... I did my flares and bumper and it made them look brand spankin new! Took the flares off to paint them but did the bumper while attached.... quick and painless
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yeah they are amazingly adept at collecting topsoil. I have no idea where my rigs PO lived but I would guess it was near enough to the Michigan dunes that he spent a lot of time there.
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i used restore black by 3m/bondo recently. 3 coats on jugs and fenders. big improvement.

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