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Old 02-25-2013, 12:30 PM   #1
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Fender paint?

The plastic fenders on my tj are faded. I want to paint them black and I was wondering what type of paint would work best to paint plastic? A buddy of mine said plasti dip but I heard plasti dip is not permanent.
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Rustoleum spray on bed liner. Wash em with dish soap and/or alcohol, tape off (lots of overspray), and shoot. Did 2 or 3 real light coats for mine

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Kyrlon fusion is for plastic
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X2 on krylon fusion. It's meant for plastic and overspray comes off easily with wax or clay bar. I would still tape it off though.
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I recently took my fenders off to paint them, while I was at it I dremmeled off two inches to make some home made flat fenders because I didnt like the bushwackers sticking out so far but I sanded and down and used the Krylon Fusion for plastic. It turned out really well and has held up for a while now without fading. At one point I painted them with the bedliner spray paint and it chipped off and faded rather quickly. Get some krylon fusion, they have it at walmart
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VHT Epoxy Paint in satin black. Very very easy to work with, doesn't chip or fade. Perfect color too. Works on every surface I have tried. Would use again but have t needed too.
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rustolium bed liner spray

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Old 02-25-2013, 06:56 PM   #8
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I painted my flares with Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black Satin. It has help up extremely well.
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I did mine with the "hammered" rustoleum. Looks great and no problems.

I would remove your flares rather than taping off. To prep, I wiped mine down with acetone. They look great now and it makes my jeep look so much younger.
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You can use any type of paint on there if you prep it right first. After you scuff them with a grey scuff pad, you clean them thoroughly with a degreaser or alchohol works in a pinch...then apply an adhesion promoter - basically a spray glue. This will help ensure the paint STAYS on. Any paint will STICK initially...but you don't want it to peel off at the car wash or from daily use...

I also like the VHT epoxy. Has a nice finish, and seems to be holding up great on my top even through winter.
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:13 PM   #11
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You can use any type of paint on there if you prep it right first.
There is a reason that some paint costs 99 cents a can. And some doesn't.

The best preparation possible won't overcome sorry paint. And the best paint won't overcome sorry preparation.
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I would remove your flares rather than taping off.

I removed mine.

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I recently took my fenders off to paint them, while I was at it I dremmeled off two inches to make some home made flat fenders because I didnt like the bushwackers sticking out so far but I sanded and down and used the Krylon Fusion for plastic. It turned out really well and has held up for a while now without fading. At one point I painted them with the bedliner spray paint and it chipped off and faded rather quickly. Get some krylon fusion, they have it at walmart
I've been thinking of doing that to mine you think you could post close up pictures so I could see what it actually looks like I would really appreciate it
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The top photo is the stock flares and the rest are after I trimmed and painted. Pretty easy job and gives a little more clearance. I say go for it! Saves you 500 bucks from buying bushwacker flat ones. Any other questions just let me know! Id be glad to help out!
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Just be sure that when you paint them you do really good prep work. Like clean them really well and sand them down starting with a low grit up to a high grit and then clean again, otherwise the paint will chip and not last long at all :0
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the plastic fenders on my tj are faded. I want to paint them black and i was wondering what type of paint would work best to paint plastic? A buddy of mine said plasti dip but i heard plasti dip is not permanent.
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do not over think this...fenders take to all brands easily. Just wash with simple green to remove wax etc and go any autozone or the like and buy....fender paint. They all work
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Don't waste your time sanding, they're already rough enough. Mine have help up a year and still look new
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Old 02-26-2013, 07:42 AM   #18
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haha awesome, thanks guys i went with the krylon fusion and it worked great!
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:56 AM   #19
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I just bought the Rustoleum Hammered Black satin paint last week, but it's been raining. I hope to paint them this weekend. I'll post pics, and yes the prepwork goes a long way.
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There is a reason that some paint costs 99 cents a can. And some doesn't.

The best preparation possible won't overcome sorry paint. And the best paint won't overcome sorry preparation.
Tango - I didn't imply (or suggest) using 99 cent spray paint. In fact, I won't use 99% of spray paint you can buy at any Flaps or hardware store. I paint bikes for a living and I only use SEM in a spray can for anything.

My point was that you do NOT need to use a plastic-type paint if you prep correctly. So if you apply an adhesion promoter first, you don't need krylon fusion...
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I used regular old Duplicolor on mine. Turned out good if you like the smooth look, which does take some sanding to achieve. Sand it rough grit for a good surface for the primer to stick to. Then use a fine grit on top of that very lightly to smooth it out. A little alcohol to wipe it down with and it's good to go for paint. Krylon fusion would work good for this too.

But I do like the textured look tbensor has going on there. If I had to do it again, I would probably go with something like that. Might end up using it on the bumpers.
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Oh yeah, X2 on removing them first. It isn't really that hard, and it makes the prep work a lot easier, Hang em up from something with a coat hanger from the back side and you won't have to grab them at all while you are spraying.

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