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Old 06-05-2014, 03:36 PM   #1
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Cool Fenders fading

hi to all jeeple reading this thread,

I am wondering what if anything I can do to darken/dye my fenders (aside from painting them...) I was told there is a product called "forever black" that sponges on the fenders and dyes them nice and dark. I can only find them in the states and am in Canada presently. I will possibly just order it and have it shipped, BUT I thought I'd ask here what others have done to darken their fenders. Open to all ideas, have already considered paint, but I would definitely take examples of how to paint them properly and well also.

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Old 06-05-2014, 03:38 PM   #2
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ive used this stuff on my fender flares http://www.mothers.com/02_products/06112.html and it works really well but I think that painting would be a more permanent solution.

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Old 06-05-2014, 04:34 PM   #3
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I've tried everything on my fenders. It all fades, just a matter of whether it will do so in 2 hours or 2 months. Currently, I've resigned myself to that "lived in" look
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I personally was satisfied with the results of using a heat gun on my flares. It was like the heat gun was spraying black paint. It's not permanent but depending on how much sun your flares see it can last 6-12 months.
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Jerry.... is this process repeatable? some recommended painting with Krylon Fusion.... would you guy recommend shinny or dull finish? Im thinking dull would do it.
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Has anyone had any success with painting their flares. I would like to paint mine shiny to look like the Sahara ones
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[QUOTE="skeeter0311;11135818"]Has anyone had any success with painting their flares. I would like to paint mine shiny to look like the Sahara ones[/QUOTE

If yours are the textured ones they will need to be removed, cleaned thoroughly with warm soapy water( detergent soap) and rinsed off then sanded with some 180 grit. 2K primed, sanded smooth then sealed and painted.
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Rustolium bed liner spray. Just clean them good first
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Plasti-Dip is the way to go. If you don't like it you can peel it off, but it won't come off unless you want it to. I just did my flares, wheels and light bezels. It is awesome!
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Jerry.... is this process repeatable? some recommended painting with Krylon Fusion.... would you guy recommend shinny or dull finish? Im thinking dull would do it.
Yep it's repeatable as long as you own the Jeep.

Here's a pic I took of mine at the mid-point of the job... and the best part of it is that it's free and there's no worry about getting anything on the paint. No need to mask, just keep the heat gun moving, it self-teaches you how to do it in 2-3 seconds.
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Rustolium bed liner spray. Just clean them good first
I second bed liner, a buddy did it to his ZR2 Blazer fenders and bumpers with a textured liner. It doesn't sound appealing, but when you see it on person it actually looks really good and very strong and durable.
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I second bed liner, a buddy did it to his ZR2 Blazer fenders and bumpers with a textured liner. It doesn't sound appealing, but when you see it on person it actually looks really good and very strong and durable.
X3. Just did mine. Cleaned them with a good cleaner. Did mine with Rustolium also. It seems to be less coarse than say the Duplicolor bed liner spray.
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I second bed liner, a buddy did it to his ZR2 Blazer fenders and bumpers with a textured liner. It doesn't sound appealing, but when you see it on person it actually looks really good and very strong and durable.
I recommend Duplicolor Bumper coating. It is very similar to bedliner only it has a much much more smooth texture. It isn't going to feel glossy or anything unless you clear coat over it but it has a nice smooth, flat finish.
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So many ideas, I appreciate them all. I think I know which one I will be going with in a first attempt at making the fenders pretty. Thanks for all the comments!
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Rattle canned mine with Duplicolor for plastic and added clear coat. Went from gray to black and so far so good. The worst part about painting the flares isnt the prep or painting, it's removing the stupid things!
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I'm a former user of Forever Black. Good stuff but you gotta reapply it every 6 or so months but it shouldn't be a big deal if you actually take care of your vehicle and wax it every 6 months as well. Just one extra step.

I tried Krylon Fusion (sp) this time and it's been almost 5 months and they are still perfect. Me likey. (remember, it's all about the PREP)
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I'm a former user of Forever Black. Good stuff but you gotta reapply it every 6 or so months but it shouldn't be a big deal if you actually take care of your vehicle and wax it every 6 months as well. Just one extra step. I tried Krylon Fusion (sp) this time and it's been almost 5 months and they are still perfect. Me likey. (remember, it's all about the PREP)
Krylon fusion is amazing paint I use it for all kinds of projects inside and out!!!
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Krylon fusion is amazing paint I use it for all kinds of projects inside and out!!!
x2. I went the route of Bedliner because I preferred the look
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I painted mine nearly two years ago and they still look great. I used Krylon Fusion, Paint and Primer in One in Satin Black. Just make sure to clean them really well. The tar on them can look like plastic. I used a degreaser and checked with my fingernail.
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I painted mine nearly two years ago and they still look great. I used Krylon Fusion, Paint and Primer in One in Satin Black. Just make sure to clean them really well. The tar on them can look like plastic. I used a degreaser and checked with my fingernail.
That's like a picture out of the Jeep brochure.
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Rattle canned mine with Duplicolor for plastic and added clear coat. Went from gray to black and so far so good. The worst part about painting the flares isnt the prep or painting, it's removing the stupid things!
I did mine on the Jeep.

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In fact all the black on my Jeep is BL.
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I did mine on the Jeep.

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I used Rustoleum BL also. Did them two years ago and they still look great.

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In fact all the black on my Jeep is BL.
I'm digging the ingenuity with the cards. Looks good!
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The Cards work well when doing wheels as well. Learned that one years ago. Good stuff !
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Day it was purchased by me.


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Which is a permanent dye. Lasted 3 years on my buddies F250 Super Duty and looked great and just applied right up till he sold it.


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