First of all - I've had my Jeep since last March and love it. What I REALLY love is this forum and how much I have learned. From seat covers to a new starter and O2 sensor, you guys have been a big help.
Today I tried the heat gun trick on my faded fender flairs, and wow! I don't think any of the pictures I have seen do the remarkable difference justice. I took some comparison shots that might help people see how effective this really is:
It really does feel like you are spraying on paint. So - thanks again!
heat gun is easier than painting (no prep, masking) and the gun will never flake like paint, and the gun will never run out of "paint"
1977 Cherokee ChiefEdelbrock 1406, 33X12.50, front 1.5 inch shackle lift. AMC 360, th400 Quadra-Trac
2002 wrangler, stock 4.0, auto, 33X12.50 maxis buckshot, AEV Highline Body kit, Ford 9 inch rear end.
Soon to come mods: 4" full traction lift, 4.56 gears, 35X10.50R15 boggers, 35X12.50 cooper st tires, spooled rear end, and much more.
i dont have a heat gun so i did mine with a torch. came out fine if you ask me. even got to melt out some of the trail scars that the flairs had. just be careful if your using a tprch. BUT if you mess up whats the worst that you have to do, paint them?
I have used back to black, however it doesnt last that long, so i plan to give the heat gun a try, will start with the little side molding part, then go from there, how long does this heat gun trick last?
I did that 2 weeks ago and it ruined my fender flairs, once it cools down and in the light there will be white faded lines all over almost like if you were bend plastic and it start to stretch. I watched a video on YouTube and did everything like he said and was very disappointed. Maybe there was something I missed or did wrong. Let me know how its turns out.