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Old 03-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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Heat gun on fender flairs

Has anyone done this to restore the color? I did it on my rear bumperettes yesterday and it came out great but I am curious how long it lasts.

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #2
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It should last a while. You are actually removing all the oxidation so I would think it would last as long as it took to oxidize the first time.

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Old 03-18-2012, 08:19 AM   #3
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You would be better off painting them with some Krloyn Fusion satin black, because everytime I used the heat gun on the bumper cover of my Liberty I had, it would start fading again in a month or so..
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:38 AM   #4
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Well, my plan was to Krylon or plastidip. But saw the heat gun and thought what the heck. I will paint if it does not hold up.
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Old 03-18-2012, 09:48 AM   #5
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I saw this too and thought it looked like a good fix.. I posted on here an someone mentioned distorting the fender flares when heat was applied so that's something to keep in mind especially if you remove them to do it
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:54 AM   #6
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My fender flairs are fine. It was just the bumperetts that were grey. I did think about melting but I live by Facets Jeep and could pick up replacements cheap if I needed to.
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Old 03-18-2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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I also heard it makes the plastic less flexible and more brittle. I don't know how true that is.. Just heard it before.
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Old 03-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #8
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Painting is most certainly a better way to go. I've done both and won't waste the time with a heat gun ever again.
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Old 03-18-2012, 07:25 PM   #9
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I did mine last summer and they already look the same it doesnt hurt them to use the gun unless you get too close bubbles it a little.I am ditching them for tube fenders or I would just paint them this time.

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