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Old 04-08-2012, 04:13 PM   #1
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How to make your fenders look new in 5 minutes!

Requirements:
Vegetable oil
Rag

Apply oil to rag, rub fenders thoroughly, and voila! I was very surprised with the results

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Old 04-08-2012, 04:15 PM   #2
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Shazam! My fenders look like that too. I was going to try Armor All but now I think I will use oil instead. Do you know how long it lasts?

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Old 04-08-2012, 04:22 PM   #3
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Shazam! My fenders look like that too. I was going to try Armor All but now I think I will use oil instead. Do you know how long it lasts?
That is the only thing I don't know unfortunately, hopefully a decent amount of time!
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Shazam! My fenders look like that too. I was going to try Armor All but now I think I will use oil instead. Do you know how long it lasts?
I use tire wet, lasts several weeks at least, only needs to be redone when I wash it, or it gets trail dirt, creek sand, or road construction funk on them. I really only redo them when i wash, and shine the tires too.
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Penetrol works better and lasts longer. In the paint section of your local hardware store.
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Nothing that I have tried, and that includes peanut oil, does anything for scuff marks.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:51 PM   #7
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Heres the true thing to make them black for a LONG time at least 2+ months. I saw it on a forum for my tacoma and did it to it as well as my jeep. it takes longer and more elbow grease but you get magic rub erasers and scrub them hard unill it is black then i used McGuire shine protectant to make it even darker but that is the cheapest id go. its made with a different chemical than armor all and all of that and it prevents oxidation which is what turns them grey to start. I did the tacoma back in January and the jeep in February and they still look perfect. it also helps to make sure you dry the fender with a towel after every few scrubs with the eraser.
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #8
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This is only a temporary fix. I have to re apply pretty often but it works until I can afford the good stuff

Every three weeks so far but they are getting darker every time!
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I cleaned mine thoroughly with surface cleaner & Sprayed them with Rustolem Spray Bed Coating it did Great slight texture like new!
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This is only a temporary fix. I have to re apply pretty often but it works until I can afford the good stuff

Every three weeks so far but they are getting darker every time!
The erasers are like $5 for a pack of 4 and the protectant is $8. im hoping itll last 6 months but i used to put all of the shiny stuff on for a quick fix on my tacoma and never did that to the jeep and it was soooo much easier to clean the jeeps but it could be differences in plastic.
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The erasers are like $5 for a pack of 4 and the protectant is $8. im hoping itll last 6 months but i used to put all of the shiny stuff on for a quick fix on my tacoma and never did that to the jeep and it was soooo much easier to clean the jeeps but it could be differences in plastic.
I'll have to try this. Seems like a nifty idea.
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I used this and two weeks later they were even a lighter shade of gray. I think I will just paint mine.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:40 AM   #14
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I would think this would just attract dirt?

I've tried back to black and it does work for a few weeks. I think I'm going to paint my flares.
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Ok, I tried using Olive Oil as suggested by someone on this thread about 5 days ago I think. It has so much garbage sticking to it now and it's super sticky. I don't recommend it.
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LOL...I know someone who tried using vegetable oil like you did and the next day their were slugs all over his Jeep.
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LOL...I know someone who tried using vegetable oil like you did and the next day their were slugs all over his Jeep.
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I like the Back To Black also. Lasts a decent amount of time and its not a pain in the ass to apply.
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I ended up painting mine.... Nothing else I tried worked very long!

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Yeah I painted mine also.....but I used Rustoleum hammered...I need stock in that paint....way I am going LIL RED will be the Hood and doors...the rest will be hammered.
Did "accent stripe" today and also shot the gas tank skid. One can does a lot of projects for me and I usually need to "touch up" about once a year with off road and IN winters.
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Yeah I painted mine also.....but I used Rustoleum hammered...I need stock in that paint....way I am going LIL RED will be the Hood and doors...the rest will be hammered.
Did "accent stripe" today and also shot the gas tank skid. One can does a lot of projects for me and I usually need to "touch up" about once a year with off road and IN winters.
Pics of the hammered paint on fenders? How's it look?
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How about make your fenders look new for more than 5 minutes.. Line-X with UV topcoat.
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I use brillo pads on my JK. don't have any oxidation yet, but I have more scratches and nicks than any TJ I've seen around here, and brillo pads will actually smooth out a lot of the nicks and burrs. been using turtle wax ice liquid polish. I just spray it on everything, paint, plastic, powdercoating, whatever and wipe it off. keeps it simple... I like simple
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Pics of the hammered paint on fenders? How's it look?
I KNOW I KNOW...pics or it didn't happen......The stripe above rear bumper was done to hide/ stop a little surface rust.

The Steps,flares and the Fenders were done last year . Touched up fenders yesterday.

Didn't touch the flares 'yesterday 'cept for a little overspray and that will wear off quickly this summer.

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I dread taking them off to paint but not can't risk overspray either. What is the most effective masking?
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I dread taking them off to paint but not can't risk overspray either. What is the most effective masking?
Wedge cards between the body and flare then mask off the rest with paper and tape.
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If anyone doesnt feel like hasseling with fixing their flares PM me for a alternitive solution.
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Awsome stuff I used it on my Grand Cherokee looks like new. It's been on for 6 months now no fading
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Wedge cards between the body and flare then mask off the rest with paper and tape.
x2....I also wiped down exposed body panels afterward with a "prep solution" AFTER I was done painting, and masking was removed. This cleaned up the over spray very quickly.

Most parts stores have it in about a quart container. I think it works better than WD-40, and you should use it for clean up after lightly sanding whatever you are painting.

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