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Old 08-13-2011, 01:19 PM   #1
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Lexol + faded fenders= SWEET!!!!

A buddy of mine told me to give it a try and well man did it work. I was gonna paint them but this was a cheap and easy fix to bring back the life of the old fenders. See for yourself.

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Old 08-13-2011, 01:27 PM   #2
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Yep, that stuff works great!

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Looks great! Was it the one for tires or leather?
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Old 08-13-2011, 02:02 PM   #4
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I used the one for leather. It makes the jeep look so much better!
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Looks good, but not as good as your neighbor's van. It's on FIRE!
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Where do you get Lexol? And what sort of prepping did you do? I'm in the middle of spraying mine and they look like crap
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I just went to the local auto parts store I'm sure most of them have it. Prep wise all I did was clean them with some windex. I just soaked the fenders with the stuff and evened it out with a rag and let it soak in. I did it a few times and might do it again in a week or so depending on how they look. Ya my neighbor owns a place called hot rod auto and pretty much won't drive anything without flames on it! You should see his truck it got purple flames!
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Old 08-13-2011, 03:18 PM   #8
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And which leather care product did you use? One from auto care or the leather conditioner? Sorry to ask so much but yours look great and I want mine to look good
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It's called Lexol for leather. It's a leather conditioner but I did get it at the auto parts store.
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #10
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Cleaner, conditioning or leather dressing?
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Old 08-13-2011, 06:47 PM   #11
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Nm just saw u said conditioner
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:31 PM   #12
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Why not just use penetrol?
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Old 08-13-2011, 07:33 PM   #13
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Looks good, but not as good as your neighbor's van. It's on FIRE!
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:50 PM   #14
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Mothers back to black works greta too.
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Well about 3 hours after I did this it poured rain for about 2 hours and now its back to looking like crap again....... hopefully it just didn't have time to soak in.....
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Have you tried using a heat gun or a small propane torch? That's the only luck I have ever had. I put a YouTube link below, there are other videos to watch. My understanding is this is just oxidation and can be burned away. I have had good luck and have even done some door panels that were faded on top too. Good luck.
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It also works good on Yamaha blue plastic to if your motoX bike has some minor damage.


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Old 08-24-2011, 09:25 PM   #17
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FYI, not too long after reading this thread I threw some armorall leather cleaner on my OEM sidesteps & it really brought them back to life. Prior to that they had an old worn faded look. I'm pretty happy with the results.
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Hopefully it stays that way. Mine looked good for 2 days and now they are back to looking like crappy again. Heat gun here I come.
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Old 08-24-2011, 09:36 PM   #19
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I tried everything back to black heat gun it all works for a couple weeks then it go goes gray I just painted them at they look great and stay trust me just save your self the time and $ and paint them
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I've used the Forever Black Condition and it works great. I used it on my flares over the winter and they still look great.

Minus the the gas stain on the drivers side from the rig spitting back at me when she's get fueled.
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I am going to paint them. Tchman what did u use?
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I am going to paint them. Tchman what did u use?
Krylon Fusion works really well.
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I've been using Trim Shine and I just reapply about every 3 weeks and it only takes 5 minutes to do them all. I love this stuff!
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Krylon Fusion Paint, you can tape off your fenders, sand them a little, spray them - Good to go for years...They look great!
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restore black by 3m is magic!

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