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Old 09-23-2011, 03:01 PM   #1
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painting fenders

thinking about doing my flares this weekend. anyone do them without taking them off? any suggestions for paint?

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Old 09-23-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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dude, did you kidnap a painter or sth? u just opened 3 painting threads, you have alot of paint you need to get rid of

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Old 09-23-2011, 03:36 PM   #3
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Lol ^

I cleaned the flares with some soap and water and let it dry. Then I stuck note cards between the body and the fender flare as best as I could then used news paper and painters tape to cover the wheels and the body of the Jeep. Then I sprayed the flares with 3 or so light coats of Rustoleum Universal Flat Black. Came out really nice IMO.

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lmao thanks guys ya i got the wifes permission and access to a garage for the next little wile so im trying to capatalize
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Yep, note cards or some other stiff paper and newspaper and tape. Clean, scuff lightly, and spray away....
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:16 PM   #6
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I used krylon fusion. I took mine off, which was a pain and wish I would have kept them on and masked around them. Just sand them down a bit, wash with soap and water and paint!
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:30 PM   #7
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I left the flares on and used index cards, masking tape & newspaper. I inserted the index cards between the flares and the body where I could, masked off the rest and covered any other areas I was worried about over-spray with newspaper.

I scuffed the flares with a green scrunge pad, and wiped down/degreased with rubbing alc'y and a rag. After it dried, I put down 3 coats of Krylon Fusion.

I used virtually the same drill when I refreshed my rusty door handles. Except I used actual sandpaper and Rustoleum rattle-can bedliner.

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Old 09-24-2011, 01:04 AM   #8
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Bought a roll of brown paper for something else and used it. Loosened the bolts just enough to slide the paper behind. Painters tape the rest of it. Rustoleum Satin Black, two coats each. Turned out very nice, got the wife's permission to re-shoot the hard top!
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Old 09-24-2011, 01:33 AM   #9
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Great info, I will be doing this very soon. I have one flare which is faded more than the rest - looks terrible.

So I'm getting the idea that its way easier to leave the flares on?
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So I'm getting the idea that its way easier to leave the flares on?
^This. WAY easier.
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Old 09-24-2011, 02:32 PM   #11
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Just watch for overspray. It'll get far from where you'd expect. And be prepared to repaint them after that first tree rub!

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