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Old 01-07-2011, 01:49 PM   #1
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Painting Fenders on my 05 TJ

I am going to paint the fenders on my TJ, just wanted to knownif anyone has a preference in paint. I've painted numerous things in my time just thought I would ask around and see what the preferred paint of everyone was. Thanks and any tips or suggestions for the project are welcomed and appreciated!

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Old 01-07-2011, 02:28 PM   #2
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I did mine last spring ('04). I used black elastic paint from SEM Products. Specially made for pliable plastics. (See SEMPRODUCTS.com). Paint is only 10 months old but still looks like new.

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I am going to paint the fenders on my TJ, just wanted to knownif anyone has a preference in paint. I've painted numerous things in my time just thought I would ask around and see what the preferred paint of everyone was. Thanks and any tips or suggestions for the project are welcomed and appreciated!
I used krylon fusion it's supposed to Bond to the plastic and it worked great
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:04 PM   #6
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fenders or flares, you are painting?
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Old 01-07-2011, 03:33 PM   #7
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Honestly I used the krylon and it didn't do it for me. I found one thing that was absolutely amazing and if you want a tough mean look to em this will do the truck. Just go to advance auto and get the truck bed coating in a can! It works absolutely awesome!! Just sand ur fenders a tad and spray on in 2-3 coats. It looks tough, last long as hell, and is durable. The krylon came off so easily when I went Offroading but this stuff has scratched or chipped yet! Highly recommend
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*** HASNT scratched or chipped
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^^used this to 'renew' my stock bumpers
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Old 01-07-2011, 04:00 PM   #10
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One more question. When using the fusion krylon, did you go gloss flat or satin black? I was most likely thinking flat.
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I think satin looks better on them.
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Old 01-07-2011, 07:20 PM   #12
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One more question. When using the fusion krylon, did you go gloss flat or satin black? I was most likely thinking flat.
I used satin, makes em pop a little rather than being just flat
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Old 01-07-2011, 08:10 PM   #13
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I painted mine about a year ago and used MRO high solids paint, made by Seymour. I used the gloss black and it still looks great, although it hasn't seen a lot of off roading.
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Old 01-08-2011, 11:05 AM   #14
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Krylon Fusion (on sale .99 a can at Wally World) in Flat got my vote....looks good, hasn't faded or chipped. Used it on the front and rear bumpers too, looks new.
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Do the headlight bezels too.
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i have a friend that used spray bed liner on his about a yr ago and they still look great.
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What sand paper or what should I use to sand my fenders down before painting them?
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What sand paper or what should I use to sand my fenders down before painting them?
I just cleaned em with soap and water and then with a degreaser and then let em dry and paint
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Assuming you are talking about the flares and not the fenders here is what I did. Clean them good with soap and water, tape them off, and a couple good coats of Krylon Fusion. I used the Satin. I have seen some flares painted gloss that blend in too much with the fenders for my liking. The Satin gets my vote.
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Yea fender flares lol but my flares were painted and now it's peeling in certain areas due to pressure washer banghead :/ should I just wash n paint or sand em down
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Yea fender flares lol but my flares were painted and now it's peeling in certain areas due to pressure washer banghead :/ should I just wash n paint or sand em down
I know everyone says you don't have to sand. But I would recommend sanding them. Last paint job I did on mine I didn't sand and they strews to peel from pressure washer badly. I just redid mine like a month ago and sanded them a little bit, mainly just to get the old paint off. But then after sanding I used the truck bed liner in a can and they've been great!! No peel from pressure washer, no fading no nothing! It's been great
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What type of sandpaper did u use ... What should I use I dnt want to use super heavy-duty sandpaper
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What type of sandpaper did u use ... What should I use I dnt want to use super heavy-duty sandpaper
I'm not sure what grit I used. But I know it was pretty light. You just want enough grit to remove the old paint or enough to add just a tad of gray to em. All your looking for is to get a little bit of rough, don't need a lot with the truck bed liner
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Anyone have pics of their painted flares?
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Anyone have pics of their painted flares?
My 2004 TJ
I haven't had a chance to take a better pic yet
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