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Old 08-23-2012, 03:45 PM   #1
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Painting flares on a Sahara

Has anyone that owns a Sahara painted their flares? The paint that is on mine is all faded and cracking so i was thinking about spraying them with some bedliner spray. Any thoughts?

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Old 08-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #2
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I need to do this too. My Sahara is white and I can't match the paint myself cuz its a 1998 and a little faded im sure but I don't want to have to pay a shop to do it for me.

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Yeah mine is the Forest green, no way I'm matching that. Was hoping to get a couple of guys who have painted theirs to post up some pics, so I can know what it will look like, and to see if i should paint the plastic piece under the doors, or leave it off all together.
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:14 PM   #4
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Are the sahara flares the same as the Rubi?
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Old 08-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #5
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Ill be doing this in the next couple of weeks to my 99 sahara. I am going to cut the flares first then bedline them. I will Probably take off the plastic pieces under the door, not a huge fan of them.
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I have a 99 Sahara and took the plastic pieces under the doors off today. I've ordered some rock sliders and will be replacing the plastic rails. The plastic rails are held on by a metal strip secured with 7 rivets on the top and a few small bolt underneath the rig. If you remove the plastic there will be 7 rivet holes and 3 more holes that are used for the small plastic trim that the other models have near the front wheel. It kinda looks funny with all those holes showing below the door.


But the overall look from a distance is pretty clean with the plastic removed. Just need to take care of all those holes.

My new rock rails will cover all of the holes so I won't have to worry about that problem.
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I have a 99 Sahara and took the plastic pieces under the doors off today. I've ordered some rock sliders and will be replacing the plastic rails. The plastic rails are held on by a metal strip secured with 7 rivets on the top and a few small bolt underneath the rig. If you remove the plastic there will be 7 rivet holes and 3 more holes that are used for the small plastic trim that the other models have near the front wheel. It kinda looks funny with all those holes showing below the door.

But the overall look from a distance is pretty clean with the plastic removed. Just need to take care of all those holes.

My new rock rails will cover all of the holes so I won't have to worry about that problem.
That looks great -- I never consider both pieces of plastic under the door, I only really think about the mini front fender. Have any idea about drill hole locations for the sliders? The drilling is one of the only things holding me back from doing that tomorrow. Would be crazy sweet if the holes lined up perfectly with the sliders...

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:25 AM   #8
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I have a black '03 Sahara and the flares were also chipped and flaking. I painted mine with Rust-Oleum Textured paint (similar to the bedliner you find in the US)
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Didn't think about the holes that would be left behind from the plastic under the door. I guess its time to start looking at some rock rails
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That looks great -- I never consider both pieces of plastic under the door, I only really think about the mini front fender. Have any idea about drill hole locations for the sliders? The drilling is one of the only things holding me back from doing that tomorrow. Would be crazy sweet if the holes lined up perfectly with the sliders...

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I've compared a picture of the slider and the hole pattern on my Sahara. I doubt the holes will align. That would be just too easy! I'm not concerned about drilling the holes. It's my Jeep and I like to make it look like my Jeep.

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