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Old 07-15-2012, 10:09 PM   #1
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Plasti dipping my fender flares?

Hey guys, I have a black 05 and I currently have grey fender flares and nothing's wrong with them. But I think black fender flares would look so much better to go with the black wrangler. I don't want to buy total new ones so I was thinking of painting them black some how. Would plasti dipping them be the way to go? Would that even work well? Thanks in advance!

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:02 PM   #2
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Your gray flares used to be black.
I used (as a lot of others have) Rustoleum spray on truck bed coating.

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Old 07-15-2012, 11:11 PM   #3
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LOL, hey man welcome to WF, couldn't help but laugh at ya Yes, they came black from factory but faded in the harsh sun. Painting the flares with Rustoleum spray, just make sure you sand them properly first for years of endurance..
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Rust oleum Bedliner
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Plasti dip sucks. I just did mine and they looked great but I was working in the engine and rubbed against them and the plastic dip Layer started to peel Off. Not durable so I plan on redoing them and my handles with spray bed liner
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:14 AM   #6
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Plasti dip sucks. I just did mine and they looked great but I was working in the engine and rubbed against them and the plastic dip Layer started to peel Off. Not durable so I plan on redoing them and my handles with spray bed liner
Yes I agree bed liner is the way I am gonna go
Plasti dip looks nice, but overall not very durable
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:37 AM   #7
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The Berliner spray works great. I used 2 cans. Got them from Home Depot. I would suggest the you remove the flares and do a few light coats.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:54 PM   #8
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I sprayed my 97 Sport with satin black and they still looked perfect 2 years later when I sold it.

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:33 PM   #9
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I agree with the Bedliner guys. However, I have tried the O'reilly's bedliner on a couple of Jeeps and haven't found the cans to spray very consistent. The flares that turn out good look GREAT but I would advise you to be patient and Don't be scared to start over.
Just be sure to not remove the tape until they've dried and you rub off the excess. I have personally sprayed them all, thought everything looked great, removed the tape, and then rubbed off the excess spray to find out that one of the flares looks like my golden retriever painted it...
As far as spray paint, I would suggest the Semi-Flat.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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take a heat gun with a spreader tip on it and just heat them. makes them look brand new. other than that, dupli color bed liner works great.
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Old 07-17-2012, 01:15 AM   #11
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i used duplicolor bed liner last week, looks great...
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Old 07-20-2012, 01:26 PM   #12
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Pics please. I have some rust oleum bed liner I want to do them and the handles with.
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Old 07-20-2012, 02:33 PM   #13
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I had mine done at a Line-X place...very hard and durable.
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:51 PM   #14
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I will go a x2 on the heat gun method, assuming you already have a heat gun it's free. Ive been doing it to cars for years on trim panels that have faded to gray. You can go to YouTube and get a ton of videos walking you through exactly how to do it. Another fun fact is creamy peanut butter will restore hard plastic as well as help remove car wax you might have gotten on black trim.
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:20 PM   #15
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I did mine with Rustoleum Bed Liner and could not be happier.
If pics dont work, here is the link with more pics, http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f22/2...8/index61.html
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Old 07-21-2012, 08:39 PM   #16
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Plastidip has its place in automotive mods, but not on flares. The problem with plastidip is that when it's scratched it'll start to peel since it doesn't truly bond to anything.

Rustoleum works wonders and is easy to fix if scratched. It also doesn't fade like Krylon does. I've tried both and Rustoleum wins easy. As I heard in a hot sauce commercial, "I put that *** on everything".
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Question with the rustoleum. Dow it look dull when dry? Or will it look glossy? The reason I ask is cause I like the glossy look and was thinking about using this on my flares, mirrors, and bumpers
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Question with the rustoleum. Dow it look dull when dry? Or will it look glossy? The reason I ask is cause I like the glossy look and was thinking about using this on my flares, mirrors, and bumpers
I'd call it more of a satin I guess. I like the contrast between the shine of my black Jeep and the finish of the bedliner.


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Looks great!! I'm thinking about doing my stock wheels too till I get new ones.
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Does the bedliner hold up good if the flares flex? I thought that's why everyone used to use krylon fusion. And how does is hold up in the inevitable event that gas spews out the filler when you fill up and gets on it? I know it ate through the fusion in a hurry so that alone would be enough reason for me to try the bedliner.
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The only way I've flexed mine was dragging it against a rock. The first time I sanded and resprayed. One month later, the same rock did it again. I give up spraying again for now. I don't think Krylon would have fared any better since it gouged down into the flare itself. Gas doesn't seem to have any effect on the finish and I've overflowed a few times.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:30 PM   #22
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I used black Vinyl spray paint from the auto parts store. it was easy and it stays flexible and wont crack
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Question with the rustoleum. Dow it look dull when dry? Or will it look glossy? The reason I ask is cause I like the glossy look and was thinking about using this on my flares, mirrors, and bumpers
If you want a glossy look, Krylon Fusion might be a better option than the spray-on bedliner, which has a little texture and more of a flat-to-satin finish.
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Krylon, bumper and trim spray is made expressly for this type of application. It stays flexible, and bonds to any plastic fiber without sanding, though I recommend a light sanding first, to insure a better bond.
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I used the fusion paint. Although, I'm bout due for another application, they still look pretty good. The paint holds up well.....I painted mine about 5 years ago. It makes the jeep look like new again.

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