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Old 02-14-2014, 02:41 PM   #1
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Want to spray bedliner on my fender flares,any do this before?

Want to spray black bedliner (spray can) on my stock faded fender flares, anyone have any tips on how to make it adhere to the plastic? Any products recommended (prep,primer,bedliner spray?)
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Old 02-14-2014, 02:55 PM   #2
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I applied bedliner to my fender flares. I used the rustoleum brand brush on bed liner. All I did was take them off, clean them, then I painted the inside first let it dry and did the outside. Turned out great and held up for a long time (over 2 years now)

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Old 02-14-2014, 04:45 PM   #3
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I'm thinking about using the spray can type bedliner. I guess if I lightly sand them it might help too.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:05 PM   #4
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Friend of mine runs a body shop, I asked him about doing mine with the spray on stuff. He advised he didn't think it would stay on long.

I've used it on parts that are exposed to the elements before, & it's held up very well. It's all about the prep work. You MUST ruff the area up so it will have something to bite to.

Mine look pretty bad. I thought about roughing them up with some 60 grit paper. That would give the liner more than enough to bite, but I'm worried about the sanding marks showing thru. 60 grit is pretty aggressive on soft plastic.
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Old 02-14-2014, 11:16 PM   #5
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I've used the Rustoleum on a ton of things. For plastic, I've just cleaned it with Windex first and let it dry then sprayed.
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Old 02-15-2014, 02:47 AM   #6
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I did mine with Napa brand truck bedliner. Same stuff that I used to paint the hard top.

You don't need 60 grit sand paper, that is way too harsh. 180 or even 220 will work fine. Even a scotch brite scuff pad will work. You have to make sure that you hit all the surfaces that you want the bedliner to stick on. Sand until there is no more shine to the plastic. Then clean it down good. I washed mine with Dawn dishwashing liquid and a sponge. (non chemical degreaser) Rinse, and let dry in the sun. But paint them inside or in the shade, because the black flare will heat up in the sun, and the bedliner will bubble.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:04 PM   #7
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Doing this right now... Just primed with Rattle can rustoleum. About to go use the rattle can Rustoleum bedliner. I took medium grit sand paper to the front fenders and then cleaned them. I'll post pictures when I'm done.... IF it turns out ok.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:12 PM   #8
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I cleaned mine and used Rustoleum Paint and Primer in One, Satin Black. It took two cans. It looks great after one year so far.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:58 PM   #9
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I just did my door panels. I scrubbed them with TSP. Then wiped them down wit acetone until the rag was clean. Then shot them with Rustoleum bed liner spray.
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Old 03-15-2014, 04:05 PM   #10
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Turning out terrible so far......
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:05 PM   #11
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That's not encouraging - was thinking about doing this myself. Tell us (well, me) how you would do it differently lol
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Old 03-15-2014, 06:18 PM   #12
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I'm not the handiest person in the world and no painting project I've ever done had turned out great. I don't exactly have the best place to be painting.

First, either I used the wrong sanding paper or I don't know how to sand. I have a bunch of random lines all over the place where I sanded and they're visible now. It would take about 5 coats to cover them up... not worth the effort.

The primer part seemed to go ok, I guess... but then I started spraying the bedliner. The first coat was ok, but the stupid can was spraying mostly air so it was uneven. The second coat was where things got bad. The middle had some spots where I had to hold the can a little longer and turn it upside down to get the paint to come out. So, then I had excess spray on the top of the flare. Not using all of my brain cells (lost a few inhaling paint), I tried to smooth it and even it out with a waxing pad. DISASTER!! Now, there are a bunch of indents where I did that...

The second fender flare looks like it will turn out better, but still doesn't look great.

I would recommend NOT sanding by hand. If anything, get a power sander. Second, if you have a garage, use it! I don't and bring outside didn't help. It wasn't terribly humid here today and I was working in the shade, but it was likely a contributing factor.

Finally, I typed this on my phone so forgive spelling and grammar errors
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:02 AM   #13
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Thanks for the update and good luck with the others. I plan on doing this to mine after the jeep gets painted and put back together. I wonder if the brush/roller application would be easier than the spray can?
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:39 AM   #14
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I used the brush application and it worked great
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Old 03-17-2014, 09:45 AM   #15
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Here are pics of the brush on application on my old jeep
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:07 PM   #16
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It looks like my second attempt is going to turn out better. I'll post pics soon.
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Old 03-18-2014, 03:11 PM   #17
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Good to see that most of you are using the Rust-Oleum spray. I used the Dee Zee inside my jeep at 17 buck a can and was not impressed. Rust-Oleum was 7.47 at Wal-Mart and sprayed on thicker and has a rougher texture to it.

SPRAY AWAY!!
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Old 03-18-2014, 04:27 PM   #18
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Good to see that most of you are using the Rust-Oleum spray. I used the Dee Zee inside my jeep at 17 buck a can and was not impressed. Rust-Oleum was 7.47 at Wal-Mart and sprayed on thicker and has a rougher texture to it. SPRAY AWAY!!
The reaso I painted them was because replacement door panel are kind of pricy. It the paint fails, I'm only out $8. If it holds up, I'll save a couple hundred over buying replacements.
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Old 03-18-2014, 06:45 PM   #19
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Why not use Krylon Fusion (for plastic)? Save a bunch, plus you won't be doing something that's essentially non-reversible.

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