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03-26-2012 03:40 PM
Dgrimjeeper Thanks for the heads up on the mineral spirits blackpony04... I will check that out in the future, and use them on other plastic items that I need to bring back to OEM "black" looks
03-26-2012 03:38 PM
Dgrimjeeper Thanks for your kind words Jeepers It's always a good feeling when someone has seen you do a project, even if it is a little one like this. That's why I tell people to post pics even on the little things....

I'm a visual guy, and I get ideas by looking at other threads on this forum... if my lil write up could help just one other TJ owner to take out their own funky grey fenders then I call that a win
03-26-2012 01:55 AM
lildrummaboy16 looks great!!! thanks to your step by step pics I did the exact same thing you did and it turned out awesome! thanks for the post it was very helpful
03-21-2012 07:21 AM
TnDz TJ Very nice job and well documented! Night and day difference!
03-21-2012 07:01 AM
Blackpony04 Excellent write up! If I could I would only add two suggestions for the next time: use a cheap scuff pad to knock off any shiny spots and then follow it up with a quick wipe down with mineral spirits. The mineral spirits will remove any wax or dressing residue and those little spots wouldn't appear as a result.
03-21-2012 06:50 AM
vabeachmike BIG Difference! Looks Good!
03-21-2012 03:23 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by Granman View Post
You seem like you know what youre doing so let me ask this. The PO had painted my fender flares with god knows what paint. It has the look of Krylon Fusion Satin but I dont like it and it wasnt done nicely.

I have a few question. Since they have already been painted how should I go about prepping them?

He had oversprayed and got some on the body how do I go about getting that off?

And finally, I like a more matte black look like the one plastidip provides. Is that a good paint to use for the flares or would anyone suggest something else that will provide somewhat the same look?

Thanks!

Well from what I remember about my limited experience with over spray the first element is to identify what kind of paint it is (IE the base of that paint). In your case you don't know since it was from the PO. I believe that my friends who tried it out used either clay bars or an old school wax, not the kind that you find at target. Most of them used clay bars though.

You need to use a type of lubricant when using a clay bar though (get your mind out of the gutter )... it's needed to allow the bar to work without destroying the paint underneath the over spray.

From what I remember the only lubricant you need is soapy water in a bucket. I've also heard of friends of mine using Joy dishwashing detergent and water or something like Ivory dish washing mix. No heavy duty mumbo-jumbo expensive kit needed. Just keep the surface wet by dipping clay bar into the soapy water or with wet towel.

When you use the clay bar work a small section at a time, and try it out in a small section to see if it will work for your over spray. I know that many people say use it in a circular motion, but I had a friend who swearers that you should only use the bar using up and down motions.

He was adamant that the circling motions are what will cause scuffing marks.

Not sure what kind of bar to try but I think he was using Clay Magic or something like that...

Hope that helps.

Let me rack my brain to see what I can tell you about repainting those fenders... hmmmm.
03-21-2012 02:06 AM
Granman You seem like you know what youre doing so let me ask this. The PO had painted my fender flares with god knows what paint. It has the look of Krylon Fusion Satin but I dont like it and it wasnt done nicely.

I have a few question. Since they have already been painted how should I go about prepping them?

He had oversprayed and got some on the body how do I go about getting that off?

And finally, I like a more matte black look like the one plastidip provides. Is that a good paint to use for the flares or would anyone suggest something else that will provide somewhat the same look?

Thanks!
03-21-2012 12:37 AM
div4gold Nothing wrong with that .
03-21-2012 12:31 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by The Toolman View Post
Great job Grimm, looks good
Thanks Toolman
03-21-2012 12:27 AM
The Toolman Great job Grimm, looks good
03-21-2012 12:16 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by BrianTG View Post
Didn't know we had so many Canadian's on this forum..........



You would know...
03-20-2012 12:31 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by Jeeplover1 View Post
Looks good bro

Thanks Jeep

I'm sure that I'll find a way to mess it up the next time I hit some mud or something
03-20-2012 12:28 AM
Jeeplover1 Looks good bro
03-20-2012 12:27 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by gixxerphil View Post
You're preaching to the choir on that one

You don't say


03-20-2012 12:26 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by TjWranglerMan View Post
The same thing happen to me but my flares were off my tj wen it dried completely it didn't look good had blotches so I bought a scuffer for a drill and took everything off and user plastic dip worked a lot better for me came out even and thick
I just kept at it after it dried. I don't know what it was, but then again these frigging fenders up and went grey for no reason. Like I said, it did the same thing on my 2000 XJ. One of my siblings has a 90 XJ that was kept out in the sun all day every day, and this never happened to it. Oh well.

I'm going to assume that it was budget related
03-20-2012 12:26 AM
gixxerphil
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Originally Posted by Dgrimjeeper View Post
I like pics

You're preaching to the choir on that one
03-20-2012 12:23 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by gixxerphil View Post
You have too many pics

Looks good Dgrim

You WOULD say that Phil

The pics were your idea in the first place


Thanks bro. This is why I ask Tina and Barrie to post em about their YJ... I like pics
03-20-2012 12:22 AM
BrianTG Didn't know we had so many Canadian's on this forum..........
03-20-2012 12:21 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by Strongdog09 View Post
Looks great! Nice job

Thanks man

Now we'll see how long this lasts
03-20-2012 12:20 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited View Post
OH!!!!! And put a PENGUINS tire cover over that UGLY thing you have on there

HA...

Nice try, but I'll have to decline that idea
03-20-2012 12:20 AM
gixxerphil You have too many pics












Looks good Dgrim
03-20-2012 12:19 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by Beaker541 View Post
That is just what I need! Thanks for the link
03-20-2012 12:15 AM
mikes05unlimited
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Originally Posted by Beaker541 View Post
Go pens
YEP!!!! From the south hills
03-20-2012 12:15 AM
Strongdog09 Looks great! Nice job
03-20-2012 12:14 AM
Beaker541
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Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited
OH!!!!! And put a PENGUINS tire cover over that UGLY thing you have on there
Go pens
03-20-2012 12:13 AM
mikes05unlimited OH!!!!! And put a PENGUINS tire cover over that UGLY thing you have on there
03-20-2012 12:11 AM
Beaker541 Cheap mod that will look good on there. http://amzn.com/B004TADG7Q
03-20-2012 12:10 AM
Dgrimjeeper
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Originally Posted by mikes05unlimited View Post
Looks good, take those end caps off your bumper and give us a before and after pic. Nice write up!!!!! MUCH BETTER, amazing that a little spray paint can make a Jeep look new
Yeah, the end caps will be messed with soon. I wanted to do that on this day but I only had so much time before I hit the road. I'll get to it and post a few pics for you
03-20-2012 12:09 AM
Dgrimjeeper The biggest annoyance in this whole thing was the tape job, going up and then taking it back down. Since I placed it under the edges there was a tendency for the tape to rip off leaving a portion of it under the fender effectively creating a blue line around the fenders... with some time and a pair of tweezers all of this rouge tape came of without a hitch.

It's almost a night and day difference. I am really impressed by this simple little project, it looks a thousand times better than it did. Will it stand up to time, wheeling, and the elements? Who knows... if anything happens to them you'll be the first to know.
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