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02-01-2013 04:49 AM
blkrubi88
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Originally Posted by B-wils-TJ View Post
If you want something quick, Penetrol does wonders! I put it on my faded fenders about three months ago and they still look great. All you have to do is wipe it on with a rag.
I used that on my hardtop I bought off CL years ago, brought the faded black top back to life. Love it




When you use it on flares, don't get it on your paint.
01-31-2013 11:03 PM
viperx6x9x It was actually more of a foam block looking thing that was 400 grit. Not sure what you call them. I say wet because i use water on the surface while sanding. The water lets me more or less glide the sanding media across it with little pressure applied. I can feel resistance this way when the area I am sanding isn't smooth. when I feel no resistance, I slide over to the next area and keep going. Really only takes a few minutes per fender this way.


Then a quick alcohol wipe down with a lint free cloth when your done to get all the crap off the surface.

quick, easy, ready to paint.
01-31-2013 10:55 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by viperx6x9x
yeah really light coats, then i basically wet sanded it with really fine grit paper, i think it was 400. Got it pretty smooth for the paint. I think I used 2 coats of black, and a coat of clear.

Had a run in one of them cuz I got too heavy a coat with the black. I miss my paint gun, so much easier to get an even coat, especially on small pieces like this. Oh well, gotta look really close to see it
Nice, id prefer 400 dry. Wet paper is really aggressive.
01-31-2013 10:44 PM
viperx6x9x yeah really light coats, then i basically wet sanded it with really fine grit paper, i think it was 400. Got it pretty smooth for the paint. I think I used 2 coats of black, and a coat of clear.

Had a run in one of them cuz I got too heavy a coat with the black. I miss my paint gun, so much easier to get an even coat, especially on small pieces like this. Oh well, gotta look really close to see it
01-31-2013 10:24 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by viperx6x9x
Here's a primer pic and after I put em back on. Just a rattle can experiment since I don't have the facilities to do the paint job I would like but it turned out better than I expected.
Looks good. Ive used rattle can primer before, just dont put it on heavy or it will pin hole bad and have a tendency to come off
01-31-2013 10:20 PM
viperx6x9x Here's a primer pic and after I put em back on. Just a rattle can experiment since I don't have the facilities to do the paint job I would like but it turned out better than I expected.
01-31-2013 09:36 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by B-wils-TJ

And we can see from your profile pic who has the faded grey fenders But I'm not trying to start a pissin match so to each his own
Yeah, im a painter by trade and until i paint or change my flares thats how the will stay BRO!
01-31-2013 09:31 PM
B-wils-TJ
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Originally Posted by krisbman

And im never gonna use it, its garbage in my book. Whale sperm!!!
And we can see from your profile pic who has the faded grey fenders But I'm not trying to start a pissin match so to each his own
01-31-2013 09:25 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by B-wils-TJ

Ahh. I see you've never actually used it on fenders then. After it dries it is no different than the untreated fender dust-wise. And because it works so well, you never really need to paint them
And im never gonna use it, its garbage in my book. Whale sperm!!!
01-31-2013 09:24 PM
B-wils-TJ Haha I've had pretty good luck with the Penetrol. This was about 2 1/2 months after I put it on. I'd just washed it but it was completely dry.
01-31-2013 09:24 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by Dragnslayr06
If you don't want to paint them a heat gun will bring them back to life for a while.
Ive done that on my kids dirtbike, works okay!
01-31-2013 09:20 PM
Dragnslayr06 If you don't want to paint them a heat gun will bring them back to life for a while.
01-31-2013 09:15 PM
krisbman Lol, like my ratty lookin flares, hahaha. I paint cars for a living. Why would i wanna paint my own crap😜
01-31-2013 09:14 PM
B-wils-TJ
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Originally Posted by krisbman

And then every dust particle in the country side will stick to it and youll never get paint to stick them... EVER.
Ahh. I see you've never actually used it on fenders then. After it dries it is no different than the untreated fender dust-wise. And because it works so well, you never really need to paint them
01-31-2013 09:11 PM
viperx6x9x I would have used automotive stuff if i was back home and had access to my buddies shop. Good air compressor set up, reliable spray gun, the right tools for a change.

I gotta get my chevy sold so i can buy some good tools.

Anyways, i forgot which paint i used, but it wasn't the fusion. It was those paint match little cans at autozone. I wanted flat black anyways so I didn't really care if it was an exact match. Wish i had a spray gun setup, but it looks far better than that dirty grey now.
01-31-2013 09:10 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by krisbman

And then every dust particle in the country side will stick to it and youll never get paint to stick them... EVER.
Might as well just smear your old dirty motor oil on them, same thing and way cheaper, hahahaha.
01-31-2013 09:09 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by B-wils-TJ
If you want something quick, Penetrol does wonders! I put it on my faded fenders about three months ago and they still look great. All you have to do is wipe it on with a rag.
And then every dust particle in the country side will stick to it and youll never get paint to stick them... EVER.
01-31-2013 09:06 PM
B-wils-TJ If you want something quick, Penetrol does wonders! I put it on my faded fenders about three months ago and they still look great. All you have to do is wipe it on with a rag.
01-31-2013 09:00 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by redneckboy142008

Krylon works awesome on plastic it's designed for plastic and wood I believe just rough up the surface obviously first then paint away
Lol, all your guys infatuation with krylon. Fyi i fellas, all automotive type paint will stick exceptionally well to properly prepared plastic. The best bar none is SEM's trim paint line. The only difference between " plastic/vinyl" paint is that its more flexible for a short period. Spray bombs work well for plastics and vinyls because the film build is so minimal it is able to flex.
01-31-2013 08:48 PM
redneckboy142008
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Originally Posted by Jlins
Okay thanks guys, I don;t think I will buy them. What would you recommend to repaint my existing fender flares, they have sun spots and are really grey
Krylon works awesome on plastic it's designed for plastic and wood I believe just rough up the surface obviously first then paint away
01-31-2013 08:45 PM
viperx6x9x I work with what I have, tight budget these days. Just gotta be gentle with it, didn't cut any grooves or gouges. Plus the primer step filled in any of the rough spots. I have pics of the flares I can post when I get home, it turned out a lot better than it sounds.
01-31-2013 08:38 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by viperx6x9x
Didn't hold it down long on any spot, just wanted to rough up the surface real quick and that's the tool I had lying around.
Reminds me of the Adam Carollas movie " The hammer" Hey mike, someone threw a belt sander through your windshield!!! Hahaha
01-31-2013 08:38 PM
viperx6x9x Ended up using a dremmil to get the curves around the turn signal. Of course you have to take that out first if you want to run power tools in that area.
01-31-2013 08:35 PM
viperx6x9x Didn't hold it down long on any spot, just wanted to rough up the surface real quick and that's the tool I had lying around.
01-31-2013 08:23 PM
krisbman Belt sander??? Thats a real good way to cut some gnar gnar grooves in plastic in a big hurry. Use a dual action sander if you intend to sand plastic.
01-31-2013 08:19 PM
viperx6x9x
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Originally Posted by Jlins View Post
Okay thanks guys, I don;t think I will buy them. What would you recommend to repaint my existing fender flares, they have sun spots and are really grey
I just used a belt sander on mine, it smoothed out the rough texture slightly. Takes a little of the elbow grease out of it, but I took the flares off so I didn't accidentally mess up the paint on the jeep. Then wipe down with the alcohol.

The fusion stuff is great.

If you want to smooth them out a little more, spray a coat of primer first and lightly sand it with the finest grit sandpaper you can find and it will knock down the high spots. Then wipe down with alcohol again and then paint it.

If you like the rougher texture surface, ignore my step.
01-31-2013 03:50 PM
CarolinaBound
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Originally Posted by krisbman View Post

Dont use mineral spirits, ive said this a thousand times. Its oil based, bad juju. Use denatured alcohol!
My bad haven't heard that.before. regardless it worked, guess ill see since June will be one year
01-31-2013 03:07 PM
Crazyflyingplastics use krylon fusion for the flares. its specifically meant to bond to plastic
01-31-2013 03:03 PM
NCJeepin
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Originally Posted by TJDave View Post
X2. I forgot to add that the fact that I did not have to drill new holes made it handy for re-installing my stockers after the pocket flairs broke off-road.
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Originally Posted by blkrubi88 View Post
Agreed, I nearly ripped mine off last year from flexing on a wheeling trip and they were only on the jeep for a month.
Some good advice here. I ripped half of a rear one off on a vine a while back. I'll be getting some tubes for the front soon and run stockers in the rear. Save your money, don't buy pocket flares.
01-31-2013 02:59 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by CarolinaBound
Wipe the flares down with mineral spirits to strip away all the gunk (did mine twice), tape it all off, and Rustoleum Bedliner. Looks new as the day I sprayed it
Dont use mineral spirits, ive said this a thousand times. Its oil based, bad juju. Use denatured alcohol!
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