|02-26-2013 06:40 PM|
|viperx6x9x||Oh yeah, X2 on removing them first. It isn't really that hard, and it makes the prep work a lot easier, Hang em up from something with a coat hanger from the back side and you won't have to grab them at all while you are spraying.|
|02-26-2013 06:37 PM|
I used regular old Duplicolor on mine. Turned out good if you like the smooth look, which does take some sanding to achieve. Sand it rough grit for a good surface for the primer to stick to. Then use a fine grit on top of that very lightly to smooth it out. A little alcohol to wipe it down with and it's good to go for paint. Krylon fusion would work good for this too.
But I do like the textured look tbensor has going on there. If I had to do it again, I would probably go with something like that. Might end up using it on the bumpers.
|02-26-2013 06:12 PM|
My point was that you do NOT need to use a plastic-type paint if you prep correctly. So if you apply an adhesion promoter first, you don't need krylon fusion...
|02-26-2013 08:56 AM|
|fab86||I just bought the Rustoleum Hammered Black satin paint last week, but it's been raining. I hope to paint them this weekend. I'll post pics, and yes the prepwork goes a long way.|
|02-26-2013 07:42 AM|
|Get_Pitted75||haha awesome, thanks guys i went with the krylon fusion and it worked great!|
|02-25-2013 08:36 PM|
|CarolinaBound||Don't waste your time sanding, they're already rough enough. Mine have help up a year and still look new|
|02-25-2013 08:31 PM|
|02-25-2013 07:55 PM|
|thgr8alex||Just be sure that when you paint them you do really good prep work. Like clean them really well and sand them down starting with a low grit up to a high grit and then clean again, otherwise the paint will chip and not last long at all :0|
|02-25-2013 07:52 PM|
The top photo is the stock flares and the rest are after I trimmed and painted. Pretty easy job and gives a little more clearance. I say go for it! Saves you 500 bucks from buying bushwacker flat ones. Any other questions just let me know! Id be glad to help out!
|02-25-2013 07:46 PM|
|02-25-2013 07:45 PM|
I removed mine.
|02-25-2013 07:13 PM|
The best preparation possible won't overcome sorry paint. And the best paint won't overcome sorry preparation.
|02-25-2013 07:08 PM|
You can use any type of paint on there if you prep it right first. After you scuff them with a grey scuff pad, you clean them thoroughly with a degreaser or alchohol works in a pinch...then apply an adhesion promoter - basically a spray glue. This will help ensure the paint STAYS on. Any paint will STICK initially...but you don't want it to peel off at the car wash or from daily use...
I also like the VHT epoxy. Has a nice finish, and seems to be holding up great on my top even through winter.
|02-25-2013 06:58 PM|
I did mine with the "hammered" rustoleum. Looks great and no problems.
I would remove your flares rather than taping off. To prep, I wiped mine down with acetone. They look great now and it makes my jeep look so much younger.
|02-25-2013 06:56 PM|
|tangofox007||I painted my flares with Eastwood Extreme Chassis Black Satin. It has help up extremely well.|
|02-25-2013 06:49 PM|
rustolium bed liner spray
|02-25-2013 03:28 PM|
|BurlySoldier||VHT Epoxy Paint in satin black. Very very easy to work with, doesn't chip or fade. Perfect color too. Works on every surface I have tried. Would use again but have t needed too.|
|02-25-2013 02:35 PM|
|thgr8alex||I recently took my fenders off to paint them, while I was at it I dremmeled off two inches to make some home made flat fenders because I didnt like the bushwackers sticking out so far but I sanded and down and used the Krylon Fusion for plastic. It turned out really well and has held up for a while now without fading. At one point I painted them with the bedliner spray paint and it chipped off and faded rather quickly. Get some krylon fusion, they have it at walmart|
|02-25-2013 01:00 PM|
|Crazyflyingplastics||X2 on krylon fusion. It's meant for plastic and overspray comes off easily with wax or clay bar. I would still tape it off though.|
|02-25-2013 12:42 PM|
|B_Tini||Kyrlon fusion is for plastic|
|02-25-2013 12:42 PM|
|CarolinaBound||Rustoleum spray on bed liner. Wash em with dish soap and/or alcohol, tape off (lots of overspray), and shoot. Did 2 or 3 real light coats for mine|
|02-25-2013 12:30 PM|
The plastic fenders on my tj are faded. I want to paint them black and I was wondering what type of paint would work best to paint plastic? A buddy of mine said plasti dip but I heard plasti dip is not permanent.