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05-10-2013 05:32 PM
Rbmaurer9 Penetrol, can get it at Lowes or Home depot. Will last a complete season if you do not hit it with a pressure sprayer. After winter, I usually take mine to car was and use high pressure sprayer and remove the coating and wash the jeep really good. Let it dry all the way and then I will use a foam applicator and apply a coat to all fenders. Be prepared not to drive for at least half a day since this takes a while to dry. Another trick is to use surgical gloves and put a sock over the glove and you can apply the same stuff to metal bumpers, plastic mirror frame, bumper ends and just about anything that gets dull. Be very careful not to get it on the paint cause is will turn a little dark over time if you do. Looks bad on a light color paint.
05-10-2013 08:51 AM
Nuke83 Bondo Restore Black is also an amazing product for bringing faded black plastic to life. Doesn't run or fade. The truck bed liner in Honda Ridgelines are a composite material that scratches easily. Most owners use Restore Black to fix. You can find it at some Wal-Marts, Autozone, etc.

It's a gel like consistency, so easy to apply with a foam brush. It comes with a dense foam applicator, but if you want precision, purchase some cheap foam paint brushes in whatever size you need.

Tons of pics on this forum

Another Bondo Restore Black Success - truck bed scratches - Honda Ridgeline Owners Club Forums
05-10-2013 08:44 AM
Robert C. Before and after with bed liner
05-10-2013 05:38 AM
kshaws21
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Originally Posted by MLaborde View Post

You missed a spot on the middle of the front bumper.

Roll Tide!
Uh no.
05-09-2013 11:23 PM
MLaborde
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Originally Posted by kshaws21 View Post
$4 rattle can of black and some discarded newspapers (or large index cards)
You missed a spot on the middle of the front bumper.

Roll Tide!
05-09-2013 10:53 PM
clarksofky Glad the pics could help. Good luck with the mods.
05-09-2013 10:39 PM
n00g7
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Originally Posted by clarksofky View Post
Yep. Still 33's. Love my 4 in lift!

Looks good -- I probably will not be doing anything that'll I'll need 35's for... so I might as well go with 33's and fewer repairs I was worried they wouldn't fill enough, but yours look big with stock fenders, so cutting my stock ones how I want should leave everything looking OK.

Thanks!
05-09-2013 10:28 PM
clarksofky
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Originally Posted by n00g7 View Post
Is your jeep still on 33's? I can't decide whether to go with 33's or 35's on a 4-4 1/2 inch lift.
Yep. Still 33's. Love my 4 in lift!
05-09-2013 10:23 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by AB824

Exactly. Took about ten minutes if that long.
I'll give it a shot! I've got some factory steps I've removed..... Perfect for practice.
05-09-2013 10:16 PM
AB824
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post

Nice! Previous posters talked of heat guns. What did you use? A plumbers propane torch?
Exactly. Took about ten minutes.
05-09-2013 10:15 PM
AB824
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post

Nice! Previous posters talked of heat guns. What did you use? A plumbers propane torch?
Exactly. Took about ten minutes if that long.
05-09-2013 09:04 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by cchartrand

Hahaha!!!!
Keep up the good work man. You obviously care about your customers.... A rare trait in this country.
05-09-2013 09:03 PM
kshaws21 $4 rattle can of black and some discarded newspapers (or large index cards) is the cheapest and easiest way to fully restore flares. Just slide the paper between the flare and the body and spray away, as long as its not a windy day.

The red Jeep here had flares so faded they looked white. 30 mins and a can of flat black and all four corners were restored.
05-09-2013 08:58 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by krisbman

Not a chance
Hahaha!!!!
05-09-2013 08:56 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post

Want to paint my flares ????
Not a chance
05-09-2013 08:56 PM
sinepome
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post

Nice! Previous posters talked of heat guns. What did you use? A plumbers propane torch?
Electric heat gun( high power hair dryer pretty much) or a propane torch. Either would work. Just move fast and don't get them too hot in one place. Also remove the light covers on the front. The heat will destroy them.
05-09-2013 08:55 PM
Robert C.
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post

With the beer???.... It's a crucial step!!
Yes it is a must!!
05-09-2013 08:48 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by AB824
Torched mine. Looks good as new.
Nice! Previous posters talked of heat guns. What did you use? A plumbers propane torch?
05-09-2013 08:42 PM
AB824 Torched mine. Looks good as new.
05-09-2013 08:39 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by krisbman
No offense taken.
Want to paint my flares ????
05-09-2013 08:35 PM
krisbman No offense taken.
05-09-2013 08:33 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by krisbman
Guess you wouldnt but i know the po of mine. You werent being a D, thats a legit question. Im just saying that if a customer came in and told me they had been putting this whale sperm on their flares and werent happy with it and wanted me to paint them id say sorry buy a new set or take it to joe blows down yonder.
Thanks brother! As I said before, this isn't a pissing contest. I'm just saying I've seen some paint/ bed liner hold up really well with some nice prep work. It sounds like you do this for a living, and I'm sorry you took offense. I'm sure guys come in W/ crap dripping off of their plastic, looking for a nice paint job. Not fair to you. Happy wheeling man!
05-09-2013 08:12 PM
krisbman Guess you wouldnt but i know the po of mine. You werent being a D, thats a legit question. Im just saying that if a customer came in and told me they had been putting this whale sperm on their flares and werent happy with it and wanted me to paint them id say sorry buy a new set or take it to joe blows down yonder.
05-09-2013 08:11 PM
sinepome
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Originally Posted by TJspeed View Post
A heat gun works to. I did this to my license plate holder today. It was showing signs of gray and thought I'd try it and was shocked to see it actually worked.
This is the best bet. No mess. No chipping. Did mine over a year ago and they still look good.
05-09-2013 08:07 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by krisbman

Done what?
You said you would never paint over a set of flares that had that " stuff" put on them.
05-09-2013 08:05 PM
TJspeed A heat gun works to. I did this to my license plate holder today. It was showing signs of gray and thought I'd try it and was shocked to see it actually worked.
05-09-2013 08:03 PM
krisbman
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Originally Posted by cchartrand View Post

Totally not trying to be a d**k, but how would you ever know that a PO had ever done that?
Done what?
05-09-2013 08:00 PM
n00g7 Is your jeep still on 33's? I can't decide whether to go with 33's or 35's on a 4-4 1/2 inch lift.
05-09-2013 08:00 PM
cchartrand
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Originally Posted by krisbman

You can, im not gonna. Plastic is porous it will soak it up. Clean all you want. Denatured alcohol, wax & grease, solvent, lacquer thinner etc. i wont paint a set thats had that stuff put on it
Totally not trying to be a d**k, but how would you ever know that a PO had ever done that?
05-09-2013 08:00 PM
dredg009 Yeah it is except it's got a rubberized base to it.
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