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sok 04-24-2013 01:39 PM

fusion paint tips ?
 
after painting my fender flares with satin black fusion r they gonna scuff up pretty easy or should i spray the clear on to protect it somewhat?i know doing so is going to gloss them up witch i dont care for what have u guys found out as far as just painting them.thanks for ur imput

Marcwakefield22 04-24-2013 02:07 PM

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Originally Posted by sok (Post 3677454)
after painting my fender flares with satin black fusion r they gonna scuff up pretty easy or should i spray the clear on to protect it somewhat?i know doing so is going to gloss them up witch i dont care for what have u guys found out as far as just painting them.thanks for ur imput

You should have just plasti dipped them or used rust oleum truck bed liner. It's more durable and doesn't have a glossy shine

thgr8alex 04-24-2013 02:10 PM

I did fusion on mine. I sanded them down before i painted and cleaned real well. The key to getting paint to stick/last no matter if its fusion, plastidip, etc. is the prep work. Good prep work before painting is key to having it last longer

sok 04-24-2013 02:19 PM

did prep work want to know about clear coat or not

thgr8alex 04-24-2013 02:25 PM

I mean i wouldnt see why not besides it looking really shiny. I would just keep em with the fusion on there. Just my opinion.. But Ive had mine painted for almost a year now and still look great.

sok 04-24-2013 02:36 PM

ya thinging ill give it a try with just the paint first like the looks if it nothing to repaint if dosnt work out...

rdsiler 04-24-2013 02:42 PM

I painted mine with fusion. No clear. So far they are holding up good.

Dextreme 04-24-2013 03:25 PM

Just leave it "as is" with Fusion Black Satin. It's durable. If it starts eventually looking ratty, just shoot another light coat over it to make it look new again. Simple.

Patrick H 04-24-2013 03:28 PM

Uh, if you want to spray clear coat on them, but don't want shiny, why not just spray them with satin clear coat?

s14sh3r 04-24-2013 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3677844)
Uh, if you want to spray clear coat on them, but don't want shiny, why not just spray them with satin clear coat?

This. They make matte finish as well.

InvisiblePants 04-24-2013 03:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Patrick H (Post 3677844)
Uh, if you want to spray clear coat on them, but don't want shiny, why not just spray them with satin clear coat?







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Originally Posted by s14sh3r (Post 3677958)
This. They make matte finish as well.

This x 2

I used the matte finish clear on an ammo can and you cant even tell its there. No gloss at all. Love it.

Haines15 04-24-2013 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by InvisiblePants (Post 3677967)

This x 2

I used the matte finish clear on an ammo can and you cant even tell its there. No gloss at all. Love it.

I did this to my fender flares too. They're holding up well in the trails so far. Beats dropping a few hundred dollars on new fender flares.

ninjaturtle0 04-24-2013 06:34 PM

I used penetrol on my fenders. They look new

Water Dog 04-24-2013 06:55 PM

I painted mine with fusion satin 2 years ago - no clear coat. This is the way they look today. My Jeep lives outside.

JeepMyth 05-11-2013 12:38 PM

Waterdog, did you sand yours down first?

Water Dog 05-11-2013 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by JeepMyth (Post 3744624)
Waterdog, did you sand yours down first?

No, I didn't even do good prep work. Just washed them down with simple green and let them get completely dry before I sprayed them. I was actually quite impressed on how well the finish came out and how durable it was once it dried. Like was mentioned above, if you scuff them up a little, you can always touch them up.


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