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Bamafever19 05-03-2013 08:47 PM

Stock fenders question
 
I have a 2009 jku "x" with the greyish fenders, is there somewhere where I can buy the painted black ones like on most Saharan and rubicons to match my black jk? Or should I not bother and just get bushwacker flat style fenders. The main reason I'm asking is because I want to get rid of the ugly grey fenders that always seem to look faded 24-7.

kappaknight 05-03-2013 09:08 PM

Just pull them off and paint them yourself. It won't look smooth like the Sahara's buy it'll be darker.

gorillahydrographics 05-03-2013 09:21 PM

If your going to paint them, do it right.

Get high fill primer...you can get it in a rattle can at most auto paint stores our of you have a compressor in a 2 part with hardner.

The filler primer will take the texture out.

Apply the filler primer, maybe three medium coats, wet sand, paint.

Bamafever19 05-03-2013 09:24 PM

Gorilla do you have any pics? Did you do this? If so I would love to see it. Sorry I'm kinda a visual person.. I just feel like if I do it it'll like like total crap.. Idk maybe not :/

Blackpony04 05-03-2013 09:31 PM

Every once in awhile a set will show up on Craigslist. I kick myself for not jumping on a set of black painted ones for $150 a few months back but I keep checking.

PhotoWrangler 05-03-2013 09:33 PM

Have you checked into a local paint and body shop to see if they can paint yours to match your body color?

I plan on doing this a little later this year.

Bamafever19 05-03-2013 10:03 PM

I haven't checked on a body shop, probably a good idea but thinking they would try to screw me over by trying to get good money for a job that's not worth the pay. All I'm saying is I guess I'd rather try it myself and save a lot if money then throw my wallet at them and tell em to try... I just didn't know if there was some kind of website out there that would sell these parts.

gorillahydrographics 05-03-2013 11:01 PM

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gorillahydrographics 05-03-2013 11:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Bamafever19 (Post 3717151)
I haven't checked on a body shop, probably a good idea but thinking they would try to screw me over by trying to get good money for a job that's not worth the pay. All I'm saying is I guess I'd rather try it myself and save a lot if money then throw my wallet at them and tell em to try... I just didn't know if there was some kind of website out there that would sell these parts.

What you said makes no sense..

Painting automotive parts and doing it well costs money.

Depending on your vehicles paint code, a quart of paint can cost $150 bucks.

Reds, yellows, orange...all those colors are more expensive than black or white.


Painting plastic parts can be tricky...Depending on the plastic if it's not prepped right your paint job will lift off in a few weeks.

When it comes to painting..cheap isn't always best. You can easily spend more fixing mistakes, than just have a professional do it.

thegreyman 05-03-2013 11:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Bamafever19 (Post 3716859)
I have a 2009 jku "x" with the greyish fenders, is there somewhere where I can buy the painted black ones like on most Saharan and rubicons to match my black jk? Or should I not bother and just get bushwacker flat style fenders. The main reason I'm asking is because I want to get rid of the ugly grey fenders that always seem to look faded 24-7.

plasi dip?

Bamafever19 05-03-2013 11:20 PM

I say that because.. Last time I went to a body shop, not on my jk but my f250, they pretty much screwed me over. Paid $500 for lineX around all the trimming, and bumper... And all I can say is a 10 year old could have done as good if a job IMO . I don't know it's just like I lost my trust in body shops and the one I took it to had good ratings and everyone I knew said to use them. I guess really my options are to just look online and luckily fine some or just simply buy different fenders like bushwackers.

Bamafever19 05-03-2013 11:23 PM

Haven't thought about plasti dip, wonder how that would turn out.

PhotoWrangler 05-03-2013 11:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Bamafever19 (Post 3717441)
I say that because.. Last time I went to a body shop, not on my jk but my f250, they pretty much screwed me over. Paid $500 for lineX around all the trimming, and bumper... And all I can say is a 10 year old could have done as good if a job IMO . I don't know it's just like I lost my trust in body shops and the one I took it to had good ratings and everyone I knew said to use them. I guess really my options are to just look online and luckily fine some or just simply buy different fenders like bushwackers.



I asked friends for references, and ending up finding a one man shop in a small town north of Dallas. He does good work at a very reasonable price. You just have to find the right place, and sometimes that takes a little effort.

thegreyman 05-03-2013 11:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Bamafever19 (Post 3717446)
Haven't thought about plasti dip, wonder how that would turn out, but then again my whole concept is to get that black look along with my black jeep.

Have you tried EBAY?
purchase the bumpers from used rubi's and sahara's? IE "parts bin"

JKBrad 05-04-2013 12:19 AM

Krylon Fusion. Made my XJ flares look like new. They will still have the textured finish though.


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