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USAF089 05-20-2013 04:36 PM

Requesting pics.... can anyone help me out?
 
I'm trying to decide what to do here. I'm selling my fender flares (bushwacker pocket flares) and going to something else. I have a guy wanting to buy them and give me his stock flares. I want to go with the new flat fenders, but don't want to drop the whole $450 on em at once. Since I'll have his stock ones.... would it look ok for temporary purposes to run stock on the back, (maybe cut) and the new flat ones on the front? If anyone has pics of both.... cut stock all the way around, or the combo I would appreciate it! :punk:

rs90808 05-20-2013 05:17 PM

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I cut my stock flares. Ended up spraying with bedliner to match everything else.

USAF089 05-20-2013 09:27 PM

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Originally Posted by rs90808 (Post 3775505)
I cut my stock flares. Ended up spraying with bedliner to match everything else.


Very nice.... I appreciate that! Looks really good. Is that your blinker I see mounted under your front flare? I like the way that looks, I'd be happy with that and saving that money for other things for the Jeep lol :dance: Did you have a template... or how hard was it to cut them? Dremel?

thgr8alex 05-21-2013 12:30 AM

I cut 2 inches off of mine on all 4 using a 2"x2" peice of cardboard i cut. Ran it across level with bottom of fender and marked top with a pencil if that makes sense. Once marked i used a dremmel to cut them. Sanded rough edges down and repainted while i was at it. I made mine different though and kept the stock turn signals because i didnt want to have to relocate those. But its a great, cheap mod that looks awesome and like you said, saves 500 bucks. And if you break them on trails, its much cheaper to replace them. All you gotta do is find a cheap set on craigslist and cut em up haha. Let me know if youve got any questions about it!

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USAF089 05-21-2013 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by thgr8alex (Post 3777047)
I cut 2 inches off of mine on all 4 using a 2"x2" peice of cardboard i cut. Ran it across level with bottom of fender and marked top with a pencil if that makes sense. Once marked i used a dremmel to cut them. Sanded rough edges down and repainted while i was at it. I made mine different though and kept the stock turn signals because i didnt want to have to relocate those. But its a great, cheap mod that looks awesome and like you said, saves 500 bucks. And if you break them on trails, its much cheaper to replace them. All you gotta do is find a cheap set on craigslist and cut em up haha. Let me know if youve got any questions about it!

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That does make sense.... seems pretty easy too! Saving the $500 bucks sounds really good too, and like you said cheaper to replace too :punk: What did you end up painting them with?

thgr8alex 05-21-2013 08:03 PM

I just used a plastic paint i got at lowes. The key is getting plastic paint so its flexible. A really popular one is krylon fusion plastic paint (got it at walmart). The key is prep work. Sanding and really cleaning it off will make most paints stick better and longer. Just be sure to get a plastic paint


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