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Rogue 01-30-2010 04:44 PM

Pictures of 2002 Jeep TJ Fender Flare Mods
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Here's the pics of my 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ. My flares were gray, so I removed them to paint, and ultimately took a dremel tool with an HD cutoff wheel and trimmed them down for more clearance before I painted them with Krylon plastic paint... Tell me what you think!:punk:

89PBR96 01-30-2010 04:46 PM

Looks cool man

G54 01-30-2010 04:51 PM

Nice job. That's one of the free mods I have planned for this spring.

BTW - fill out you Jeep Profile when you get a chance. You have a very cool looking rig there. Love the color too.

Rogue 01-30-2010 04:57 PM

Thanks guys! I tried to score them and pop them with a razor knife, but they are too baked by the sun, so I broke out the trusty ole Dremel tool! I am seriously considering buying the RR 7" stock flares and trimming them down like this in the future to actually give me the proper coverage for those 33 x 12.50's.

Rogue 01-30-2010 05:07 PM

Profile should be fairly well updated now guys! Thanks!

harleyharv 01-30-2010 05:13 PM

VERY nice, did you free hand it or make some sort of template?

Rogue 01-30-2010 05:16 PM

I measured it all along the length of the fender, and then made a template out of cardboard. I drew a thick guideline with a black marker, and trimmed on the inside edge of the line.

Once cut, I had to sand the edges down from 60 grit to about 800 grit for painting. It looks good though. That Krylon plastic paint is good stuff.

TJRP 01-30-2010 05:35 PM

Can you post a close up of the fenders and tell me more about the Krylon. I need to do that.

JDsDream 01-30-2010 05:40 PM

Looks great.

catITguy 01-30-2010 06:01 PM

Looks very nice!

InfernoGirl 01-30-2010 06:21 PM

Thanks for the pics Rogue! That is one fine looking Jeep you have there! :D

Rogue 01-30-2010 06:22 PM

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Thanks guys!:D

I bought the Krylon spray paint at Walmart, and I think it is marketed as "Fusion"; it is designed for plastics. I cut them, sanded them from low grit to high grit, or rough to smooth, then sprayed them per the directions. No need for a primer. Looks 100% better than the gray faded flares.

Some pics:

SPDNJOE 01-30-2010 06:40 PM

That looks really good. Job well done !

03 RUBI 01-30-2010 08:08 PM

Hey there Rogue, has the RR 7" flares for $160 and free shipping. I did a fair amount of research and they had the best price I could find. I just got mine installed and was thinking of cutting them. Post some pics when you do it OK

wolfen 01-30-2010 08:45 PM

That's sweet:) I was thinking of new flares but after seeing this I think a new cutoff wheel is in my future :)
depends on weather or not I can get the flares off without breaking the studs off.

HyperBuzzin 01-30-2010 09:31 PM

Looks good! Now ya just gotta get a little mud on the tires!!

Rogue 01-30-2010 10:10 PM

LOL. The Jeep has been clean three times since I have owned it.
1-Right after I bought it.
2-For the pictures in this thread.
3-Recently, when my co-workers complained after I sank it in a mudhole on the local WMA...


Rogue 01-30-2010 10:12 PM

Mine came off fairly easily, even though they were caked on and the fasteners were a bit rusty.

03 Rubi,
I am going to check that out. I wonder if the RR 7" flares are dense enough to trim down like this without sagging? Anyone tried it? I just might have to be the first!

I saw a guy recently with a 2009 Jeep who cut the factory flares like this, and it looked like he had a set of $500 tube flares on there! It looked GOOD!

Rogue 01-30-2010 10:47 PM

Found this thread here on the new Jeep flares that have been cut; he did a great job:

meyers 01-30-2010 10:50 PM

Looks real good, I used that Krylon paint on my fender flares like 6 months ago and it still looks great.

fred9981 02-15-2010 09:48 PM

what kind of black did you paint it with? flat, gloss, matte, semi i know its Fusion but which black??

what did you trim off??

Storm27m 02-15-2010 10:13 PM

I think most guys are using Satin black for the flares with good results. I took their advice and mine turned out great.

johnnysaz77 02-16-2010 05:31 PM

looks good.

HyperBuzzin 02-17-2010 09:00 AM


Originally Posted by fred9981 (Post 547222)
what did you trim off??

Just look at stock flares and compare to the pics. Pretty easy to see what was trimmed.

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