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:
01-30-2010 04:46 PM
Looks cool man
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.
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.
01-30-2010 05:07 PM
Profile should be fairly well updated now guys! Thanks!
01-30-2010 05:13 PM
VERY nice, did you free hand it or make some sort of template?
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.
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.
01-30-2010 05:40 PM
01-30-2010 06:01 PM
Looks very nice!
01-30-2010 06:21 PM
Thanks for the pics Rogue! That is one fine looking Jeep you have there! :D
01-30-2010 06:22 PM
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.
01-30-2010 06:40 PM
That looks really good. Job well done !
01-30-2010 08:08 PM
Hey there Rogue, CSEoffroad.com 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
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.
01-30-2010 09:31 PM
Looks good! Now ya just gotta get a little mud on the tires!!
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...
01-30-2010 10:12 PM
Mine came off fairly easily, even though they were caked on and the fasteners were a bit rusty.
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!