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KidRock171 04-22-2011 11:16 AM

Trimmed flares
 
I see alot of guys running trimmed flares out there. Can anyone give me some info on how it's done? Or a link to another write up.

danieldlg_13 04-22-2011 11:19 AM

Most of it is just getting a Dremmel and cutting them. Nothing really special. I'm assuming you have a JK?

Cons_Table 04-22-2011 11:29 AM

A razor blade will work on the TJ flares as well

danieldlg_13 04-22-2011 11:32 AM

I just saw you have a TJ. I don't know if it will look as clean as it does on the JK's. Look into the flat fender flares that are sold and cover up some of the hardware and under side of the flare.

Cons_Table 04-22-2011 11:37 AM

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Originally Posted by danieldlg_13 (Post 1194711)
I just saw you have a TJ. I don't know if it will look as clean as it does on the JK's. Look into the flat fender flares that are sold and cover up some of the hardware and under side of the flare.

Cutting them looks fine if you take your time...its pretty popular actually. I did it on my rear flares.

I dont have many good pics from the rear...but here are a couple that you can kind of see it in.

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._4526415_n.jpg

http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphot..._2673304_n.jpg

danieldlg_13 04-22-2011 11:45 AM

Did you want to do just the back or the front as well?

Cons_Table 04-22-2011 11:52 AM

Not my jeep but here is a jeep with front and rear trimmed.

http://cdn.wranglerforum.com/attachm...1&d=1264887831

danieldlg_13 04-22-2011 11:54 AM

Check this thread. Its for a JK but its the same concept.
Reds fender trim with detailed pics and video!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jcf 04-22-2011 11:56 AM

I have looked into doing it as well & have found out that most people tape the line they want to cut with blue masking tape, score with a craft knife or utility knife,cut with a dremmel or similar tool, then sand the edge with fine grit. Some put the sticky door trim around for a finished look but some leave it as is. Paint the inside of the guard black & it's done.



Well there ya' go ↑ a great write up from a member on another forum, we must have posted close to the same time :)

KidRock171 04-22-2011 12:18 PM

Awesome guys. Quick responses. General idea is I DID get my hands on the xenon 6" flat flares. (painting them today) and they have this lip on the bottom outside edge. Want to cut it up to make it just that much flatter.

InfernoGirl 04-22-2011 12:21 PM

If you use a tool like a dremel or similar you will be showered with molten plastic bombs and have a nasty looking edge to clean up. (How do I know this?) If you want to make it easy on yourself just get a razor knife with some new blades, mark where you want to trim them, score em, bend the plastic in to the wheel well along the score line and peel em off. You may have some smoothing to do along the inner flare, but it's easy to trim with the knife or sand off...

Cons_Table 04-22-2011 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by InfernoGirl (Post 1194799)
You may have some smoothing to do along the inner flare, but it's easy to trim with the knife or sand off...

A deburring tool works well too if you have one available

danieldlg_13 04-22-2011 12:32 PM

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Originally Posted by KidRock171 (Post 1194787)
Awesome guys. Quick responses. General idea is I DID get my hands on the xenon 6" flat flares. (painting them today) and they have this lip on the bottom outside edge. Want to cut it up to make it just that much flatter.

How sturdy are those Xenon flares? Are they anywhere like the Bushwacker or OEM flares?

Jeepoffroad04 04-22-2011 01:27 PM

http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=5fDhZ9xzxsA

KidRock171 04-22-2011 03:01 PM

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Originally Posted by danieldlg_13

How sturdy are those Xenon flares? Are they anywhere like the Bushwacker or OEM flares?

They are alot flimsier. But alot thicker. They seems like they would bend alot more before cracking when squeezing past a tree or something compared to stock. Never ran bushwacker.


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