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Old 01-29-2016, 09:10 AM
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Someone scratched my fender

I guess someone thought they were tough and scratched my fender. Anyone know how to cover the scratches up? PS I'm very sad lol

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Old 01-29-2016, 09:14 AM   #2
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If that is the stock fender then I have never been able to cover scratches and cuts. If you sand it a little it will cover the scratch, but you lose the texture that is on the fender. I would guess you would have to purchase a new one. Sorry.

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Just take it on some trails and make the rest of the Jeep match it.
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those fenders were meant to be scratched... no biggie

at least they weren't color coded which would stand out more... or metal, which would look worse
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You could hit them with a heat gun a little, The best thing may be to just rub some trim treatment on it. I use Turtle wax trim restorer
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Now it looks mean! I would try craigslist for some take-offs.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:23 AM   #7
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I guess someone thought they were tough and scratched my fender. Anyone know how to cover the scratches up? PS I'm very sad lol
I have a set of 4 fender flares that came off of my brothers 2016. pm me if you are interested.
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I have some fenders for sale! hehe :-)

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Old 01-29-2016, 01:45 PM   #9
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As has been mentioned try the heat gun some to get alittle bit of it out. It's not all going to disappear and then use your favorite black trim coating to make it not so noticeable.. or see what kind of deal the 2 folks above have for fenders..
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Use shoe polish. Trust me.
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Use shoe polish. Trust me.
x2 ... I use that on my sliders. gonna apply it this weekend when I 3m several areas of my bumpers.
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x2 ... I use that on my sliders. gonna apply it this weekend when I 3m several areas of my bumpers.
I tried everything to get the scratches off my fenders. Nothing worked. I said screw it, I'm gonna try shoe polish. Viola!
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Sorry man!
But I where my trail scratches proudly.
No help I know. Look for reason to upgrade lol
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Anyone got before and after pics with the shoe polish. Not a doubter just would like to see how bad a scratch can be and still be fixed/covered up..Maybe the OP will try it since we already see his scratches..
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Painting doesn't often come to mind with plastics, but we have had extremely good luck with this product, and it leaves a sheen that looks just like factory fresh plastic. Plus, lasts a really long time.
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Painting doesn't often come to mind with plastics, but we have had extremely good luck with this product, and it leaves a sheen that looks just like factory fresh plastic. Plus, lasts a really long time.
Mike, does the finish hold up better than just the factory plastic alone? Just bought a JK and it looks fine, but looking into small ways to mod it for function and appearance - Would be interested in your thoughts.
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I bought 4 almost new fenders for 50 bucks in case I decided to use black. They are plenty cheap and you don't have half a$$ed results
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Mike, does the finish hold up better than just the factory plastic alone? Just bought a JK and it looks fine, but looking into small ways to mod it for function and appearance - Would be interested in your thoughts.

It lasts much longer than any kind of plastic finish restore product out there that I have used. And it's very durable and doesn't peel off, etc. So yes, I'd say it lasts longer. Another benefit is after it's rock chipped, scratched, etc, just hit a little sand paper on it and re spray and enjoy looking new again.
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How about Line-X coating? I believe that's what I would do if I did much off-roading. Looks good too.
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A tree scratched mine last weekend. But I'm not worried, pretty sure it will buff out.
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You could also try a black Sharpie marker, I used one to touch up the edges of my cut flares, worked like a charm. Additionally, here's another route you could consider:

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They don't seem to scratch nearly as easily as the plastic ones. Just food for thought.
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You could also try a black Sharpie marker, I used one to touch up the edges of my cut flares, worked like a charm. Additionally, here's another route you could consider:

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They don't seem to scratch nearly as easily as the plastic ones. Just food for thought.
Nice.. Do you daily drive that thing? Looks like you gave up both fogs and the side markers.
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A tree scratched mine last weekend. But I'm not worried, pretty sure it will buff out.
It's just a flesh wound!

Looks like my last TJ. I had three and a half fenders and they were all held on by bubble gum and duct tape. Can't even count how many I tore off on the trails. Thankfully you can pick up stock or knock offs pretty cheap.
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That sucks, I hate lowlifes that mess with other people's stuff. The "lady" that used to live across the street from me keyed my entire jeep. Every panel all because she thought I parked to close to her pickup. If she would have just talked to me we might have been able to avoid that. Same lady rammed a buddies car three times when she came home from work because she felt entitled to that spot in the street. She didn't realize there was a woman and infant baby in the backseat. Maybe you can find some takeoffs from Craigslist or just tell everyone it's trail damage.
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Nice.. Do you daily drive that thing? Looks like you gave up both fogs and the side markers.
The fogs are recessed, it's a Poison Spyder bumper, I added two spots on the windshield pillars, and as far as the side markers go....meh, wasn't a big fan of them anyway. The sockets are zip tied up and underneath. And yes, it's my DD, pretty much forever!!
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FluidFilm .
Just buy a can on Amazon /eBay or Lowe's & after cleaning the fender , a shop towel lightly saturated w/ FluidFilm (& I mean lightly saturated) rubbed into it will restore any fading as well as completely cover the visibility of the scratches .
it's a small investment to try & I believe kjeeper10 will back me up on this.
thank me later ...
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That sucks, I hate lowlifes that mess with other people's stuff. The "lady" that used to live across the street from me keyed my entire jeep. Every panel all because she thought I parked to close to her pickup. If she would have just talked to me we might have been able to avoid that. Same lady rammed a buddies car three times when she came home from work because she felt entitled to that spot in the street. She didn't realize there was a woman and infant baby in the backseat. Maybe you can find some takeoffs from Craigslist or just tell everyone it's trail damage.
I hope she went to jail..

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