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Old 07-12-2015, 03:43 PM
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refurbishing flairs

I'm picking up a set of used 6" stock style extended flairs tomorrow for $50 and he's giving me a set of tube side steps for free. (Don't want the steps but I will clean and repaint them to make my money back).

The thing is the flairs are faded but otherwise in good shape.
What can I do to make them look close to new or at least better?
Has anyone tried the wipe new stuff?
I don't want to paint them but if its my last resort it will probably be to bedline them.

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

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Back to Black would be my first try. I use Vinylux on mine, but have never been faded so I don't know if that would bring them back but it sure keeps them looking good.

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:19 PM   #3
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I found some STP vinyl and plastic restorer in my grandparents garage, and it worked pretty well. The plastic doesn't shine, but it is way darker than it was. You might also want to try some armor all or tire polish.
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I did mine with Plasti-Dip and it lasted very well.
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Old 07-13-2015, 09:49 PM
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Picked them up today
They are in good shape faded and a few minor scuffs.
How do I get rid of the scuffs? Nothing major or deep.
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Picked them up today
They are in good shape faded and a few minor scuffs.
How do I get rid of the scuffs? Nothing major or deep.
I would try some silicon or plastidip to fill the gaps, then paint or plastidip the entire flair.
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Assuming the flares are black, I have had good luck refurbishing faded and dried out looking black plastic flares by using black shoe polish that comes with an applicator tip. It's a liquid in the bottle and you just take the lid off and use the sponge applicator to "paint" on the finish. It works instantly and the finish lasts a long time.
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Picked them up today They are in good shape faded and a few minor scuffs. How do I get rid of the scuffs? Nothing major or deep.
Try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the scuffs, those things are amazing. They'll shine your chrome and aluminum wheels too.
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Try using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser on the scuffs, those things are amazing. They'll shine your chrome and aluminum wheels too.
I will have to give that a try
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I used vht epoxy paint.
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Bil 6877 can you post pics when you get them back on your jeep? Your probably going to have to paint your jeep next.
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I work at a Jeep dealership and we redo lots of them. Just wipe them down with prep solve or similar cleaner and repaint them with SEM ColorCoat satin black, assuming they are not the gloss ones. Once repainted they last for years. ColorCaot is like a spray liquid plastic so it is flexible.
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Bil 6877 can you post pics when you get them back on your jeep? Your probably going to have to paint your jeep next.
it's being painted now but the guy that's painting it broke his foot Monday. He's not sure when he will be able to finish. Now i wait for him to get back on his feet.
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I like using DupliColor Trim paint for flares.
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I haven't really been able to do anything with them yet. But I'm starting to think that they're going to end up looking better than the rest of the Jeep if I paint them.
The gun on my welder jammed bad yesterday when I was welding on my windshield frame(I think the gun is toast). So that puts a hold on all the other work I gotta do, sucks cause that means I still can't drive it for a while longer. I got to swap the d35 also.
So this means I can start cleaning up the flairs

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