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Old 07-23-2015, 11:59 PM
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Sun Faded Fenders and Bumper

So i just bought bought my very first Jeep JK (Black 2012) and of course the fenders and bumper has been sun faded. I was thinking about some way to bring those back to a deep black and thought about a roll on bed liner type stuff. Whats everybody's take on doing something like that? Is there a better way to go about doing it? I tried the "back to black" stuff but that did absolutely nothing for it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

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Mods please move this to JK general discussion. I just realized it in the wrong place. Thanks! Sorry all!

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Old 07-24-2015, 10:06 AM   #3
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If back to black didn't work then I would just buy new flares, would probably look better than painting over the old ones. That's what I'd do anyways.
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I used the plastic paint (designed for plastic lawn chairs) and painted mine. Works great and when they get scratched up, I can easily spray 'em again. It helps to keep the same general color tho.
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I used the plastic paint (designed for plastic lawn chairs) and painted mine. Works great and when they get scratched up, I can easily spray 'em again. It helps to keep the same general color tho.
Did you ever have a problem with the paint cracking if the flares ever bent a bit? Or did the paint stay in pretty good shape for the most part
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Thanks for the suggestions. I thought about just krylon but i had concerns about cracking. I may give this a try, cant look any worse than they do now i dont think.
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Did you ever have a problem with the paint cracking if the flares ever bent a bit? Or did the paint stay in pretty good shape for the most part
Stays pretty good - withstands slight bends as it is made for plastics and will stretch/give a bit. Haven't abused them yet tho.
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What about the sprayable black bedliner material?
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Plastidip seems like it would also be good, my rims are done with it and seems very flexible for things like fender flares,
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I am guessing you are talking about the plastic flares and a plastic bumper. If so, I would remove the parts in question and clean them with amonia detergent and a scotchbrite pad. The flares can be a pain to remove so make sure you have the proper sized socket and ratchet. Use a pair of pliers to hold the plastic nut thing. While the parts are drying in the sun I would go to Home Depot and get black Rustolium paint for plastic. Spray a couple light coats with time in between for the first coat to dry. Just enough to make them black again. Too much paint will lead to cracking and peeling.
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