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Old 06-02-2015, 02:43 PM
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Time to paint flares

Thinking about using Krylon Fusion for my plastic flares. Gonna sand and clean then paint. Would a clear coat help the lifetime and glossiness?

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A clear coat would definitely help. What color are you thinking about using? I was going to, but decided against it because I figured anything that flexes them would just crack the paint and allow it to easily chip away. I suppose you could use a clear coat of plasti dip to help with the flexibility and not allow it to chip.

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I used Krylon on my flares and they turned out great. The thing you have to watch out for is the front tires throw up water and grit from the road and it abrades the back flares. So now, the front edge of my back flares is starting to show the old color thru and I need to repaint them.
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Not a fan of the Krylon Fusion paints. For the flares I like the DupliColor Trim paint or the DupliColor Engine Enamel. If you want it shiny then a clear coat will really help keep it looking that way. The sun is the enemy with paint finishes.
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Don't bother sanding, because you'll see the sanding scratches under the new paint. Before applying paint to plastic, you need to first spray an ADHESION PROMOTER. I've used Bulldog Adhesion Promoter on fender flares, and it works very well. Pep Boys and other stores sell it.
http://www.pepboys.com/product/details/9881473/00124

I recommend using an automotive grade spray paint. It's designed to stand up to the elements.
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Okay thanks guys. Definitely not using Krylon now. Gonna use an automotive paint now with a clear coat and maybe a light light sand before the paint
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And black earl
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Aren't they already black? That's what my red/green color blind eyes are picking up from your avatar...
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Bigearl they are this dark kinda faded grey. I would like them flat or gloss black
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Okay, gotcha
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I did mine with palsti-dip and it held up for a couple years.
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I don't like plastidipping. I would like something semi professional and that will last
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I don't like plastidipping. I would like something semi professional and that will last
so no neon pink?!
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I've done the plastic flares on my XJ. Just lightly sanded, used a grey automotive primer and a satin black rattle can.

Holds up and looks good for 3-4 years at a time. Just re spray when they start to fade.

Biggest issue is when they get bumped hard on the trail and flex, the paint will crack. It's repairable by sanding and re painting.
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Lear coat will make the paint job last longer

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