I'm getting ready to coat my faded factor wheel flairs with duplicolor bed liner. I'm wondering if anyone can make recommendations on how to prep the plastic wheel flairs???
Duplicolor spray bed liner....just used it on the tops of my front fenders ....says to apply 3 -4 light coats ...good luck with that ...stuff sprays out in blobs so not sure what they consider a "light coat"? finished product texture looks good...some color deviation that is some spots look darker than othersDuplicolor truck bed liner, or regular Duplicolor spray paint? Thanks.
(I assumed you meant the liner?)
I have used both the Rustoleum and the Duplicolor spray in the can now.Did mine a couple months ago with Rustoleum bed liner in a can. I learned after the first flare that the trick is a couple or 3 very light coats. You get nice even coverage that way with minimal drips. The prep work was 90% of the battle. I washed the flares with Dawn dish soap, dried them well, sanded with 400 grit, then wiped them down with mineral spirits and masked with painters tape and old newspaper. After all that, the painting itself was a piece of cake.
x2 except I used rustolium. 8 months and look like newGoing on year 2 for ours. Removed flares, and front side markers. Scrubbed with soapy water. Rinse. Sanded with 320 sandpaper. Wiped down with wax and grease remover.
4 LIGHT coats of Duplicolor, with 15 minutes of flash time between coats. It was 90 degrees outside so if it's cooler, extend the dry times. LIGHT coats, too heavy and it will loose the texture and even run.
Sat less then an hour in the sun, and reinstalled em.
Those and the rear tub are like new, even with a pair of big old mutts in the back, and my wife's driving record.
Prep Prep Prep, can't say it enough.
You can get it at HD in the US so they might have it there. Otherwise check out the larger auto parts chains......maybe spend a few of those Canadian Tire bucks !!:thumb:Looks great
Any Canadians know where to get Rustolium Spray on Bedliner in Ontario? I can't seem to find it in any stores around here
After using Duplicolor and Rustoleum I'm not thinking Duplicolor would be good for vertical surfaces. It is hard not to put on thick, comes out in globs, and I would think therefore hard to hold on the vertical surface and prone to runs......not proven but my suspicion . Also it is considerably more expensiveYou can get it at HD in the US so they might have it there. Otherwise check out the larger auto parts chains......maybe spend a few of those Canadian Tire bucks !!:thumb: