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post #1 of 18 Old 07-20-2013, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Best way to bring back color to fender flares and bumpers

What is the best way to bring back color to fender flares and bumpers?

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post #2 of 18 Old 07-20-2013, 11:14 AM
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I use mothers back to black whenever it starts to look grey on the fenders and the bumpers, about every 2 months, but I've also heard that a heat gun works just as good.
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post #3 of 18 Old 07-20-2013, 11:16 AM
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There should be something, but all I have ever done is mask them up and paint 'em black again. Nothing else has worked for me.
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post #4 of 18 Old 07-20-2013, 12:31 PM
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3m Bondo Restore Black. Bought a bottle with applicator sponge at a pep boys for 10 bucks. You can find it online easily as well. I have painted flares, but I used this on my bumpers, fog lights, mud flaps, side steps, gas fill up surround, taillight pieces, etc. anything black. It works incredibly! I can't recommend it enough. I had tried black to black last year. Was not impressed. This 3m product is so easy to apply and the results last for a long time. It's kinda like a solvent with black dye in it. Strange thing is that it is not sold in the wash,wax, and restore products section like black to black is. It's on the shelf with DIY rhino linings and products like that. Like I said, I didn't apply to black plastic fenders so I can't guarantee it will work on them. But it works awesome on every other piece if plastic.
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post #5 of 18 Old 07-20-2013, 01:22 PM
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Another vote for Back to Black.

A lot of people here have a boner for 303 and I gave it a shot, but even the lightest rain storm will rinse that stuff off.

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post #6 of 18 Old 07-20-2013, 01:58 PM
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1 heat gun
2 back to black or similar product
3 plastic paint

Those are the different items I have seen work. I paint mine with Infusion satin black
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post #7 of 18 Old 07-22-2013, 11:04 PM
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What do you do with the heat gun?? What is the process?
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post #8 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 08:52 AM
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The heat will bring the black out of the flares if they have not been painted yet.
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post #9 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 09:50 AM
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I used this as seen on tv stuff, Wipe New. It worked great and almost a year now and it still looks good.
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post #10 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 05:38 PM
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Guys I have used KIWI Black shoe polish and it seem to repel water quite good for awhile I prefer it in the can you will have to rub it in good and buff it out, It does take a little elbow grease,anyway that's my way
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post #11 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 08:15 PM
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The heat will bring the black out of the flares if they have not been painted yet.
Do you remove them first? I have a TJ and the flares are plastic not the rubber ones on the CJ and YJ will it still work?

Sorry to hijack you post. But it always nice to learn something new.
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post #12 of 18 Old 07-23-2013, 08:56 PM
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Do you remove them first? I have a TJ and the flares are plastic not the rubber ones on the CJ and YJ will it still work?

Sorry to hijack you post. But it always nice to learn something new.
It should take a heat gun and try it out. Just do not get them so hot they melt...:-)

Start with low heat on the heat gun
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post #13 of 18 Old 07-24-2013, 06:22 AM
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Guys I have used KIWI Black shoe polish and it seem to repel water quite good for awhile I prefer it in the can you will have to rub it in good and buff it out, It does take a little elbow grease,anyway that's my way
If you get the boot dressing it works better. It has more dye and less wax. I used that before I found wipe new. Plus since it is a dye you can put it on for the color then coat it with other product to keep it new looking.
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post #14 of 18 Old 07-24-2013, 06:31 AM
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You guys are saying heat gun, which i dont own....would a hair dryer work?? would it be hot enough??
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post #15 of 18 Old 07-24-2013, 08:22 AM
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A hair dryer may work. It depends if it gets hot enough.

Try it out.
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