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Unread 05-23-2008, 12:16 PM   #1
Nonya
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Forever Black GARBAGE

This garbage is a complete waste of time and money,It makes more of a mess than you had PLUS you can't paint over it!One car wash and its all speckled with white spots all over the flares.

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Unread 05-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #2
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Bumper trim paint. Satin finish. Can't go wrong.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 12:35 PM   #3
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I also had bad results with with that stuff; it sucks! After cleaning and prepping well, I tried it on my stock flares (three to four coats) and it didn't last long and my Jeep is garaged. When filling my tank, I splashed a little gas on the flare and it took the finish completely off. FYI, it does come off with acetone, so you should be able to paint them. I ended-up just replacing the flares....
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Unread 05-23-2008, 01:24 PM   #4
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I'm too allergic to paints to use them.I'm going to buy a replacement set.Its ashame though because these are like new but were just faded,now they look terrible.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 01:39 PM   #5
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Your replacements will fade too if you don't treat them with something.
Forever Black if I remember right doesn't have any UV protection in it, so it's snake oil. Might as well use peanut butter.
Get some good vinyl and plastic cleaner, get em clean, then put some proper protectant on. 303 comes to mind as a good one.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 01:58 PM   #6
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Made with new plastic polymers that resist fading better than OEM! http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1997-...spagenameZWDVW
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Unread 05-23-2008, 07:40 PM   #7
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Run a heat gun over your factory flares, they will quickly turn back to black and stay that way for a long time. It's safe to do on the Jeep too, the heat gun won't be near the paint long enough to do any damage.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 08:04 PM   #8
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Run a heat gun over your factory flares, they will quickly turn back to black and stay that way for a long time. It's safe to do on the Jeep too, the heat gun won't be near the paint long enough to do any damage.
Will that really work? Anyone able to second this method?
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Unread 05-23-2008, 08:10 PM   #9
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I would also like to know if the heat gun works? I have tried the forever black crap, it is a waste of money. My Bushwacker fender flares need some reviving. I tried to use the warranty, and that was a no go.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 08:16 PM   #10
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I've tried this (the heat gun method), and it DOES work, but didn't yield an even color, and would have taken FOREVER...

I ended up getting a can of Krylon. For 4 bucks, an hour later they looked brand new..
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Unread 05-23-2008, 08:21 PM   #11
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we used to do it at work and yes it works...also a great way to fix small scratches in your flares is to heat them up quickly and lightly with a torch...they will smooth out quite a bit but be careful with the torch
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Unread 05-23-2008, 08:31 PM   #12
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I'm too allergic to paints to use them.I'm going to buy a replacement set.Its ashame though because these are like new but were just faded,now they look terrible.
why not just take your flares off and have a family member, neighbor, random guy down the road take 5 minutes to spray them for you ? beats buying a new set.... I painted mine using duplicolor bed liner and it leaves a nice flat black textured finish, very easy to touch up when the flares rub against a tree or rock too
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Unread 05-23-2008, 08:37 PM   #13
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Will that really work? Anyone able to second this method?

It works great and is much better than painting. You have to have a steady hand and move evenly and overlap passes much like painting.
It takes around 15 minutes or so for each flare.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 08:51 PM   #14
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I'm too allergic to paints to use them.I'm going to buy a replacement set.Its ashame though because these are like new but were just faded,now they look terrible.
It's not going to be fun taking off 11 year old fender flares. Spinning bolts never are. Just get them painted.
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Unread 05-24-2008, 03:00 AM   #15
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I did the krylon fusion paint thing two years and it's still holding up well. Looks like I did it yesterday and holds up to the pressure washer.
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