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Unread 04-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #1
HighRoller02TJ
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Has anyone painted there fender flares?

like many jeeps mine are faded, thinking of painting them. anyone paint there own? what process? hows it holding up? thanks

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Unread 04-06-2010, 06:54 PM   #2
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Just painted mine yesterday. Sanded them down a bit to smooth out the scratches, washed them, then hit em with a few coats of black Krylon indoor/outdoor spray paint. It looks really good, you can't even tell they've been painted.

The worst part is removing/replacing the fenders. There are a lot of bolts in awkward angles, and it takes a while to get them all off.
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Unread 04-09-2010, 05:01 PM   #3
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Thanks, I had the same question and I will try the Krylon, any idea how well the painted plastic holds up ?
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Unread 04-11-2010, 02:26 PM   #4
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used the krylon a year or two ago. it has held up GREAT!.
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Unread 04-12-2010, 02:09 PM   #5
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Thanks, bought Krylon yesterday, will start the prep work on hard top and flares soon.
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Unread 04-20-2010, 07:56 PM   #6
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I painted mine with some flat black ............taped them off instead of removing them......tried several products......mothers back to black.....a few others that claim they would restore black color to plastics and vinyl...........none worked as welll as the flat black spray paint..,...mine look like new now
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Unread 04-25-2010, 08:35 AM   #7
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flat black rustoleum, doing great.
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Unread 04-28-2010, 09:11 PM   #8
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Yea, Id suggest against removing them. A lot of people end up breaking the things that hold them on. Also, use Krylon Fusion. Its a special paint designed specifically for plastic, so you dont need to prep them, just wash em and spray.
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Unread 04-29-2010, 05:07 AM   #9
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Yea, Id suggest against removing them. A lot of people end up breaking the things that hold them on. Also, use Krylon Fusion. Its a special paint designed specifically for plastic, so you dont need to prep them, just wash em and spray.
thats horrible advice. whatever you paint, always prep. "special" paint or not, paint bonds to clean surfaces. if dirt and residue are there it can peel or cause imperfections.

I just did my front end flares last night. Cleaned with degreaser, lightly sanded, cleaned again, then wiped down with paint thinner (2x) to remove anything else. Came out fantastic. Will post pics soon
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Unread 04-18-2011, 09:32 PM   #10
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Did You Paint your Stock Flares or were they After market. I have a Cherokee and the Flares match the body work and I was considering painting them. However I wasn't sure if you were painting like plastic or fiberglass body work?
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