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Unread 06-10-2011, 01:35 PM   #1
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Krylon Fusion YJ Fender Flare Write-Up

I researched a lot of the threads regarding painting fender flares and found a lot of great info. However, I noticed that a lot of the threads offered different information conceding prep for Krylon Fusion. I figured a would contribute to the forum and develop a write-up with pictures

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Unread 06-10-2011, 01:40 PM   #2
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Sounds good, so where is the write up?
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Unread 06-10-2011, 02:02 PM   #3
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I need one more post before I can summit pictures. So here it is. I will be adding pics and details later today.
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Unread 06-10-2011, 04:25 PM   #4
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First thing I did was removed the flares from the Jeep.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/7f26c9b4.jpg

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/0b97211b.jpg

(Sorry Guys and Gals, For some reason I am having a hard time uploading the pics onto the thread)
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Unread 06-10-2011, 04:44 PM   #5
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I washed the flares with warm water and dish soap. Once dried, I took some Bug and Wax remover to them.
Here is a picture of the Bug and Wax remover I used. I would recommend using if you ever used Amour All, or any thing to shine up the fenders. It really helps remove the that greasy residue left behind by washing them.
I pick up a spray can from AutoZone.
http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/5feb4aa9.jpg

Next I sanded down the front side of the rear fender flares with 80 grit sandpaper. My wheels stick out a little too far and have caused some pitting.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/a94e6c6a.jpg

I followed the 80 with 120 ONLY on the part of the flares where the rocks roughed up the fenders

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/f4a0b56b.jpg

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/3c83294b.jpg

Once I got the ends of the flares smoothed out the best I could, I wipe them down with a cloth and used 400 grit sandpaper to the whole fender flare until it was all roughed up enough to help the paint stick.

I then took some windex (an ammonia based cleaner) to make sure the flares were really clean.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/64c5edf6.jpg

Here are a few pics of the rear flares cleaned, de-bugged/waxed, sanded, and clean again.. Ready for paint.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/f83094eb.jpg

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/21f87755.jpg
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Really High Humidity today. I am not going to risk painting the flares today. The can of Fusion says to paint between 70-90 degrees and less than 85% humidity (It has been raining off and on today). Tomorrow I am hoping that I will have them painted up. Expect another post tomorrow.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/c8643b0d.jpg
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Really High Humidity today. I am not going to risk painting the flares today. The can of Fusion says to paint between 70-90 degrees and less than 85% humidity (It has been raining off and on today). Tomorrow I am hoping that I will have them painted up. Expect another post tomorrow.

http://i891.photobucket.com/albums/a...y/c8643b0d.jpg
I wanted to point out that I went to Walmart to pick up the Krylon Fusion paint. The picture that I posted of the Fusion cans included one gloss and one satin. I ended up going with satin (a duller finish) I picked up two cans of the satin; however I am figuring that I may need another to finish all four flares. I will post the amount paint used as well as the number of coats painted.

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Can't wait to see the rest of this thread.
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Can't wait to see the rest of this thread.
Me either! Keep it coming :-)
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I washed the flares with warm water and dish soap. Once dried, I took some Bug and Wax remover to them.
Here is a picture of the Bug and Wax remover I used. I would recommend using if you ever used Amour All, or any thing to shine up the fenders. It really helps remove the that greasy residue left behind by washing them.
I pick up a spray can from AutoZone.


Next I sanded down the front side of the rear fender flares with 80 grit sandpaper. My wheels stick out a little too far and have caused some pitting.



I followed the 80 with 120 ONLY on the part of the flares where the rocks roughed up the fenders

[imghttp://i891.photobucket.com/albums/ac118/southworthjeremy/f4a0b56b.jpg[/img]



Once I got the ends of the flares smoothed out the best I could, I wipe them down with a cloth and used 400 grit sandpaper to the whole fender flare until it was all roughed up enough to help the paint stick.

I then took some windex (an ammonia based cleaner) to make sure the flares were really clean.



Here are a few pics of the rear flares cleaned, de-bugged/waxed, sanded, and clean again.. Ready for paint.



fixed it

use the code that has the tag "[img]" in it not the "[url]" tag and pics will post just fine.
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Really High Humidity today. I am not going to risk painting the flares today. The can of Fusion says to paint between 70-90 degrees and less than 85% humidity (It has been raining off and on today). Tomorrow I am hoping that I will have them painted up. Expect another post tomorrow.

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Unread 06-12-2011, 02:38 PM   #13
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Thanks Mike for fixing the pictures! The last few day in southeast Michigan have been terrible for painting. I am working this week but I think that I'm gonna try to paint the flares by Wednesday. I was waiting around yesterday for the humidity to break but it never did. So I spent the time preping the front flares.

When I look up write ups, I am always grateful for the super simplistic break-down of steps. So I figured that I would show with pics of the washing, cleaning, and sanding of the front flares.

1) I used a five gallon bucket and used dawn dish soap with really hot water. I used a clean wash rag, and a couple tire scrubbers (I figured that it wouldn't matter if the brissels were really hard since I am sanding the flares any ways.

2) here are the clean front flares ready to be cleaned with wax remover and sanded with 400 paper.

3) all of the flares ready to be painted. EVEN though I cleaned the flares and they are ready to paint right now, I am going to clean them with windex again right before I paint them this week. The will ensure that the flares are dust free. I am jut going to lightly spray a rag and wipe them so they will dry quick and be ready be go.
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Unread 06-14-2011, 09:24 PM   #14
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Wanted to give an update so you guys didn't think I bailed out. Tomorrow after work I'm going to paint the flares and post some pics. More than likely I won't put them on the Jeep because I'm looking to buy new flare bolts.

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Krylon Fusion is Excellent stuff. Going on 3 years, my Grand Cherokee plastics look amazing, aside from a few normal road-going chips.
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