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Unread 09-28-2012, 03:20 PM   #1
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Painting fender flares

I'm planning on coating my factory sun faded fender flares with something to "freshen them up" what's the best stuff to use on them to insure thorough paint adhesion and what are everyone's thoughts on what to use? Cheap rattle can? Bed liner spray? Other? I plan on going with flat black as my color of choice

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Unread 09-29-2012, 03:06 AM   #2
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I helped by buddy with a tj paint his, pulled them off, cleaned them really good, wet sanded them, and coated them with bed liner in a rattle-can. Duplicolor brand I believe, but the brand shouldn't matter too much. The stuff was from auto zone and it cost maybe $25 total for three cans. His fenders looked a lot like yours do in the picture above. I don't have any before pictures, but here are some right after we put them back on. The fenders have been shown the trail after we painted them and they've held up fine, we actually ended up doing his door handles, gas cap and surround, and his bumper end caps. It made a huge difference to freshen up the jeep. It's been quite a few months now and none of the sprayed areas have shown noticeable degradation. Go for it, just take your time applying it and letting it dry. Maybe practice on something first with the spray, because it is a little bit different from spray paint. Post up pics when you're done too! Good luck!
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Unread 09-29-2012, 09:58 AM   #3
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Right on, those look good, nicely done, my only worry is that I used to armor all the flares and I'm worried that will cause the paint or other spray to not want to stick....I'm curious what to use to prep them

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Unread 09-29-2012, 05:19 PM   #4
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get some denatured alcohol, painters tape, news paper, fine grit sand paper, and krylon fusion. Tape off the flares, wet sand, clean with the denatured alcohol, and spray. Really simple and looks great. I did mine last week and here's my build thread with pictures:

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Unread 09-29-2012, 05:43 PM   #5
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x2 for krylon fusion..works awesome just be careful with the overspray
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Unread 09-29-2012, 05:45 PM   #6
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I used spray on bedliner from homedepot like i do on everything. They look great. I sanded a little before hand.
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Unread 09-29-2012, 07:27 PM   #7
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Thanks for the info, I worked on them today....taking them off proved to be a pain in the *** due to the little thread inserts spinning in place so I had to get my baby vicegrips out to fit up in the front fenders in order to hold them in place, after several hours of work removing the flares and wiping them down with DuPont prep wipes then spraying them with black bed liner spray the finished product turned out very well

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Unread 09-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #8
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Looks Good!
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Unread 09-29-2012, 11:11 PM   #9
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Makes a world of difference from faded. Great work!
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Unread 09-30-2012, 06:46 PM   #10
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Here's some better pics of the finished flares in the daylight

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Unread 10-27-2012, 04:18 AM   #11
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You can heat them with a heat gun. I was doubtful at first but I did it on my rear number ends and it worked good. I also did my rear tag holder.
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Unread 11-02-2012, 11:12 AM   #12
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Tried heat gun and forever black and both didn't turn out very well. Ended up painting them and looks good now.
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Unread 11-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #13
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Got to do this on a '92 and an '07. Old one should be easy, only got flares to do, but the girls '07 is covered with plastic.....
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