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post #1 of 21 Old 04-19-2006, 07:25 PM Thread Starter
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Painted fender flares with fusion, is clear coat necessary?

Just needing to know. . .

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post #2 of 21 Old 04-19-2006, 09:40 PM
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naw, it will just make them shine more

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I'd be interested in seeing some pics after you do this. Do you have a Krylon paint that matches the color of your Jeep perfectly?

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I'd be interested in seeing some pics after you do this. Do you have a Krylon paint that matches the color of your Jeep perfectly?
I am guessing that he just painted them black because they faded
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I am guessing that he just painted them black because they faded
Good point... lol

Still... some pictures would be sweet... lol. Before and After type thing

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They were not faded because they were only about a year old. My unlimited is black, but the fenders and top are a dark gray color. When the armor-all fades from the flares they look very light in my opinion. I wanted an all black look. Once I get them re-installed I could email the pics to someone if they would post them.
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They were not faded because they were only about a year old. My unlimited is black, but the fenders and top are a dark gray color. When the armor-all fades from the flares they look very light in my opinion. I wanted an all black look. Once I get them re-installed I could email the pics to someone if they would post them.
I can get them up for ya. Or you could use photobucket.com. Either way. If you want I'll do it.

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I didnt use clearcoat. Unlike normal paint it seemed like the fusion REALLY formed to the plastic, my bumper caps still have the same texture they did pre-painting.

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It's more obvious on the sun. One is dark grey / greenish and the other is just flat black.

It really cleans up nicks and stuff. A jeeper was kind enough to sell me two bumper caps CHEAP (I was afraid I'd mess my good ones up) and the paint filled in all his off-roading scars.

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That looks really good. My flares have taken a beating from the sun, and I am planning on doing them now that I have seen those pictures.

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I just hung them under a ladder and did 3 coats, 1 every 15 minutes and then let them dry for a day. They are dry to the touch in like 15 minutes but I wanted to make sure =P Krylon Fusion Satin Black is what I used.

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Your my hero. Yesterday, I just tried Forever Black. What a mess that made. So I figured FK it, I'll buy new ones on Ebay. Never even thought of painting them (heh, this is my first jeep). Krylon Fusion here I come.

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Sweet.....

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Here are a few pics of mine before and after using Krylon Fusion...





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^^^ Very nice job!!

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Is that satin or flat? That looks amazing!
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