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Unread 03-07-2012, 01:15 PM   #1
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faded Fender Flares

How do you darken faded fender flares? I thought I read a thread about someone rubbing them down with black RIT dye but can't find the post.

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Unread 03-07-2012, 01:18 PM   #2
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turtle wax makes a trim restore, if u use it in hot sun it works great and lasts. if you put it on everytime u wash your car itll eventually bring it back
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Unread 03-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #3
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Krylon fusion spray paint. Self-etching and priming on plastic...it doesn't flake off when you flex the flares. clean the flares, let dry, then spray.
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Unread 03-09-2012, 01:58 PM   #4
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Enjoy the spinning nut serts and the little plastic nuts when removing to paint...I tell you there is a special room in hell for the engineer that came up with that idea!!
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Unread 03-09-2012, 02:02 PM   #5
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I paint mine black and it looks great. I think it looks bad when it's faded. You just have to make sure it's made for plastic.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 10:37 PM   #6
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You can use Turtle Wax spray for vinyl, plastic, rubber. Just spray it on and leave it. Your fenders will be black again after a couple of days. Green bottle bought at most auto parts stores. It also has UV protectant to keep them from fading again. That's probably the easiest method.
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Unread 03-11-2012, 11:07 PM   #7
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Back to black i think made by mothers I also heard something about some kind of oil or fluid a while back but that kinda scares me to try. Oh and know what ya mean about the nutcerts BAS"TURD"
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Unread 03-12-2012, 10:41 AM   #8
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ive heard if you use a heat gun on them it will bring them back but research first
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Unread 03-13-2012, 06:59 AM   #9
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A heat gun or blue flame wrench (butane torch) can bring back the color. If you have the fan attachment for both, it works better.

Just keep them moving. If you hold it on one spot it will bubble and possibly char
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Unread 03-13-2012, 12:53 PM   #10
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There are some videos on youtube about using heat to restore the black, but the easiest way is it leave the fenders on the Jeep, stick index cards (or thin cardboard) between the fender and the body. Tape off to prevent overspray...then paint with Krylon Fusion Satin Black. They will look like new and the paint adhears great.

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Unread 03-14-2012, 09:41 AM   #11
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Thanks for the suggestions.
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Unread 03-14-2012, 11:34 AM   #12
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I tried the heat gun trick, and I did one flare and it looked like sh*t! I found it impossible to make it completely even, so now its splotchy with different shades of black... so unless you're a proffessional heat gun operator, I would recommend against it. just my $.02
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Unread 03-15-2012, 11:21 AM   #13
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Thanks. I definitely not so I'll try something else.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 05:55 PM   #14
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Using any vinyl conditioning spray will bring back the dark black, like STP tire cleaner/conditioner.
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Unread 03-15-2012, 06:10 PM   #15
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wipe them down with atf(trans fluid). look like new for about a week. a cheap easy fix.
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