faded Fender Flares - Page 2 - JeepForum.com

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #16 of 28 Old 03-20-2012, 09:05 PM
jasonswelding
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Blanchard
Posts: 405
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dextreme View Post
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.

I did this. Works great.

jasonswelding is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #17 of 28 Old 03-22-2012, 03:52 PM
agrothe
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Bismarck
Posts: 70
I painted mine, they look pretty good, one chip about the size of a penny and i drove it for 8 months so far
agrothe is offline  
post #18 of 28 Old 12-06-2012, 02:01 PM
perry304
Registered User
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: mt.sterling
Posts: 2
I used a propane torch on mine and they looked great. did them right on the jeep an took about 10 minutes to do the whole thing. used wd40 afterwards and wiped them down.
perry304 is offline  
post #19 of 28 Old 12-06-2012, 04:14 PM
TimYJ91
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Grand Island
Posts: 45
I also tried the heat gun trick. Looks better than when I started. All I can say is take your time, its real easy to overdo it. I practiced on the pieces of my flares that I cut off first to get my technique perfected.
TimYJ91 is offline  
post #20 of 28 Old 12-06-2012, 08:14 PM
toxikmo
Registered User
2000 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: germantown,MD
Posts: 370
Just get some some forever black and take it slow and do a hella buncha coats
toxikmo is offline  
post #21 of 28 Old 12-09-2012, 06:13 AM
senecak19
Registered User
1994 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: South Hadley
Posts: 119
Hit them with a torch really quick. I mean really quick. Youll see the results instantly. .
senecak19 is offline  
post #22 of 28 Old 12-12-2012, 07:25 PM
MDTJ
Member
 
MDTJ's Avatar
1997 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Dallas
Posts: 328
Garage
Easy fender care

I just bought a TJ with very grayed fenders. Here's what I did to blacken them up like new for less than $3. No painting. No heat.

Rub a liberal coating of Armor All on the fender. Let it soak in. (Could take hours) Add more Armor All until the fender stops absorbing it. Rub excess off with a cloth. Enjoy your great looking fenders.

TIP: The slightest amount of Armor All will blacken the fender, but letting is soak in will make it last longer.

Same treatment is also great for the dash, exterior rubber & plastic, and a bunch of stuff under the hood.
MDTJ is offline  
post #23 of 28 Old 12-13-2012, 08:13 AM
TimYJ91
Registered User
1991 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Grand Island
Posts: 45
I love ArmorAll for my truck, but my Jeep sees a lot of gravel or dirt roads and ArmorAll is a dust magnet.
TimYJ91 is offline  
post #24 of 28 Old 12-16-2012, 02:05 PM
flcracker
Registered User
1992 YJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Naples
Posts: 893
when we get around to painting my sons YJ, we are going to try the rattlecan bedliner from Rustoleum after a serious cleaning and light sanding....
flcracker is offline  
post #25 of 28 Old 12-21-2012, 07:30 PM
01YellowXJ
Registered User
XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Nashville TN
Posts: 65
Rustoleum brand sucks! Trust me I have used more bedliner than anyone I know.

I have owned 6 XJ's and on them all I have lightly sanded them with 150-300 grit sand paper then wiped them down with a paint prep.
Then mask off everything and sprayed with duplicolor bedliner and always love the turn out.

If you have scraps or chunks missing sand them out and the spray will cover them.

Walmart and Advance auto
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/truckBedCoating/
01YellowXJ is offline  
post #26 of 28 Old 12-23-2012, 03:52 PM
jpin321
What broke this time?
 
jpin321's Avatar
2015 JK Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Posts: 479
Quote:
Originally Posted by 01YellowXJ View Post
Rustoleum brand sucks! Trust me I have used more bedliner than anyone I know.

I have owned 6 XJ's and on them all I have lightly sanded them with 150-300 grit sand paper then wiped them down with a paint prep.
Then mask off everything and sprayed with duplicolor bedliner and always love the turn out.

If you have scraps or chunks missing sand them out and the spray will cover them.

Walmart and Advance auto
http://www.duplicolor.com/products/truckBedCoating/
+1 this is the route I took. Turned out nice.

forumrunner_20121223_175202.jpg



forumrunner_20121223_175218.jpg

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." ~Albert Einstein
My Jeep History -- 1980 CJ5 > 2005 TJ X> 2013 JK Sport> 2015 JKU Rubicon > ?
jpin321 is offline  
post #27 of 28 Old 12-23-2012, 05:44 PM
luv2offroad
Registered User
1998 XJ Cherokee 
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Salt Lake City
Posts: 222
I used Rustoleum bedliner on my fenders and haven't had any issues.

Sometimes "Run To Distruction" is the appropriate trouble shooting technique. ~ CCKEN via Cherokee Technical Forum


Utah Jeep Forum #149
1998 Black XJ
1995 Green XJ -- rolled n sold :D
luv2offroad is offline  
post #28 of 28 Old 12-29-2012, 08:03 PM
saxart
Registered User
1999 TJ Wrangler 
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 272
Fan a hand-held torch over them right on the Jeep, just don't stop in one place. In less than 10 minutes, I had mine looking new without even taking them off. No masking, no paint, chemicals, fluids... Done. And it doesn't wash off.

I intend to live forever. So far, so good.

'99 Wrangler Sport: 2.5" Old Man Emo lift and shocks, adjustable trackbars, Quick-Disko sway links, rollin on 31" BFG A/Ts
saxart is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome