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Unread 05-14-2009, 06:55 PM   #46
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I have uploaded a few pics of my fender flares painted with Krylon Flat Black here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cj7project/

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Unread 05-18-2009, 04:14 PM   #47
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My buddy gave me an idea that I was thinking about trying. He said maybe putting the bed liner on my fender flares to give them some texture. Good idea? Bad idea? Anyone ever thought of that
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Unread 05-18-2009, 07:53 PM   #48
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I just used rustoleum for plastic textured black and it looks awesome. My rocker panels almost match my replacement flares (standard OEM black plastic). I cleaned them in soap and water and then used some liquid deglosser on them. I then sprayed two coats and they look great.
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Unread 05-19-2009, 12:38 AM   #49
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I just used rustoleum for plastic textured black and it looks awesome. My rocker panels almost match my replacement flares (standard OEM black plastic). I cleaned them in soap and water and then used some liquid deglosser on them. I then sprayed two coats and they look great.
do you mind putting up a pic of them so i can see for myself
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Unread 05-19-2009, 12:44 AM   #50
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My buddy gave me an idea that I was thinking about trying. He said maybe putting the bed liner on my fender flares to give them some texture. Good idea? Bad idea? Anyone ever thought of that
Member JBTJ got his done with line-x. Said it cost him $100. Here's the pictures:

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Unread 05-22-2009, 06:25 PM   #51
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scrub it with a scotch brite pad and then paint em with krylon fusion. after a month on and off road they still look like new.
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Unread 05-22-2009, 09:40 PM   #52
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I was trying all kinda stuff (previous post) on some junks around here none really worked well.
I was forbidden to try any of my homemade voodoo on her 99tj.
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I tried out the back to black stuff, and first 3 times I put it on it was still faded kinda sorta, but I kept repeating the application rubbing the heck out of the flares and what do ya know, after a few more coats and more rubbing, they turned perfectly black again, and stayed black ad shiny!

I'm impressed. they were almost grey, now they look new.

Dunno how long itll last but it looks good for now.
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Unread 05-29-2009, 12:40 AM   #53
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wd-40

WD-40 also works its doesn't last overly long but if you just have some laying around its something to try. Also using it on your bumpers cleans them up real nice and it will make your jeep look years younger
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Unread 05-29-2009, 12:25 PM   #54
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I used regular armor all. (with a HEALTHY coat and recoat). Its been well over a year and they still look great, not perfect like just after the armor all, but WAY WAY better than they did before. I'll hit them again when i wax the jeep next time and they will be good for another year.
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Unread 06-15-2009, 02:04 AM   #55
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I tried a bottle of Kiwi scuff-coat (for shoes, black) on the badly faded bumpers of one our work beater cars.

If you slop it on and rub it in while its wet, then buff it good when it dries, it looks like brand new.

Its been out in pouring rain and a few weeks of blazing heat, and it doesnt rub off or fade, it still is semi satin shiny and jet black.

100% better than 'back to black'.
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Unread 06-26-2009, 08:55 AM   #56
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Coming from the old VW world, Kiwi leather DYE (not polish) is pretty much the best, and used by alot of people. I tried it out here.

Old faded wonders:

After a couple coats:



And after 3 coats:


Held up under yesterdays rainstorms. It turned out ok, I maybe could've worked it in a bit better, but so far so good. I'll let anyone know how it goes long run if anyone cares!

PS and yes I tried to remove those damn bumper caps but the torx all stripped I'll have to get em drilled out.
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Unread 06-26-2009, 11:55 AM   #57
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I heard that line-x charged $25 a flare so I bought some krylon fusion and did mine. They only had semigloss not flat so that is what I have but it's ok.
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Unread 07-02-2009, 09:03 PM   #58
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forever black .. after a couple applications .. good as new.. usually lasts a couple months or more but evry time it gets reapplied they look even better than the last application..
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Unread 07-04-2009, 08:59 PM   #59
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Back to Black actually seemed to work pretty good for me, not sure. It's only been 2 weeks, but it has lasted through some pretty hefty rain.

who knows?
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Unread 07-07-2009, 12:38 AM   #60
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Just wanted to let everyone know, hopefully this aint a repost. But if you take some cheap motor oil and rub it on your faded fender flares, they will turn black again. After they sit for an hour or so go back with a dry cloth and wipe them down again to get access oil off. Worked for me.
been doing this for years on the black fenders and steel bumpers.

I did paint mine with Krylon fusion. But when I want to make them shine, I use cheap (non-used) oil.

Don't do this on tires though as it leads to premature sidewall failure (according to whichever Spike TV truck show I got the idea from)
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