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Unread 07-07-2009, 07:53 AM   #61
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I used a heat gun yesterday on mine, and they look great......any idea on how long they last like that?

i borrowed the heat gun and want to know if i should invest in one or if they'll last long enough to not worry about it

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Unread 07-07-2009, 11:40 AM   #62
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PS and yes I tried to remove those damn bumper caps but the torx all stripped I'll have to get em drilled out.
take one hammer, or size 10 boot, and remove endcaps and never regret taking them off.

Painting will work on them too, but it looks so much better without them.
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Unread 07-08-2009, 08:54 AM   #63
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I used a heat gun yesterday on mine, and they look great......any idea on how long they last like that?

i borrowed the heat gun and want to know if i should invest in one or if they'll last long enough to not worry about it
well, within about a day of doing this ther were about 50% as dark as after i finished them the day before. gonna give it another shot tonight. might just have a friend paint em
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Unread 07-14-2009, 11:30 PM   #64
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http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f9/rhino-lined-flares-blackcents-738852/


havent touched mine in about a year since i got em done =X oh wait there rhino lined =) best $ i ever spent
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Unread 07-19-2009, 12:48 PM   #65
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I just did the krylon fusion mod and Im really happy with the way it turned out.
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Unread 07-20-2009, 10:02 AM   #66
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well, within about a day of doing this ther were about 50% as dark as after i finished them the day before. gonna give it another shot tonight. might just have a friend paint em

yeah, looks like i'm gonna break down and paint them.....they look like poo. oh well i tried
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Unread 07-20-2009, 11:36 PM   #67
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I went out this weekend and bought all the stuff to paint mine tonight when I got home from work. Since I was planning to paint them anyway, I decided to give the heat gun a try to see what it does. Well...I did the whole works in about 15 minutes and it looks great. Guess I will just save the fusion for anoyther project.

I couldn't believe how simplwe this was. Just warm them up with the heat gun until they look balck and a little shiny. Once they cool down they look just like new.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 06:59 AM   #68
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I have a jeep that looks exactly the same, what kind of "Prep" work did you do before painting?
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Unread 07-21-2009, 09:51 AM   #69
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Mr Clean Magic Eraser pads- remove the oxidation, don't try to melt it or cover it with oil.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 12:37 PM   #70
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Mr Clean Magic Eraser pads- remove the oxidation, don't try to melt it or cover it with oil.
Really? I'd have to see it to believe it...
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Unread 07-21-2009, 12:50 PM   #71
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I took a heat gun to mine awhile back and about two months later they started to turn grayish; however, I followed up with that Meguiar's plastic trim stuff and it seems to work like a champ.
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Unread 07-21-2009, 02:10 PM   #72
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Really? I'd have to see it to believe it...
I don't have any decent pics of it before I started using them (see below for the only shot I have before I started working on it last year), but water, the pads, and elbow grease really do make them look a lot better. I was extremely skeptical when I first heard it, but I figured for $2, why not. Rhino liner, prep and paint, replacing them, etc are workable solutions, but not my idea of cheap. I'd been using Eagle1 and other trim "restorers", but they all left gray residue all over the paint (Stone White XJ here) the first time it rained.

I was not thrilled initially (picture any 97 XJ with now-gray flares), but I do this maybe two or three times a year and the molding looks a great deal better.

They're looking a little rough again, but I haven't touched it since this spring.





edit- hmmm, I can't see the pics. Setting for this forum?

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Unread 11-24-2010, 09:29 PM   #73
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this is what i bought is it wat is recomended?
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Unread 11-25-2010, 09:03 AM   #74
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Umm........nice picture. Was that necessary?

A simple "Krylon Fusion" would have sufficed.
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Unread 11-27-2010, 01:03 AM   #75
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I heat gunned mine too, but many months later they look awful again. I just bought new ones and will install them next spring. I bought the car in texas... so you can imagine.
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