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Unread 08-06-2009, 01:41 PM   #1
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fender flare paint!

Wondering what kind of rattle can you guys are using. Krylon Fusion? Rustoleum plastic? Does it matter? Haha.

Thanks in advance.



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Unread 08-06-2009, 03:28 PM   #2
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I swear by Krylon Fusion in flat black...worked wonders on my headlight bezels, and its the standard for fender flares. <5 bucks for a can..DO IT!
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Unread 08-06-2009, 06:30 PM   #3
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Sweet! how does that stuff hold up time-wise? That stupid backtoblack crap lasts like two weeks, haha.
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Unread 08-06-2009, 06:32 PM   #4
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I used the Krylon Fusion on almost all the black parts on my XJ. 2 years with upstate NY winters and it still looks as great as the day I painted them!
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Unread 08-06-2009, 06:49 PM   #5
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Wicked. I'll pick some up tomorrow!
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Unread 08-06-2009, 07:50 PM   #6
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+ 1 on the Krylon Paint. A couple of us from Indiana have used it and it is great. It is going on a couple of years now, and still looks good. I read somewhere to use old magazine pages between the flares and jeep to keep overspray off vehicle. It worked really well. I used old JP issues.....lol
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Unread 08-06-2009, 08:15 PM   #7
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Haha, sweet! thanks for the tip! I used index cards when I painted my wheels, and taped off the rest of the tire
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Unread 08-13-2009, 08:30 AM   #8
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Do you guys remove the flares and prep them in any way to do the painting? I'm new at this jeep thing but they don't look that hard to remove.
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Unread 08-13-2009, 09:02 AM   #9
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Most people I've seen just tape/newspaper the jeep, and paint them still on.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 06:10 AM   #10
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paint

i used that kylon fusion for plastic paint ... the results useing that paint is simply AWESOME ! to clean the part to paint and it says on the can is , window cleaner
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Unread 08-14-2009, 07:01 AM   #11
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Did you sand down the surface before spraying?
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Unread 08-14-2009, 07:44 AM   #12
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TJ flares already have a rough texture (non rubicon/sahara) so the paint bonds easily. All that is required is a good cleaning with soap/water.

And the TJ flares are a PITA to remove. Like posted above just use newspaper/magazines and tape everything up really well and paint inside or on a calm day.

Take your time, spray light coats with the Krylon Fusion and allow paint to dry for a couple of hours before going back and applying the 2nd coat. You will be amazed at how fast Krylon Fusion (and other plastic paints) dry, but for the best results you still need to be 110% sure it is dry.

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Unread 08-14-2009, 08:09 AM   #13
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I would remove them if you have the time. Youll always get better results
they arent hard to remove at all.
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Unread 08-14-2009, 11:15 AM   #14
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I painted the flares on my YJ a few days ago with krylon fusion, and it worked great. I used newspaper and tape and I had no over spray.

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Unread 08-14-2009, 11:27 AM   #15
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You can also use a heat gun or torch to heat the plastic back to semi-gloss. Of course you would want to take them off first. The only thing that sucks about taking them off is removing the christmas tree fasteners on the rear wheel wells, so you would want to cut or drill the old fasteners off and then use new fasteners that you can get at any auto parts store.
There is a write-up somewhere on here about the heat.
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