heat is a NO-GO. you will get weird spots in the plastic where you overheat it. i tried, it doesnt work. dont use heat. i painted mine on the jeep with Krylon Fusion Satin Black. washed them with dishsoap and a scrubby pad, rinse and dry thoroughly. mask the hellllll out of everything else. overspray is ridiculous. i unfortunately did not mask all that well and i have black overspray all over the jeep. no sanding is needed, no primer (krylon says no primer) and deff take your time. nice even strokes and make sure you let it dry before you drive it. i didnt let mine dry totally and now i have bugs embedded in the paint.
I have used three paint products for Jeep black plastic trim over the past eight years: Krylon Fusion Satin Black, Rustoleum Textured for Plastic and Duplicolor Flexible Bumper Paint. The Duplicolor looks better, coats more evenly and lasts longer. It stinks to high heaven and takes a little longer to dry, but in my experience is a superior product in the rattle bomb solution to flare fade.
It also looks good on......
2002 TJ SE
2007 Rockwood Freedom 2280
Krylon -- all the way. I even used it to repaint my tan soundbar cover black. The cover is made from nylon which is plastic. It took quite a few coats to cover all the nooks and crannies, but 2 years later it still looks great.
It will feel slightly sticky for about a week afterwards.
Whoever thought it was a good idea to give the Jersey Shore cast a TV show should be stabbed....... repeatedly........ every day....... for the rest of his life.
I'm gonna re-paint my fender flares with Krylon Fusion - It's a white & Chrome 1990 XJ so the fender flares are grey/silver. Does anyone know what color code that is? As in, what color Krylon should I use to get the original silver/grey stock color back on the fender flares/body trim/bumper caps?