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Unread 08-17-2009, 07:05 PM   #1
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Is Krylon Fusion Flat Black Closest Match for Flares?

My 2004 Jeep TJ fender flares are in okay shape; but, there are couple of scuffs I'd like to touch-up.

It's NOT bad enough to justify the time/effort to repaint the whole flare(s), yet. So, I'd just like to touch-up as good as possible....

Will Krylon Fusion Flat Black provide the best match to the original fender flares?

Or, is there something else, either color/brand/process, that would allow a good touch-up?

Any Experiences? Thanks Much....

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Unread 08-17-2009, 07:46 PM   #2
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Use spray on bed liner. Gives it a little texture and looks awesome. Plus it's flexible so it wont chip off.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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My 2004 Jeep TJ fender flares are in okay shape; but, there are couple of scuffs I'd like to touch-up.

It's NOT bad enough to justify the time/effort to repaint the whole flare(s), yet. So, I'd just like to touch-up as good as possible....

Will Krylon Fusion Flat Black provide the best match to the original fender flares?

Or, is there something else, either color/brand/process, that would allow a good touch-up?

Any Experiences? Thanks Much....
If they are just bends where the plastic has turned kinda whiteish you can try using a heat gun to blend it out. Never done it myself but have seen some people have some luck with it. As far as just touching up a few spots, I don't think you will be able to match the fading with just about anything so you might as well paint the whole thing.
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Unread 08-17-2009, 08:51 PM   #4
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If they are just bends where the plastic has turned kinda whiteish you can try using a heat gun to blend it out. Never done it myself but have seen some people have some luck with it. As far as just touching up a few spots, I don't think you will be able to match the fading with just about anything so you might as well paint the whole thing.
Yeap--I've got the whiteish spots. I've seen the heat gun suggestion by others. Not having used the heat gun approach, I'm a bit nervous and suspect it would be easy to screw-up.

How/Where can I find out more about how to do the heat gun approach?
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Unread 08-18-2009, 03:59 PM   #5
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There are a few different youtube videos up with people doing it. They did a piece on this on Trucks on Spike as well. The trick seems to be to keep the gun moving, the goal is to heat up the plastic to the point where it is glossy but before it actually starts to melt. That is all that need be done. No rubbing or shaping. Some people on there were actually using torches but that seems to be trouble waiting to happen. You still might run into the same problem of the spots you work on looking different than the rest of the fender. Take your time and it shouldn't be too hard to work out.
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Unread 08-19-2009, 02:43 AM   #6
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i used satin black. flat doesnt quite shine enough
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Unread 08-19-2009, 09:26 AM   #7
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Not to hijack the thread, but is the fender flare color the same as the newer (07-09) hardtop color?
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Unread 08-20-2009, 09:46 AM   #8
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my whole jeep is just about painted with krylon spray paint hahah...if you do a good job and then put a clear coat on top of it, it looks great
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Unread 08-21-2009, 05:17 AM   #9
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I doubt it'll blend in with the rest of the flare. I'd take the time and paint the entire flare.
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They actually have a Krylon Fusion that is a "Textured" black paint, used on mine.
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Unread 03-24-2011, 10:30 PM   #11
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They actually have a Krylon Fusion that is a "Textured" black paint, used on mine.
thats what i use for my tubes, fenders and sliders
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Unread 03-27-2011, 10:02 AM   #12
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I tried using a heatgun on mine and they came out spotty probably due to the fact that I tried it while it was 12 degrees outside. On a warmer day I used Krylon Fusion satin black and they came out very nice. However, later I painted my bumpers (incuding rear milk jugs) and mirrors with Rustoleum Truck Bed Liner and it was really nice. This spring I'll be repainting my flares with the liner. The texture is perfect for flares.
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Unread 05-09-2011, 01:21 PM   #13
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My 2004 Jeep TJ fender flares are in okay shape; but, there are couple of scuffs I'd like to touch-up.

It's NOT bad enough to justify the time/effort to repaint the whole flare(s), yet. So, I'd just like to touch-up as good as possible....

Will Krylon Fusion Flat Black provide the best match to the original fender flares?

Or, is there something else, either color/brand/process, that would allow a good touch-up?

Any Experiences? Thanks Much....
I don't think you're going to have any luck just doing touch ups. Every fender flare out there is a different color, based on age, exposure to the sun, etc.

Take the little bit of extra time to do the whole flare, it'll look much better!
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Unread 05-17-2011, 03:36 PM   #14
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Use krylon fusion satin with clearcoat, looks great and lasts forever
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Unread 05-20-2011, 05:56 PM   #15
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Use SEM Trim Black. Part #39143 It looks better than the Krylon Fusion (I tried both) You can get it at most auto paint supply stores. The heat gun trick only lasts for a short time. I just refinished my flares and I am very happy with the results.
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