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Unread 01-05-2013, 05:09 PM   #1
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shoe dye for fender flares?

Here's something i was thinking about, i had an old pair of cheep black shoes that i re-dyed for my wedding over a year ago. Since then they've seen plenty of hot, cold ,rain ,snow hours in a hot car in the sun ect and they sill look great. So that got me thinking what about faded fender flares would it work? Im asking because its alot cheeper than auto dye and comes with an easy application sponge thing, that worked great

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Unread 01-05-2013, 11:51 PM   #2
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My thought would be it would wear off, maybe if you keep applying it, but there's only one way to know for sure!
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Unread 01-06-2013, 08:43 AM   #3
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Wating for the summer to try it i already dd the tofch and heat gun looks like *** for about a month than went back to being faded
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Unread 01-06-2013, 02:35 PM   #4
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what I did with mine, is masked them off from the body, and did some satin finish paint. Since my truck is black, i couldn't find a grey paint, but i used that krylon fusion. works great.
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Unread 01-07-2013, 05:54 PM   #5
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How long did that laat?
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Unread 01-08-2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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I did it when I bought the jeep a few months back, still the same new finish..just covered in mud ofcourse!
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Unread 01-09-2013, 11:33 AM   #7
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For faded fender flares, try 303 spray. You appply it like armor all. Brings the black color back.
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Unread 01-09-2013, 01:45 PM   #8
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I painted mine with Vinson and fabric spraypaint been on a week and hasn't faded yet
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Unread 01-10-2013, 09:42 AM   #9
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I've heard a couple different things. One was motor oil.
The other the salesman used- amor-all. It was either te tire wet, or vinyl protector....
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Unread 01-10-2013, 01:25 PM   #10
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I tried EVERYTHING even shoe polish...
I just got done putting new flairs on...
Father in law said he used Magic Wipe that he seen on T.V. and his faded plastic looks like new...
Has anybody tried this on the flairs?
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Unread 01-11-2013, 11:33 PM   #11
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I wouldn't see any of that crap on tv work. But I'd be curious to see when my flares start fading again
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Unread 01-16-2013, 08:02 AM   #12
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Never tried shoe polish. I imagine it would wear out faster than the shoes just due to the weather.

I use Mother's Back to Black on faded trim/fenders and it works pretty good. Of course the best way is to consistently keep a good protectant on, but we know how that goes
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Unread 01-16-2013, 06:52 PM   #13
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Use a heat gun and wave it over the flare til it turns back to black dont leave it in one spot to long can melt it
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Unread 01-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #14
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I've always used baby oil.
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Unread 01-29-2013, 10:00 AM   #15
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kiwi shoe polish worked for years on my volkswagens.
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