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Unread 03-17-2010, 08:53 PM   #1
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fender flare resto

Greetings. After considering buying new fender flares, I decided to restore them instead. Doing my research online, I found that there were many tricks and suggestions as to the best way to do it. So, I made up my own.

I first removed the flares so that to not mess with the paint. It is easy. just requires an 8mm socket and 8mm wrench. A little time consuming, but worth it.

Picked up a bag of 0000 steel wool, and a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid.

Put a little bit of lighter fluid on the steel wool and went to work. I didn't do a whole flare at once. Just a section at a time, wiping of excess as I went along. I found that as you go, you can see your progress. Once you see fresh plastic, i would stop and wipe. Once the whole flare was done, I would go back and even it all out. After that, I took a clean rag with some mineral spirits, wiped it down, then with a fresh rag, wiped off any excess. Then applied some armor all just for a temp. protective coating.

I am very satisfied with the result.the following is before and after shots.






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Unread 03-17-2010, 09:52 PM   #2
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look good, should of painted them though or youll have to keep shining them up
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Unread 03-17-2010, 11:07 PM   #3
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Unread 03-17-2010, 11:32 PM   #4
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Lighter fluid, hadn't heard that one before.. Looks like it worked, wonder how long it will last

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