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Unread 11-25-2005, 09:15 AM   #1
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Wheel flare paint or polish?

I heard there was a Black Wheel Flare (stock) paint or polisher one can get---mine are pretty sun faded and wanted to spice them up a bit--does anybody know of any good product to do that with?

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Unread 11-25-2005, 09:21 AM   #2
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I used a refinisher product called "Forever Black" that worked great! If you want to go the painting route, I'd recommend the Krylon Fusion that works very well on plastic.
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Unread 11-25-2005, 09:29 AM   #3
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OK--Great--thank you!
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Unread 11-25-2005, 10:25 AM   #4
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You can actually use a heat gun, too. A guy on THIS LINK used to have a write up on it with pics. It does work...and doesn't damage paint or anything else. More of a long term solution possibly? Mine didn't fade before I replaced them with Xenons...but this made sense to me working with plastic in our industry.

Just another thought.
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Unread 11-25-2005, 10:28 AM   #5
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I used forever black before and it looks crappy..its hard to get it not to leave streaks and it will just fade too..you should paint them with the krylon fusion!
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Unread 11-25-2005, 11:12 AM   #6
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i agree with the krylon fusion folks. i did this to mine over a year ago and still looks like i just tire shined them up.
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Unread 11-25-2005, 11:18 AM   #7
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I used Forever Black on mine and it left streaks and is fading again. This time I will use Krylon Fusion.
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Unread 11-25-2005, 11:32 AM   #8
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FWIW, when I did mine with Forever Black, I used 3 coats. No streaks at all, and they haven't faded at all in the year since I did them.
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Unread 11-25-2005, 11:47 AM   #9
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Don't forget Penetrol as an option. $8. Do a search for it. I did my rear bumper-ends this week. I'm looking forward to some warm weather to do the flairs now.

I've read that once Fusion gets scratched, it can look bad. I have seen flairs done with Fusion, and they do look good.
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Unread 11-25-2005, 12:32 PM   #10
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Has anyone ever put bedliner stuff on the flares? I was wondering about this when I was doin my tub the other day. I think it would look kinda cool...
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Used Forever Black for a couple years but always had to use half a bottle and had to redo it every month. I chalked that up to living only 12 degrees above the equator and the intense sun. I'm now in SoCal with less intense sun.
Three months ago I painted them with Fusion and can't be happier with the results. Wish I did that sooner.
One note, my kids get in and out of the back by getting on the rear tires so the Fusion paint is scratching but they still look great and the scatches just need a little more Fusion.
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Get them line-x'd it looks great, I'm going to do it to my bushwhacker flairs shortly.
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Has anyone ever put bedliner stuff on the flares? I was wondering about this when I was doin my tub the other day. I think it would look kinda cool...
I've got Line-X on mine. Once I get enough posts, I'll post a picture if anybody's interested.
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I've got Line-X on mine. Once I get enough posts, I'll post a picture if anybody's interested.
Post 'em now. You've got 50 posts. If they don't show up, they will (without editing) once you meet "the quota").
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I've had mine Fusioned for 2 years now and they look great. Although I have had to redo them once because I hit a lot of trees and mailboxes when I get to drinkin and carrying on.
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