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post #1 of 23 Old 09-22-2017, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Is it worth it to paint Htop and fenders?

Hi Guys:

My fenders got that washed out gray look and my hard top can look darker also. Is it worth it to get them painted? If so what brand paint suggestions? Or I can just use something like back to black plastic restorer.

What do you think?

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post #2 of 23 Old 09-22-2017, 12:40 PM
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While I am sure I am in the minority here, I had mine painted at the local Foose style body shop. They used automotive paint and did a professional job. It was, of course, a little pricy. $500 dollars, I think it was. About 2/3 of a car payment on a new jeep these days. It makes the whole jeep look like a million bucks. Some after and before picks inside my profile i think.

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get some krylon fusion or rustolium bumper and trim and give it a few light coats. in less than an hour of prep and paint time you can have fresh looking flares and top


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are your Fenders faded OR your Flares?

Sounds like your Flares are. You can use a Heat Gun to bring back the black look OR some use various Plastic restorers. Lots of info and youtube vids out there.

As for the hardtop , that would require painting. Is it worth...IMO no , because the HT would have a ton of pinstripes a week after I painted it. If yours doesn't see much dirt/trees / branches it may be worth it.

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Krylon fusion for the flares. Unbolting the flares from your rig works best for painting.
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Krylon here also
Painted the inside of the top also, so much nicer not having that glaring white inside
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Krylon here also Painted the inside of the top also, so much nicer not having that glaring white inside
I also painted the outside of my hardtop with krylon fusion satin black. Turned out pretty good and has held up well for years.

Can you post some pics of the interior of the hardtop painted black? I thought about doing that.

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Sounds like your Flares are. You can use a Heat Gun to bring back the black look OR some use various Plastic restorers.
I've found that none of those last very long.
Paint would last a long time...
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Krylon here also
Painted the inside of the top also, so much nicer not having that glaring white inside

I have the opposite opinion on the white. I prefer it. It is cooler in the summer since white radiates heat less here in the Florida sun and the white illuminates better with the interior light at night. I also prefer the look and I don't feel like I am sitting in a cave. So much nicer.
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Krylon fusion for the flares and no need to remove them. Slide some sheets of thin $ store cardboard behind them and spray away.
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Wow very nice.... That works for me....LOL
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Krylon fusion for the flares. Unbolting the flares from your rig works best for painting.
Too much work, go and buy index cards and insert between flare and fender and make sure they overlap. Lot less pain than dealing with rusty bolts

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[QUOTE=rikkards;38956545]Too much work, go and buy index cards and insert between flare and fender and make sure they overlap. Lot less pain than dealing with rusty bolts[/QUOTE

My idea works better and less taping involved.

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Krylon fusion for the flares. Unbolting the flares from your rig works best for painting.
Too much work, go and buy index cards and insert between flare and fender and make sure they overlap. Lot less pain than dealing with rusty bolts
I reside in So Cal so my rig is rust free. Takes me less time to remove the flares than it does to prep for painting the flares while on the rig. Done it both ways over the years. Guess it depends where you live.
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how is the "Paint" method when I comes to hitting your flares ? Does the paint crack? I would think if you bend the flares, the paint would chip/crack off?

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