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Old 05-29-2012
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Refinishing Fender Flares

Hey guys. My Flares are super faded, and i rather keep them the original color. But i don't feel like taking them off the truck. So, Short of taping them off like crazy, and going up to Painters Supply and getting a can of Dark Argent.
Is there anything i can do to restore them or bring them back a bit?
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mothers back to black, meguiars trim restorer, or try a little rubbing compound since theyre painted
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you can jump to about 7 minutes in to see the results.
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Bring your truck to my house, i will take the flares off and you can paint them.

or i seem to have had good luck with that bumper gray they sell at o'reillys. use the adhesion promoter then the paint. check out the rear window surround on my 97 f-150 on facespace.

If you leave the flares on,you can pull them back just a little and slide newspaper behind them
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I might hit you up on that.
Its not that i don't know how to take them off, its that I usually break most of the clips in doing so.
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I've seen very good results from "Bumper/Trim Paint"....for a stock finish.


I personally use Dupli-Color Truck Bed Coating (blue can) and love the results. With both options, always use an adhesion promoter and prep spray or wipe...and a tack cloth prior to spraying your final paint/base color.
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Krylon Fusioin is a pretty good paint I like to use.. has worked for me well in the past..
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x2 on the Krylon Fusion....I painted my flares and bumper valence with it....looks way better and seems to be holding up ok.
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I've been using the Turtle Wax Trim restore on it. every other week brings it back.
However, the Valence and back bumper plastic will be painted before the winter hits.
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Just go to the Dollar Store and pick up a cheap thing of tire shine. It works better than any of those expensive plastic restoration products and it's a third of the cost.
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Just go to the Dollar Store and pick up a cheap thing of tire shine. It works better than any of those expensive plastic restoration products and it's a third of the cost.
agree^ did the same on my bumper i had on my 05 and my 06 worked great when i really needed it to shine
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I just did all my black trim i used rustoleum vinyl spray paint..
Clean them well let dry and do in with light coats if you want
high gloss add clear top coat but they'll have a little sheen with out.

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Showriom Restore black dye for trim. It actually dyes the plastic back
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cheap

Yes some of us are cheap
But if it works and last a good time why not
And i pulled a dent out with a toilet plunger too

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