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Fender Flare Damaged

I have a 2005 Ranger Edge. After washing the truck the last time (1st time in a couple of months due to weather), I noticed that someone had hit me in the right rear fender flare, probably in a parking lot. There are some scrapes in the paint that can probably be rubbed out with compound, but there are a couple of scratches through the paint to the fiberglass underneath.

I have some matching spray paint & primer (the truck is Vermilion Red). I'm guessing that the easiest way to fix this would be to remove the fender flare from the truck so that I can blend out the scratches & touch up the paint, without having to mask off the rest of the truck.

My question is, how easy is it to remove the right rear fender flare off of the truck? I see fasteners along the inside lip of the wheel arch opening. Are these the only fasteners, or are there others hidden somewhere? Are these fasteners reusable or should I get new fasteners to reinstall the fender flare?
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Here's a picture. There is clips all the way up around the flare and usually a screw in the front and back at the bottom.
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Here's a picture. There is clips all the way up around the flare and usually a screw in the front and back at the bottom.
Thanks for the quick reply.

How do you get the fender flare off of the clips, by pushing it up after removing the screws at the bottom front & back? Should the clips be replaced before reinstalling the fender flare?
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Pull to remove flare... replace any that brake..
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Pull to remove flare... replace any that brake..
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Just give them a good ol tug. If it feels like it is going to break, you are probably doing it right.
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If it feels like it is going to break, you are probably doing it right.

First time I've heard how to properly remove something using that method.
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Lol It isn't the first time I have used that method, this time it just worked.
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Pull to remove flare... replace any that brake..
O.K.
Judging from the picture, it looks like there are about 10 of those clips on there - right?

If that's the way of removing the flare, maybe I should get some clips in hand before I try to remove the flare.

That way I'll be all set to reinstall the flare once I've repaired it.
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you probably will not need to replace them, I took mine off not one broke, and the truck is 11 yrs old
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same here i took all 4 off and had like 2 clips brake total... rear's you can reach up under and unhook them unlike the fronts... you need to pop off the inner fender christmas tree clips before you take them off the side...
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