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Old 02-23-2006
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painting flares

whats the best black paint to use on plastic flares? i am looking for a flat black color.
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Old 02-23-2006
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You know....good question because i want to do the same. I used Krylon Fusion satin black on my rear flares....too shiny, i need a flat black. I don't even know if Fusion has flat black. Krylon Fusion is the best stuff on plastic.

EDIT: Alrighty....Flat Black is avaliable with Krylon Fusion. From their site(minus the color list):


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Old 02-23-2006
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Post pics once you get done. Sounds like a mod I might wanna do. If I follow up and do it after you I'm gonna have to do the bedrails too and those are a pain in the a** to take off.
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I used some spray paint from walmart the cheap kind and it has held up great. I have done much 4wheelin through some rough branches and stuff since getting it and I haven't seen any chip off. I do have two spots on my grill that have chipped but I think that is from stones on the road as I also have some of my hood paint that is chipped.

This is not a great pic but its all I have right now.


Here is a little better but not great. It is very dirty.
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Old 02-28-2006
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is that blue??

The main reason for painting my flares is that i hate the grey. I see a fx4, and want the black flares. then, i let a gypsy owned detail shop detail the exterior of my truck and they got the fender flares covers in wax....cant get it out. So painting here i come. I used fusion satin black on my grille....holding up GREAT!! I also used fusion satin black on my rear flares, hold up AWESOME, but too shiny for me. Flat black fusion will be my friend when summer/good hot weather comes.
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Old 03-03-2006
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I did this mod last summer. I used 3M Rubberized undercoating from the local parts store. I liked how they turned out with a little texture and absolutely flat in color. Took me an afternoon, and 1 and 1/2 cans.
A Great Mod!
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I did this mod last summer. I used 3M Rubberized undercoating from the local parts store. I liked how they turned out with a little texture and absolutely flat in color. Took me an afternoon, and 1 and 1/2 cans.
A Great Mod!
did you prep the flares at all? and do you got any pics of it?
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did you prep the flares at all? and do you got any pics of it?
I didn't do this but i am a body technician, tell me which flares u have, if they are the gray painted and smooth, or the gray textured, if they're painted, the best thing to do is get a 3m red scotchbrite pad and knock the shiney off(scuff it) and clean em up good and spray them, but i personally wouldn't waste my time on the textured ones.. Of course i won't paint ANYTHING without sanding or scuffing it.
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VTgreen, lets see some pics of that undercoating. That sounds like a good idea.
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I painted mine to match my truck. I used auto paint, but the best thing to do is to prep them well, then spray them with Bulldog Adhesion Promoter. Really helps the paint bond.




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Unless they're bare plastic they'res no need to use adhesion promoter, something that is a good idea to use if you're painting them is flexibilizer if youre using automotive paints such as PPG.
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