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post #1 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 05:20 PM
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How do you restore flares?

I know this sounds lame (it is, I guess), but how can I clean and restore the stock rubber fender flares on my CJ7? I want them to look like new without spending for new. Possible?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 05:38 PM
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Re: How do you restore flares?

take the ones off your 87 and put on cj. then, cut the yj fenders and install tj flares on it so you can stuff those 35's like they were made to be stuffed.

will that work?

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Re: How do you restore flares?

Hey. Does anyone think there would be a problem with having the stock black fender flares painted (i.e chipping?)

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post #4 of (permalink) Old 02-27-2002, 05:46 PM
 
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Re: How do you restore flares?

I bought this stuff back to black made by mothers from auto zone, it makes them black again for a couple weeks it works pretty good if you want your rig to look good.

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Re: How do you restore flares?

no, the paint wouldn't last. just armor-all them or get some new ones.

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Re: How do you restore flares?

A friend of mines flares on his '97 tj were turning green and fading so he used some vinyl dye to renew them. They looked just like new for about 4-5 months, but now they're turning green again. It's a cheap fix for a while, but new ones would probably be the best bet.

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Re: How do you restore flares?

303 would be better than armor all. If you use armor all, don't stop. If you do, they will dry out and crack. The 303 also has UV protection.

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damn, could i use the 303 on my skin too? UV and all....i'm dying a slow death in the desert sun

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Re: How do you restore flares?

Armor-all and elbo greese will keep them looking new.

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Re: How do you restore flares?

If you use vinyl dye, prep with fine steel wool and a good degreaser to get them squeaky clean before application. The dye works by soaking into the vinyl and if there's any wax/grease it will fish-eye.



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