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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Re-Newing Old Flares

My old flares are in great shape but dont have that shiny new look anymore . Have any of you come across anything that makes them look better ? I tried some of this flexible bumper paint and they looked new for a day then that crap just cracked and feel off [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/frown.gif[/img]


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Re: Re-Newing Old Flares

Use a fine Scotchbrite pad to buff them with. If you choose to paint them you will need to ad an additive called "flex agent", it is the same product used to spray plastic bumpers and accessories. I've also heard that Pep Boys has an additive called "Bulldog" which is similar. Hope it helps, Ben

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Re: Re-Newing Old Flares

I just painted mine with some black Epoxy Enamel. They've held up well for about year without cracking. It fades after awhile but you can always retouch them.

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Re: Re-Newing Old Flares

A buddy of mine redid his off his 97 tj that were turning greenish and showed some stress marks. He bought some black vinyl dye and coated them real good. Worked great and they look like new again. If they've been painted then you might be SOL on the viny dye.

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Re: Re-Newing Old Flares

I've used mothers back to black from auto zone. when you apply it your black plastic looks really good after time it fades again but every time you wash your jeep (if you do it often) and you apply it your flares will look pretty good and black.

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