Re-Newing Old Flares - Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups
Jeep-Short Wheelbase All discussion of short wheelbase Jeeps: CJ, TJ, YJ and JK

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Westen Canada
Posts: 1,838
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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]


<font color=black>O|||O [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/cool.gif[/img] </font color=black>
Jeepzilla is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 01:08 PM
Posts: n/a
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


post #3 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 01:16 PM
Posts: n/a
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.

"The Beast"

Sponsored Links
post #4 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 08:00 PM
Old Hand
gigolo's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: kansas city
Posts: 935
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.

A man's got to believe in something, I believe I'll have another[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img]
gigolo is offline  
post #5 of (permalink) Old 09-09-2001, 08:32 PM
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 4,282
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
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.


97 TJ

Wheel it or drive a minny van

Jeeper99xj is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Off-Road Forums & Discussion Groups forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome