Originally Posted by Ramphonic
Ive thought about painting them with Krylon Fusion but worried about how chips would look.
I removed the gray coating on mine by washing them with 6 to 8 Mr Clean Magic Erasers, car soap and water. Then kept them coated with 303 protectant. Once every 6 months or so I need to wash with the erasers.
Check out the wonders of the Magic Eraser!
A pack of four cost me about about $5.00. This project took me all of about 10 minutes last night and I only used one Magic Eraser. I'm going to hit it a few more times for good measure, you can still see some "grey" around the seal and lower edge of the flare, which will drive me crazy.
Faded Grey Fender Flare BEFORE The Magic Eraser.
Restored Black Fender Flare AFTER The Magic Eraser.
The AFTER picture of the flare does not have any "store bought" shine enhancing product applied (Black Magic, Back to Black, 303 ect.). The Magic Eraser is slightly abrasive, and removes the built up wax and oxidation that causes our flares to become grey over time. It also worked wonders on my unpainted door handles and my "faded" lower bumper as well. I may follow Ramphonic on this one and throw some 303 on there for good measure, but for the next few days i'm just going to stare at these things in awe.