Originally Posted by kato
Mine came in the other day. They are flat black and made out of fibreglass. I am a little sceptical about the mounting. It is held to the truck by the mounting plates in the wheel well. This leaves the top edge capable of pulling away from the bedside.
I think i will buy some double sided foam tape to place around the top edge, and likely glue the rubber top seal down.
Its a little gross outside these days, and i do not have a place to install inside. So i am stuck waiting for the weather to cooperate.
Due to the convex design of these/most fender flares
, the top can not possibly pull away once the inside lip is mounted, especially with this new heavy duty fiberglass version. Just try holding them in place and then attempt to pull that top edge away from the fender with your finger. There is no way it will budge even slightly if they are pressed firmly against the fender when you mount them. It is a good idea to use a little glue between the gasket and flare though. They don't come glued on as they may need to be removed if/when painted. Good luck with the install and please do experiment to see how that top edge will not pull away before going to the trouble of trying to double-sided tape it.