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2021 SR5 factory painted fenders flares to the black off road style, possible?

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Bammer55, May 4, 2021 at 6:20 AM.

  1. May 4, 2021 at 2:52 PM
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    chuam

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  2. May 4, 2021 at 3:27 PM
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    For me personally, I was looking for a bit more of a textured look. Vinyl/plastidip is definitely the way to go if you just want the color.
     
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  3. May 4, 2021 at 3:57 PM
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    Did he sell these items 1 time or are these items he has multiples of and sells still?
     
  4. May 4, 2021 at 4:08 PM
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  5. May 4, 2021 at 4:15 PM
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    He's got a shop and gets these parts so he has them at intervals. These seem to be his newest sets.
     
  6. May 4, 2021 at 4:29 PM
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    pain in the ass to put back on so just keep them as is
     
  7. May 4, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    I’ve used Vinyl dye before on plastic parts with great success, bonds to the material very well. Auto part stores carry it.
     
  8. May 4, 2021 at 4:37 PM
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    It's not that bad. I did mine but since they were new OEM it already had the 3m automotive double sided tape. Adding that would be the hardest part and it wouldn't be that bad.
     
  9. May 4, 2021 at 5:06 PM
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    I did mine last Summer. It’s incredibly easy if you prep correctly. I used Rustoleum primer and bed liner. Gave the fenders a textured look and protection from rock chips which is why I didn’t like the color-matched flares in the first place.

    I would suggest buying new fender clips on Amazon. I broke several trying to remove the flares. You can also buy the OEM adhesive which runs along the entire perimeter of the flare. I found this to be easier then using a roll of adhesive from your local hardware store.

     
  10. May 4, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    @TRD__Chris Wow! those look really good! I did pretty much the same process as you and it worked exactly the way I thought it would, from far off you can't tell that it's textured but get close up and you can. Excited to get mine installed now.
     
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    Damn, that turned out great looks good. On a side note your tire wheel/setup, Falken WP 265/75/16? on 17x7 TRD rims?
     
  13. May 4, 2021 at 6:58 PM
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    Thanks for the link, did you buy the scratched or the clean set?
     
  14. May 4, 2021 at 7:03 PM
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    That really turned out nice! Sport scoop and Off Road fenders best of both worlds.
     
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  15. May 4, 2021 at 8:10 PM
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    Maybe he just likes the way it looks.
     
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  16. May 4, 2021 at 9:38 PM
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    275/70R17. Correct on the TRD 17x7
     
  17. May 4, 2021 at 9:39 PM
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    I bought the scratched set as that was all he had when I bought. They're barely scratched and I know I'm going to scratch them up myself so I'm not as worried.
     
  18. May 5, 2021 at 9:23 AM
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    they're plastic
     
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  19. May 5, 2021 at 9:26 AM
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    anthonynoriega I just wanna disappear and find nothing.

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    you hush your dirty mouth.... just let me have this. o_O
     
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  20. May 5, 2021 at 10:50 AM
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    My flares on my SR5 were dirty all the time and had some scratches so I just taped them off, wiped down with alcohol wipes, and painted on rustoleum bedliner with a foam brush. Here's the paint, it goes on easy with a foam brush. Wear gloves, it's hard to get off.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0070S7U4Y

    I need to touch up the flares where my tire rubs, but I'll do that after I get skinnier tires that don't rub. It looks great everywhere else a couple of years and 10s of thousands of miles later. Here's a pic right after I installed them:

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    And a more recent picture:
    IMG-0378.jpg

    Lots more pics in the build thread https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/hammerhead-the-4x4-dclb-tow-and-trail-rig.671016/
     
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