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'Cleaning' Fender Flares

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by tacomaprerunner, Nov 21, 2010.

  1. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    tacomaprerunner

    tacomaprerunner [OP] Dang liberals.

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    Ok, I hope this isn't a repost. Sorry if it is.

    One of my uncles is a detailer (a damn good one) and we got to talking about ways to shine-up my fender flares. Some of you may know that on first gen (and maybe second gen) Tacomas, the black fender flares will begin to gray over time.

    Here's how it works:
    Clean the fender flares with a towel and water. Allow to dry.
    Get some brake fluid (you can use old previously used brake fluid).
    Put some brake fluid on a towel/paper towel.
    Begin 'rubbing' the flare.
    Allow to sit for a minute or two, then, with a clean towel, remove excess fluid.

    Worked great for me.

    Here's how it looked before. Started with gray fender flares. (Ignore the 'Caution Heavy Part' Sticker - got the frame replaced and decided to leave it.)
    [​IMG]

    I'll post after pictures tomorrow.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:09 PM
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    707tothe907

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    A walkthrough with no end result.. :goingcrazy:
     
  3. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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    tacomaprerunner [OP] Dang liberals.

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    Haha sorry...It's too dark out now for a picture.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2010 at 6:12 PM
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    Interesting haha, post the pics!
     
  5. Nov 21, 2010 at 8:28 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Do not get any on the paint. It will eat through to bare metal.

    303 aerospace protectant is much faster, btw.
     
  6. Nov 21, 2010 at 8:31 PM
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    Did you have your frame replaced recently, because it looks brand new, or at least that looks like the chassis. Eagerly awaiting pics!

    Edit: Sorry i didn't read that part of your post. lol.
     
  7. Nov 22, 2010 at 2:47 PM
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    Update - Do not allow your truck to sit in the rain after doing this. All results are gone. I will give this another shot in the next day or two when I know it will be dry (I can't get in the garage at the moment).
     
  8. Nov 22, 2010 at 2:52 PM
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