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Flares: paint or bedliner or other

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by BDN, Dec 11, 2013.

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Flares: Painted, Bed Liner, Other?

Poll closed Jan 10, 2014.
  1. Painted

    15 vote(s)
    34.9%
  2. Bed Liner

    22 vote(s)
    51.2%
  3. Other

    6 vote(s)
    14.0%
  1. Dec 11, 2013 at 11:41 AM
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    BDN

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    Fender flares, do you prefer painted, bedlined or leave them raw or something else?

    If bedlined, how easy are they to keep clean?
    Will the high pressure sprayer at the car wash peel it off plastic flares?
     
  2. Dec 11, 2013 at 12:35 PM
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    Augie95toy

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    With proper prep work, sanding and oil free, I've had good success with bedliner on my flares.
     
  3. Dec 11, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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    jspansel

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    I plan on bedlining my flares, and chrome bumpers/grill. Hate chrome. Once the weather warms up of course. I have heard mixed reviews of the spray can stuff... Not sure what I will use yet.
     
  4. Dec 11, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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  5. Dec 11, 2013 at 1:38 PM
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    davidpick

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    i have mine derp'd right now, but am considering going to bed liner soon (too cold currently)
     
  6. Dec 11, 2013 at 4:59 PM
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    teehext

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    How has it held up? I've also been debating between bedliner or a restoration product.
     
  7. Dec 11, 2013 at 5:04 PM
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    PcBuilder14

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    I've had mine bedlined for over 8 months now and they've held up great through tight trails and tire rubbing. Pretty easy to clean of with a pressure washer too.
     
  8. Dec 11, 2013 at 10:36 PM
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    HBtaco02

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    But if you keep them bedliners works good.. just do your prep work before you spray them.
     
  9. Dec 11, 2013 at 10:48 PM
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    well im a 2nd gen, but i have mine monstalined. Looks good, is very durable, stays very clean, but large branches and rocks will make noticeable scratches.
     
  10. Dec 12, 2013 at 12:29 AM
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    stumpjumper509

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    my truck came with color matched flares, looks soooo clean. get jealous compliments on them all the time
     
  11. Dec 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM
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    OP, what flares are you running?
    I ask cause I have a 95.5; I see you have the same era
    From your tiny Sig pic it looks like 98-00 TRD flares?
    That's what I'd like to throw on mine or something similiar
    Were you able to install them without drilling and such?
     
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  12. Dec 12, 2013 at 6:52 AM
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    Actually the flares on the truck are coming off. They are aftermarket and don't fit real well. They look ok from a distance, like crap up close.

    I have new Bushwacker's that I want to prep.

    You from CDA? I'm originally from Sandpoint.
     
  13. Dec 12, 2013 at 12:46 PM
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    It's holding up nicely, but it's only been on for about 4 months now. They claim it'll withstand 300+ Washes and not fade. Time will tell on that. :eek:
     
  14. Dec 14, 2013 at 10:13 PM
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    I was thinking about buying some Street or OE Bushwacker flares for mine;
    but, I don't know if they require drilling and all (haven't got close enough to actually considering dropping money on them that I've called to ask)
    Don't want to start mangling my truck
     
  15. Dec 15, 2013 at 6:51 AM
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    I'd like to move back to Sandpoint to retire.

    I bought the 1 1/2" extend-a-fender flares, looks close to oem to me. No drilling on the truck was required. I put them on yesterday.
    [​IMG]
     
  16. Dec 15, 2013 at 7:16 AM
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    I painted mine with rustoleum flat black and they're holding up pretty good , every one in a while I'll put some armor all on them too
    [​IMG]
     
  17. Dec 15, 2013 at 8:06 AM
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    You might try using a "Mr. Clean MAGIC ERASER" on them just to see how they turn out. makes 'em look brand new again for a couple dollars.

    mr_clean.jpg
     
  18. Dec 15, 2013 at 9:55 AM
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    BDN

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    Sweet looking single cab!
     
  19. Dec 15, 2013 at 10:04 AM
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    definitely x 2 ^^^^^
     
  20. Dec 15, 2013 at 11:01 AM
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