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Got some fender flares, need help with paint

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fiolo, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. Mar 13, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    Fiolo

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    I got some oem fender flares that were painted white but I want them black, how do I remove the old paint, is there some kind of paint remover for plastic or should I just sand it
    Thanks
     
  2. Mar 13, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solution…

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    I would personally just repaint them. Removing the paint may cause damage and even if it doesnt, factory flares fade quickly.

    On a side note, I heard that soaking plastic parts in brake fluid will remove paint without destroying the plastic. Never tried it myself though.
     
  3. Mar 13, 2012 at 6:48 PM
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    arent the stock flares fiber glass?
     
  4. Mar 13, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    Yeah my bad, fiberglass not plastic
     
  5. Mar 13, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Thanks, break fluid, i may look into that
     
  6. Mar 13, 2012 at 6:55 PM
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    I may try some plastidip and see what happens
     
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    Ditto. Sand, primer, and paint. I used semi-gloss black and it turned out great.

    I would advise against this. Taking off the flares twice sucks especially if you break the tabs. Do it right the first time, see above.
     
  8. Mar 13, 2012 at 6:59 PM
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    Yeah I have to sand them a lot because of paint drips, that's why I wanted a paint remover to make it easy
     
  9. Mar 13, 2012 at 7:03 PM
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    Paint thinner or lacquer thinner? not sure if that would hurt the fiberglass
     
  10. Mar 15, 2012 at 5:35 PM
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    Looks good!
     
  13. Mar 15, 2012 at 5:45 PM
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    thanks man, yeah i got to wash it pretty soon so we will see how it holds up
     
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    Thanks!
     
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