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Is there a trick to keep fender flaires looking black?

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by R4D4G4ST, Feb 27, 2021.

  1. Feb 27, 2021 at 12:58 PM
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    R4D4G4ST

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    Brand new truck, not even 3000 miles, but these are already starting to look like ass. I've tried Griots Vinyl & Rubber Dressing, but the rock chips still look grey.

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  2. Feb 28, 2021 at 5:34 AM
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    skidooboy

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    mudflaps. need to keep the stones from getting there in the first place. Ski
     
  3. Feb 28, 2021 at 7:55 PM
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    R4D4G4ST

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    I have RockBlokz. But you have to turn at some point in time so rocks do still find a way around them.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2021 at 4:59 PM
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    ace96

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    Do you have aftermarket wheels or spacers? That seems a bit excessive for 3000 miles.
     
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  5. Mar 1, 2021 at 7:53 PM
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    gotoman1969

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    Go get some black plastic dye.
     
  6. Mar 4, 2021 at 7:49 PM
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    Logans2001

    Logans2001 What’s crackin’

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    Raptor liner

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  7. Mar 4, 2021 at 7:52 PM
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    Gamma11

    Gamma11 ((')) Yea, I Like The Taste

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    Yea that's a bit much... I got 40k on my painted ones and nothing looks like that... And I live on a dirt road they love to grade
     
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  8. Mar 10, 2021 at 6:45 AM
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  9. Mar 10, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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  10. Mar 10, 2021 at 10:14 AM
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  11. Mar 10, 2021 at 10:19 AM
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    After 100,000 KMs mine are pretty much all grey at the bottom of the rears. Agreed mud flaps only do so much as when you turn they rears just get peppered.
    Thinking about bed liner now.
     
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  12. Mar 10, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    I like what you did there.
    How did that work out with putting the flares back on? I did my wife's JK fenders with Line-X last summer. They look awesome, but I went to a bolt on system, because the push in things weren't long enough and they always allowed the fenders to sit a bit loose for me. Line-X has to encapsulate plastic to keep from delaminating.
    Her Jeep came out like this.
     
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  13. Mar 10, 2021 at 10:25 AM
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    Line-X them and call it a day. Never have to worry about fading again

    If that's not your game try the butane or propane torch method
     
  15. Mar 21, 2021 at 11:33 PM
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    Raptor Liner is a good stuff since it is UV resistant and won't fade easily.
     
  16. Mar 27, 2021 at 6:47 AM
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  17. Mar 27, 2021 at 6:49 AM
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    I’ve had plasti dip on mine, after two years I sprayed cleans it and added another coat
     
  18. Mar 30, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    Solution finish or Stoner's Trim Shine - I used both with good results. Stoner's I used on better X5 with over 250K miles, all the black plastic pieces looked new over 15 years using trim shine on a regular basis.
     
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  19. Mar 30, 2021 at 10:05 AM
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    Tire shine will blacken them fenders right up! Cheap and it will get them back to jet black.
     

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