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plasti dip or paint fender flares

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by 06toyoboy, Nov 2, 2011.

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plasti dip or pain fender flares

Poll closed Dec 2, 2011.
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  2. paint black

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  1. Nov 2, 2011 at 10:48 AM
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    06toyoboy

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    hey guys the fender flares on my truck are fadded really bad and i already saw the video of heating them up and other quick solutions but i was wondering if it would b better to plasti dip or just straight out paint them. let me know what you guys think thanks in advance.
     
  2. Jun 16, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    Reklaw31

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    I am having this same issue, what did you end up doing? I'll be plasti dipping mine soon
     
  3. Jun 16, 2012 at 7:54 PM
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    TacomaJPP

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    Paint them.

    I plasti-dipped my grill. I think it looks good, but it looks like it will be an annual event to repaint. The plasti-dip when it gets dinged, scratched, etc wants to peel off like a blister. Then you can't repaint without pulling all of the plastic off without having a blister mark.

    Screw plasti-dip. I'll never do that $hit again.
     
  4. Jun 16, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    FishTaco808

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    Im about to bed liner my flares, to me I think it looks the best. Supremetaco did his flares and they look good
     
  5. Jun 16, 2012 at 10:43 PM
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    nagorb

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    I've been trying to figure out what paint would work best, I like the way plasti dip looks at first but it removes far too easily, but I don't know of any paint that will stay.
     
  6. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:00 PM
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    Madjik_Man

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    Your 01-04 flares are plastic.

    Just scuff them up lightly with fine grit sandpaper.

    Use a good primer and some spray paint meant for plastic. You'll be golden.
     
  7. Jun 16, 2012 at 11:03 PM
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    nagorb

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    I tried it on the inside of them, scrapes off very easily.
     
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