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question about herculining fenders

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by 04prerunner, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    04prerunner

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    so i bought the herculiner today 1 quart, not the whole gallon

    I am looking to paint my fender flares. i have a 2004 red impulse pearl Dcab, with the red fenders. they are not the factory flat black fenders.

    my question is, ive seen many guys on here paint their fenders with herculiner, and it seems to have a (gritty) texture to it when applied. but the guys ive seen paint their flares, already had the black factory ones. are those different than my gloss red ones??

    I opened the can today and it seems that its just a regular glossy black type paint. if i put this on my fenders will it just be that boring glossy black or will it have that gritty look to it?? i want the rough gritty look. im just wondering if the factory black fenders come (gritty) already, compared to my red fenders.

    do i have to mix the can up or something??? and do i have to sand the fenders?? i would rather not sand them.

    thanks guys for any help
     
  2. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    herculiner is very gritty/ bumpy. It's designed as a bedliner so it has to be. You need to stir the can up, all the bumpiness settles to the bottom very quickly. I think it says to not shake the can so don't do that. I did my grille, avid light bar, and avid steps with herculiner.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    I'm going to guess you need to mix the can up...It's supposed to be gritty I"m pretty sure...
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    oh and the herculiner will be anything but glossy. after a while it starts to fade. I don't mind the faded look but I think there's a product to bring the glossiness back. I've read armor all will do the job but dont remember any other products.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    :p let me try that then ill get back to you guys! im an idiot lol
     
  6. Jul 17, 2010 at 2:15 PM
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    awesome ya i like the faded look thanks guys. ill post pics when im done for sure
     
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    just remember, if that crap gets on your skin, it's there to stay for about a week. I wore long sleeves and gloves and it helped. Acetone will take it off if it's still wet but the fumes are pretty harsh. Keep any leftovers sealed up tight or it'll dry out cause eventually you might need to do touchups if it starts to chip.
     
  8. Jul 17, 2010 at 4:51 PM
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    i did 2 fenders today. but forgot to sand the fenders !!!!!

    i hope to god it will be ok. I put a real nice thick coat on and i cleaned the fenders real good before i applied herculiner. damn i hope this stuff sticks ok..
     
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    post some pics!!!
     
  10. Jul 17, 2010 at 4:53 PM
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    I would like to see some pics as I want to do the same thing.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 5:17 PM
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    not the best pics but gives you an idea

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    No, the pics are just fine. I want to get the Avid products and use this type of finish. Thanks.
     
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    nicely done it looks great :thumbsup:
     
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    thanks guys im just hoping it doesnt peel!!

    i did not sand the flares down before applying herculiner. not good
     
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    Just kidding :D i think it looks very good!
     
  17. Jul 18, 2010 at 3:18 AM
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    Looks good man! That stuff seems to be able to bond to anything, so hopefully it won't peel. If it does just rip it off, sand, and paint again.
    Those lines look perfect. Either you've got a very steady hand or you are a master with painters tape.
     
  18. Jul 18, 2010 at 3:22 AM
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    good to see another impulse red double cab with herculined fenders! yeea
     
  19. Jul 18, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    lol no master here. just some good ole blue painters tape. but after i was done there were a few parts that were uneven on the lines. so what i did was use a Q-tip, dapped a little acetone on there, and wiped around the line. it really evened it out nice. ill post pics later today. im doing the other 2 fenders today
     
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