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Repairing OEM flares?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Madjik_Man, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    Madjik_Man

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    So I want to repaint, derp, or bedline my flares to make them look new again.

    However, they are really chipped up. I'm assuming it's fiberglass?

    I've never worked with fiberglass before so I am wondering is that the only way to repair the flares? Can I use some sort of other filler?

    Sorry for the crappy cell phone pics, but you probably get the idea. In the pics, all those white specs are chips and the biggest one is pretty deep.

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  2. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Best way to repair the chipc would be to use bondo. Apply it with a plastic spatula, let it cure, then sand flush, prime, paint, and done!
     
  3. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    How hard is bondo to work with?
     
  4. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:53 AM
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    My guess is the 1st Gen's are plastic like the 2nd Gen's, not fiberglass.
     
  5. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    I dunno... doesn't look plastic to me.

    I have a '98 if it means anything.
     
  6. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Its easy, unless you use a shit load of hardener. Follow the instructions, and mix a little at a time. Take your time, and they will turn out just as new.
     
  7. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Just don't mix it up in your wife's nonstick pans. It will stick! :eek:
     
  8. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:54 AM
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    Up to 2001 they were fiberglass.
     
  9. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:55 AM
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    What about a copper omelet pan from France?

    :D
     
  10. Feb 22, 2012 at 11:56 AM
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    That should work. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:06 PM
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    fuckers...
     
  12. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:17 PM
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    Damn... I got beaten to the frying pan joke

    I hear Macy's takes back defective fender flares in their lingerie section, though...
     
  13. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:18 PM
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    that was where the bathroom was....I had to pee.
     
  14. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:19 PM
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    [​IMG]
    For the 24 hour ban.
     
  15. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:22 PM
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    and I think it was Nordstrom....not Macys....
     
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    That's convenient... They put the bathrooms right by all the frilly underthings...

    :jerkoff:
     
  17. Feb 22, 2012 at 12:35 PM
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    dont hit a bump the bondo might fall off
     
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