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Tire Flares

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by foxmx258, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. Jun 5, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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    foxmx258

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    What is a Inexspensive way to get your tire flares black?
     
  2. Jun 5, 2010 at 2:10 PM
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    steve o 77

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    You mean they are fading? I plan on painting mine eventually to keep them black.
     
  3. Jun 5, 2010 at 2:11 PM
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    JimBeam

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    bedliner would probably work
     
  4. Jun 5, 2010 at 2:36 PM
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  5. Jun 5, 2010 at 3:59 PM
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    subtleshift

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    mothers back to black

    in the red bottle

    that stuff works wonders!
     
  6. Jun 5, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    mothers back to black is awesome...but dont last too long. 3m has some stuff out called restore black.....now that stuff is awesome and lasts a good while.
     
  7. Jun 5, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    A heat gun...
     
  8. Jun 5, 2010 at 4:42 PM
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    scocar

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    Yeah, mine are crap too. I have heard the heat gun trick and even peanut butter (yes, but I wouldn't do that in bear country). Check out youtube.

    I think I will end up taking them off, sanding them, and painting them with some good duplicolor adhesion promotor and plastic trim paint, because I like stuff to last and I hate redoing it.

    I would still like to hear from anyone who has painted them this way to hear how it holds up after several years.

    Or anyone who did the heat gun trick...anyone? Hello?
     
  9. Jun 5, 2010 at 5:49 PM
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    tacoman101

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    Bedliner (Herculiner):

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    how much would it cost to get them bed linered?
     
  11. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    you should do it yourself, its not too bad, get some sand paper, sand it down real good so the liner can adhere well. i put about 3 coats of it on my fenders just follow the directions on the can if you buy the herculiner mine turned out like tacoman101's. as a matter of fact since mine were fading i just applied some speed enamel and aerospace 303 to prevent it from fading, just posted it in the detailing section if you want to check it out
     
  12. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    ^ where's the thread/post...I can't find it.
     
  13. Jun 5, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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    ^ thanks steve_o.
     
  15. Jun 5, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    supremetaco2,

    Did you herculine your bed also...if so, was it difficult? Thinking about doing this.
     
  16. Jun 5, 2010 at 10:11 PM
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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    i didn't herculine the bed, just the fenders n front bumper. took me about maybe 5-6 hours if i recall correctly.. to do all the fenders because gotta wait for each coat to dry. if you decide to do this, make sure you have xylene on hand to immediately wash off the herculiner if you get it on your body. i made the mistake of not doing that and the herculiner stayed on my hands for at least 2 weeks... i tried everything in the book to get it off lol. just make sure you are covered from top down. good luck if you decide to do so!
     
  17. Jun 5, 2010 at 11:08 PM
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    ETaco23

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    I just got 303 Aerospace Protectant, and that stuff works pretty well! I used to use "Back to Black" But it doesnt last long at all. 303 doesnt get it as shiny as the Back to Black, but thats a good thing I think. It I just need to wait and see how long thins stuff will last......

    If its not lasting long enough. I will be Painting them.
     
  18. Jun 6, 2010 at 12:03 AM
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    +hp, lifted, lights, dif breather mod, debadged, shorty antenna...
    lol ever, i just sprayed that 303 on my liner today as well...
     
  19. Jun 6, 2010 at 5:06 AM
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    I've done my bed with Herculiner, and it works and looks great. Its a lot of work but if you set aside a weekend or something for the project its managable. I did a pretty big write up on the process, but can't find it at all.
     
  20. Jun 6, 2010 at 5:08 AM
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    Also, you definatly don't want to get it on your hands, this is what it will look like for about two weeks:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
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