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Trade 2012 Fender Flares

Discussion in '2nd Gen Tacoma Parts Marketplace (2005-2015)' started by ajan246, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Feb 6, 2012 at 8:36 PM
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    ajan246

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    Wanting to trade my 2012 plastic fender flares for color match flares. My Tacoma is black. any takers?? I'm in texas for the next 2 weeks. then living in So cal .
     
  2. Feb 7, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    stuff and more stuff
    pics?
     
  3. Feb 7, 2012 at 7:20 AM
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    Might be kind of hard to find fenders to trade, probably still have to paint the front bumper extension piece. As I'm pretty sure the rest of the fender flare is the same for all 2nd Gens (aside from LB vs SB)

    I suggest just painting them:cool:
     
  4. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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  5. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Can you paint the plastic? It seems like due to the texture the paint wouldn't stick or ever be as glossy. I don't know much about auto body though. Anyone ever paint fenders to color match? I'm still up for a trade if anyone wants some nice rugged plastics :D
     
  6. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:38 AM
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    You can paint them. They aren't very glossy coming from the factory anyway. Better off having them painted. I had to replace a flare and it now looks much better than my original ones. Heh.
     
  7. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Yes you can paint them:cool:

    - sand them lightly (use 800+)
    - wipe with wet cloth (Don't use a paint thinner to clean them)
    - apply an adhesion promoter (follow directions on can about when to apply paint)
    - paint (use a good auto paint and it will have a nice gloss)

    Apply 1 light coat then a second thicker coat & you'd be golden. You can do the same for your front bumper as well.
     
  8. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:47 AM
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  9. Feb 7, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    Trust me if I were you. Don't bother trading as the factory ones are so ugly compared to the paint on the fenders.

    I had all mine repainted because of the ugly texture faded look. Now mine look like gloss/wet paint.

    100x better!

    Just shop around and have them repainted. You'll love the end result much better.​
     
  10. Feb 7, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    wow... any pics from anyone with painted/replaced flares?

    I'll leave this thread up JUST in case anyone is desparate for some plastics :D
     
  11. Feb 7, 2012 at 4:34 PM
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    Check out ^ RAD's build thread. You can see how the paint perfectly matches after he got his repainted. The factory finish isn't very nice. I could also take a photo of mine sometime...
     
  12. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    hmm.... very interesting.

    Definitely snap some pics if you have the time.

    Did Rad's build have color match fenders to begin with or black? I couldn't find any pics.
     
  13. Feb 29, 2012 at 1:27 PM
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    just moved to OC - fullerton

    thought i'd give this thread a bump see if any of you socal owners wanna swap!!
     
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