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I have done the wheel well pieces and plan on doing the rocker pieces very soon. My advice is to paint the textured pieces. Much cheaper option. My plan of attack was clean pieces very well with dawn dish soap and a grey scotch brite pad. Let air dry. Wipe down with rubbing alcohol. Apply adhesion promoter. After 10 min. Apply multiple coats of filler primer. Wet sand primer with 400 grit. Check your work. Apply 3 coats of color. Wait about an hour and apply a 2k high gloss clear. I have a paint store nearby so I had the color matched and put into aerosol cans for me. Spraymax is the name. Same with the clear. Spraymax. I applied a lot of clear since these items will take a beating. All of the supplies set me back about 400.00. No labor charge and no buying new parts.

Hmm...I might try this procedure

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I have done the wheel well pieces and plan on doing the rocker pieces very soon. My advice is to paint the textured pieces. Much cheaper option. My plan of attack was clean pieces very well with dawn dish soap and a grey scotch brite pad. Let air dry. Wipe down with rubbing alcohol. Apply adhesion promoter. After 10 min. Apply multiple coats of filler primer. Wet sand primer with 400 grit. Check your work. Apply 3 coats of color. Wait about an hour and apply a 2k high gloss clear. I have a paint store nearby so I had the color matched and put into aerosol cans for me. Spraymax is the name. Same with the clear. Spraymax. I applied a lot of clear since these items will take a beating. All of the supplies set me back about 400.00. No labor charge and no buying new parts.
i am in the process of following your directions except i bought the Dupli-color cans local from Pepboys, we'll see how it turns out...hope to have pics tomorrow!
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I wish you all the best, B. Remember, no pics, it didn't happen.
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so let me start off with my reasoning behind my logic...so I picked up a hitch and complete exhaust off of a wrecked SRT. I seen that the install was done on a 3.6 here so I thought I would attempt it. Since I had to remove the bumper to install the hitch, the rear flares had to be popped off. I was actually surprised how easy they were to remove so I figured why not just remove all of them to paint them. I was able to do this without breaking any tabs which I was pretty surprised. Ultimately I was planing on buying the smooth Overland flares off of just4jeeps to have painted but I thought I would give the textured ones a shot. So I did use a small palm sander on each flare but did not really bother to use primer and sand, first mistake. For anyone that is going to paint their textered flares I highly recommend taking the time to primer and sand , probably several times to get the smooth finish. I would say that is probably the most important step when painting these. I did use the adhesion promoter and the paint did seem to stick well. I also let them soak in the tub over night in the Dawn dish soap. Three to four coats of paint and the same for the clear coat. Overall I am not satisfied with the way they turned out but they will hold me over til I get the smooth Overland ones , which I was planning on getting painted when I do my new rear valence and front bumper. My next project is the 14+ headlights and bumper so stay tuned.
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Ha this dam phone!
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Yea B, not a good idea to sand the bare plastic. Doing that may make them worse. Just let the filler primer fill in the texture for you and sand that. Hope it works out for you.
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Looks like I need a redo !
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Comet cleaner has enough abrasive for adhesion without raising whiskers in the plastic.
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