Re: Painted wheel well trim
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.