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Question Painted Fender Flares

For those of you who have painted their fender flares a different color other than the body color, can you please post a picture? The reason I ask is this. I have to replace my rear bumper cover as I cracked it last year when I backed into a pole. Sensors did not tell me it was there. I also plan to purchase a set of Limited Flares w/rivits at the same time. My body color is Bright Silver Metallic. I would like to have the new rear bumper as well as the new flares painted a dark slate gray metallic, as well as my front bumper. Concerning the front bumper, what are your opinions about painting over paint? I plan to have my dealer body shop do the work. Opinions and pictures, please. Once done, I will post pictures. Can someone tell me how to post pictures? Thank you for all of your help.
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General way of painting over old paint on a metal surface is to sand with large grit, then smooth with small grit, prime, 2-4 coats of paint, seal. Since the front bumper is a plastic composite I'm not quite sure the best course of action :-/ I would assume use small grit throughout making sure not to melt anything, then paint/seal it like you would anything else.
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I think someone dared me to do this, probably A49erfan or Phunkeydude.

I just used bed liner. First I did it on my plastic front fender after pushing some trees over to turn around on the trail when Phunkeydude broke. Then I did the back plastic bumper. After mounting the "Get Lost" bumper I did it in bed liner and then went ahead and did the fender flares. The thing about bedliner is that if you use the roller you get a nice texture. It is also easy to touch up, though I have not had any need to yet. My jeep is "Jeep Green" and I used black bedliner. Here are some pictures.

I also used self etching gray primer before I did the bed liner.


I use the same bed liner in a spray to get the edges covered and then used the roller to carefully recoat it. If you get bed liner on the body you can wipe it off with a cloth and some solvent, I used laquer thinner.



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You might also ask Ross "Get Lost 4x4" about a rear bumper. I am sure that he has removed his factory bumper and I think it is silver also. Problem would be shipping such a bulky item. But who knows?

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Here's a link that will help you with posting pics.

https://www.jeepcommander.com/forums/...read.php?t=608
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For those of you who have painted their fender flares a different color other than the body color, can you please post a picture? The reason I ask is this. I have to replace my rear bumper cover as I cracked it last year when I backed into a pole. Sensors did not tell me it was there. I also plan to purchase a set of Limited Flares w/rivits at the same time. My body color is Bright Silver Metallic. I would like to have the new rear bumper as well as the new flares painted a dark slate gray metallic, as well as my front bumper. Concerning the front bumper, what are your opinions about painting over paint? I plan to have my dealer body shop do the work. Opinions and pictures, please. Once done, I will post pictures. Can someone tell me how to post pictures? Thank you for all of your help.
Painting over the OEM finish will not be a problem. The factory color has great adhesion. If the surface is prepared well, the finish you have applied over the OEM will have good adhesion too. Do not remove the OEM finish. If you are going to have the dealer do the work, they will know how to properly finish the plastic. I would not go in there and tell them they need to use a heavy grit and then follow with a finer grit. Let them do their job. Use a reputable shop and you will not have any issues.

Expect some chipping on the front bumper. You have chipping with the OEM finish and you will have it with the aftermarket finish. If the shop uses a reputable product, such as PPG, Nexa, Akzo, BASF, or DuPont you will be more likely to be satisfied with your results. If the shop uses Matrix, Montana, UPOL, or any other generic products, they are hacks, have no understanding of quality, and you will likely have problems with long term durability.
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49er, what kind of bedliner (brand) did you use for your bumper? I need to redo mine because the el-cheapo spray on stuff didn't work as I'd like (I got what I paid for!).

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49er, what kind of bedliner (brand) did you use for your bumper? I need to redo mine because the el-cheapo spray on stuff didn't work as I'd like (I got what I paid for!).
I think you mean "Huey", I Powder coated mine.



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I think you mean "Huey", I Powder coated mine.
Yeah, thats what I meant. Apparently, I can't read very well.

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The brand that I used is called Dupi-Color. It comes in spray cans or in quarts or gallon cans. It is very thick, almost a gel. You can get it at most major auto parts stores. It has held up very well with no lifting or peeling.

2007 Jeep Green Limited 4.7 Flex Fuel, RR 2.5" 4 inch Superlift coils on rear, 1.5" Spacers, Bridgestone 265/70/17, K&N CAI, Flowmaster, Diamond Plate Locking Trunk, Blue Ox Baseplate w/D-rings, "Get Lost 4X4" Front Bumper, T-Max 9000 winch, "Get Lost rear tire carrier, 30 gal second gas tank.
Second 2007 Jeep Green Limited Leather HEMI QDII VES Uconnect Flowmaster OEM Skids Tow Package

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