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post #1 of 28 Old 10-25-2013, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Fender flare cleaning question...

Drove my 2013 jk through some puddles of mysterious liquid about a week ago. At the carwash i noticed some stubborn milky looking stains on both back flares. After washing the jeep, the flares are still stained. I scrubbed them again and still no luck. Is there a product available to get the suckers clean?


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Take a pressure washer to them, that will pull the stain out. The stock flares are super porous.



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I didn't give the jeep a bath for at least the first 6 months we owned it. Then again about another 6 months later. I did just wax it about a month ago or so which was the first time since August 2011. Wear it proud man, it's just a stain on cheap plastic fenders. Your probably gonna catch a boulder somewhere and just rip it off anyway...lol. Adds character.

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post #4 of 28 Old 10-25-2013, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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Pressure washer's not a bad idea. The car wash gun didn't do the trick, but might work. And thanks for the product suggestion. I'll be buying a bottle of it


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Use a heat gun on them
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I use this every time I wash my Jeep. It works great.

http://www.turtlewax.com/shop/produc...-trim-restorer
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WD40. Has a million uses.
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WD40. Has a million uses. Even use the stuff to clean my stainless fridge.
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Heat gun will take it right out.

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Careful with the heat gun. I've done that trick a few times to make my fenders black again but It really dries out the fenders and eventually they look worse than they did before using the heat gun.

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Its wax and or soap that didn't get rinsed off before it dried in the wind tunnel. Pressure washer will work.

That happened to me once at the car wash. I haven't gone back as I don't want that happening again.

I just go to the self wash pressure washer.
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Mothers "Back to Black" works like magic on black fender flares. This is exactly what it is made for. They will look brand new, but wont have that annoying shine that some products like Armor All leave.
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Mothers "Back to Black" works like magic on black fender flares. This is exactly what it is made for. They will look brand new, but wont have that annoying shine that some products like Armor All leave.
Mothers brought my chalky 2007 fenders back black.
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Mothers brought my chalky 2007 fenders back black.
The problem I had with mothers is it takes a whole bottle per application.... I like Lucas tire and trim better! Their interior cleaner kicks ass as well and it smells really good...

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Where do you get that at? I'll give it a try. I wonder if that's what a car wash by my house uses? Whatever they use is awesome though, one swipe and its done. It's lasting awhile too, so far 4 weeks...

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Where do you get that at? I'll give it a try. I wonder if that's what a car wash by my house uses? Whatever they use is awesome though, one swipe and its done. It's lasting awhile too, so far 4 weeks...

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I got mine on amazon. Pricey, but worth every penny. It'll pull the dirt right out of the pores in the plastic and leave a nice dark shine. Also works as a sort of sunscreen for plastic.
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or you can just replace them with powder coated steel fenders and not worry about the plastic again, i'm just say'n.


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I got mine on amazon. Pricey, but worth every penny. It'll pull the dirt right out of the pores in the plastic and leave a nice dark shine. Also works as a sort of sunscreen for plastic.
It is a sun screen....(not sort of ) It is Great, but not cheep.

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I got mine on amazon. Pricey, but worth every penny. It'll pull the dirt right out of the pores in the plastic and leave a nice dark shine. Also works as a sort of sunscreen for plastic.
When your applying it does it soak into the plastic right away or do you have to go ober it a few times or more?

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When your applying it does it soak into the plastic right away or do you have to go ober it a few times or more?

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Gotta wipe it completely dry after spraying. I use a microfiber, usually one application works, you will see where you missed because of how it darkens the plastic. Flares, bumper, and hardtop.
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Wash? Wtf is that. I hose my shit off once in a while, but thats about it. When i read these threads about color match this and polish that i just cant help but giggle...but, whatever floats 'yer boat i guess.

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Wash? Wtf is that. I hose my shit off once in a while, but thats about it. When i read these threads about color match this and polish that i just cant help but giggle...but, whatever floats 'yer boat i guess.
Meh, I prefer to take care of my shit, you know have a little pride and all that! Don't get me wrong beating it up on the trails is what it's all about but rusting out your jeep to me isn't cool. Like you said though whatever floats your boat.

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Meh, I prefer to take care of my shit, you know have a little pride and all that! Don't get me wrong beating it up on the trails is what it's all about but rusting out your jeep to me isn't cool. Like you said though whatever floats your boat.

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Hey, i dont let anything rust. There is a HUGE differnce between taking care of your stuff and polishing and cleaning a 4wd in an obsessive fashion. I know that jkowners is largely geared towards the mall crawler crowd, so im not sure why threads like this continue to amaze me.

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