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Old January 15th, 2005, 11:45 PM
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My flares have faded badly and they are in need of a little krylon fusion. I was just wondering if it would be simpler to keep them on and just cover the area around them to paint them or should I take them off and paint them. I noticed today that the flares seem to be held on by black push pins of some type. If it's easier to take them off how do I get these little pins out? thank you.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 08:20 AM
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there is a little plastic pin in the middle of the plastic button. push the pin through the button and it will release the entire thing. ITs a PITA but use a small punch or screw driver
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Old January 16th, 2005, 11:00 AM
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Are the plastic pins one time use or can I use them again to put it back on?
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Old January 16th, 2005, 11:11 AM
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I have been able to use them multiple times, but they can break, just like our favorite little orange/red screw anchors that the dealer likes to rob us for...

Actually I have a question also...
Does anyone know of aftermarket flares with better tire clearance?
Or a decent trimming method?
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Old January 16th, 2005, 11:23 AM
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There was actually a guy that I saw using bushwacker flares on his D-90. I think all four were made for the rear of a jeep TJ. That is the only aftermarket flare for a 90 I have seen. Thank you guys for the info.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 11:44 AM
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Liek Heath said, some will break and some will be reuseable.
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Old January 16th, 2005, 01:27 PM
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McGuires tire care will shine them right up. I would skip the paint and buy new ones. The OEM originals were never shiny to begin with and are NLA. The new flares are glossy as opposed to the satin originals...

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Old January 17th, 2005, 10:25 AM
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I've seen some flares for massive tire clearance at www.breytir.is/myndir.htm and a few other similar sites but have not found any info on how or where to buy them.

If anyone finds info on where they could be bought please post it.
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Old January 17th, 2005, 09:14 PM
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Anybody know how much a new set of the glossy flares runs?
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Old January 18th, 2005, 02:12 AM
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Anyone have any recommendations for how I should take the OD paint off my flares and grill?

thx.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 08:22 AM
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Sand and repaint the OD flares, but a new grille for under 50 bux.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 08:41 AM
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I use meguires something or another, its like armor all but way more effective and lasts longer seems to keep mine lookin good.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 09:22 AM
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You can get the rear from George at RDS for something like $50. However the fronts, for whatever reason are way more expensive. I just missed buying a set on Ebay for short money from the UK. If it's not too urgent, I would go that route.
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Old January 18th, 2005, 01:25 PM
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The knob attachments are really expensive. The little piece of plastic inside mine were stuck, broken, god knows what but I took my flairs off and broke a bunch of them. Replacement knobs were 3 in a pack (why 3?) and cost me a fortune! I broke a bunch of them.
As to the black color of the flair - I use Mother's black repair. Works great for me
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Old January 18th, 2005, 01:35 PM
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Where were you getting the from?!

Roversnorth and RDS were giving them away with flares. Were you buying from the dealer?
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Old January 20th, 2005, 02:50 PM
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I didn't need the flairs. But I got to say, if I was to buy a flair and the knob attachments were NOT included, I'd have a hissy fit.
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