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Old September 16th, 2014, 09:48 PM
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Painting new eyebrows

Ok, I ordered a complete new set of eyebrows (fender flares) for my 110. They're the Britpart pieces and they showed up with a shiny black finish.



I was thinking about scuffing them down with a scotchbrite and using spray plasti-dip. I really like the finish that plasti-dip creates. However, I'm afraid that when the flares get into the brush, it will cause it to peel.

How about SEM TrimBlack? Any other ideas or thoughts?
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Old September 16th, 2014, 09:55 PM
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I used SEM trim black on mine about 3 yrs ago and they haven't faded at all. Still a nice satin finish. Highly recommend it.
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Old September 16th, 2014, 09:56 PM
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Mine were glossy, but they dull down quickly
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Old September 16th, 2014, 09:57 PM
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I have the same flares on my 110. A couple months of UV (I live at ~8000 ft in sunny CO) and they have a nice matte patina. I'm glad I left them alone. YMMV
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Old September 16th, 2014, 10:11 PM
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Fender flare redo - make sure you allow the duplicolor to dry thoroughly

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I used SEM trim black on mine about 3 yrs ago and they haven't faded at all. Still a nice satin finish. Highly recommend it.
SEM Trimblack definitely crossed my mind. Did you use the adhesion promoter? Do you wheel the truck very much? Or mostly parking lot cruising?

Thanks for the insight Mike.
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I didn't use the adhesion promoter but my flares were not glossy, they were faded originals. Probably wouldn't hurt to use it on the glossy ones. As far as wheeling goes, I drive the truck nearly every day but only get out in the woods every few months or so. Brushing up against things produces the same results as a stock flare - leaves a mark but doesn't peel the finish. It's pretty much part of the flare once it's applied.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 11:12 AM
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What about Krylon fusion? its specifically for plastics and comes in a lot of colors/finishes
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Ok, I ordered a complete new set of eyebrows (fender flares) for my 110. They're the Britpart pieces and they showed up with a shiny black finish. I was thinking about scuffing them down with a scotchbrite and using spray plasti-dip. I really like the finish that plasti-dip creates. However, I'm afraid that when the flares get into the brush, it will cause it to peel. How about SEM TrimBlack? Any other ideas or thoughts?
IMHO leave it alone. Do not scuff and paint. Just install as delivered.
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Old September 17th, 2014, 01:08 PM
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I have some matte ones if you want to trade.
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As you have bought shitpart flares.... I'd try fitting them first, before you mess around painting them.... check they actually WILL fit...
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Nobody listens to you anymore. Now should that be a question or a statement?
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Can you post the part number for these, I am looking to get a new set front and back.

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"Can you post the part number for these, I am looking to get a new set front and back."
The ones Trevor/Rovah Farm carries are a nice matte black and fit well.

I second the rattle can Duplicolor truck bed lining. I brought an old painted set of eyebrows back to life using it, it has held up well and is pretty flexible. It is really forgiving to apply. Only comment is the stuff lays down pretty heavy and fast, be careful you don't get runs.
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My eyebrows are original and faded, and considered painting them Alpine White to match the rest of the truck.
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Check to make sure these fit before you paint them. You actually need to take the old ones off to confirm they fit, you can't just eyeball it. I learned this lesson the hard way.

The Britpart ones fade within a month, not worth painting. The Allmakes arches did not fade at all.
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Painting new eyebrows

Hopefully I can make them fit. They are Britpart bits, but I wasn't about to ship them back to the UK.



I used the SEM Trim Black. I'm really happy with the way they came out.

I used a scotchbrite and dishsoap to scuff them up. Then used the SEM cleaner, then the SEM plastic adhesion promoter and then painted them. It took about 2 1/2 hours of mostly standing around.

I will report back on the real world longevity and durability.
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