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Old 10-30-2010, 02:51 PM
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Linex'd Fender Flares

Well, I was driving down the highway minding my own business and I have a 3 month old baby girl in the back seat. she made a fuss so I turned back to look at her and all the sudden I heard a splashing noise. I look in my mirror and there is yellow paint all down the side of my truck there paint crew had just painted the double yellow line evidently... I hurried up and stopped, got out and started wiping the paint off of my paint. I have linex on the bottom of the rocker pannels So I didnt worry about that at the moment. It got all over my bushwackers. SO, my wife suggested that I just linex the fender flares, cuz that paint is not comin off. unless I scrape it off. so what do you guys think about doin that?
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Make sure they prep them well before they spray it, my buddy has rhino lining on the plastic flares on his dodge and and I don't know if they didn't prep them well or didn't spray it thick enough but you can see the plastic thru parts of the rhino lining it looks good frock a distance but when you get up on it it looks like it needs a extra coat or something but as for the look itself it goes really well with the rocker being done
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Are your flares painted or bare plastic? If they are painted, what type paint? If it is a catalyzed urethane, you can use some pretty aggressive solvents without hurting the finish. I've used lacquer thinner to remove some stubborn road tar before.
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You could also try a clay bar kit. I had overspray on an old truck and that took it right off.

Lacquer thinner is also a good idea just don't let it sit on there for too long.
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:14 AM
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If the flares are bare plastic though, don't use any solvent on them except maybe mineral spirits. Even that would probably discolor them.
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The flares are just bare plasic. I tried using a clay bar but it still scratches the plastic. and on my linex rockers, I tried the same thing and it was taking the top coat off the linex. I had what they call "linex extra" as a top coat to make them shine forever. I dont know what to do. I took the flares off today and was planning on taking them tomorrow to the linex guy, but I may just leave them off. I kinda like the look of the truck with them off. just dont know what to do
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That suck about the Line-X, but I would think the warranty would cover the top coat coming off when trying to clean it. I would look into getting compensated for the damage by the city or state painting the road.
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They are sending me a check for 2,200 bucks....I was pleased with that
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Wow, sign me up!
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wow thats a pretty good compensation. Did you have to fight tooth and nail over it or were they more than willing to do it?
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