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Old 04-02-2013, 06:21 PM
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Fender flares wrecking paint

My rear fender flares have rubbed off the paint underneath and in some spots it's showing maybe at most a 1/4 of an inch outside the fender flare. I was thinking about tracing where the fender flare sits and color match bed liner and have it sprayed so it just barley sticks out further that way it stops this from happening. Any one have a better idea?
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:11 PM
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Yeah it sucks mines the same way.

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:11 PM
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3M clear bra tape or some sort of a matched vinyl would do the trick for ya.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:21 PM
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What fender flares are you guys running? Isn't there a gasket/seal between the flare and the fender?
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:23 PM
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Bushwackers I had on my last truck did rub the paint. They do have a rubber strip but dirt gets in between there and begins to rub. This happened during previous ownership but every time I washed the truck I'd pull the flare away a bit and spray out and dust particle that was in there.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:37 AM
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Had the same thing happen to mine. I ended up getting some whelting? I can't remember if that is correct name, but it is a piece of rubber that fits over the edge of the flare. It definitely helped but the damage is already done.
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Old 04-05-2013, 01:28 PM
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have had the same issue on my last 2 trucks. its not as bad on my current truck because i was cheap and bought the knock off bush wackers. the rubber is round and not flat so it doesn't trap as much crap. to late now so i would pro line x it, but on my next truck i will use the 3m clear stuff before i put the wackers on.
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