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post #1 of 18 Old 01-23-2010, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Bushwacker Flares need some advice

Ive been looking into some fender flares as a temporary fix to my wheel well rust spots on my 01 F350. I was wondering which style anyone has gone with. If anyone has done this any help is appreciated
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I had a guy bring his neighbors truck into work with the same problem. I work at a body shop. He bought some ats flares. Fit really nice and they were 249.95 for all 4. They are also paintable. That is what im going to get in the spring to fix some of my rust spots as well and to take care of my wider rims and tires i want to do
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Thanks for your help, those flares look nice
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Flares don't fix rust, they just hide it.

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Wow really would've never known that, the plan is to get rid of the rust by cutting it out along the edge of the rear fender and priming any bare metal that is made after cutting/grinding.... Then put some flares on to like you said "hide" my repair instead of having to get pretty much my whole bed painted
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Haha. Good. I was watching horsepowertv one day and they put those flares right over the rust to "fix" the problem.

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I kinda have a plan of what im gonna do but was just throwing it out to see if maybe someone had done it... Dont you love how every bolt comes out and everything fits perfectly on most of those shows Thanks for your advice though
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When you clean it up look for a product called POR 15. It is a rust prohibiter. I have some paint flaking on my fenders because the previous owner put those damn chrome trim pieces on the wheel wells. So i went to take them off after buying the truck and the driver fender has paint chipping. Like a 6" area chipping-of course its under the chrome trim so those went back on. Little chipping on the pass. fender and some rust under both bed moldings. So i too am doing the same thing.

Cleaning up the rust and going to put POR 15 on it. We use it alot at work(i work at a body shop) and actually used it alot on my father in laws 64 corvette parts. He is restoring it. They have black,red,clear. Not sure of how many other colors. But the stuff is supposed to get rock hard and fit rust.

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Flares don't fix rust, they just hide it.
Yes they do and they do a wonderful job at it.

I am running the pocket flares painted body color. I wire wheeled the rust areas and painted copiously with POR15.

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Thanks, ive been looking at the street flares from bushwacker do any of you know how much they cover the fender?
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