Plastic fender flares

Discussion in 'Maintenance' started by Toki, Apr 17, 2018.

  1. Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    857B38E9-7D6B-4266-9813-4EBD24117AB6.jpeg is there anything special you guys been using that works well to wipe off or clean the plastic fenders? I just did a quick wash at the local self serve and didn’t want to use products that may damage or change the color.
     
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  3. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I wash them the same way I was the rest of my truck and they look fine. Over a year old now.
     
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  4. OP
    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Tha
    that picture is after the spray down, almost looks like the mud stained the plastic
     
  5. Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    I usually hit all my plastic with some armorall shines it up and cleans it pretty good
     
  6. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    So no scrub down? Soap, water and a soft wash brush or wash mit has worked well for me. I don’t like using plastic shine like armor all. Seems to me after you use it you’re always going to have to use it to get it black again. It turns it a grayish whitish color after a few years. The plastic is never the same after it’s applied.
     
  7. VBTacoma

    VBTacoma Active Member

    Wipe New works great. It will shine and restore them to brand new condition instantly.
     
  8. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    I heard peanut butter works.
     
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  9. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

  10. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Now that you quoted that post I remember the peanut butter thing.
     
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  11. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Haha it’s Dug approved :D
     
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    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    Yea just checked it out looks legit.

    Yea it was just a power spray down with all soap spray and stuff, no wipe down, mitts, or brush. Just wanted get all the mud off before it stays forever.
     
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  13. OR17TRD

    OR17TRD Well-Known Member

    Give it a scrub with a good auto detail soap and water with a soft wash brush or mit. It will come off and look like new again. No need to use anything extra on brand new plastic.
    The before and after peanut butter thing is because the plastic was old and looked like that grayish whitish color I was taking about. When cleaners like armor all are used it turns the plastic like that over time and it will never be the same. Until you spread creamy Jif on it.
     
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  14. Boss_Taco77

    Boss_Taco77 Well-Known Member

    Never had a problem with armorall my plastic still looks great but I also don’t have those ugly black fenders to keep clean
     
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  15. kp.taco

    kp.taco Well-Known Member

    +1
     
  16. Bogunn

    Bogunn Well-Known Member

    Haha. Same here.
     
  17. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Aerospace 303.

    Or have em sprayed with a quality bedliner
     
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  18. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

     
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  19. OP
    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    That’s legit boj!! Did you do apply that yourself?
     
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  20. Bojangles

    Bojangles Well-Known Member

    Thanks, no.
    I have a buddy who owns a shop that does spray on bedliners and mufflers/misc welding.
     
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  21. OP
    Toki

    Toki Well-Known Member

    That’s what’s up! Probably way more durable against minor scratches as well.
     
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