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Old 11-26-2010, 03:29 PM  
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keeping your car pretty in Arizona

heat, oxidation, and dust seem to be my worst nightmare. I tend to be very OCD about keeping my vehicle clean and neat. vacuum and armorall the interior regularly, wash and wax often. living down a dirt road doesnt help either.
also, on my 99 Jeep Cherokee the fender flares seem to really suffer from the sun and the heat. they have faded to a very light gray color. im thinking about using krylon fusion on them, there seem to be mixed results, some people it lasts years. others a few weeks.
has anyone done this to their fender flares on their vehicle? how did it last up to the arizona climate.
and what do you guys do to keep your car looking all purty and spiffy?
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Old 11-29-2010, 03:19 PM  
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I dont. but I do have covered parking at work which really helps to preserve my 87 cherokee. I tend to buy silver cars to prevent the visible damage.
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Old 11-29-2010, 04:26 PM  
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Have you tried BLACK CHROME by TurtleWax, Bldeagle?

Bummer, my '86 CJ-7, has spent its entire 25 plus years and over 100k miles here in Southern Arizona and the original fender flares have held up fairly well with regular use of BLACK CHROME. I'm sure there are similar products but this stuff is fairly inexpensive and readily available plus simple to apply.

Granted, I don't live on a dirt road and Bummer never "sleeps" outside in the elements but . . .
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Old 11-30-2010, 09:02 AM  
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If the flares are just plastic, try kiwi shoe polish, or a heat gun.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:25 PM  
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I hear "armor all" works, too.
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Old 12-08-2010, 02:43 AM  
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your jeep is gorgeous! i love it, ive tried a heat gun and they looked amazing but it only lasted for about 2 days, even with mothers Back to Black on them. i think armor all would be good for protecting them. i think ill just have to take them off and spray paint them with krylon fusion "satin black" then throw on some back to black again or armor all or black chrome. we will see. not to worried about it anymore. since i found out im heading up to college hopefully this janurary. more worried about putting a new front drive shaft on it since ill be in the prescott area
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Old 12-16-2010, 08:41 AM  
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I use Mothers Back To Black on mine but I need to reapply it every month or so.
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Old 12-17-2010, 01:26 AM  
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i tried back to black on one and it used half the bottle to get it close to black again. so i gave up. its more of a protectant in my mind then a restoration product.
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Old 01-01-2011, 12:17 PM  
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Armor All and Back to Black need to be reapplied like daily. With the Black Chrome it seems to lasts alot longer.
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Old 01-02-2011, 03:23 PM  
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Armor All and Back to Black need to be reapplied like daily. With the Black Chrome it seems to lasts alot longer.
My experience as well, Mdonovan . . .

Black Chrome works better and lasts longer plus it is relatively inexpensive.
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