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Tcon 06-20-2013 04:43 PM

An idea.. (flares/plastidip)
I want to put fender flares on my new truck but I am concerned about the potential for rust and water collecting under the flares.

What about throwing a few coats of plasti-dip on before putting on the fender flares to protect against that? I keep my trucks for a long time and I don't want any early rusting.

Think it would work? Any adverse effects? Would the water penetrate the plasti-dip?

spoiler 06-20-2013 07:27 PM

I'd recommend against plastdip for that application. Maybe more of a spray can undercoating would be better. Plastidip is cool looking and easy to work with and completely removable- that's the draw of it. Rust preventer??? My guess is that if you sprayed plastdip under a flair or in the wheel well it would be half gone the very first time you drove on the freeway on a rainy day. Stripes... trim pieces.... emblems..... tips.... yes.
my 2

Thebestestdrummer 06-21-2013 12:23 AM

i would partly disagree with the above post, plastidip will hold up to alottt of stuff, including weather and wost normal wear.

however, there is probably a better product out there for a more permanent time and one that suits rusting alot better than plastidip would.

Canadian Hemi Pride 06-21-2013 01:00 AM

A better option is probably spray can undercoat, bed liner or rocker guard. Plasti-dipp works amazing.. But for long term rust protection, it probably is not the best option.

Thebestestdrummer 06-21-2013 09:55 AM

^^agreed^^ plastidip is fantastic or looks and some basic protection, but long term there is alot better stuff, like stated above, for rust protection

Designflaw 06-21-2013 10:02 AM

I have put flares on several trucks. I clean and wax the crap out of the area. I use no drill flares, and take them off every couple of years and clean wax again. Also, they pull away from the truck, so when washing the truck I use a soft pry and rinse the soap dirt etc... from behind them.

My 2500 was Yellow but before I traded I had just done the cleaning behind, and paint still looked like new! They had been on for 8 years

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