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Is anyone else having issue with cleaning the fender flairs? I have a Badlands, squatched. No mods. Rocks and dirt get kicked up, and yes, I have paint chipping and marks on the fender flairs and door handles but I can't get the fender flairs clean. I use a car wash mit usually and the last time I washed it, I used a soft tire brush on them. Still no luck.

Any suggestions to get them clean without damaging the flairs?

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Is anyone else having issue with cleaning the fender flairs? I have a Badlands, squatched. No mods. Rocks and dirt get kicked up, and yes, I have paint chipping and marks on the fender flairs and door handles but I can't get the fender flairs clean. I use a car wash mit usually and the last time I washed it, I used a soft tire brush on them. Still no luck.

Any suggestions to get them clean without damaging the flairs?

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First you should power wash them as wipe them with a hot cloth. If they are still there then I look at other options like the video shared. I usually prefer armoral but just test before you go too crazy with anything
 

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It's pretty standard for that type of plastic to lose color quickly. A neighbor had his Wrangler parked outside for about 10 years. I did a single coat of Solution Finish just to drum up a detail job for fun one weekend and it was night and day difference. Lasted about 18 months before needing re-application. I'll still call that money/time well spent as it only takes seconds to apply.

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The above is taken from AutoGeek's site. They are an excellent high-quality auto detailing retailer and i've had great service from them.

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Full disclosure: I have no affiliation with AutoGeek or Solution Finish in any way. I get absolutely nothing, not even a Christmas card from them for suggesting their products. They have simply treated me fantastic over the past 25 years of car detailing both as a business and as a consumer so I suggest them to others.
Did you remove the fenders to do this, or were you able to just tape it off?
 

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Give it a few applications of hyper dressing or something like that and see what happens
 
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I just want to clarify. The grey you see in the pictures is staining, not fading.

I'm nervous to use any aggressive cleaning methods (because then I'll have fading!).

Thanks for all of the suggestions. Once I get them clean, I'm going to protect them.
 

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I just want to clarify. The grey you see in the pictures is staining, not fading.

I'm nervous to use any aggressive cleaning methods (because then I'll have fading!).

Thanks for all of the suggestions. Once I get them clean, I'm going to protect them.
I bought some of this VRP stuff to try out on all plastic trim. Might help if it's put on a clean part first, so I'll do it right away.

Chemical Guys TVD_107_16 V.R.P. Vinyl, Rubber and Plastic Non-Greasy Dry-to-the-Touch Long Lasting Super Shine Dressing for Tires, Trim and More (16 Oz) https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00FJIT...abc_BS5EZP55VW2K13G38232?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
 

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I am looking for ways to remove scuff marks from my doors, I came across this video using a magic eraser and degreaser. Not sure if the magic eraser would work for your application but I wonder if the degreaser and scrub brush might do the trick.

 

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My Jeep Grand Cherokee did this on the plastic portions. Part of the reason I went with painted OBX fenders. Whatever you do keep wax far far away from them. I've used 303 cleaner. Works pretty well.
 

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I finally washed mine today... Even tho it was a waste of time considering it's going to rain tomorrow and I'm gravel road, offroad bound after work for fishing. But I wanted to try some old back to black on the stained, gouged Sasquatch flares... And after some hard rubbing and a couple coats of it, I'm impressed. It actually worked. So I did the mirrors, all the trim, the rock sliders and the flares. And bumpers... Stains gone. And not tooo shiny. Just black.
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This is a great video showing the long term impact these plastic restorers have. The solution finish recommended here earlier lasted a respectable 180 days. "That black stuff" and "Wipe New" look the best to me after 11 months in the sun. Regardless, I don't think ANY of these plastic restorers are permanent. Perhaps if you use a sealer with UV protection you can get a little longer life out of them. It is just the nature of plastic.
 
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