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Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

You guys have any ideas? I've got some pocket style flares that are painted and ready to go on the truck with the lift and 35s. I started reading a little though, and it looks like people are turning up with damaged paint behind them. You guys have any ideas to keep that from happening? I know they come with a little rubber strip, but everyone I'm seeing is using the strip and still having problems. If they are going to mess up my paint, they won't be going on the truck. Thanks!

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Re: Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

I stop my bed caps from digging into the paint with clear packaging tape applied so as to now show but be sandwiched inbetween the cap and the bed.
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Re: Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

try some thick vinyl like whats used for stickers, you can get it the same color or clear. I know they use it for the clear bras also. I'm guessing thats your best bet

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Re: Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

There is an actual material that is made for them. can't remember the name. I just called up bushwacker and got the part number for it and ordered up some. Worked great for mine.

I bet if you do a search I asked this same topic a while ago...
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Re: Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

Layson,
So Bushwacker has something else as well as the rubber molding stuff? I'll search for your thread again. I sure couldn't find anything earlier. Thanks!

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Re: Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

3m has some clear tape that i've used on motorcycle tanks that would probably work, I believe toyota uses something similar on the front ends of most of there trucks

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So Bushwacker has something else as well as the rubber molding stuff? I'll search for your thread again. I sure couldn't find anything earlier. Thanks!
Yep, I just sent them an email and asked for a part number..
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Re: Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

My factory flares had two sided emblem tape on it to hold it close to the body and protect it, worked great i thought.

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Yep, I just sent them an email and asked for a part number..
Any update? I'm interested as well...


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Re: Keeping fender flares from scratching paint?

star guard between the flares and the paint.

I put it on the sides of my horse trailer where horses are ties to keep them from scratching the paint where they have rubbed on the trailer or rubbed tack on the trailer.

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