Chevrolet Colorado Fender Flares
Tips to Remember in Cleaning and Refurbishing Your Chevrolet Colorado Fender Flares
Your Chevrolet Colorado is made durable inside out and is equipped with protective parts that can prevent damage. On the exterior, its protective parts include your fender flares. They are located over your wheel well and have the same form to match your vehicle. Your fender flares function by preventing dirt or any road debris from damaging or scratching the other parts of your vehicle like the windshield. Because of their aesthetic and protective features, your fender flares need to be maintained at all times. No worries, because you can do the cleaning and restoration procedure easily. Here are some tips to guide you:
- Use the appropriate cleaner for your painted or unpainted fender flares.
Wash all the areas of your fender flares with mild car soap. Ensure that all dirt particles will be removed in the process, so you can have a clean surface for polishing or painting your fender flares. Once they get dry, you can apply a cleaner on their areas underneath. You may use a tire cleaner or a cleaning substance that is proven safe on plastic and rubber. Use a lint-free cloth when applying the cleaning substance on your fender flares because this type of cloth can avoid scratches. If your fender flares are painted, you can use car wax for enhancing their style and protection. However, you cannot use car wax for unpainted fender flares because it can cause abrasion. You can repeat rinsing and applying the cleaner if necessary.
- Reapply paint if suitable and necessary, or simply put a clear coat for extra protection.
To refurbish your painted fender flares' look, you may reapply paint on them. Do not forget to apply light strokes of paint, and let it settle on your fender flares before putting another coat. This is because heavy strokes can ruin the look of your fender flares. Also, cover the surrounding areas with cloth or masking tape to prevent them from being painted. Once the paint is distributed evenly on the areas of your fender flares, let them dry off completely before using your vehicle to let the paint be absorbed well. If your fender flares are unpainted and you want to retain them, just put a clear coat for added protection against UV rays while enhancing their quality as well.