Chevrolet Tahoe Fender Flares
Car Care 101: Keeping Your Chevrolet Tahoe Fender Flares Smooth and Shiny
Dirty and rusty fender flares are sure to make your vehicle look drab. Since your Chevrolet Tahoe fender flares surround the wheel well, they get exposed to lots of dirt and grime. The flares also keep road debris from flying into the air, preventing possible windshield and body panel damage. To show that you care for your fender flares, here are a few ways to keep them looking sleek and shiny:
- Wash the fender flares regularly.
It's best to include the fender flares in your regular car-cleaning routine, as these parts also require maintenance. If your fender flares are painted, then cleaning them with soap and water would do the trick. Another option is to spread some car wax and use it to clean the flares. However, if your fender flares are unpainted, then remember to stay away from any car wax. The wax contains substances that may harm bare fender flares.
- Spray some aftermarket protectant after cleaning.
Although some cleaning solutions come with UV protection, it's still ideal to add another coating of a plastic or chrome protectant, whichever is applicable to your fender flares' material. You can find these protectants at any car part shop. Just be sure that you read the product label, and make sure that it doesn't contain ingredients harmful for your fender flares. If you're not familiar with the ingredients used in the protectant, better consult an expert mechanic near you.
- Bring back your fenders' shine using tire cleaners.
Faded fender flares reflect your own negligence on providing your car with proper care and maintenance. This is due to the fact that there are countless ways on how to keep your fender flares looking like brand new. One way to do this is to coat the flares with tire cleaners. The chemicals used in tire cleaners work well with unpainted fender flares. With these cleaners, the appearance of your faded and dull fender flares significantly improves. Plus, some tire cleaners offer ultraviolet ray inhibitors that defend the flares from the sun. You can repeat the application every few months to preserve their shine.