Ford F-350 Super Duty Fender Flares
Four Helpful Tips to Maintain the Integrity of Your Ford F-350 Super Duty Fender Flares
The fender flares breathe new life into your Ford F-350's otherwise boring fenders. But these add-ons do so much more than just improving the vehicle's aesthetics. With them installed, dirt, mud, and road debris don't stand a chance at hitting the fenders and possibly causing damage like dents and scratches. That said, it is just right that you keep the fender flares of your F-350 Super Duty looking great and working well. This seems to be no-brainer as the fender flares don't actually require special care and maintenance. You just have to provide them with the kind of cleaning and protection necessary for the fender material and finish, and everything will be fine.
Below are a few tips on how you can maintain the looks and integrity of your Ford F-350 Super Duty fender flares.
- Clean your fender flares at least once a week.
As with any other exterior body panel, the best way to maintain the appearance and functionality of your fender flares is to keep them clean at all times. Of course, not everyone has the time to rid his ride of dirt every day, so just make sure that you clean up and wash your fender flares at least once a week or after you've come home from a hardcore off-roading or towing task in the suburbs. Don't allow mud and filth to harden on the body panels, including the fender flares, as removing them could be a pain in the neck and could damage the vehicle's finish.
- Use only those cleaning products that are safe on rubber and plastic.
Before purchasing cleaning products and equipment for your fender flares, find out first what they're made of. Make sure to get only those cleaners and equipment that are safe on the fender flare material and finish. To keep the fender flares always looking like new, you can also apply a conditioner that's designed for the material your flares are made of.
- When wiping off dirt and drying the surface area, use only clean, lint-free cloth.
Regardless of the fender flare's material and finish, it's always wise to use a clean, lint-free cloth when wiping dirt off the flares as well as when wiping them dry. If the towels of the cloths you'll use aren't clean, the dirt that has been stuck on the fabric can just cause scratches or leave unsightly streaks on the surface.