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Jeep Wrangler TJ Fender

How to Take Care of Your Jeep Wrangler TJ Fender

The Jeep Wrangler TJ fender combines the classic lines of Jeeps from yesteryears with more modern materials that are proven to be lightweight yet tough. This supports the character Jeep has been trying to preserve with its off-road ready models like the Wrangler TJ. With its design, the Wrangler TJ fenders can accommodate bigger tires and lift with only the need to attach wider fender flares. Being mounted where the nitty gritty things in the Jeep happen, the fenders become one of the first panels to take the flak from road debris. While some of the debris is contained within the underside, others are able to make their way to the surface. Here are some tips on how to take care of your Jeep Wrangler TJ fender. Read along.

  • If you can, avoid driving through terrains full of debris that can harm your fenders.

Somehow, this goes against the conventional rules of off-roading. But we beg to differ. Part of what we believe is responsible off-roading is being able to determine if the path you are about to take is safe enough for passage. By being selective with the paths you will be driving through, you reduce the risk of your Wrangler's fenders hitting hazards and debris. In effect, you minimize the possible damage that your fenders can take. The longer they stay with minimal damage, the longer you can expect them to last.

  • Check the Wrangler's fender mounts and underside regularly.

Part of your upkeep is making regular checks on the fender mounts and underside. Since the underside is the area exposed to the regular hits, then you have to make sure it is in good condition. Exposure to debris and other hazards can cause chips, fender benders, and other damage that can negatively affect its purpose.

  • Rinse with water to loosen dirt.

It is important that you direct a steady stream of water on each fender's surface and underside. The water should be able to loosen the dirt and grime sticking on your fenders. This goes especially for the underside where the mud and other particles would have accumulated over time.

  • Scrub using sponge and brush.

Use a sponge soaked in a car shampoo solution to scrub of the dirt on the surface. Do so in a gentle motion and repeat if necessary. For the underside filled with stubborn dirt and grime, use a brush and rub the surface more vigorously. Direct a steady stream of water once in a while if necessary.

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  • Tips on Troubleshooting Your Jeep Wrangler TJ Fender

    Even after these years, the classic look of the lightweight military vehicles known as Jeeps are still preserved with a more modern model: the Jeep Wrangler TJ. This model still carries the raw spirit of adventure instilled among American off-roaders. The modern Wrangler is designed in such way that it can accommodate chunkier combination of tires and wheels without too much modifications needed. But being mounted in such location, the fenders get most of the flak from road debris. This is why it is important that you know what to look for in your fender when things seem peculiar. Here are some tips on what to check on your fenders.

    Tip #1: Check for bondo if you got a secondhand Jeep Wrangler TJ.

    Bondos or body fillers can be your worst nightmare whenever you buy a secondhand Jeep. Having a lot of them on your Jeep’s fender can potentially mask damage on the sheet metal and even nasty corrosions. In plain sight, areas treated with bondos can escape the untrained eye. However, you can be able to locate these areas with the aid of a pocket magnet and gentle knocks on the fender surface. After your examination, you will be able to draw some ideas whether the fender in the Jeep is still in good shape.

    Tip #2: Try to spot signs of rust and corrosion on the fender.

    A poorly kept vehicle is prone to rust and corrosion. These problems result from any of the following: constant exposure to the elements, parking on moist grounds, untreated damages, off-road abuse, and poor maintenance. These rust and corrosion spots usually start on the areas nearest the ground. Light rust can easily be treated, but don’t wait for it to get bad. These small spots gradually grow if left untreated. So watch out for those signs unless you want your entire fender eaten by rust or corrosion.

    Tip #3: Take note of discolorations, fading, and other paint problems.

    You should be attentive of any paint issues on your Jeep Wrangler fender’s surface. Paint issues can be anything resulting from chemical staining, cracking, chipping, and dust contamination. These manifest in patches of different shapes and sizes. While some can be treated by DIY methods, others will need a trip to the paint shop.