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This fender flare had a gouge that was repaired. In the process of repairing, the texture was sanded away. Microtex will create a texture that closely resembles the original texture.
Here is a close-up of the repair area. You can better see that the texture has been sanded away.
Since this fender flare is TPO, an adhesion promoter must be applied before Microtex is applied. Clean the plastic with Super Clean plastic cleaner then apply Plastic Magic adhesion promoter and allow time for the adhesion promoter to dry.
Stir 2% by weight of 3104 catalyst into the desired amount of Microtex. Using a 1.3mm HVLP gun, apply 2 to 3 light coats as needed to achieve the desired texture allowing the paint to flash between coats. Allow 2 hours to dry.
Using a scuff pad, lightly scuff the texture to remove any high spots.
Hold up the Bumper and Cladding Coat Color Chart against and unfaded portion of the part. (On this part, the backside did not show any signs of fading.) Find the color that best matches the original.
Apply Bumper and Cladding Coat. A light coat is all that is needed. You only need to apply enough for hide. Applying too much will fill in the texture
The fender flare looks new again.
Here is a close-up of the original texture and the sprayed-on texture.
Products Used For This Repair