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    USMC Fender Fade

    When I bought my Willys edition jeep everything on it was a nice dark moss green. Now my fender flares have faded and the soft top too. My seats are also showing a sun beating. How do I restore them to their once dark colors?
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    Bestop makes a top cleaner/restorer product and there are companies that make the same thing for the fender flares and Armorall works too...the palstic bumper ends are the worst, but I had taken mine off when the Jeep was still fairly new. Not sure what you can do about the seats. The ones on my '02 have really held up well, but the '06 I just bought were pretty faded and I picked up a set of neoprene seat covers which fit really well and the seats look brand new. Wish the previous owner had done that.

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    For your plastic parts try Krylon Fusion paint. It's made to be sprayed on plastic. I've read quite a few write ups and all have been positive. You may be able to paint your seats with Dupli-color fabric paint.
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    Don't use Armorall on anything ever that is black. If you use it once you have to use to use it forever and often. It will quickly fade anything that it is put on.

    There is also some stuff from Mother's called "Back to Black". I have no idea how it would work on your green flares, but you might look into it on a small unnoticeable area.

    Fusion is good stuff. Just clean up the surface with mineral oil, dry and spray.

    The fabric paint is pretty good stuff too but ovbiously you don't want to cover the camo pattern.

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    Heat gun to make your faded flairs black again... (look for my pics I did it)

    Also... B2B by mothers works good too...

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    I used the Krylon Fusion last year and it still looks great. Other then some trail scratches
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