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Fender flares bolts help

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by gregfocker77520, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. Mar 1, 2018 at 4:33 PM
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    Like to swap out bolts on fender flares to black ones, anyone happen to know the size? These flares came with truck when purchased new.

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  2. Mar 1, 2018 at 4:40 PM
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    I was thinking plasti dip, wondering if flat black nail polish will hold up?
    I rather swap them out if I can find size.
     
  4. Mar 1, 2018 at 4:45 PM
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    X2 on the nail polish. I'm OCD about my bicycles (high end road bike, enduro, and dirt jumper), when I need to touch one up, I wheel it into the nail polish section at CVS to get a perfect match. Or get an actual small artist/hobby brush and a small can of the exact color you want to use.

    You're going to create a lot of work pulling those flares off, pulling every bolt out, and then trying to reattach the flares (the tiny clips with self tappers don't like being used again).
     
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    I took all bolts off flares and painted a satin black.. 3 coats.. let's dry for few days to cure..no issues
     
  7. Mar 1, 2018 at 6:19 PM
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    Adam, how did you keep from scratching the paint off the bolts when you reinstalled them after painting? I have always had problems installing fasteners that I have painted. I gotta be doing something wrong or not using the right technique. Any tips?
     
  8. Mar 1, 2018 at 6:31 PM
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    Wife had an old sheer like cotton material shirt top that was thrown away I cut small sections and taped to the torx driver wouldn't mess paint up and carefully screwed back on snug not super tight...another thing was I got a pallet slat n drilled several holes that the bolts fit snug enough to paint thoroughly and let dry several days with a heat lamp and out in the sunlight
     
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  9. Mar 1, 2018 at 6:49 PM
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    ^^^Exactly. What I did. Need to do a redo though.
     
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    I would try painting them as well. But, if you do decide to go with new bolts the size you want is 5/16"-18 x 3/8". Save the nuts from the originals as they're a thin nylock and won't be easy to find at a hardware store.
     
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    Thanks, will
    5/16-18 x 1/2 be ok? Can’t find the 3/8 ones
     
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    Just in case you want a good nut and bolt to secure the flairs back in place you can get these from any auto body supply vender or check for them on e-bay. This set ran about $20 . I replaced all because i take the flairs down for cleaning.

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    are the bolts drilled into the fender or is there a flare base which is clipped on to the car and the bolts go in there?
    If you buy fender flares do you need to drill holes>
     
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    Cool beans! Thanks for the tips!
     
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    No drilling. These are decorative bolts.
     
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    Your welcome Sir
     
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    Almost all fender flairs are easy screw on and very easy to install with only a 10mm socket + 1/4" ratchet. Mine are from bush wacker and what they give you for attaching flairs are screws that are a little longer than the exsisting one's that also hold up in place the wheel well liner and are made of plastic that eventually will get stripped out. The plastic clip/nut are difficult to remove and almost impossible to remove after putting the screw into them. What these 20180212_193549.jpg 20180212_193549.jpg
    Clip/nut and bolt will do is allow you to is drop your flairs and wheel well liners very fast and use repeatedly. One other note is that you should wax the contact area of the fender to flair to prevent excessive wear from rubbing.
     
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    I would test fit a 1/2" one first before committing to them. That extra 1/8" might end up sitting against your fender and you don't want that.
     
  21. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:59 PM
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    On my post #11, post #12 describes what size you need the link has the size he described
     
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    placed order from route66mods, hope they fit.
     
  24. Mar 14, 2018 at 4:08 PM
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  25. Dec 24, 2018 at 7:27 AM
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    Yes it does
    Pm me I have a set from a different vendor that I’ll send to you for shipping costs only!
    Not sure if they will work for you. They are matte black
     
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    I did this also and was happy with route66mods the bolts are slightly smaller but still work and fit well.
     
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    Crap I removed all the black paint on mine lol your 2yrs late .You might look up fender flair bolt kit on eBay they might have some. And I do know their is a web site that does all kinds of them diferent styles lile spikes and all .
     
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    These are cool and wont stick out to much

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    Also found these

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