This instruction show you guide on how to remove and paint factory fender flares for Ford F150 by yourself.More projects about Ford F150,please check here:Ford F150 Retrofit
Flat head screw driver.
Wire Cutters (Optional but helpful)
Cold adult beverage (beverage may be substituted for coke or water if Under 21)
18 Replacement plastic…things (shown below) 5 per front, 4 per rear.
Total time to remove was about 50 min.
Total time to re-install was 25 min.
To begin, use the 10mm socket and remove the 4 screws located on each end of the wheel well. There are 2 per side in the rear.
Then, move to the front, there are 4 nuts here that need to be removed. 2 per side as well. However, both of these are located on the front side of the wheel well.
Then, use the flat head screw driver and pliars to remove the plastic “push plugs” I did this by first using the flat head to slightly bend out the flat part so that I could grab the edge with the pliars. In some cases i was able to easily pull the plugs out with the pliars. However, some were very stubborn. I then used the wire cutters to cut the flat piece off then then pushed the plug through the other side. (Not Shown)
Once you have removed all of these (4 per rear, 5 per front) start with one side of the fender flare and slightly pull out. I was paranoid about breaking something so I used a flat head screw driver to assist me.
There are multiple pins per side so go slow.
If one happens to stay in, dont worry, simply remove it and place it back on the flare.
If you failed to remove the front 2 10mm nuts (as I did) you will need to use a screw driver to pop them off the flare. This is why I highly suggest you remove the nuts. You have to remove them either way in order to put the flares back on.
Repeat the process for all 4 wheels and your done with the removal!
then used valspar paint for plastic gloss black. (Lowes) No primer needed, and did 2 coats. I was worried it was to shiny at first however now that they are on the truck I am very happy with the results.
Reinstall them in reverse order. PLace the fender flares on the wheel well and “pop” all the plugs back in. I then installed the bolts in the rear and nuts in the front. After which i popped the replacement “push plugs” in.