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I have a 2010 2.5 Outback and I was thinking about getting the flared part of my fenders sprayed with bedliner for strength and protection. I wanted to get some opinions on it and if anyone else has ever done it before. The main thing that is holding me back, is that I'm having a difficult time picturing what it'll look like and if you guys think I'm wasting my money. I look forward to any opinions you guys might have. Thanks in advance.
 

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For one thing comes to mined is changing light bulbs, won't that impede the changing of bulbs?
 

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I have a 2010 2.5 Outback and I was thinking about getting the flared part of my fenders sprayed with bedliner for strength and protection. I wanted to get some opinions on it and if anyone else has ever done it before. The main thing that is holding me back, is that I'm having a difficult time picturing what it'll look like and if you guys think I'm wasting my money. I look forward to any opinions you guys might have. Thanks in advance.
I think the existing plastic piece is good enough IMO (thats if your talking about the inner wheel well). But a couple of my friends mentioned doing the black plastic piece on the front bumper, and the black bottom side panels in that material. Even the plastic pieces around the drivers side floor because they kept scuffing them up.

I am not sure if the cost is worth it really, if your going to DIY then maybe. But its not a bad idea... good luck with whatever you decide.
 

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I do not think either of the other posters actually know what part you were talking about. They think you are talking about the inner wheel well. Aren't you talking about the actual edge of the fender kind of like having spray on wheel arch moldings? If so I think that would look pretty good and probably be cheaper than the wheel arch moldings.
 

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i just drilled holes in my wheel arch moldings so they don't rip every other time i go thru the woods. bought a can of spray on bedliner to make everything the same color but since its so cold i might wait a while. unfortunately i dont have pics since ive been waiting for the nuts and washers since christmas eve. i have no idea what the other posters were talking about.
 

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Yes Scotty. That's exactly what I'm talking about. I just wished there was a Line-X dealer where I live. Unfortunatly the nearest one is on the island of Hawaii. I've seen a lot of others on this forum with good results using Line-X, and if it was available on the island of Oahu. I'd get it done in a heartbeat.
 

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Yes Scotty. That's exactly what I'm talking about. I just wished there was a Line-X dealer where I live. Unfortunatly the nearest one is on the island of Hawaii. I've seen a lot of others on this forum with good results using Line-X, and if it was available on the island of Oahu. I'd get it done in a heartbeat.
Do your cars cost more on the islands because they have to ship them to an extra port?
 

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You would be better off using the DIY bedliner from the parts store. Line -x has a minimum charge that would put you in the ball park of the regular wheel arch mouldings. Rustoleum has one that is a two part epoxy that worked well in my pickup bed. It is available at auto parts stores and hardware stores and I have seen it at Home Depot. Regular price is about $80, but you can find it on sale for around $50 if you look around. With it being two part, you just mix what you need then save the rest for other projects or touch ups.
 

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Hey Scotty, I can't really give you an answer since I bought my Outback pre-owned,but everything else costs more here. The worst part is "free shipping" is almost non-existant for us in the middle of the pacific...LOL.
 

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Thanks Wagondude for your suggestion. But I wouldn't trust myself to be able to follow the fender flare crease. Especially since I was thinking of doing the covering beyond the wheel arches, to include the fender flare area as well.
 
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