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Old 11-09-2012, 02:52 AM   #1
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Default Shaved vs. Rolled fenders

I just got a new wheel and tire set up for my 2009 wrx hatch and am having a problem with the tires rubbing on the fender lip. Just wondering what is better, shaving the fender lip or rolling the fender lip. Discuss!
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:04 AM   #2
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shaving...done wrong, would be worse than a poor roll job

shaving would require proper priming/rust prevention

get wheels and tires that fit properly and dont do either
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:05 AM   #3
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I just got a new wheel and tire set up for my 2009 wrx hatch and am having a problem with the tires rubbing on the fender lip. Just wondering what is better, shaving the fender lip or rolling the fender lip. Discuss!
stupid question.

there is so much risk with shaving the fender, and if it isn't done properly.....will royally **** up the fender.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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get wheels and tires that fit properly and dont do either
^ This is the best solution but if you are set on getting the wheels to fit, take it to a professional that will use an Eastwood Fender Roller, the correct amount of heat and enough patience to do it without the fender paint cracking. It should run you around $50-60 per corner for a roll and refinish. You may also want to look into an alignment before you start rolling. A bad roll can be fixed, where once things are cut off they are gone forever.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:39 PM   #5
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Default roll for sure

I wouldn't attempt either. Buy of the two, go for the roll. But, expect to pay for refinish because the paint will surely crack.
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:57 PM   #6
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I wouldn't attempt either. Buy of the two, go for the roll. But, expect to pay for refinish because the paint will surely crack.
Surely, not necessarily. Risk is always there. Especially on the rear of the GH/GR Chassis Subarus.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:03 AM   #7
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Rented an Eastwood roller for 20$ and rolled the fenders today with the help o my gf "womaning" the heat gun! Managed to roll the fender lip completely flat without cracking the paint what so ever!!! I am quite pleased with the job we did and surprised at how easy it was! I recommend this to anyone it's cheap and easy to do your self!
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:59 PM   #8
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where do you rent a roller?
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:01 PM   #9
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:08 PM   #10
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1. Enjoy car and wait until your fenders are already rusty from age
2. Do whatever to make the wheels fit
3. Refinish/paint fenders

Unless you know what you are doing or you plan to pay a premium, don't do this and plan to have your fenders come out nicely. There is absolutely no way you will not disturb the integrity of your paint by stretching and bending the surface it is adhered to, even if it looks like you haven't!

Do not ever shave your fenders unless you have a very clearly thought out reason to. Shaved fenders loose their structure very easily and will be prone to bending/warping, even under normal conditions.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:55 PM   #11
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1. Enjoy car and wait until your fenders are already rusty from age
2. Do whatever to make the wheels fit
3. Refinish/paint fenders

Unless you know what you are doing or you plan to pay a premium, don't do this and plan to have your fenders come out nicely. There is absolutely no way you will not disturb the integrity of your paint by stretching and bending the surface it is adhered to, even if it looks like you haven't!

Do not ever shave your fenders unless you have a very clearly thought out reason to. Shaved fenders loose their structure very easily and will be prone to bending/warping, even under normal conditions.
What he said, shaving is not worthwhile for a DD or street car.
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Old 11-25-2012, 06:30 PM   #12
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OMGHi2U roll on the dd

If this car is your daily then just go for the roll if your just looking for inner clearance but absolutely use a heat gun thoroughly before doing so to try and eliminate cracking of your paint. Plus you'll save your self headache and $$$$
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:35 AM   #13
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