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Old 12-29-2005, 04:51 PM   #1
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just wondering if there were any tutorials out there or if anyone was willing to explain how to roll your fenders. i wanna do this before i get my new wheels on so i dont rub.

any pics, links, or instructions would be really appreciated!

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Old 12-29-2005, 06:50 PM   #2
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:08 PM   #3
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Searching will deliver you a wealth of information.

In summary, you can rent/buy a fender rolling device, but a wood baseball bat works better. I've used both.

Remove the rubber fender lip strip (if present), and use a heat gun to warm up the paint--don't blister it, but it should be just under hot to touch. Slowly and a little-at-a-time, work the fender lip up and in, using a wide arc (and the thick end of the bat). Keep the paint temp warm or you'll risk cracking it.

You need not roll the fender lip completely up; 45 degrees may do it, or a bit more.

Have fun, and do it slowly... 30 min. per corner or so ought to be about right.
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Old 12-29-2005, 07:11 PM   #4
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thanks for the instructions

i would still like to see some pictures tho
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Old 12-29-2005, 08:09 PM   #5
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http://eastwoodco.com/jump.jsp?itemI...rID=232&KICKER



there is also someone on the boad that rents the above tool out @ www.rollyourfender.com
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I've always preferred the "louisville slugger" method myself. If you're like me, you probably already have one or two in a closet somewhere.
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The eastwood tool works like a charm. First side took 15mins second side took less than 10mins.
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other thing that i read, was before you roll the fender, score the paint on the lip, so that it won't crakc (and i don't think you need to use a heat gun) and after you're done, paint the inner lip area that you just rolled with some black under coating.
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