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Rolling fenders

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Anyone who has done it do you have any suggestions? Bought a Eastwood roller and looking to do it in a couple days. Got some new wheels and tires and the front left is cutting up the tire on the hard bumps.
 


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It's a trick with our paint jobs. Hit the paint with a heat gun to soften it and take little bites. Also, make sure that you're not hitting the bumper tabs or inner fender liners before you go after the sheet metal.
 


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Go slow and gradually increase the pressure when using the roller and make sure to keep the paint nice and warm. Go section by section making just a little progress with each pass.

It's a tedious job and it's easy to get frustrated but one mistake and you'll have a crease or a crack in your paint. Just take it slow and use the heat gun.
 


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Thanks for the help. The only tire that is getting cuts is the left front so I'm gonna start there and take my time with that one
 


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Thanks for the help. The only tire that is getting cuts is the left front so I'm gonna start there and take my time with that one
Same issues w/ me on my 16x8 225/45/16 setup.

What is your setup?

Interested to hear if your fender rolling fixes the issue.
 


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Same issues w/ me on my 16x8 225/45/16 setup.

What is your setup?

Interested to hear if your fender rolling fixes the issue.
215/40/17 on 17x8. It's the falkin 660s though they are super fat.

I'll let you know
 


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I'm interested to hear how this goes as well

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Really? I figured it would have been the other way around. The metal on the rear seems way thicker
Which makes it easier - it actually stays in place! The front wants to bend and warp with the roller and not actually pull the fender out further - the mounting points are too flimsy.

With the rear you can gradually increase the amount you add and see the roll progress - not so much in the front.
 


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Which makes it easier - it actually stays in place! The front wants to bend and warp with the roller and not actually pull the fender out further - the mounting points are too flimsy.

With the rear you can gradually increase the amount you add and see the roll progress - not so much in the front.
Ahh I see what you mean! That makes sense. I can see it flexing as it’s only mounted in like 3 places to the chassis lol
 


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ditto as I am about to throw Titans on 17x8+40 with RT660‘s in 215/40 also what is the OP’s suspension? Ride height?
Eibach pro springs on stock shocks. I only had rub on the front drivers side, I think the car is calling me fat. I bought a rolling kit and just did that one. It worked fine but I still needed to trim inside were the wheel arch connects to the front bumper. No rubs since.
 


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