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Old 05-24-2011, 03:52 PM   #1
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HOW TO: Fender Shaving / Cutting

Found this really great right up on how to shave / cut fenders for those wondering how to ... including me.

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Over the years I've gotten lots of PM's about fender cutting as I think it is easier and better than rolling. I did my rears a while back. I got new wheels and just did the fronts - so here's the play-by-play.

1. Figure out which areas of the fender lip needs to come off by test fitting your wide, wicked offset baller status wheels. I place a block of wood under the selected wheel so the tire will tuck into the fender.



2. Mark the fender lip. I mark right up to the end of the radius of the fender lip. You can remove even more material (the radius itself), leaving a knife edge fender, but that is harder, and has a much greater chance of leaving an uneven edge that is actually visible.



3. Tape off the edge. If you use white masking tape you can see through to your line. If you use blue, you probably want to tape first, than mark your line.




4. Use a rotary cutoff for the business. An air powered unit makes it a breeze. A Dremmel tool will do it, but it takes much longer especially on the steel double thick rear fenders.



5. Clean the edges with a file, and sand paper if you care to. The rears should be hit with a little brushed on touchup paint to seal them since they are steel. The fronts don't matter as they are aluminum.

Finished fender.




Baller Status with clearance for wheel travel.





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Old 05-24-2011, 04:06 PM   #2
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Heat gun and a hammer wrapped in a old shop towel, haven't cracked any paint yet and so much easier than those stupid rollers.
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Old 05-24-2011, 05:20 PM   #3
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that evo needs to go way lower. and you can actually pull your fenders out a little bit using a roller.

the way he did it looks like you still have some fender strength too. but just nudging them.

its all in what you like. sometimes you cant cut it. some cars you just cant due to seems and such.
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:19 PM   #4
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^As long as you don't take out a TON of material you won't lose much strength you just have to be careful, you'd also want to make sure you don't leave any sharp edges that will cut into the tire if it travels up. Nice find though
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Old 05-24-2011, 06:33 PM   #5
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Rolling would be the safer and the best way to go about modding a fender imo.
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Old 05-24-2011, 07:59 PM   #6
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Anyone know of a good guide for rolling fenders?
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Old 05-24-2011, 09:31 PM   #7
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that evo needs to go way lower.
It is functional flush; it gets tracked. You can tell by the gforce 1 tires in one of the pictures. Anything lower, and it suffer on the track IMO.
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Old 05-24-2011, 10:39 PM   #8
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Anyone know of a good guide for rolling fenders?
here you go

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Id rather do a pull.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:30 PM   #10
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It is functional flush; it gets tracked. You can tell by the gforce 1 tires in one of the pictures. Anything lower, and it suffer on the track IMO.
Oh really?



for what that guy did for the look he was after i could have done a half fender roll and gotten away from it.

just the way it was written it was like he was trying to gain fitment. i wouldn't have cut them for that little bit.
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Old 05-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #11
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Lol, i thought the steel pipe thing was a joke but then i saw other videos of peeps using bats. wtf!!!
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it works man. if you don't have a fender roller, or know anyone with one thats what you would use. hell thats what everyone used to do before fender rollers.

if my buddy didn't have one i would have just used a wooden bat on mine. then invested in a fender roller. people around here are starting to look for a good fender roller and what not. would be a good investment/side job.
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so, is it possible to save the paint job if you do a fender roll with a steel pipe?
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so, is it possible to save the paint job if you do a fender roll with a steel pipe?
Yah, I actually rolled my front fenders on my own using a steel pipe, I had a harder time with the rears and had those done. But yah it works, make sure you USE a heat gun to save the paint =)
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hmm, cool. I'll maybe try this when I install my coilovers.
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How hot do u heat the fender with the heat gun? I saw a vid with a guy checking the temp as he rolled?
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Old 05-25-2011, 08:37 PM   #17
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you have a rubber strip on the inside of your fender thats painted over. when you put pressure on that strip your going to crack your paint there. you won't see any cracked paint on the outside of the car. where it counts.

and i got my fenders stupid hot. almost to hot to touch. especially if you left your hand there. could almost smell the paint.
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Fender roll, then phone book pull.
Only works on out front fenders because our rears are too damn thick.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1BRBe9joBbA
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if my buddy didn't have one i would have just used a wooden bat on mine. then invested in a fender roller. people around here are starting to look for a good fender roller and what not. would be a good investment/side job.
Lizerd did that and makes profit.
Im buying a roller this summer lol.
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Lol bernie that would be a money saver
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a little OT, lol nice sig bernie.
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The nt03's look like doo doo in the OP's post btw lol.
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Finally lowered my car today, and was thinking about doing this soon. But nobody mentioned the plastic inside the wheel well. Just remove it, modify it or is there no need to do anything about it?
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