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Old 01-27-2007, 06:21 AM
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DIY: rolling your own fenders.

This is for those who are thinking of rolling their own fenders. I am not responsible if you do anything wrong. This is just a guide.

Fender rolling costs about 100-150 around here which is a rip off for something so simple. I just went to home depot and bought a
$1.50 sch 40 2" PCV pipe.

Saved myself $98.50 for other cool mods

Here is the stock fender.

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I started by jacking car enough for the PCV pipe to fit between the tire and the fender to bend the lip. I then heated up the fender with a hair dryer until it was warm. I started from the left side and pushed/rolled the pcv pipe towards the middle with the hair dryer following the pipe. I did the same starting from the right. Don't try to bend the lip with just one pass. I did serveral passes to make sure the paint didn't crack

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Keep it at an angle and roll like seen below to bent the lip even more.

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done!

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looks good?

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It's easier with two people.. one person holding the dryer and the other angling, pushing and rolling the pcv pipe. It was quite hard holding the dryer and rolling at the same time.


goodluck It was my first time rolling a fender too haha

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http://forums.audiworld.com/s4/msgs/1745791.phtml
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Old 01-27-2007, 06:52 AM
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you r a legend...the DIY master.

all it really takes is something like this write-up to get others like myself to do it. now the question...how much to rent that PVC pipe?

must have come from your honda days

thanks david.

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Old 01-27-2007, 06:56 AM
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sick. thanks for the write up. looks clean, too!
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you r a legend...the DIY master.

all it really takes is something like this write-up to get others like myself to do it. now the question...how much to rent that PVC pipe?

must have come from your honda days

thanks david.
Back in the honda days we take our wooden bats to do that, it was a multi tasker!
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Old 01-28-2007, 10:58 PM
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Can you get a full roll with that method though, some people might need more clearance
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awesome write up thanks

on renting a pipe just go to lowes buy it, and then return it.
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Can you get a full roll with that method though, some people might need more clearance

you would probably have to use something that won't bend. (i.e. baseball bat) the pcv pipe was bending from the heat and the amount of force being pushed against the pipe. You could probably use a solid wooden cylinder.



as for returning... i'm sure you can't return something that look like this.....
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awesome DIY, will try this weekend
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as for returning... i'm sure you can't return something that look like this.....
sure you can just say that it didnt work for what you needed lol
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what exactly is the dryer for. i need to roll my rear fender to get my jp scaras to fit.
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nvm i read the thread. im sure if i do this i will mess it up
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what exactly is the dryer for. i need to roll my rear fender to get my jp scaras to fit.
pretty sure its a heat gun....so your paint wont crack
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Correct it makes the paint more elastic which makes it less susceptible to chipping. A wooden baseball bat may work a lil easier.
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Great post! Thanks. I've been pondering a way to get my rears rolled on my sedan w/ the coupe 19s + 245s!
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