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fender roll

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:42 am
by SilTezza
just fitted a new shoes few days back but my rear fender keep on rubbing.. anyone has roll their fender themselves other than workshop?

Re: fender roll

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:43 am
by mike_01
there are fender rollers on ebay and some places that lend them out seem to be good I've not used one but was thinking about getting one, not sure if it distorts the wheel arch though, makes it wavy or anything but they seem to be very popular in a lot of the drift clubs but then they don't really care too much for body work only having the highest offset and widths :lol:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheel-Arch-Ro ... 3228wt_844

Re: fender roll

Posted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 7:46 am
by SilTezza
mike_01 wrote:there are fender rollers on ebay and some places that lend them out seem to be good I've not used one but was thinking about getting one, not sure if it distorts the wheel arch though, makes it wavy or anything but they seem to be very popular in a lot of the drift clubs but then they don't really care too much for body work only having the highest offset and widths :lol:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wheel-Arch-Ro ... 3228wt_844

i already saved this item in my watch list and watch the video also in the youtube, seem professional work but worth to try.. maybe someone ever used this item before..

Re: fender roll

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:30 pm
by peter0991
I bent the lip back with pliers :lol: :lol:

Re: fender roll

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 8:40 pm
by altezza kc
Hammer and heatgun no need for fancy arch rollers lol

Re: fender roll

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2013 9:13 pm
by twiglett-RS200
there are two ways of doing it.
do you care about your body work?
if yes choose option 1
if no choose option 2



1. use an arch roller and a heat gun.
clean the inner edge of the arch and maybe spray some anti corrosion stuff onto it, warm the arch until its almost too hot to touch but dont overdo it as the paint can burn and will discolour. gently and slowly fold the lip that pokes into the wheel arch until it is flush against the outer skin this can take many many hours if you are a perfectionist.
if the paint on the edge of the arch lip cracks touch it up with the correct colour paint so there is no bare metal.
stand back and admire........... then decide to use option 2 on the other side as option 1 took all day.

option 2
big hammer or mallet.
using chosen weapon smack the lip of the arch until its out of the way.
repeat if necessary.


i have used both options on various cars and i must say the altezza rear arches are bloody tough so i usually start with option 1, switch to option 2 for the inner edge of the arch that will not be seen then go back to option 1 to finish it off.

Re: fender roll

Posted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 1:27 pm
by tomo
I have one I bought with a couple of mates, easy enough to do just be warned that if there is filler or anything in you're arches it will all pop out. There are different ways of doing it, plenty of guides online.

Re: fender roll

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2013 11:58 am
by mike_01
I used a hammer on my old car as someone put way too big wheels on but after I did it the arch lip was all distorted and wavy and where it was flat just above the wheel well that was slightly distorted as well
I say pay someone professional to do it and if they f*** it up then they will have to sort it out

Re: fender roll

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:30 am
by SilTezza
twiglett-RS200 wrote:there are two ways of doing it.
do you care about your body work?
if yes choose option 1
if no choose option 2



1. use an arch roller and a heat gun.
clean the inner edge of the arch and maybe spray some anti corrosion stuff onto it, warm the arch until its almost too hot to touch but dont overdo it as the paint can burn and will discolour. gently and slowly fold the lip that pokes into the wheel arch until it is flush against the outer skin this can take many many hours if you are a perfectionist.
if the paint on the edge of the arch lip cracks touch it up with the correct colour paint so there is no bare metal.
stand back and admire........... then decide to use option 2 on the other side as option 1 took all day.

option 2
big hammer or mallet.
using chosen weapon smack the lip of the arch until its out of the way.
repeat if necessary.


i have used both options on various cars and i must say the altezza rear arches are bloody tough so i usually start with option 1, switch to option 2 for the inner edge of the arch that will not be seen then go back to option 1 to finish it off.

i do care my car :' ( LOL option 1 will do.. i also can make money with this fancy roller..

Re: fender roll

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:18 am
by Mickymoe
Another way is to use a wooden baseball bat. Means you dont even have to take the wheel off :)

Re: fender roll

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:57 am
by SilTezza
Mickymoe wrote:Another way is to use a wooden baseball bat. Means you dont even have to take the wheel off :)

watched that on YouTube but dont have gut to do it

Re: fender roll

Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:32 am
by Mickymoe
SilTezza wrote:
Mickymoe wrote:Another way is to use a wooden baseball bat. Means you dont even have to take the wheel off :)

watched that on YouTube but dont have gut to do it


Use heat gun and it works a treat! Just take your time :)

Re: fender roll

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 3:58 pm
by SilTezza
Mickymoe wrote:
SilTezza wrote:
Mickymoe wrote:Another way is to use a wooden baseball bat. Means you dont even have to take the wheel off :)

watched that on YouTube but dont have gut to do it


Use heat gun and it works a treat! Just take your time :)


done!! no more rubbing..

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Re: fender roll

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:07 pm
by tomo
Good job there. Awesome wheels too.

Re: fender roll

Posted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:41 pm
by mike_01
you spend all the money on your wheels and you use a base ball bat to roll your arches glad you used a heat gun though :lol: