Fender rolling

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  1. VSTOL

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    I am looking for tips for the best way to roll the rear fender lip. I have viewed many "how to's" on Youtube I and the Eastwood roller looks to be as god as any one piece. The paint is very good so I am very cautious. Thanks Kevin
     
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    Heat and slow. I used a baseball bat between the tire and the fender. The Eastwood tool does not work with a narrowed housing.
     
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    Thanks I have a stock width housing.
     
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    I used the baseball bat method on mine,
     
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    I will pass on using the bat :)
     
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    If your paint’s good and you really don’t want to mess it up get a pro to do it. Is super common and relatively inexpensive in the import scene and there are companies out there that will come to you if necessary
     
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    I think you’ll have a hard time here. Imports have single layer, thin metal. You could roll it easily. The overlapped metal on a sec gen wheel well is tough. You will surely have risk or cracking new paint. Not sure someone would take this on...or give you that disclaimer. In that case, I rather mess my paint up my self.
     
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    If you're going to roll it, it's like a bar of Ivory soap, 99 44/100% sure the paint will crack. That's my experience.
     
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    I've never done it myself...but have heard time and time again to roll it, then paint it. (Or was that roll it, then smoke it).:crazy::crazy:
     

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