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Old 11-29-2012, 12:34 PM   #1
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Need help with fender rolling ASAP!

So I'm trying to roll my own fender with an eastwood roller. My fenders are cracking a lot! Luckily I've only done one. I've been using a heat gun but I'm wondering if the paint wasnt warmed enough? Or maybe I'm trying to push too much too soon?



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Old 11-29-2012, 12:41 PM   #2
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Hmm I'm interested in the solution. on one of my older vehicles, a '98, I rolled the rear fenders and they cracked too but I blamed that on old age paint. Your Focus isn't that old in comparison. Maybe not hot enough?
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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im interested in this too, if you can take pics bro will be awesome!.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:48 PM   #4
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Actually I'm starting to think too much heat. I found after I rolled a section, when I went to re-roll it, I heated it again and then the paint split a little worse

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I'll take pics if I chip the next one. I already wiped away the excess paint that already cracked. At least it's in an area I can easily conceal with primer and colour match paint

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what size u running. i have 225s
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I'll take pics if I chip the next one. I already wiped away the excess paint that already cracked. At least it's in an area I can easily conceal with primer and colour match paint

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Have you tried youtube? I wouldnt be surprised if there are some walk through's you could pull out some tips from and see what worked well for them.
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It's all done. In hindsight, what I should have done is driven with the wheels on and then see where I rub. Instead I got too excited and impatient and went to town making way too much clearance. Either way, I touched up the chipped areas with touch up paint until my next set of days off to ward off any rusting. Then I'll do a proper job with sanding, primer and colour match. The rears turned out fine though.

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They're 18x7.5 with 35mm offset and with 204/40/18 tires

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