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Old 05-30-2006, 02:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone, the best way you've found to roll the fenders or ect, ect...???
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Old 05-30-2006, 04:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Haven't tried on the SRT4...but use an old baseball bat.
It's tapered so you have varying size and wood is soft.
Perhaps wrap an old towel around the bat as well.
Massive heat gun could also assist.
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Old 05-30-2006, 09:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Well, there are three techniques....

1) The Rick Snyder Ghetto method is NOT recommended. Simply take a pair of adjustable waterpump pliers, grap side of car, and squeeze. It definitely works, but the marks left behind (see the Snyder Motorsports World Challenge SRT4) are rather hideous!! DOH!!!

2) The Baseball Bat method. As mentioned, a nice baseball bat and hair dryer to warm the paint and avoid chipping and cracking does work but is time consuming.

3) The Pro Fender Rolling method. Find a nice tire/wheel shop in town and see if they have a fender roller. There is a shop I use that loans one out. Jack the car up, remove wheel, install fender roller, use the hair dryer again to warm the paint and you get a perfect fender roll with minimal effort.

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fender rollers can be rented. I believe both Dale Seeley and gdflys have done it and may be able to tell you where they got it from and how to's/lessons learned.
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Old 05-31-2006, 10:51 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I used the baseball bat, although I planned to use a real roller... After the paint flakes off the bottom of the lip, you don't mind putting a little back into it.

If you want to recreate the Snyder-look but don't have a pair of pliers handy, a couple good swings of the bat will do a decent job.... trust me, it gets tempting...
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just get a tire shop to do it, i did, and it looks great, no chipping or ghettoness.
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We purchased a fender roller from Eastwood, and the device worked great. However, despite our painstaking precautions (yes, we used a heat gun), the paint on the Neon fenders still cracked and chipped. That said, using a professional fender roller is still the best way to go. If you were in Northern Virginia instead of f*ville, you could use ours for free.
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I tried rolling 2 of the 4 fenders with bats, pliers, dollys and body hammers.... did'nt try the heat gun but I dont think I want to now cuz the 2 that I did look like ass, paint is chipping pretty bad. probly just find somplace for cheap as possible to do
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Old 06-05-2006, 12:59 PM   #9 (permalink)
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If you're in D-Stock, would rolling your fenders put you in a different class?
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Old 06-05-2006, 01:17 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Roller and a heat gun worked for me. No cracks/chips at all. Take your time doing it in small increments not one pass.
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what exactly are yall talking about any pix?
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:43 PM   #14 (permalink)
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why would you want to do this
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Old 06-19-2006, 09:49 PM   #15 (permalink)
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so oyu dont munch tires when you load the suspension on the car. not needed for stockers, however, when you go wide you will need too. my 245's need some more clearance, hence why im doing it here shortly
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