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  • 12/20/2012
So I got some wheels for my car...
 
The wheels are Varrstoen T1's, 16x8 +25.
 
I got them installed a few days ago, the guy installing them had to raise the car (I'm on coilovers) in the rear due to the tires rubbing the fenders. Now I've got an awful fender gap and it still rubs when I go over anything slightly bigger than a quarter...
 
The fronts clear but I know they rub when I hit a bump too since I have "rubber peal" on the inside of my fender.
 
So my question is...
 
Anyone have any suggestions on fender rolling without having to pay a shop to get them rolled?
 
I've seen TubeYou videos on several different ways: One way (which I might try) is heating up the fender with a heat up while jacked up, then putting magazines or a phone book between the two and having the fender kind of mold with the magazines or phone book when you lower it down. I've seen others use a baseball bat (which looks really unsafe).
 
Any other ideas or would you suggest I just eat up tires until I save up enough money to get a shop to do it?
  • 12/20/2012
and of course this thread is useless without pics...
 
 
  • 12/21/2012
Oh man those are nice lookin wheels! i do not really know about rolling fenders but I think a couple of us know some about body work. Hope it gets resolved quick before your tires get trashed.
If you talk the talk, you better crankwalk the walk.
  • 12/22/2012
Oh man, those are absolutly beautiful. Congrats on the buy. There very tastefull!!

  • 12/22/2012
Ha, haven't heard the magazine / phone book method yet, but know that just about everybody locally uses the baseball bat method. 

The problem with the latter is that it's extremely uneven.. you'll get warps in the roll if you're careful.

There are tools for this kind of things, but I would just start calling around to find any local shops that do the work - the problem is warranties, people don't want to warranty paint. 
  • 12/22/2012
Do you have any one local that you can barrow or rent or even pay a bit to do it for you?

I know at my local subaru dealer they will rent you a Roller and you can do it yourself. Heat is your friend. DO NOT rush through it. Unless you have spare fenders laying around.
  • 12/22/2012
Yeah a fender roller and torch is by the best way to roll your fender. It is a shame you aren't close to me, we actually have a roller sitting in our garage. But yeah, take it slow and don't put the flame directly on the paint. Go little by little until they are rolled out.
  • 12/27/2012
Haven't ever heard of actually needing to take a torch to it. I would recommend a hi-temp blow dryer, you can pick one up for like 20 bucks from Home Depot. Think that this is just a little more safe for the paint... don't want to scorch / burn it!
  • 12/28/2012
Haha, well we are a bit lazy and just grabbed the closest heat source available!
  • 1/11/2013
Hey guys, thanks for the responses.
 
I've decided not to be cheap and pay a shop to use a genuine roller on the fenders.
 
I've got a friend who owns a shop, he's renting the tool and doing it for me for a heck of a deal next Saturday.
 
When I get the fenders rolled and car dropped at the "perfect stance", I'll post some photos up!
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