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Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: Spicoli on September 20, 2005, 07:08:20 PM
I am looking at potentially rolling my fenders to put a little wider tire/wheel set up on my car.  

I have seen them online used once for $200, and tire rack sells one for $300.

Does anyone know about the process or has done it to their car?  Also anyone know of a place to rent them locally?  I know avalon used to have one, but I heard it was stolen.

Thanks.
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Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: hotani on September 20, 2005, 07:24:11 PM
There was talk of Tire Source in Boulder having one. I need to roll mine pretty bad  (fronts) and would be wiling to spit the rental cost with you if you're interested.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: 03Indigo on September 20, 2005, 07:54:37 PM
someone on Audiworld has one I believe.  I think Van recently rolled his fenders, so you might want to check with him, or see who did this recently on Audiworld.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: gragravar on September 20, 2005, 09:24:34 PM
I think Van got (rented) the one from tire source.  IIRC it is rented for $15-25 per day.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: Eric18T on September 21, 2005, 07:48:19 AM
pat, van  and cole just did theirs a few weeks ago. You can rent the roller from TireSource in boulder.  I am sure pat, cole, or van can provide you some tips and suggestions if needed.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: DenverPat on September 21, 2005, 08:41:35 AM
Yep, Cole and I did ours together.  Rented it from Tire Source.
Two tips:
1.  Heat up the fender with a hair drier until it is a little too hot to touch.
2.  Increase pressure on the fender VERY gradually.  I'm guessing you should roll towards the back of the car, then back towards the front a total of about 150-200 times.  At first you may feel like you're not accomplishing anything.  Be patient.  An extra five mintes spent doing each one could mean the difference between cracking your paint and not cracking it.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: Eric18T on September 21, 2005, 09:42:42 AM
i have a heat gun packed away somewhere if someone needs it to heat up your fender.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: DenverPat on September 21, 2005, 09:44:36 AM
I would not recommend using a heat gun.  It might save time, but it's way easier to damage your paint with that than a hair drier.  Patience is key here.  Be sure you allocate more time than you think you'll need.  An extra hour or two is well spent if it prevents you from cracking your paint.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: SivNiz on September 21, 2005, 09:47:27 AM
I have a heat gun with a digital heat control if you want to borrow it.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2005, 09:53:37 AM
ooh, I think I want to debadge my Passat, still debating, good to know you have a heat gun.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: Eric18T on September 21, 2005, 10:10:27 AM
Quote from: "gietl"
ooh, I think I want to debadge my Passat, still debating, good to know you have a heat gun.


I just used Dental Floss and they came right off. Then a little goo gone to take off the residual.
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: 92UrS4 on September 21, 2005, 10:36:32 AM
I just wanted to warm em up a little to make it easier, I suppose a little effort wont hurt ;)
Title: Fender Roller - rolling
Post by: Eric18T on September 21, 2005, 10:54:10 AM
Quote from: "gietl"
I just wanted to warm em up a little to make it easier, I suppose a little effort wont hurt ;)


Jay -  now that i think about it, my car was parked outside in the sun before i took the badge off. So i guess they were warm. I suppose a hairdryer would help loosen the adhesive.