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How-To Tutorial: How to shave your fender


So you're getting some rub? So you want to shave your fenders?
Let SophieSleeps guide you to a world of metal shavings and fancy eyewear.


tools
Angle grinder, floor jack or factory scissor jack, 250 grit sandpaper

difficulty 2/10

time 15 minutes per fender



remove wheel. You can see inside the fenderwell and look at the lip. In these pics you'll see the fender already shaved down some. You may be able to make out some indentations. Those are the spot welds that hold the fender together.


USE EYEWEAR. You absolutely will get metal shavings in your eye if you don't. You will probably want to use some protective gloves also.


With that being said, grab your angle grinder and make some quick passes. Repeat over and over until the fender lip has been shaved to the spot weld. You can go further, but at the risk of the fender seperating.

Grab some sandpaper and go at it lightly to smooth all the edges out.


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is there any structural integrity loss by shaving it? like is the body panel more flimsy because of the shaving?

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no .

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This needs to be a sticky. Great How-to
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are you going to coat it or put weather stripping on the edge? can rust develop?
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are you going to coat it or put weather stripping on the edge? can rust develop?
Mine's been like this fer 2 years with no rust.
I did this before I got my land rover...and my land rover has rusted already.

But if you want, you can just mask and spray it with something. If you need a tutorial for that, please...uh. have a professional spray can painter do it for you.

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Mine's been like this fer 2 years with no rust.
I did this before I got my land rover...and my land rover has rusted already.

But if you want, you can just mask and spray it with something. If you need a tutorial for that, please...uh. have a professional spray can painter do it for you.
thanks, i think you gave me something to do tonight.......
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how much room do you gain with this? enough for 275's or bigger? thanks - Jayson
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how much room do you gain with this? enough for 275's or bigger? thanks - Jayson
I second that.
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275 with a really high offset wheel like 55-57mm, 265's are the popular size but i plan on shaving and fitting 275's.

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I second that.
Asking a question like that without more information is like asking whether thong looks good on women.

Well the answer is that it depends on the woman.

Same with your question.

You ask if a tire width fits?
The factors you are missing:
Wheel width
Tire height.
Ride height
Offset
Camber if you are really pushing it.

So the answer is I dunno. It depends.

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Umm.... is there an online resource for looking up & or contacting "Professional Spray CAN Painters"....?


do they have a union...?



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