Should I cut my fenders?
cutting them takes a way all of the structural integrity of the fender. not to mention it creates a sharp edge that’s going to cut into the tire if you have any poke. even if you paint them, as soon as the tire rubs on it the paint is going to come off and then rust.
How do you cut fenders for fender flares?
Steps For Installation Of ‘Cut-Out’ Fender Flares
- Step 1: Check What May Be Hiding Behind Your Fender.
- Step 2: Detach And Pull Back the Wheel Well Inner Liner.
- Step 3: Mark Your Cut Lines.
- Step 4: Make Your Cuts.
- Step 5: Trim Away Any Excess Metal Behind The Fenders.
- Step 6: Apply Primer to Newly Cut Or Drilled Metal Areas.
Can you cut fenders with a Dremel?
The fender cuts were done with a CBN wheel on a dremel (link here). This wheel works fine as long as you go slowly and guard against the dremel’s chuck touching the bodywork. I used two layers of tape holding a plastic ruler along the bottom of the vents.
Do you need to cut fenders for fender flares?
While you can install the flares without cutting, you won’t be able to fit a wheel wide enough to fill said flares properly, as they will hit the original wheel well lip inside the flare, and wheels that do fit will be sunken in, and most likely won’t look right. Your call, really.
Can you roll cut fenders?
A snug fit will do just fine. Here’s where you’re going to have to heat the fender lip. Even the paint becomes slightly stretchable which allows you to roll your fenders without cracking your paint.
Do I have to cut my fenders for fender flares?
Can you install fender flares without cutting?
Most of the fender flares we offer install easily without drilling or cutting. While installation varies slightly from product to product, all of them use either bolts sized specifically for factory holes along the wheel arches, and/or double-sided adhesive.
When I turn my tires when rubbing?
Yes. There are hundreds of thousands of trucks on the road that rub slightly when turning in a driveway or backing up and this is normal. Depending on your truck, the tire could be rubbing on a plastic fender liner/insert, it could rub on the frame or other steel component, or it could rub on the outer fender itself.