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Old 09-18-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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Trimmed Fender Flares

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You can see in the pics below where I "worked" the flares....

With which tools can I cut my fender flares like on the pic above?
How would it look on a TJ? Got some pics?

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Old 09-18-2008, 07:13 PM   #2
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I am probally not the best "poster child" for this...I trimmed mine on the trail with tin snips...as you can see, not real straight, even ect. I would think that you could use tin snips (Look like giant scissors), take your time and do pretty well with it...

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would a dremel work? or a jigsaw? are there special saw blades for plastic?
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I did mine with a dremel, came out good. I got tired of them, threw them out, ordered new ones (oem's)
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Those looked good man!!!
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:59 PM   #7
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they went with County Waste about a month ago, I got sick of em.
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That looks good. I want to cut away a bit less.
I have to have the blinkers in the flare and the flares still have to cover the thread of the tires. I want to keep everything street legal.
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Old 09-18-2008, 09:58 PM   #9
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i used a jigsaw real fast real easy
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You could use a metal cutting blade on a sawzall at a slower speed to keep from melting the plastic. A steady hand and a dremel will also work wonders. When I comp-cut my fenders I used my dremel. It took a while but it looked sweet when I was done.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:22 PM   #11
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The TJ flares are thicker than my factory YJ flares. My YJ flares were wanked up at the wheel opening. I used an xacto knife to cut a nice guide line in the flare using my finger on the edge as a guide. Once I made 2 passes (don't worry, if your guide line was cut deep enough the blade will follow it) I merely bent the flare back below the cut and it snapped clean all the way around.
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on all the cherokee's I just uses a razor knife

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