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Old 08-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #1
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fender flare removal

I was thinking about maybe removing my rear flare and trimming the front flare flat. I was wonderin if any of you guys have done this and what is a good tool to from flares, a jigsaw?

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:20 AM   #2
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a jigsaw would be my first guess but I'd imagine you'd need to sand it down really nicely after. I feel like it would eat up the flair a bit. Also you better have a steady hand haha

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #3
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I used an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel. Made relatively clean cuts, the main problem was that it runs so fast it kind of melts the plastic of the flares a little bit, so there was some chunking but then I just sanded it back.

I also only had a couple of used cutting discs, and was too lazy to make the trip into town to buy new ones, so I'm sure with some brand new ones that aren't all dull it would go smoother.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:23 AM   #4
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A dremel with a cutting wheel will also work just fine. You shouldn't have to remove the fronts to trim. Removing the rears is a pain, you'll need a 9/16 open ended wrench to hold the square "nuts" for 5 of the 8 bolts that hold the flare on. If you plan to pull your inner fender off on the rear it does make it easier.
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