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Old 06-20-2012, 12:24 AM   #1
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What to cut back my fendar flares.

They are painted and they chip easy. How should I cut them? After cut how would you finish then off? Door trim. Truck bedliner on the edges.

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Old 06-20-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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Cutting flatly style? Jig saw or angle grinder with a cut wheel might work. Mark it off first then cut outside the line, finish with a sander. Then either repaint after smooth or use the door trim.

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Old 06-20-2012, 02:49 AM   #3
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I did just as goldensahara said. Marked off with tape, angle grinder with cutting wheel with sanding wheel and block sand finish. Measurements were not easy to match but after goin for it i came very very close. Also I got Mopar factory touch up paint from Quadratec so you dont get rust! also great because ive got lots of other spots that needed touching up anyways!



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Old 06-20-2012, 12:11 PM   #4
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Not sure if you mean cutting the fenders or the fender flares but here is a good write up on cutting the flares.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f5/cutt...rs-106264.html

I did it myself and they turned out great, just ended up buying new flares for more tire coverage.
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Old 06-20-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
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Fender flares are very easy to trim. Mark it, tape it, make a guide, whatever you prefer, just remember the "measure twice, cut once" rule!
When you cut them, just score it with a razor / box cutter / utility knife. Do that a few times to get a decent groove, then fold it back & forth and it will pop apart. Sand the edge smooth. I used a paint stripping wheel in my drill to radius the inside corners evenly, but I'm too lazy to take the time & measure LoL!

If they're already painted & chipping, you might want to think about sanding them down & repainting when you're done trimming.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:05 AM   #6
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we used a dremel multimax tool ( very good tool for control about $99) with a half circle blade for wood and metal. taped fenders off with painters tape. cut the rounded edge off the fenders,filed burrs off, painted with a textured paint and finished edges with black door trim.
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