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BLEGAN 01-20-2011 05:30 PM

Best Solution : Fender Damage
 
I dinged my front left fender a bit.

Long story short (and you're not getting the long one)

I slid into a telephone pole.

The damage isn't bad at all. It's just bent a little bit.

What do you all suggest i do about it?

a) Take it a to a body shop?

b) bang it out myself?

c) leave it?

it doesn't rub at all whilst wheeling but the paint is chipping a little. may get some rust eventually

let me know what you think.



and.. I've seen it on the JK's but I don't think the TJ's can have fender flares that completely replace the stock fenders (including the steel part), correct?


I could get pictures up tomorrow if that would help at all

GoldenSahara00 01-20-2011 05:33 PM

The metal? like the fender part, not the flare part correct? ouch. time to update to some flattys! :P haha jk. but not a bad idea if you like the look.

I imagine take a hammer to the underside, maybe place a board on eitherside, and clamp then hammer to make it level. then you might want to do some paint, or at least some clear coat to protect the area from rust. pics would help.

GoldenSahara00 01-20-2011 05:34 PM

Or leave it, battle scars baby!

BLEGAN 01-20-2011 05:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GoldenSahara00 (Post 1003351)
ouch. time to update to some flattys

would that correct the problem? ive been looking at flares.. but they wouldn't correct the metal bending issue eh?

so yes it is the metal thats bent.

BLEGAN 01-20-2011 06:06 PM

i'll get some pics up tomorrow when its light out. maybe that will help out.

XtrmTJ 01-20-2011 07:12 PM

My way of thinking is, "If you can't armor plate it, cut it off, you don't need it cos it just gets in the way."

rbloodhound 01-20-2011 07:28 PM

Look at https://www.metalcloak.com/

They have a fender that completely replaces the metal part. You can run up to a 36 inch tire with no lift. That is a future plan of mine.

GoldenSahara00 01-20-2011 08:01 PM

yea that was more the type of fender I was refering to^ not like MCE flattys, I just couldnt remem the name. Haha. XtrTJ i think he wants it road legal still ;P since he is hitting telephone poles and all I assume he uses it on road.

jebby 01-20-2011 10:15 PM

bang it out then bondo and spray bomb..... nothing needs to be too fancy.....

BLEGAN 01-21-2011 01:12 AM

Yeah def needs to stay legal.. Although those might be legalish. I could probably get away with it if not haha.

The bang it out option seems best at the moment.. Much cheaper. Replacement fenders are like 200+ plus paint. Lame.

NEWWRANGLEROLDCJ7 01-21-2011 03:01 AM

I cant wait to ding up my bumper, that will motivate me even more to get a nice off road bumper and winch put on it.

opps I meant fender....ya the overlines seem cool
shooting up now,


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