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Old 04-02-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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help! rolling my fender lip....

I'm about to roll the lip on my rear fender with the eastwood fender rolling tool. I noticed there is some sort of sealant or body seam sealer inside the lip. it seems too hard to pick out with a screw driver. any tips? would heating it up help? I need to get this stuff out ASAP so i can roll the lip as flat as possible. unless when its hot it will be mushy and bend with the metal?
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:04 PM   #2
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A heat gun or powerful hair dryer will soften the sealer and paint to help avoid cracking. Good luck!
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Old 04-02-2011, 08:41 PM   #3
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so your saying the sealer will get soft enough to roll the lip without removing it?
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Old 04-03-2011, 02:01 AM   #4
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u need to pick it out with a screwdriver and/or pliers of some sort. be ready to spend a few hours getting all that out
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Old 04-03-2011, 03:45 AM   #5
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Yeah, the first time I rolled my fenders, I didn't get it all out, so I didn't roll them flat. Now I have to go back and try to get it out of the slightly flatter lip.
Take my advice: get it ALL out the first time.
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Old 04-05-2011, 04:02 PM   #6
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Hey pal... I recently took my 330ci to get my fenders rolled at a shop in phx and instead of rolling, he just cut the inside of the fender lip off to give me maximum clearance. I asked him why that rather then rolling and he simply put it this way, would you rather roll and possible damage your fender/paint by rolling or would you rather cut it without any risk of harming your fender/paint. It was easy and it took care of that issue with the sealer. He did an awesome job and it was $80 bucks! Just another option!
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Old 04-23-2011, 08:40 PM   #7
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u need to pick it out with a screwdriver and/or pliers of some sort. be ready to spend a few hours getting all that out
Is it ok to take it all out? Will it rust if I do? And also not out of the lip I'm talking about the wheel well
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Old 04-23-2011, 11:31 PM   #8
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I used a wirewheel to get mIne out.
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