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Unread 09-20-2009, 11:23 AM   #1
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Question on trimming fender flares?

For those of you who trimmed your fender flares. Did you trim a portion of the inner part of the flare also? I trimmed the outside one inch and noticed that at the bottom of the flare, near the door, I could see the inner portion of the flare. There is also a small portion near the top I can see. Should I cut this also? Thanks in advance.

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Unread 09-20-2009, 11:41 AM   #2
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Unread 09-20-2009, 01:39 PM   #3
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thanks but still didnt answer my question. I have looked at several of these threads and no one mentions it, so I guess they just leave it alone. I will too, I tend to ovethink things sometimes.
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Unread 09-20-2009, 01:43 PM   #4
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Maybe a pic of what you are talking about?
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Unread 09-20-2009, 03:13 PM   #5
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thanks but still didnt answer my question. I have looked at several of these threads and no one mentions it, so I guess they just leave it alone. I will too, I tend to ovethink things sometimes.
If ya look through all the pics it certainly appears no one is messing with any of the inner portion, only the outer.
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Unread 09-20-2009, 08:52 PM   #6
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I understand what you are talking about. I started to trim my rear fenders and didn't think I would be satisfied with the inner part going past the trimmed part.
I just trimmed the front and it is barely noticable.



red circles show the inner fender portion that you are talking about

hope this helps
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Unread 09-21-2009, 04:09 PM   #7
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Exactly, thanks. That portion has a lip on it which I believe is supposed to be a guide and rests along the inner fender wall. My stock flares dont seem to touch it however, so its not so much a guide as it is a guideline, where mud an rocks can rest. I will post some pics here shortly. Working graves and teaching college on the side, so I'm only working on it in short sessions.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 08:08 PM   #8
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I didn't want to cut the flares that came on my RME so I picked up a set off Craigslist for 75 bucks.
Heres the tools I used.


I cut the stock flares 1 inch using the wood block guide for marking and then used my Rotozip, with a hard cutoff wheel to cut. I then used the little drum sander to even everything out and a razor blade to shave off some interior plastic that was showing. I used the torch to melt the very minute shavings left by the sanding. While torching there were several small scratches in the plastic I used the torch to melt the scratches by patiently heating and cooling it. Hopefully paint will cover the scratches.



heres the Jeep before:



tommorrow I will paint with Krylon Fusion Satin Black
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Unread 09-22-2009, 08:39 PM   #9
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I just cut a 1.75'' out of mine two weeks ago and repainted at the same time. I didn't cut the inside either but it's not really noticeable.
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Unread 09-22-2009, 10:43 PM   #10
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anxious to see the final product
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Unread 10-01-2009, 08:55 PM   #11
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I got the front flares off with no problem. The rears are being a PITA. The machine screws are stripped at the midpoint and just spin so I have to put needle nose pliers under the screw and pull and ratchet at the same time. Anyone have any other suggestion cause I just quit for tonight, my fingers got sore and I have 6 more to go. Meanwhile, the cut flares are painted and ready to go on. For those who have done this did you put any kind of clearcoat on them?
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Unread 10-03-2009, 06:15 PM   #12
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Ok, got the old ones off and the new (to me) on. The rears were a PITA till I figured out, you take out the rear fender guard then, you can get to the plastic nuts that are on the screws.
I used Rustoleun satin black for plastic because the local ACE was out of Krylon and Lowes didnt carry it.

After putting the Satin on I realized the area I sanded was coming out smoother so I put a coat of Rustoleum hammered black on thin, then finished off with a coat of Satin.

I went wheelin prior to taking pics so the flares are a bit dusty in the photos. But, here is the final product on.





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Unread 12-15-2009, 09:40 AM   #13
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I went wheelin prior to taking pics so the flares are a bit dusty in the photos. But, here is the final product on.
They're REAL and they're SPECTACULAR.

Seriously, love that picture (and your results). All the best.
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where was this picture takin at
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