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    Default Where is a good placed to get fenders rolled in OC?

    My son just put wider wheels on his 2014 Subaru WRX and it looks like he should have his rear fenders rolled. Anyone have a recommended shop to do it in Orange County?

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    Charley, we've had really good luck using this tool along with a hot air gun. The hot air gun is used to heat the paint as the the metal bends and minimizes paint cracking - which almost always occurs.

    Eastwood Fender Roller | Fender Roller Tool | Auto Fender – Eastwood Fender Rollers
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    That's what I use. Just go really slow and be patient if you want it to look good.
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    Any decent body shop should be able to do it. With a little sleuthing I found a shop here in Ventura that appreciates racing and racecars, and they did my detached fenders before they painted them.

    The Eastwood tool is good and that's the better way than what I used to roll my quarter panels: a baseball bat, heat gun and rolling the car forward and back. Your son's car is a street car, so the standards of appearance are great than those of a racecar.

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    The Eastwood tool (and others like it) are okay. It's good for light work fast. And on some fenders very helpful in getting things started. However, I tend to do the bulk of the work by hand - adjustable wrench with tape on the jaws, soft hammer, and form. This can be quick work on race cars, or slow and methodical on street cars. This finishing work is better than rollers alone.

    Subaru clearance can be very tight in the rear quarters and there is 2ply there that won't move with a roller. A portapower [cautiously] can produce excellent results in these scenarios, with 10-15mm pulls readily obtainable (depending on car/generation and technique).

    Disclaimer - obviously be careful if you use a portapower. It's all too easy to use, and you can readily relocate metal on either end of the ram (even when working slow + incrementally -- esp. as stress builds and releases across the panel). It can also be too much for thin metal, and can cause creasing/embossing. When used correctly it can be a great tool.

    Agree 100% on the airgun. Doesn't hurt to park the car in the sun too.

    Also, cars with plastic trim on the fenders can need special consideration (some year Subarus). Usually a small roll is fine in any case.
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    Thanks for the help. I was aware of the Eastwood tool, and I have a heat gun.... but I don't want to learn how to do this on my Son's car. We found a shop that does this all the time and has very reasonable prices, so I am going to have them do it.

    Charley

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    Good guy who did very good work for me, but he seems to have moved to Irwindale

    Old Address:
    Fender Defender
    3100 West Warner Ave. #5
    Santa Ana 90274

    FenderDefenderOC@gmail.com
    714-862-6356

    https://reviews.birdeye.com/fender-d...47106259753285

    New address:
    1442 Arrow hwy unit M
    Irwindale, California, CA 91706


    same phone number.

    https://www.facebook.com/fenderdefenderoc

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    Charley, I had mine rolled at Hiro's Auto Repair in Costa Mesa when I had my car in for other repairs.
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    Corner Speed Tuning specialize in Subaru's and they roll fenders.

    Address: 5842 W McFadden Ave i, Huntington Beach, CA 92649
    Hours: Open today 9AM6PM
    Phone: (714) 892-2525
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