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chilicoke's DIY flared OEM fenders 7/12/09 UPDATE. Finally painted! (pg.3)

#1 User is offline   chilicoke 

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  Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:51 AM

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Continuing my history of DIY mods (see sig), my first (project) attempt at flaring OEM fender is finally up to my standards and at a presentable level.

Ever since Diez first posted pictures of his car, I've been obsessed with low offset, non-staggered wheels, and meaty tires on S2ks. Through out the years, inspired by number of members here (rob.ok's, s2kologist etc..), I knew exactly what I wanted and slowly followed my plan as soon as I got my car.

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Picked up a spare set of fender from a member here for a great price and he was incredibly friendly, thanks! :thumbup:

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They were a little beat up, since I had never done anything remotely like this before, I started off with the left fender which was in better condition.

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Starting to take shape, even at this early stage I was super excited. First time doing anything's always exciting, or maybe I was just having fun hammering things without getting yelled at.

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After getting the left side to look somewhat decent, I started on the right. Oh man this one needed tons of repair . :(

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Tested fitted both fenders on my sister's car while she was out of the country :LOL: , great opportunity to make sure both sides are even and smoothed everything out. (don't worry, she knows and is cool with it) :p

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transition triangle...

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New wheels on my car with stock fenders, 17x9 +35. After seeing how much they stuck out I was a little bit scared they weren't gonna fit.

Moment of truth:
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Left fender on...

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Right fender on...

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so far soo good!

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OMG YES!

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First time everything on the car, PERFECT FIT! :woohoo:
Both fenders needed some minor repair, tape time.

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Worked late into the night...

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My friend helped me sprayed a layer of high-build primer, both fenders had to be sanded smooth, LOTS of sanding!

That was last Thursday. Sanded the fenders, roll the rears (HUGE THANKS to Isaac for letting me his tools, I own you a big one!) and went to local Metro meet ghetto style in my mis-matched s2k :( . Wheels were not aligned yet and the car still looked a little weird.

Made an appointment with Evasive as soon as I had a chance, Kel took his time and got the car aligned, your the man! :thumbup:

This is how the car looks now, still unpainted but I absolutely LOVE it :heart:


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And finally, favorite shot of the day...

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Before anyone ask how long it took to do both fenders, I wish I could give you a simple answer but this was actually the very first project I started for my car, since then I've started and finished the snorkel, finished the cockpit, and also worked on a few other projects that I'm not ready to show at the moment. All in my free time between classes and weekends. So your guess is as good as mine.

At this point, I'm still searching/comparing around to have both fender painted. As much as I would love to spray myself, I'm just not confident enough without some sort of proper guidance. If you know any paint shop that does quality work around So Cal (Irvine, CA area) without breaking the bank, please send me a PM.






UPDATE: 7/12/09

Finally got the fenders painted! :clap:

Because I have a fairly limited budget, I decided to only have my painter prime/paint the fenders and will cut (color sand)/buff the paint myself.

Paint came out pretty nice, but like all straight-off-the-paintbooth paint jobs, needed tons of work to make them shine.

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Right after I mounted them on the car, notice the lack of reflation compare to the door. Gross

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Orange peel everywhere.

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Color sanding. Yup, I took sand paper to my band new paint job, I have never done this before and definitely took a lot of courage. :cry:

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After sanding with 2000 grit, took out all the orange peel. Absolutely zero shine and zero reflection, looked similar to primer, almost felt like a huge step backward.:brokehrt:








After two days of non-stop sanding, buffing, (sorry I didn't take any pictures, couldn't stand how ugly they looked :cry: ) and tons of sweat, this is how they turned out:





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These are all the pictures I have for now. Took bunch of pictures today only to find my viewfinder was out of adjustment, these were the only ones in focus. :cry:

I'll try to take more tomorrow. :)


All comments welcome!
Brandon.

This post has been edited by chilicoke: 12 July 2009 - 05:30 AM

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:56 AM

GPW and my all time favorite Ti Silver CE28N's :thumbup:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 12:56 AM

Great work by the way :thumbup: Any info on how you got the rears to fit?

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:02 AM

Very nice. I have seen your DIYs before, and you are doing a great job. :thumbup:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:26 AM

Sweet project! Thanks for sharing.
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:28 AM

Insane job :thumbup: Whats the alignment specs?

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:44 AM

what do you use to roll your fenders?

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:50 AM

Looks great. You got a nice transition on the fenders to the bumper, which is the hardest part. Good job! :thumbup:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:06 AM

[QUOTE=**Jay-V**,Jun 26 2009, 10:56 PM]Great work by the way

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:22 AM

I saw these in person at the metro meet. Was amazed that he did it himself with a hammer! Looked really good!

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 02:53 AM

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dam.. thats awesome
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 03:05 AM

they turned out great! :thumbup:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 08:01 AM

Looks awesome. I'd love to pic up an extra set of fenders some day and do the same thing. You did a great job. Can't wait to see them painted and more pics. Awesome choice in wheels by the way. The ce28 is by far my favorite wheel on an s2k.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:10 AM

dude you're the man

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:20 AM

Looks awesome great job!

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:24 AM

you did an awesome job

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:28 AM

nice!!
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 09:53 AM

looking great. Want to trade for 9+35 Matte Back CE's w/flat caps? New 255 RE01R's mounted.

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:06 AM

You really do some insane DIY and do them very well, nice work :tipwink:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:22 AM

Got to give it to you, nice work.....

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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:28 AM

Nice. :thumbup:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 10:38 AM

Great work man!

It sure is satisfying to do your own quality work, isn't it? :)

I look forward to your future threads on your other DIYs. :thumbup:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:06 AM

great job as always
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 11:55 AM

Fire :thumbup:
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Posted 27 June 2009 - 01:05 PM

Good work dude! I like the fitment of the wheels!
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