- Eastwood Fender Roller - Operating Instructions & Safety Precautions
How to Use the Eastwood Fender Roller
Thank you on behalf of The Eastwood Company for your purchase of the Eastwood Fender Roller. This simple, accurate and ingenious device allows the user to precisely shape the inner lip of the wheel well for increased tire clearance. Taking the time to review these instructions prior to use will ensure consistently desirable results.
Be sure to observe all applicable safety precautions prior to and during the use of this equipment. Applicable safety precautions include, but are not limited to:
- - Properly raising and supporting the vehicle
- - Wearing of appropriate eye and hand protection
Additional Tools Required
The following items should be present and in proper operating condition
to conduct the fender rolling operation:
• Floor jack • Jack stands
• Heat gun • Manual lug wrench for wheel lugs
Instructions For Use
- 1. Raise and support either entire vehicle or vehicle corner on which fender rolling operation is to occur.
- 2. Remove wheel and place hub flange portion of the Eastwood Fender Roller over wheel lugs. Place the dished washers (included) onto the wheel lugs. Use wheel nuts to hold tool in place; tighten snugly.
- 3. Loosen the handwheel located on the arm of the tool and adjust the arm length until the Fender Roller wheel is centered on the inner fender lip. Tighten the handwheel (see illustration at right).
- 4. Using the release lever, adjust the roller angle to match the desired shape that the inner lip will be formed (see illustration below).
- 5. Adjust the pressure bar to apply gentle pressure to the formed lip.
- 6. Use a heat gun to gently warm the paint in the area to be rolled (to prevent cracking).
- 7. Grasp the tool firmly and repeatedly swing it in an arc across the inner fender lip to form the desired shape. It will be necessary to adjust the pressure bar to keep constant pressure on the lip during the operation. If the wheel arch radius is varying, it may be necessary to form the lip on small sections at one time, readjusting for each section radius.