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Fender Welting

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I'm getting ready for paint and I gather the fender welting is supposed to be painted the same color as the car. Since they're painting the fenders dismounted, should I have them paint the welting separately, or mount the fenders and then apply a final coat of paint?

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I left mine black, and am dissapointed..I keep thinking I will repaint the car.."capri blue!!" then I'll be glad...but seems that it would be hard to paint the stuff off the car...risk cracking the finshing while mounting fenders...just paint it all at once....

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My reason for painting off the car was to be sure and get paint all around the welting and the fender as well. The worry was the welting would fit tight against the fender and the color would not be everywhere it needed to be.

The color will indeed crack unless you use a good bonding agent as well as a flex agent mixed into the paint. Any body shop supply vendor will have it in stock. I had no problem with the fender welt paint cracking at all when I installed it.

The rubber fender skirt welting is another animal all together. I painted it in the same manner as the fender welt and it cracked something horrible. This welt will be attached to the skirt then mask it all off and paint in place.

Tom

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I ended up replacing my skirt welting with a vinyl welting that I painted with a vinyl dye that was awfully close to my car color. It works great, but the one negative is that the vinyl welting has a slight grain that wasn't on the rubber. Still, it beats the cracking color on the rubber.

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I had mine custom made with a vinal that matched the paint so it wouldnt retain water and would match the car.

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I had mine custom made with a vinal that matched the paint so it wouldnt retain water and would match the car.

This is the way. No cracks, so small really that any minor off-color can't be detected. Use a marine vinyl for even better and longer lasting results.

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Since I never had welting on my fender skirts, I didn't know it was used. Does it attach to the fender or to the skirt? How was it attached?

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On my 41 it is attached to the skirt by small split type rivets. Look for the holes around the outside edge of your skirt and you should see them.

Tom

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