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Chris333
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:11 pm    Post subject: Painting with fenders on? Reply with quote

I plan to paint my Beetle a heavy metalic color and then spray metal flake over that with clear.

I'd like to mount the fenders with a about 1" gap from the body to spray so the metal flake ends up even.

Anyone ever done this before? Stand off the fenders for painting.

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 06, 2018 5:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting with fenders on? Reply with quote

I think this is the way they were painted at the factory fenders mounted but not tight to the body.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Painting with fenders on? Reply with quote

That's how I always do it. But I don't think you need a gap as wide as one inch. I just use thick metal washers between body and fender.
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