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    SKS fenders. fixing a warp?

    i'm installing fenders now..well, i'll finish tonight, now that i have my bolt cutter in my truck.

    but looking into the future, the front fender looks twisted to on side. i dont shouldnt have any rubbing issues, but it will drive me insane visually.

    if you've never installed fenders, you pretty much render them nonreturnable right at the get-go. (i had to bend a tab to clear my steering bottom bushing cup thing).

    i'm gonna try my wife's hair dryer and warming it up some. any tips?

    sorry, i didnt know what subforum to put this in..hope i'm somewhere in the right neighborhood with you commuters.
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    Try to adjust the stays holding the fender together on one side, in conjunction with slightly loosening the crown bolt. They are rarely warped, but instead have a warp added(?) to them due to non-careful installation. Not a dig at you, mind you, just something to be aware of. Hold the crown mount while tightening the bolt, and be sure to use a washer under both the bolt head and the nut.

    If that fails, a heat gun on high heat (or a hair dryer, takes way longer) can be used to soften, then set, the plastic.

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    They should be thermoplastic, very easy to correct... if they are warped, heat gently with an hot air gun until softened, twist back to normal, then twist a bit more past that and run under cold water. When you let go it will relax and should be better than it was.

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    Hot water did the trick. Thx


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