Buffing Fenders Off Car? HOW?

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 10:14 am
How does everyone buff/polish fenders when they are not on the car and they are too light to use a buffer on - meaning they'll go flying across the room?

The fenders on a VW bug are big but very light. I have the folding stands - do you all somehow tie them down?

I don't want to do them on the car as I don't believe I'll be able to get into the areas the fenders meet the body well..

Thanks for any tips!

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 11:32 am
I have the same problem with motorcycle parts.
You will need to get creative and find a way to secure them to a paint stand, table or even saw horses.
Also remember to keep the rotary buffer moving "off" the edges and not into them.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 12:19 pm
Have a helper hold them down.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2016 8:21 pm
Helper?
You make me laugh. I have tried hiring 2 guys in the last 4 months - first one lasted about 6 hours and the second one worked for 4 hours.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:17 am
I use bungee cords , put thru bolt holes and wrap around stand .
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 12:07 pm
I'll see if I can get the wife to throw on some old clothes and hold it down. She will be all sprayed with white stuff... ugh...I mean buffing compound.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:08 pm
I use a wooden saw horse, most fenders lay on it vertically real well,
with the top of the fender straddling the top of the horse.
And being wood you can screw to it.
But I usually opt for putting it back on the car,
that's the safest. And usually only takes a few minutes.

Here's a picture of using a plastic one for
wet sanding, same idea as a wooden one

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(It's not custom painting-it's custom sanding)

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