Tools and materials:
Go to your favorite hardware store and buy some aluminum strips 1
inch wide and 1mm thick, you will need about 9 feet.
Get some 3M scotchbrite pads, the same Mom uses in the kitchen. Next
find some good aluminum polish such as 3M, Mothers, and Meguiars etc.
You can use a drill or rotary buffer to polish the fender plates, or
can be done by hand, but it is a bit difficult this way.
Have a handsaw or dremel at hand to finish and round the corners.
is the easy part, measure the length of the fender mount rail and cut
the strip to the desired length. Mark on each strip the spots of the fender
bolts, you can use a nail for this.
Drill the 3 bolt holes on each strip; make the holes a bit larger so
you can adjust the location of the strips when you mount them.
Now trim the ends of each strip to the desired shape, a ¼ circle looks
Remove the fender bolts and test install each strip, if ok continue with
the next step.
This is the HARDEST part of all; use some 400 fine grit sandpaper to remove
all the scratches, wet sanding works best and faster. Follow this with
600 then 800 grit. When the surface is smooth you have 2 choices, polish
to a mirror like surface or just leave a clean aluminum look. I choose
If you want the alum look just use the scotchbrite pad to finish the
surface, always move it in a straight line.
If you want a mirror like look use the aluminum polish either by hand
or using a drill or dremel.
Polishing takes a lot of effort so be patient.
Well that's it !