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    How To Roll Arches

    I need to roll my rear arches so I can get some 17s on, i have NO idea what technique/method you use to do a good job of this, can anybody enlighten me on hows its done?

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    Get a large wooden mallet and bash the **** outta it 'til it fits!lmao
    The trouble with the Astra is the flat rear arches which means you can't use the pivoting rollers which only work on round ones.
    Best bet is go to a proper bodyshop as it is very easy to cock it up and split the paint along the lip!
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    or you could just grind the lip off and then put some sealent over it

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    Oh yeah, I forgot the grinder.
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    ok guys thanks I'll have a go with the wooden mallet i think, dont like the idea of grindin!

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    Any "Trip to the bodyshop for a new set of rear arches" gen?
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    Grinder is by far the best way if your doing it your self. Just take your time and remember to put some paint on the bare metel. A little sealent always helps as well
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    lmao no need to send anyone a bill, sorted it yesterday and wasnt that difficult, used grinder in the end cus after looking at it, fugured mallet might buckle the rear quarter or something stoopid.

    took my time, sealed it after and all looks good!

    thanks for the help guys!

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