Guard Rolling

Perth’s Guard Rolling Specialists

How guard rolling works

Guard Rolling or fender rolling consists of folding the inner lip of the wheel arch into a tighter ‘V’ shape or a completely flat ‘U’ shape to increase the space between the arch and the tyre.

Fitting wide, large-diameter wheels and tyres is a great way to enhance the look of your car, but it can lead to excessive tyre wear and tear without adequate tyre clearance. One simple way to create more room for the wheels and prevent tyre damage is to have the guards rolled or lipped.

The spot-welded double metal lip of the rear guards or the single-skinned lip of the front wheel arch can be pressed all the way around the inner side of the arch by using a rolling machine that bolts onto the wheel hub.

The guard rolling technique varies with each car and success depends on the condition of the paintwork or previous repairs to the area. If the paint is original, there is usually no cracking or paint damage.

Why AutoFX WA for guard rolling

Des is among Perth’s top guard rolling professional. Our specialists have been trained by Dent Craft, and have trade references from Active Automotive, Youngs Holden, Malaga Springs, Wilkinson Suspension, Tyre Power and Dent Craft. We’ve also been recommended by numerous online automotive communities.

Guard rolling price guide

Most guard rolling jobs are between $132 and $150 for a pair (non-mobile price) and take approximately an hour to complete. (Car club enquiries welcome). BMW rears with seam sealer removal are $180. Most Commodores VR to VFs are $150 except VT to VZ utes, wagons, statos, caprices, coupes are extra depending on the option of rolling you require. Most common Japanese cars like WRXs, Evos and Skylines start at $132.

Mobile guard rolling surcharge $35 NOT AVAILABLE at the moment.

Please note that each guard rolling job is different and our prices do vary, so this price guide is an estimate only.

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AutoFX WA does not guarantee that after rolling guards on any vehicle the paintwork will not be damaged in any way. In all cases, any risk will be identified to the client prior to the work commencing. AutoFX WA does not guarantee that any rippling of the metal (including distortion, denting, misshaping of the area rolled) will not occur. However, every effort will be made to identify this possibility prior to work commencing and measures will be taken to prevent this.

The outcome of guard rolling can vary if:

  • The car is over 10 years old
  • The arch has been repaired
  • The car has been modified in any way
  • There is body filler under the paintwork around the wheel arch
  • There are holes drilled around the wheel arch

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