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Old 10-30-2021, 06:45 PM   #1
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Trying to install outer wheel well trim

I need anyone who has installed the outer wheel well trim to tell me how to shape the stock trim that Airstream provides. I need to get it to bend to the banana wrap profile of my trailer which breaks higher and then must flatten to follow the bottom of the wrap.

Since its an extrusion this seems complex. I am making a form out of wood but would like to hear from someone who has done this before to find out an easy or less hard way to shape this trim.

Any help will be appreciated!
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Old 10-30-2021, 07:04 PM   #2
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I had more trouble with those than anything else. I cut curds on the backside to make the tight bends. VTS says to heat the trim to bend it. You canít heat too much or youíll lose the temper. I think making a template like youíre doing is the way to go. Good luck and let us know how you did.
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Old 10-31-2021, 09:26 AM   #3
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Thanks looking for someone on the forum to give me more than good luck. Thanks though
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