I marked mine out with 3M blue fine line tape and used my die grinder with a super thin cut off wheel. I then used a razor blade to trim off the melted plastic and followed up with a sanding block and worked my way up through the grits till I had a nice smooth edge. It was time consuming but well worth the effort as they turned out real well.
Just saw a new cut this weekend, I've been wanting to cut my fenders but wanted to keep the stock lights and didn't want it look like the light where a pair of ears sticking out. Well this weekend saw 4 raptors with the fenders cut with the stock lights looked nice. The cut was at an angle. From the tip of the light you move in about 1 1/2" and mark, then from the lower bolt on the side about 1/2" to 3/4" then mark. Lay fine line tape from one mark to another. Stays with like a little round dome on top look pretty good and still covers the top of the light. Gonna do mines like that.
I've used my air saw on plastics and it worked very well. A narrow bi-metal blade and about a medium speed to keep the plastic from melting back behind the cut, and a few passes with some fine sandpaper to the edge to get the desired finish.
I'm also looking to cut these fenders, just unsure how I want to do it yet. Still lookin for ideas.....
just wondering. why exactly would u want to cut the fenders.. i;ve noticed that in muddy and just loose dirt conditions the fenders don't really do much. dirt usually finds its way into my face. so by cutting them . whats the point.? ???
Hey RaptorRandy27, that's an awesome looking raptor! Would you be willing to share more detailed photo's of how you cut your plastic? I have been wanting to do it for a while and I like the look of yours. I would sure appreciate it. If you don't want to post them here feel free to send them to my email at [email protected]
Thanks again, Pete