Guard Rolling, Fender Rolling – Hines Rd O’Connor Western Australia

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 and as a result damage can occur on both the tyres and/or the paint/panel. One simple way to create more room for the wheels and prevent tyre damage is to have the guards rolled / lipped.

Watch the BMW rears video to see more about how we tackle each job…

How guard rolling works

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

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. 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.

We use 2 methods to roll the guards, one is the use of the bolt on roller tool and the 2nd is by use of a rubber mallet and dolly method. In most cases the bolt on guard roller tool is not used on the rears because the excessive force required to bend the lip as the result can cause more damage to both the panel distortion and or paint damage. (the truth is there isn’t a lot of skill in ramming a roller back and forth.)

Why AutoFX WA for guard rolling?

AutoFX WA is among Perth’s top guard rolling professionals. Our guard rolling specialist has been trained by Dent Craft. We have trade references from Dent Craft, WA Suspensions & Active Automotive. We’ve also been recommended by numerous online automotive communities like Perth-WRX

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Rolling of rear guards on all VE & VF model Commodores will result in slight distortion. You need to see one already done go and see Luke at Harrop Performance/Youngs Holden. Also check out Ed at Actives canning Vale and maybe speak with John at Street Quick Performance and look at his Project VF.

View the distortion here in my video

1967 Camaro rear guard rolling

GTR R34 Vspec

Ferrari fronts

AMG C63 Rear Guard Rolling

General Pricing

Most guard rolling jobs start at $120 for a pair (non-mobile price) and take approximately an hour to complete.
Rear guards for Holden VT-VU/VZ utes, coupes and wagons may cost $165 per pair, depending on whether the full arch or top only needs to be rolled.

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


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 rolling can vary if:

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

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