Installation and replacement of fenders is carried out independently or at the service station by experienced craftsmen. To save as much as possible, many motorists make them with their own hands. To do this, you need to follow a clear sequence of actions.

Materials and tools needed

In practice, there are many reasons why mud flaps become unusable. Each motorist has the right to purchase spare parts in a specialized store. However, craft production allows you to achieve maximum economic benefits. To implement the task, a minimum of materials and tools are required. Numerous reviews of motorists indicate that hand-made products are in no way inferior to factory models. At the same time, they often exceed the declared performance characteristics.

There are several ways to make do-it-yourself mud flaps. A common method involves the need to prepare for work:

  • several pewter plates – used as a base;
  • polystyrene;
  • standard masking tape;
  • fiberglass;
  • regular newspaper;
  • PVA glue;
  • construction putty and primer;
  • paints and varnishes.

The list provided is exhaustive. To avoid common mistakes, it is highly recommended to prepare the required materials in advance.

How to DIY

The sequence of actions does not provide difficulties for inexperienced motorists. The instruction involves the following algorithm:

  1. At the initial stage, it is necessary to make standard blanks of the future cardboard product. It is strongly recommended that you try on and adjust to size if there is any deviation when finished, using the appropriate tool.
  2. Using blanks, it is necessary to cut tin plates of similar dimensions. In this case, the edges of the fenders are made of foam.
  3. The next step is to glue the foam plastic to the tin plate using PVA. After the final solidification, it is necessary to perform sharpening to form the required shape of the product of interest.
  4. Then you need to glue the formed foam blanks with newspaper using standard PVA glue. It is necessary to carry out the procedure using the classic papier-mâché technique.
  5. Once the complete drying of the prefabricated blank is complete, the motorist must try it directly on the vehicle. Further, if necessary, an adjustment is made with the simultaneous formation of a hole for subsequent installation.
  6. The next step is to remove the foam.
  7. The priming process is done using a standard construction filler, followed by sanding to form a smooth surface.
  8. At the final stage, painting is required, followed by fixing in a permanent place. The procedure is carried out after the paint has completely dried. As a result, do-it-yourself mud flaps are ready for further use.

It is strongly recommended to pay attention to the fact that when making the product with your own hands, you should use high-quality materials. This allows for a long period of operation. Numerous reviews of motorists indicate the absence of difficulties. The main thing is to follow a clear sequence of actions. The production time depends on the drying time of the blanks.