Bent boat trailer fenders are common, as hauling a boat around can be difficult. Boat trailer fenders that are bent become useless. They no longer have the stability needed to protect the frame of the trailer. Bent fenders also do not have the give to prevent the boat from shifting on the trailer, in case you back in to something. The following article will explain how to repair bent boat trailer fenders.
Step 1 – Remove the Fender
Removing a boat trailer fender is easier than that of a car. They are attached by brackets from underneath the trailer. Use a socket wrench to remove the nuts and then remove the bolts. You will then be able to remove the fender.
Step 2 – Brace the Fender
Attach the vise to the work table. Place the fender in the vise and move it so that the dent in the fender is lined up with the opening to the vise. Tighten the vise so that the fender does not move.
Step 3 – Remove the Bend
Bending back boat trailer fenders is fairly easy. With it in the vise, pound the fender with the mallet until the dent is gone. Slide and rotate the fender as needed, until satisfied.