How to Repair an ATV Fender

Their are usually four fenders on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle). The fenders on most ATVs are plastic, so repairing them is somewhat simple. You need fenders on your ATV because without them, rocks, mud and other debris will fly up and hit you while you are riding. The fenders are secured to the frame of the ATV by bolts, but the placement will vary from model to model.


1) Remove the damaged fender from the frame of the ATV according to the manufacturer’s specifications. Lay the fender on a clean, flat work surface. Sand it using fine-grit sandpaper. Make sure that you remove all scratches and imperfections.

2) Apply patch puddy to all cracks, deep cuts and holes. Smooth out the puddy and allow the puddy to dry completely. Sand the puddy using the fine-grit sandpaper to make it flush with the fender.

3) Apply as many coats of the spray primer to the fender as you feel are needed. Allow the spray primer to dry completely. Apply two or more coats of spray paint to the fender. Allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next one.

4) Reattach the fender to the frame of the ATV once the paint has dried.

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* The type of paint and primer that you use is up to you, but the most common spray paint and primer used on plastic is acrylic.

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