DIY $5 removable OW fender
jeff8v7 last edited by
@stefanawad Might try Home Depot. They often have a good assortment of plastic sheets for other things. Doesn't really matter what you use - as long as it's pretty stiff. I lucked out in office supplies, but a hardware store would be my next stop.
I've seen quiet a few of these homemade fenders in videos in the forum :-)
zonk117 last edited by
Has anyone done this recently? Still work just as good as paid fender? Also, could someone post a link to the right kind if plastic?
lieutenantglorp last edited by lieutenantglorp
I made mine with 1/32 polycarbonate sheet cut to 9.5" x about 18.25". Works great as a temporary, or backpackable solution: Another Temporary Fender DiY My area has a plastic supply store called TAP plastics. Can also be ordered online, but might not be economical with added cost of shipping. The piece cost $4 at the store here.
floaton last edited by
@zonk117 Just some leftover old slide board material as the flexible plastic. My buddy found some thin plastic at Lowe's and made a template but this could easily serve as a replacement. The material was near the for sale signs per my friend.
@jeff8v7 thanks for the inspiration, man!
AdamDoubleG last edited by
I only just saw this post - been a bit out of the loop with the forum. This is fantastic though - thanks for sharing, @jeff8v7! We have A3 laminating pouches at work (I think), so I might try and use those, and laminate myself a Mattel hoverboard fender!
NJacobs last edited by
Yep, I'll be building a fender this weekend. I was stupid and purchased the $85 POS fender from FM. I've not even had the fender 3 weeks and it is done. Can't understand why FM would take shorts cuts by using cheap, brittle plastic for their fender, especially when contrasted with how well built the OW is. I'm thinking of making my fender out of a thick mud flap from an auto parts store. It will be black, thick to hold it's shape, yet will flex. In fact, it will probably flex enough that I could step on it for doing tricks like some do without a fender. (right, I'm 42, have only had the OW+ for 3 weeks, I won't be doing those tricks). I'll post photos when I'm done (if it ends up working well).
NJacobs last edited by
Here is my Mud Flap DIY Fender. It flexes and returns to it's shape. Doesn't look as nice as FM's but it is far more functional, it won't break, plus it's MUCH more quiet.
I think I may trim the width at the top to make it look nicer.
xyzzy last edited by
I found an A3 clear book with 10 sleeves today at Daiso Japan (in California) for $1.50. Unfortunately they only had red ones at my store, though. Thanks, @jeff8v7!
Ansen French last edited by
@njacobs please list the materials other than the flap
rayy last edited by rayy
Purchased the A3 clear book for $2 Cdn only from Daiso Japan in Richmond, BC, Canada.
This is the simplest DIY project I've done so far for Onewheel, and the result is satisfying. Curved the sides for a slim profile (similar to Float Fender), but the best part is using a 3-hole punch to open the screw holes. The 2 holes at each end of the 3-hole punch line up with the OW fender screw holes. Well, off by maybe 1mm but workable.
Still waiting for the rubber paint to dry when I took the photo. [Edit: the A3 clear book is very easy to cut using standard scissors.)