You’ve chosen your paint color for your hot rod or classic and need to find a matching fender welt before you can properly mount your fenders. Juliano’s Hot Rod Parts has just the solution for you!
Just as there are many names for fender welt (fender welting, beading or piping) not every product on the market is the same. Juliano’s hand sews our fender welt in our Ellington, CT shop using only the highest quality marine grade vinyls sewn around flexible upholstery poly welt. The marine vinyl has been chosen to stand up to the elements of sun and water and is commonly used in boat cushions. The poly welt cording is unaffected by moisture and is super flexible to allow for a tight radius in your application. It is sewn with monofilament thread and the finished product measures a 1/4 inch bead with a 1-1/4 inch flap. We offer nine stock colors in 30 foot lengths. This is five feet longer than the industry standard due to customer demand. We have found that many of our customers like to finish off to the ends of their running boards with one continuous piece.
If one of our nine stock colors does not match your paint color, Juliano’s can custom match our fender welt to your paint sample with over 200 available vinyl colors. After you send us an actual paint sample (don’t send a car part!) we will match it and mail you back several vinyl samples for your final approval. Custom fender welt is made up in nine foot lengths with a minimum order or 36 feet.
The matching of metallic or pearlescent paint colors to vinyl is most often impossible. In those cases our customers have had good luck painting our fender welt by following a few key steps. Start with a close color match or our stock white fender welt. Staple the flap to a few lengths of board, suspending the bead and some of the flap off one edge for even coverage with a spray gun application. Use a vinyl prep or a good quality wax and grease remover to thoroughly clean and prepare the vinyl for paint. Add a flex additive to your paint so that there won’t be any cracking or peeling in your final product.
Juliano’s Hot Rod Parts fender welt not only looks great but prevents water from penetrating into the seams between the body and fenders protecting from rust or corrosion forming. It is just the finishing touch needed to enhance your expensive paint job. Contact us at 860-872-1932 for further questions or to select your perfect match today!
Marcia L. Juliano