Date registered: Jan 2006
Vehicle: 73 280SE 4.5, 71 300SEL, 03 BMW Z4, 72 Fiat 850, 80 Triumph TR7, 85 Porsche 911
Location: DC Area
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Removing my fender on a 280SE wasn't too hard - unbolt everything and it comes off. However, you are correct regarding the adhesive/seam liner, whatever the stuff is. I used a huge soldering iron to heat up the seam, and with the help of a friend, pried the fender off slowly. I was pretty concerned with fires though, so if you go that route, I'd suggest another pair of eyes as a safety observer.
If the fender is a total loss, you might be able to rip it off without worying about bending it though.