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Old 07-13-2008, 11:17 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Hello,

I made some rear wheel skirts this weekend:



I'm not real happy about the acrylic glass -- the stuff is pretty brittle, and where it curves down and under at the front and back -- the tape keeps pulling off. I bought a heat gun to try and soften it up and let it form to the curve, and this may have helped a little...

At first, I tried to use just the acrylic glass, but the air pushed them in and they touched the rims (no matter how much a carved the edge...), so I added the 1/8" x 3/4" aluminum bar, and this seems to have helped.

I think I will do them again (using these as patterns) and use Coroplast (if I can find some). I was hoping the the transparent material would be less noticable, but I think the Coroplast would be a better look -- because we WANT to draw attention to ourselves, right?

Tomorrow, I'll see if they survive the commute to work.

Next on the agenda: foil tape on the alloy wheels to see if they can be made a little more aerodynamic!
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