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Old 06-13-2019, 11:26 AM   #211 (permalink)
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I was also thinking black but since coroplast is so damned hard to paint (and the front of the car gets chips like no other) I considered doing a vinyl wrap on the part...

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Old 06-13-2019, 07:22 PM   #212 (permalink)
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Agree on painted coroplast on the front - my lower grille block is painted black coroplast and it's pretty chipped up. Mostly from driving along dirt roads.

I wonder how well vinyl wrap would stick to coroplast. I imagine it would look pretty good.

Black coroplast is available but IIRC it's a bit more expensive than the normal white stuff.
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I wonder how well vinyl wrap would stick to coroplast. I imagine it would look pretty good.


The texture of the coroplast shows through more than I hoped, looks like a really good job of black duct tape on cardboard. Mine is a gloss, a less shiney vynil would probably be better
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Or maybe carbon fiber, where the style of the carbon would cover the lines
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Or maybe carbon fiber, where the style of the carbon would cover the lines
I was thinking exactly that; CF vinyl would mask the coroplast texture perfectly and look nice, as well as stick to coroplast better than paint... I do have some CF vinyl but not enough to wrap the grille block
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Been having all sorts of trouble with my car lately... first off I’ve been having issues with the off brand stereo receiver I had installed, issues with Bluetooth pairing and disconnecting, and finally it crashes and I replaced it with a Kenwood receiver without a touchscreen...

Secondly, I’ve been having issues with the car starting lately. I had initially thought it to be a bad clutch switch (been having to push the clutch harder to start the car) but it acted up lately where it clicked like it did before with a dead battery but then it started and the gauge cluster went all weird, the gauges going from dead to working a few times and the info center showing error messages of all kinds... I shut it off and checked the battery terminals and hadn’t had any issues since...
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Recently got an almost 53mpg tank in my car, she’s still got it lol... I wanna get cooking on some mirror deletes and maybe also a passenger wiper delete
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Remember to check local laws about external mirror requirements. I got pinched by cops twice when I had my driverside and pass side mirrors both off. No tickets, but warned. With just the pass side deleted, never been bothered by 'em, even though Cali law requires both when you have tinted windows. I think they interpret the car as OEM one mirror, since it's so old. They maybe cannot tell it is late 1990s, not early 1990s, lol. Some cops are only about as old, or slightky younger, than my car. Haha.
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New lower grille block!

Say it with me guys, NO MORE TAPE!

I finally got rid of all the tape on my front bumper, replacing it with a measured and cut piece of coroplast that was then wrapped in carbon fiber vinyl to hide the coroplast texture... it looks great, would be perfect but Iíve never done any vinyl wrapping before and made some errors naturally... still yet, with 54 screws holding it to the bumper cover and factory lower grille insert it adds lots of strength to the bumper cover and looks great...

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...aaaand I kinda went nuts with the car, redoing my upper grille block and adding some vortex generators in front of the tires on the lower bodywork... I seen something like it on the outer edges of the air dam on the Toyota Tacoma, so I feel Iím headed in the right direction lol
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Looks great
Kinda surprised I didn’t see any tire spats in that last pic

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