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Old 03-25-2010, 02:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone have ideas on how to accomplish this mod:

Not the top grill block or the head light thing but the bottom of the bumper...
I want to make it flat like in the ghetto-photoshop I did...

I want to do something like this and have some cash to spend but would like to keep it cheap-er... Would just screwing coroplast into the bumper and painting it silver be the best way or is there anyway I can heat up the bumper enough to shape it?

Sounds crazy to heat up the bumper to shape it but W/E

Or is this way to much blockage?


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Old 03-25-2010, 03:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You might be able to find "kick panel" trim in a close to matching grey at Lowe's or Home Depot. It's like $4 for 3 to 6 feet of flexible rubber that's 4" or 6" tall. I forget the exact name, and can't seem to find it via search.
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You might be able to find "kick panel" trim in a close to matching grey at Lowe's or Home Depot. It's like $4 for 3 to 6 feet of flexible rubber that's 4" or 6" tall. I forget the exact name, and can't seem to find it via search.
It would be awesome to block that much of my grill off, I want to start a belly pan too but just up under the front bumper, Just worried about using coroplast cuz that might sag or rip off
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Two layers of Coroplast can be glued together with beads of Silicon Seal. It takes a while to dry, but gives a very rugged panel. It also makes it easy to make seams and hold curves. There is also a heavy-duty, thicker Coroplast.
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I forgot his name, but there's the dude that did the awesome side mirror deletes and the front foglight covers for his Civic (hatch?).

I don't think that will cost much $, but I it will cost time. Sooooooo, it depends on what you have more of, punk! (as Dirty Harry might say)

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Big Daddy Roth would have used plaster to seal and smooth, then fiberglass over it.
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Old 03-25-2010, 06:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I still like my shrink wrap plastic. $1.68 at Lowes. It is the stuff you put over your house windows in the winter with double sided tape and then shrink with a hair drier. Since it is clear no need to paint. I put mine on in the begining of winter and still on there. I need to attack it again with a hair dryer since some of wrinkles came back. I've started watching the SG temp guage as the temp warms up. I'm hoping to rig a cooling fan light so I can make sure I'm not overheating.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I thought about doing something similar. My plans was to buy a second used bumper and stretch fabric over the inlet. fiberglass over it sand, prime and paint.
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1.Clear packing tape on the outside. 2.expanding foam in a can. easy if the bumper is removed but if you can get at it from behind it's that much faster. 3.let dry a few days, remove tape and trim off excess foam. 4. Fiberglass coat it.

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