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Jean-Seb 07-09-2011 02:48 PM

Passenger side mirror delete, complete
 
So my first eco-modification is completed (not counting the 5-speed swap haha). Also first time I used fiberglass. :)

I went for a stylish, factory-looking block-off plate using a spare mirror.

On to the pictures...

Stock mirror
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0079.jpg

http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0077.jpg

Spare cut off
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0082.jpg

After rough shaping, on the car
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0083.jpg

A piece of plastic "foil" was taped on the outside to create a base for the fiberglass
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0086.jpg

First layer
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0089.jpg

Fast forward, fiberglass finished, rough shaped
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0099.jpg

First layer of body filler
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0120.jpg

First layer of body filler sanded, second applied
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0123.jpg

Jean-Seb 07-09-2011 02:49 PM

Then after 4-5 coats of primer and 5-6 coats of Tremclad rust paint (most were watersanded away lol)
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0135.jpg

On the car, finished
http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0136.jpg

http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0137.jpg

http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/u...llIMG_0140.jpg

Thanks for watching. :D

aerohead 07-09-2011 03:29 PM

seamless
 
It's a pity that so few will ever realize what you've done,and all the effort that went into it.Truly a seamless modification which would embarrass even the automakers.Really top drawer! Thanks!:thumbup:

Jean-Seb 07-10-2011 12:47 AM

Thank you kindly ! :)

piers.singer 07-10-2011 10:25 AM

I agree, very well done indeed. I hope that you can see some good results from it.

California98Civic 07-10-2011 11:36 AM

Nice!

Weather Spotter 07-10-2011 01:25 PM

that looks almost exactly like what I did on my car. For me it was worth 1.4 MPG I think.

Are you going to add a mirror on the inside?

Floordford 07-10-2011 09:42 PM

I used black gorilla tape backed by a piece of cardboard. Yours looks much nicer. Good job.

Jean-Seb 08-01-2011 09:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Weather Spotter (Post 249548)
Are you going to add a mirror on the inside?

Thanks everyone for the kind words ! :D

I was going to but I installed my outside mirror back for now. I did find a spot where I could do some A-B-A-B testing, I shall see when I feel like doing it. :o

larrybuck 08-01-2011 09:57 PM

Very nice job!!! We just need thousands, if not millions of people to follow you!


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