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    Thread: DIY: Velcro Side skirt install

    1. Geriatric Member CapeGLS's Avatar
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      02-11-2006 09:09 PM #1
      Velco Side Skirts: Side skirts need to be test fitted before install. This means modified for fitting, primed and painted. The backside of the side skirt (the mounting location only) needs to be 100% clean.

      Disclaimer: You perform this at your own risk. I take no responsibility of any damages caused by following this write-up. This is only written as a directive to help people install side skirts with Velcro.


      Products Needed:
      2 Cans of high strength cleaner (your choice)
      1 Package of Industrial Strength Velcro (like pictured from Home Depot)
      http://www.homedepot.com/cmc_u...4.jpg
      1 Clean car
      1 Set of side skirts (your choice)
      3 or 4 screws (size of your choice)

      Steps:
      Make sure the car and side skirts are 100% clean.
      Make sure location of side skirts is wax free.
      Hold up side skirts to body of car double checking the pre-fitment you did before having them painted. **Skirt should be perfectly fitted for next step**
      Locate position of Velcro (use the loop) on sideskirt. **This step allows you to adjust the skirt up or down to get the perfect fitment**
      Attach loop side of Velcro to side skirt (after cleaning with 1 can of cleaner of your choice)
      Do this to both skirts.

      This next step is very important: Clean car (where side skirt will be mounted) very carefully and thoroughly!!
      LIGHTLY attach hook side of Velcro to side skirt while keeping the glue backing still installed.
      Get a buddy to help with this at this point! You can use a jack stand to assist.
      Bring side skirt up to car and locate its mounting position.
      Pull up 1 corner of glue backing, and press side skirt onto car.
      I would install a screw at this point (to your screw hole that is used to mount the skirt in the fender) at the opposite end you are currently at!
      Continue pulling glue backing up and away and continue “pressing” the skirt onto the car.
      Mid Way:
      Install screw in the end of the skirt in which you started, and remove the other. Continue pulling the glue backing and “pressing” the skirt to the car. Once you are at the end, carefully remove the 1 screw holding the skirt on, and carefully pull the skirt away from the car!
      Once the skirt is removed, press the hook Velcro onto the car even more firmly. Be careful to not damage the hooks.
      Install side skirt, and install screws.
      Repeat other side and side back and enjoy.

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      02-11-2006 09:16 PM #2
      nice dude. should be added to the DIY/FAQ

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      02-11-2006 09:20 PM #3
      lo-budget but brilliant!!!!!!

      sticky this bad boy fo' tha poor.


    4. 02-11-2006 09:23 PM #4
      sounds like not a bad way to install, but I would still use screws on the insides of the fenderwells

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      02-11-2006 09:30 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by silveratljetta »
      sounds like not a bad way to install, but I would still use screws on the insides of the fenderwells

      I guess you don't know how to read! It says to use screws!

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      02-11-2006 09:32 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by mozcar78 »
      lo-budget but brilliant!!!!!!

      sticky this bad boy fo' tha poor.

      And actually this costs more than a "standard" install! As the glue is about the same and takes up less time to install! So if you factor in time to do this its actually more expensive. *Do not talk about molding a side skirt, that isnt in the same realm as this type of install*

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      02-11-2006 09:38 PM #7
      so why did you need to make a DIY about sticking on side skirts? noone ever thought of using velcro before? i did. and i didnt want to. wanna know why?

      because even if its velcro...its still held on with glue. so whats the point of buying that expensive velcro when you can just use side moulding double sided tape? thats what i used. they are held on great. oh...wait..you say so you can take them off and put them back on and what not? ok. that makes sense. i guess. but youll still have a velcro strip on your car. which will then be exposed to the elements and dirt. then itll be less functional when you put them back on. could still peel off too. so while this is definately an alternative to glue and double sided moulding tape...it doesnt warrant a place in the DIY thread. that would be like putting in a DIY for ...um...uhhh changing your wiper blades. i hope thats not in there.


    8. 02-11-2006 09:38 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by CapeGLS »

      I guess you don't know how to read! It says to use screws!

      Then it says remove the screws
      NVM bro, it was like install screws, remove screws, install screws, its saturday night, my bad


    9. 02-11-2006 09:39 PM #9
      rupert, it's helpful if you need to jack up your car. it's not to be removed for months at a time, it's for short stints like that primarily.

    10. 02-11-2006 09:39 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by silveratljetta »
      Then it says remove the screws

      second to last line in the first post:

      "Install side skirt, and install screws."

      you lose.


    11. 02-11-2006 09:42 PM #11
      Quote, originally posted by bigmak »

      second to last line in the first post:

      "Install side skirt, and install screws."

      you lose.

      YOUR MOM SCREWS. Hehe, go find a chick to vent your anger on, seriously.
      O and BTW my post edited. U Pwned.


    12. 02-11-2006 09:42 PM #12
      This is a good idea, this would help those of us who have to deal with snow and salt.

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      02-19-2008 09:40 PM #13
      a 2 year bump
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      02-19-2008 09:47 PM #14
      do you have pics of how it looks when installed?

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      02-20-2008 04:44 AM #15
      It looks the same as a standard install!
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