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    Thread: DIY Home Depot Lip

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      05-21-2011 07:47 PM #1
      here it is people hope you enjoy if have any questions let me know.

      Disclaimer: Not liable if this project fails on you

      Supplies Used:

      * Garage Door Bottom Seal
      * 3m Double Sided Tape
      * Scissors




      Directions:

      * Break out the jack stands or wheel ramps and get your lift on! For easier access to the bottom of the bumper

      *Measure the length of piece you need then cut off the remaining

      * Cut a small V shape piece out where the green light is shown

      * 3M time! Run 3m along the Bottom Seal (as shown in red). Due to it not sticking i used super super glue to ensure it sticks. Then let it dry for a few minutes

      * Start to apply the Bottom Seal to the bumper, making certain the seal is in the position of your liking




      Should look like this when attach to the bumper or close to it.










      Finally once on trim the ends to your desire on how sharp you want it.










      Had this on the car for a few weeks now and is still holding up. Drove about 100 mph to see if it will fall off and so far it hasn't. Been through a car wash and it is still holding on.
      Last edited by wigglysqiggly; 05-23-2011 at 03:35 PM.

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      05-21-2011 07:53 PM #2
      This owns so hard

      I would feel so stupid if I had shelled out $300 for a lip made of carbon nanotubes or whatever

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      05-21-2011 08:03 PM #3
      The whole cost with tape was about $15. I already had the glue.

    4. 05-21-2011 08:23 PM #4
      nice DIY

    5. 05-21-2011 10:38 PM #5
      I made a front lip out of that weed edging plastic stuff once for a Fiero I had. I love to see stuff like this that's freaking cool.

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      05-21-2011 11:28 PM #6
      Hahah awesome. Keep us informed on how it holds up?
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      05-21-2011 11:45 PM #7
      always love ghetto mods like this. Maybe use a couple screws just to make sure it doesnt come off??

      There is already holes there for the other lip you can use

    8. 05-21-2011 11:53 PM #8
      Oman that's awesome!!!
      Great diy!!!

      I'd say if it works well, lasts (3m automotive tape is really strong when applied properly), and looks great: then awesome!!! Do it!!!

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      Last edited by Lucidd; 05-22-2011 at 12:10 AM.

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      05-22-2011 12:30 AM #9
      This looks way too good to pass up...
      Hmm.. I wonder how close I can get white spray paint to match the Candy White of my car...
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      05-22-2011 12:48 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GTI View Post
      This looks way too good to pass up...
      Hmm.. I wonder how close I can get white spray paint to match the Candy White of my car...
      ~$10-15 will get you legit VW aerosol.

      My local Advanced Auto carries Duplicolor VW Candy White and Reflex Silver.
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      05-22-2011 12:49 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      ~$10-15 will get you legit VW aerosol.

      My local Advanced Auto carries Duplicolor VW Candy White and Reflex Silver.
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      05-22-2011 12:53 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GTI View Post
      This looks way too good to pass up...
      Hmm.. I wonder how close I can get white spray paint to match the Candy White of my car...
      It's rubber, though. Probably will chip off.
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      05-22-2011 12:56 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnIBarr01 View Post
      It's rubber, though. Probably will chip off.
      Spray adhesion promoter on it.
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      05-22-2011 12:57 AM #14
      Nice.
      Almost as good as the dryer hose intake duct I would fab for my CIS/CIS-E MkIIs back in the day.
      Props for the creativity.

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      05-22-2011 03:37 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by phatz314 View Post
      This owns so hard

      I would feel so stupid if I had shelled out $300 for a lip made of carbon nanotubes or whatever
      not sure if serious?

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      05-22-2011 05:19 AM #16
      it holds up pretty well for a long time, no need to put screws in it. had one for a few months before finally getting the euro lip.


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      05-22-2011 05:34 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by afrost View Post
      not sure if serious?
      100% serious. All day as I went about my business I kept thinking back to this thread and laughing. I don't know why, but I love this mod so goddamn much

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      05-22-2011 06:11 AM #18
      No ****ing way. I am not going to lie, when I saw the title of the thread I thought it was going to be awful. Not sure how I feel about it though.

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      05-22-2011 07:08 AM #19
      Good job man! For the price it can't be beat.

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      05-22-2011 11:13 AM #20
      That actually doesn't look bad at all....some cars' front valance are not made of something too dissimilar to rubber anyway.....

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      05-22-2011 07:34 PM #21
      Very nice!!
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      05-22-2011 08:34 PM #22
      Aonarch

      Hahah awesome. Keep us informed on how it holds up?
      It has and been doing a good job on sticking on

      98DUB

      always love ghetto mods like this. Maybe use a couple screws just to make sure it doesnt come off??

      There is already holes there for the other lip you can use
      I know i could use screws just didn't want to put holes in the bumper

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      Great looking GTI!!
      Very nice!!
      Thanks man

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      05-23-2011 12:22 AM #23
      Good alternative to spending the money for the euro lip...

      If you want the euro look, without the price, this is the route to go..

      Of course, if you can afford the real thing, it does look much better in my opinion

      Nice write up though
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      05-23-2011 01:01 AM #24
      This is awesome! Thanks for sharing. I might have to give this a go some day when I'm bored and looking for an easy project.

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      05-23-2011 11:30 AM #25
      bump for an interesting project. ive heard and seen this done on other cars but never seen them come out this good. ill probably be doing this at some point!

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      05-23-2011 12:29 PM #27
      Nice work. This is a not uncommon mod in the Miata universe. Looks good on a GTI!

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      05-23-2011 12:54 PM #28
      Doesn't it flap in the wind while driving though? or at least bend while driving so even though it looks ok parked, it looks all contorted on the road? Or is it stiff enough that this doesn't happen?

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      05-23-2011 01:04 PM #29
      le ghetto ... i already have the double sided tape haha. maybe i will attempt this for kicks before eventually ordering the real lip
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      05-23-2011 01:28 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by aznwhip View Post
      Doesn't it flap in the wind while driving though? or at least bend while driving so even though it looks ok parked, it looks all contorted on the road? Or is it stiff enough that this doesn't happen?
      Good question...how rigid is it?

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      Quote Originally Posted by wigglysqiggly View Post
      Disclaimer: Not reliable if this project fails on you
      may want to fix the typo on the disclaimer to read:

      Not liable if this project fails on you
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      05-23-2011 03:40 PM #33
      may want to fix the typo on the disclaimer to read:

      Not liable if this project fails on you
      Thank you

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      Doesn't it flap in the wind while driving though? or at least bend while driving so even though it looks ok parked, it looks all contorted on the road? Or is it stiff enough that this doesn't happen?
      Good question...how rigid is it?
      its pretty solid when going down the road because the structure of it holds it in place. Have to put some force to it to bend or flap. Will try to get a rolling shot for you for better details.

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      05-24-2011 12:49 AM #34
      If anybody that does do this mod please share with feedback and pictures

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      05-24-2011 12:55 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by wigglysqiggly View Post
      If anybody that does do this mod please share with feedback and pictures
      Post #17. Not a great pic of the lip but its there. It will hold up for moths with out screws, just the molding tape.

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