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Old 12-09-2012, 02:56 AM   #1
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Default Rear camber plates: How to keep water/debris out of interior (aka Milk Jug Mod)

After owning coilovers with rear cambers plates for a while (and having my car as my daily driver) I became tired of water and dirt splashing up into the car from the open space between the rear camber plates. I couldn't reinstall the metal caps, as I have a strut bar installed.

Today I was installing a new set of coilovers and came up with this idea:

Items Required:
  • Milk Jug
  • Scissors
  • Drill

Here we have the rear camber plate top half removed:


Cut out a flat piece of material from the milk jug large enough to cover the holes on the bottom of the top plate. Cut holes appropriately:


Reinstall top half of camber plate. As you can see, all of the opening have been covered:


Better view from the bottom:



More than likely, the material will bend a little from temperature changes, but it should act well enough to block dirt and splashing water.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:40 AM   #2
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i know guys who have used a piece of a truck tire innertube....or some of that spray insulation
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:10 PM   #3
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Rubber wouldn't allow me to slide the plate.

I thought about it, but that spray foam is too messy, plus it leaves adhesive if you remove it.
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Old 12-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #4
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I use aluminum duct tape (the good stuff)

I use a lot of aluminum duct tape... 2/3 of my front fender liners is AL duct tape.. lol..
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:58 PM   #5
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Rubber wouldn't allow me to slide the plate.

I thought about it, but that spray foam is too messy, plus it leaves adhesive if you remove it.
the rubber was applied in a different manner, i believe it was put over the top of the whole thing and stretched with the strut bar mount holding it in place...

and the foam was indeed messy, but a bit of solvent takes it off easily

i think that guy put a small plastic bowl over the top, poked a hole in it for the foam to be sprayed in and just let it fill the void...left the bowl in place....most of the foam came off when the bowl was removed...gotta be careful to not use too much



no need to disassemble
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Old 12-09-2012, 07:53 PM   #6
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the rubber was applied in a different manner, i believe it was put over the top of the whole thing and stretched with the strut bar mount holding it in place...
Ohhh! Now I understand. That's actually pretty cool

I thought about doing something like that, but after thinking about it, that exposes and encapsulates the hardware to the elements, which could lead to corroding.


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and the foam was indeed messy, but a bit of solvent takes it off easily

i think that guy put a small plastic bowl over the top, poked a hole in it for the foam to be sprayed in and just let it fill the void...left the bowl in place....most of the foam came off when the bowl was removed...gotta be careful to not use too much

no need to disassemble
You know, actually had something exactly like that in mind... I was thinking of coating the bowl and the camber plate in Vaseline or something of the like to use as a mold "release agent"... but I couldn't find any spray foam, lol
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Old 12-12-2012, 02:37 AM   #7
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Oh You know very cool haha !
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