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Old 07-23-2007, 05:45 PM   #1
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Default Bugeye DIY Lip !!HOME DEPOT FTW!!

So with all the work Ive been doing for the past 2 weeks on the teams cars I decided to take 20 min and fashion up the good 'ole DIY front lip. It seriously took longer to take off the front bumper than to measure, stick, and align the $10 lip. Also the super strong exterior 3M tape cost more than the rubber I am really pleased with the subtle clean look, super budget price, and ease of install, this has to be the best bang for your buck home mod to do!



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Old 07-23-2007, 05:59 PM   #2
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looks good,how about a full write up/photo montage on how its done? DIY guide? etc. cheers!
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:10 PM   #3
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I didnt want top do a write up because there are already some lengthy threads concerning the DIY lip. However in short (its very very very simple).
Step 1: Go to Home Depot, Do it Center, Lowes ect ect
Step 2: Find someone who works there
Step 3: Ask where their garage door seals are
Step 4: Walk to said Isle (lol j/k) find the stripping that is 2" *trust me you will know it when you see it.
Step 5: Find another person who works there and ask where thier adhesives are
Step 6: Find the strongest exterior 3M tape, mine said SUPER STRONG or something to that effect. You will need to buy 2 rolls.
Step 7: Take off you bumper.
Step 8: Find a good table or in my case I set it ontop of a trashcan (being higher it was easier to work with)
Step 9: Line up and measure how much garage seal you will need then add about 3in in case you make a mistake.
Step 10: You will want to off set the tape about 1/8 to 1/4 inch so that it doesnt show
Step 11: Start adhereing the seal to the bumper following the body lines on the bumper.
Step 12: Re-assempble your front end.
Step 13: Open a beer, stand back and listen to the guy who spent $140 on a lip go "why did I spend $140 on a lip"
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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nice, but where's the link to the original thread?



http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=395394

and it's completely unnecessary to take off the front bumper, just jack up the car so you have some room to work.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:16 PM   #5
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true you dont have to take off the front bumper. I found it easier though, do to the fact you can stand back and make sure its straight, your not laying on the ground, and your arms dont feel like falling off.
But if you are unable to take it off, due to lack of space or lack of tools, then hell yeah jack that thing up and monkey your ass under there! thanks for posting the link to the OT.
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:48 PM   #6
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thanx,i hadnt seen the other thread,and i just lurk through here when its slow at work,im all for the DIY lip i cant justify the cost of an off the shelf they go for silly money.
cheers

looks great
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Old 07-23-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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Can we get a picture of the packaging of what you used??
Or the name??
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Not sure if you read all of the original thread but you are missing a few steps:

Step 3.5 - Get pissed at yourself for asking an employee who was more than likely a mental defective.

Step 10.5 Apply superglue to garage seal, learning from others mistakes

Step 14 (optional) - get off the highway someday pissed that your new lip fell off cause you forgot step 10.5


Other things to consider - use screws and if you do, do it on a hot day or you will get sag when it warms up. Using strips of sheet metal like Mechie3 did and I was thinking of doing. I haven't done this myself yet tho
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Can we get a picture of the packaging of what you used??
Or the name??

Dude - you asked this in the original thread here:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=252

and I already told you here:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=261


IT's freakin FROSTKING if you can't read it....


I'm normally not a dick but dude you are too lazy to even read...
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Old 07-23-2007, 07:51 PM   #10
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Dude - you asked this in the original thread here:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=252

and I already told you here:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...&postcount=261


IT's freakin FROSTKING if you can't read it....

I'm normally not a dick but dude you are too lazy to even read...
Ok..Well I did read an theres many different types of one Frost King, two Foam Rubbers and three types that people have used.

So, dont be a dick.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:09 PM   #11
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Not sure if you read all of the original thread but you are missing a few steps:

Step 3.5 - Get pissed at yourself for asking an employee who was more than likely a mental defective.

Step 10.5 Apply superglue to garage seal, learning from others mistakes

Step 14 (optional) - get off the highway someday pissed that your new lip fell off cause you forgot step 10.5


Other things to consider - use screws and if you do, do it on a hot day or you will get sag when it warms up. Using strips of sheet metal like Mechie3 did and I was thinking of doing. I haven't done this myself yet tho
you used superglue? How is it holding up? Did you use this as well as the 3M tape? The reasons i didnt want to screw into my bumper was a)drilling holes into my bumper and b)you get the "crimping" or pinched look.
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Old 07-23-2007, 08:20 PM   #12
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i know why i spent money on a lip. and i will still be doing this. so im n the WIN WIN situation
and ill prob sip on beers (you said a beer) after

win win win
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i know why i spent money on a lip. and i will still be doing this. so im n the WIN WIN situation
and ill prob sip on beers (you said a beer) after

win win win
lol *CHEERS*
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Old 07-24-2007, 11:00 AM   #14
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once i get my prodrive lip fixed, i'm throwing this on to the bottom of that.
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Old 07-24-2007, 08:39 PM   #15
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I saw him do this and man what a difference... not to mention how sturdy it actually turned out.. Props man!
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thanks david! I bottomed out coming out of a parking lot....still on and omg the scuffs wipe away!!!! dont you wish paint did that
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Not very JDM
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you used superglue? How is it holding up? Did you use this as well as the 3M tape?
Nope - I haven't done this yet, I was just regurgitating others technique.
I guess you need to glue the tape to the garage seal.
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looks clean, hanging just a tad wavy though. Besides that and your vanity plate, which makes me cry, good work
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it needs to be '4 lyf' not lif. liff? what's liff?
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^i thought that too
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it needs to be '4 lyf' not lif. liff? what's liff?
JDM4LYF was probably already taken
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thanks for the comments....and I love how people see the plate and expect every little part I put on to be an overpriced, product from over seas.....JDM4LIF = owning 1 mazda 7 hondas 1 acura & 2 subarus....so yes JDM4LIF no usdm's in that line up and there never will be. This topic was already covered and I can post my last EG which was stolen that had every JDM part under the sun on it.....and what did I have to show for those rare overpriced JDM parts.....half a rolling stripped down chassis on an abandoned street .......
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