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Old 03-19-2009, 05:08 PM   #1
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Default Poly Urethane Mud Flaps, Home made. Opinions Wanted!

Ok so Im working on a set of mud flaps right now and Im looking for some opinions. They will be black once they are finished but I want to no if you guys think there to wide? stick out to far from the wheel well? to wide on the inside? to low? or anything else you think might improve them, Thanks





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Old 03-19-2009, 05:41 PM   #2
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I think they look pretty good. Where'd you get the material from? I probably would've bought black to start with if thats possible, since it's gonna be hard to find a paint that will hold up.
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Old 03-19-2009, 06:51 PM   #3
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Ok so Im working on a set of mud flaps right now and Im looking for some opinions. They will be black once they are finished but I want to no if you guys think there to wide? stick out to far from the wheel well? to wide on the inside? to low? or anything else you think might improve them, Thanks


now for a few more helpful points....if you plan on painting them, they will flake and look like ass, too wide on the outside but could be wider on the inside and "ENGLISH, MOTHER****ER! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?"
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:09 PM   #4
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thanks for your input.
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Old 03-19-2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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i would cut it following the body line to make it look cleaner, but other that that good job.
what about using rubberized undercoating or truck bed liner to make them black? that should hold up.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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These white ones are just templates for the black urethane ones I'm going to make. I had the urethane left over from making a snowboard box.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:31 PM   #7
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shape looks great! what did you use as mounting hardware?

don't worry about the 'other' useless comments.
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Old 03-19-2009, 08:35 PM   #8
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Right now there just bolted in there as you can see with the one picture, just has a nut on the other end.
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Unless you're planning on buying 18x9.5" wheels soon, I'd move the flap in a ways. No sense in having it 3" out into the airstream when the stock wheels are tucked back into the wheel wells.
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Yea, I think I might move them in a lil tomorrow and see how that looks.
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just cut the holes pill shaped like the RA flaps so you can slide them in and out as much as you want! also make sure to use some good sized washers for the set up so the bolts don't get pulled through.
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That is a good idea.
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TAKE 2!





Those are still the white ones just with black vinyl on top, not finished yet.
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Those look good! flow nicely with the body
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Thanks.
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not bad man
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now for a few more helpful points....if you plan on painting them, they will flake and look like ass, too wide on the outside but could be wider on the inside and "ENGLISH, MOTHER****ER! DO-YOU-SPEAK-IT?"
Using "to" and "no" improperly isn't bad enough to attempt and fry somebody. Way to make yourself look like a tool.
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looks great!
can't wait to see your final product!
Just note that the RA flaps come with SS screw and everything else plastic so that there's enough strength to hold the flaps on through most things, yet if you back up to a curb or something and the flaps need to bend a different way, the screw would get pulled out from the plastic clip so as not to cause any damage. if you use bolts, you could possibly sustain some fender damage.

^ to be all technical about spelling, english, etc...actually, OP wasn't 'speaking' engrish, he was 'writing' it.
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my $.02 and change....

they look okay - shape is alright

they are made of a very stiff material and will shatter in the cold
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They aren't made out of very stiff material, Its Poly Urethane! This stuff lives in the cold. Its the same stuff you fine on top of snowboard boxes at ski resorts.

As for the hardware, I plan on getting some clips and screws, I just didn't have any on hand to mount them with.

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my $.02 and change....

they look okay - shape is alright

they are made of a very stiff material and will shatter in the cold
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They aren't made out of very stiff material, Its Poly Urethane! This stuff lives in the cold. Its the same stuff you fine on top of snowboard boxes at ski resorts.

As for the hardware, I plan on getting some clips and screws, I just didn't have any on hand to mount them with.
polyurethane or polyethylene?


mine are uhmw-polyethylene and are very flexible and have survived freezing temps.




I don't know anything about polyurethane
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polyurethane, same stuff RA uses.
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polyurethane, same stuff RA uses.
right..... hope it works out for you.

defo not the same stuff we use on rally mud flaps but maybe it will be okay

hey you asked for opinions... just tossed in my change

I am inspired by your creativity and they do look good
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right..... hope it works out for you.

defo not the same stuff we use on rally mud flaps but maybe it will be okay

hey you asked for opinions... just tossed in my change

I am inspired by your creativity and they do look good
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Like I said this isnt the final product, I plan on changing the density and thickness of the flap, but since I had this left over from this...

I figured I would recycle!
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So where did you buy the polyurethane?
Lowes or a Home Depot or something?
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