I decided to move every thing into this thread so it wouldn't be spread out.
After searching a bunch and liking the many other lips out there I decided to do my own.
I first started by searching. I read about 60% of all the DIY Lip Articles.
I decided on what I needed and then I made a list.
I then ventured off to Home Depot. After 10 mintues of not finding anything I asked for help. I was looking for Base Cove Molding
but what they had looked nothing like it. It had ridges and it looked nasty.
Lowe's was right accross the street so I decided to go there to see if they had what I was looking for.
I found FlexTrim its a molding that came in rolls that looked like the other lips posted.
Here is a picture of the box
here is a close up
For screws I got these
For 20 feet of lining and the 5 screws the price was $6
Here is the car its going on
Notice how the bumper is low on the side its held in by hanger wire.
(The previous owner was soo ghetto) I'll fix that while im doing my lip
The bumper was a pain to get off. It had no bottom screws attaching it the the car so that part was easy
On the drivers side fender it had coat hanger twisted to hold it in place. The front lights practicly fell off when I unscrewed them. This is a Warning
I thought I was just taking off the bumper and leaving the brace on the car. I figured it was gonna be around 10 pounds.... Well as soon as I un-bolted it it fell on me and I realized how heavy it was
I prepped the bumper by spraying it with Simple green to clean it. Then I sanded it with 150 grit, because it was spray painted dust went every where.
When it came time to put the lip on I first used Painters tape to hold it in place. Then starting from the middle I screwed it in. After I made sure it was tight I unscrewed it and removed the backing covering the glue stuff.
Then I started from the side by removing a good peice of the backing and screwing it in. I did that all the way to the other side and every thing stay tight.
Here is a picture of it
That night I went to install it. The Hynes says to use a jack, but what about my lip? So I needed some help. About an hour later I got it back on.
This is what it looks like now
Here is a side shot (I've taped up that side and when I removed it there was no more gap)
Here is the front up close
The final out come was ok. I need to put somthing on the bottom to keep it from not being straight. This took me about a day and a half.
But thats because I did every thing at night.
I hope this helps some of u
Modified by The ZC at 10:33 AM 8/19/2004