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Old 03-19-2015, 08:13 AM   #1
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DIY side skirts

New shot at an old Idea.

It all started at the hardware store when I saw, and ultimately bought this:


YEAH, it's a rain gutter.

So, after measuring and cutting it to the right length (77 inches for each side), I decided to just go ahead and screw it directly on the OEM side skirt to see how it would turn out. This is the 1st fitment test.






After a few adjustments and several F#$% ups, I got it to a position I liked.



And this is the end result. NOTICE that it's quite coarse and not painted. I decided to wrap it with vinyl since It's a beta version. Vinyl is cheaper and will reveal flaws and weaknesses. I've had it mounted for the past week and it still holds on. If it after 2 more weeks I see no major weakness, I will proceed and paint.





and that's about it.
Will post more once I'm done.
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Old 03-19-2015, 10:37 AM   #2
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I think with a bit more trimming on the front to match the wheel well angle, and potentially sealing the ends of the gutter so you couldn't see behind it... This thing would look like it was made for it. Also when a speed bump destroys it, it's not a $400 fiberglass repair!
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:34 PM   #3
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when are the garage door gasket lips getting installed?
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Old 03-19-2015, 01:52 PM   #4
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Old 03-22-2015, 10:19 PM   #5
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That actually looks pretty good nice job.
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Old 03-23-2015, 01:12 AM   #6
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It looks surprisingly good for rain gutters.
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:55 AM   #7
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It aces the "10-foot test", anyway. Looks good!
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:42 AM   #8
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Old 04-01-2015, 07:35 AM   #9
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I think with a bit more trimming on the front to match the wheel well angle, and potentially sealing the ends of the gutter so you couldn't see behind it... This thing would look like it was made for it. Also when a speed bump destroys it, it's not a $400 fiberglass repair!
Exactly.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:59 AM   #10
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I would have kept it white to play off the rims myself, love the look and nice ingenuity
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Old 04-02-2015, 12:02 PM   #11
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I'm honestly surprised with how it turned out. I think if you closed off the ends you could pass them off as legitimate skirts. Not bad at all.
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Old 05-13-2015, 08:00 AM   #12
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New pics of DIY rain gutter side skirts

It's been a while since I last came here.
After some time I decided to take on CB7NWDD's advice and apply some elbow grease on my DIY rain gutter side skirts.
After roughly 4 hours, this is the result. (Nevermind the front bumper, it's still a work in progress.)



The looks changed dramatically, and I'm very satisfied with the result. Will keep it black for a while until I complete the front bumper.

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Old 05-13-2015, 08:04 AM   #13
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Before and after pics

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Old 05-13-2015, 08:11 AM   #14
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Bonus, my DIY front bumper WORK IN PROGRESS.
I'm still in the process of tweeking, cutting and adjusting. As a family man with a full time management job, I have little time to work on it.
The reflective tape is there for reference purposes. (Sorry for the shitty cel phone pic)


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Old 05-13-2015, 10:15 AM   #15
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A few of the pics aren't showing up, probably a hosting issue... But I like it even more now that you've painted it black. It's noticable, without being obtrusive.
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A few of the pics aren't showing up, probably a hosting issue... But I like it even more now that you've painted it black. It's noticable, without being obtrusive.
Made some adjustments. Please confirm if now you can see the pics.
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Old 05-15-2015, 10:51 AM   #17
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All pics looking good now!

What's the next step, rear lip time?
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Old 05-15-2015, 03:53 PM   #18
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Is that a lip on the bumper? I can't tell from the pics, they are grainy.
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:26 AM   #19
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Old 05-16-2015, 09:37 AM   #20
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All pics looking good now!

What's the next step, rear lip time?
I haven't even thought of the rear yet because I want to complete my front bumper first. I had never touched fiberglass nor filler in my life before this and I've done a horrible job with it. The idea is to blend the upper part of the original CB7 JDM front bumper with an EG front bumper.
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