How To Put A Lip Under The Front Bumper For Only $15

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How To Put A Lip Under The Front Bumper For Only $15

Postby A Psycho Martyr » Fri Apr 23, 2010 7:42 am

Ok I saw this idea on some other cars but never thought of doing it until I saw it on the Midnightunerz Vibe. I google'd it and found out it was extremely cheap and easy. Here's what you need...
Weather strip for a garage door. I got the 15ft pack at Lowe's. You can get plastic or foam, but the foam is best, as it bends should you scrub your bumper.

3m double sided tape. Try to find black so it matches your strip and won't show as bad.

You can cut this stuff with scissors easily, so no tool is required. And you'll need some screws with washers on them to help hold it on. Something like this..


Your first step is to apply your 3m tape on the back of the strip. Space it out unless you bought two packs. It won't cover the whole thing.



When you get tape on the back of it, start putting it in place across the bottom of your bumper. Peel the backing off the tape as you go. The tape will hold, but for it to really last, you need to put some screws in it.

I put six in mine evenly spaced.

BEFORE!!!

AFTER!!!



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Postby victorhasheart » Fri Apr 23, 2010 8:25 am

That's beautiful! How did you screw them on? Also, you think tthe same can be done for the sides and the rear?
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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:45 am

little more difficult on the rear as there is no curvature to the bottom of the rear bumper. The front turns back in and the back just goes down and ends. The sides are doable, but may need some kind of "L" brace or something to keep the shape uniform through the whole side. Not needed in the front because the curve pulls it in. And when you look unser you'll see where to screw it in. Just barely have enough room to do it there

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Postby 06pvibe » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:32 pm


Ah! The ole' Home Depot GV lip
The Mazda community has been doing this for a number of years now.
It would look a lot better if you used some tire shine on it. That'll make it look blacker as well as shinier.

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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Fri Apr 23, 2010 10:03 pm

Quote, originally posted by 06pvibe »

It would look a lot better if you used some tire shine on it. That'll make it look blacker as well as shinier.


Thanks for the heads up!

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Postby Kincaid » Mon Apr 26, 2010 5:58 am

I'm really impressed at how well that turned out. Looks great! I've been wanting a front lip too.

Also, I need to get one on my actual garage door, because I have some gaps that I think are letting mice in.

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Postby BlueCrush » Mon Apr 26, 2010 6:08 am

Quote, originally posted by 06pvibe »

Ah! The ole' Home Depot GV lip
The Mazda community has been doing this for a number of years now.

Yup. I remember seeing a thread about this here on Genvibe a couple years ago. Someone else on here did it as well. Turned out decent.

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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Mon Apr 26, 2010 7:10 am

Quote, originally posted by Kincaid »

Also, I need to get one on my actual garage door, because I have some gaps that I think are letting mice in.


Glad this could serve as a reminder!
Mine only cost like 9 bucks

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Postby vibolista » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:15 am

Excellent! Looks really good.

How many screws did you use? Wouldn't it be better to use bolts instead of screws? Any reason you didn't do a continuous strip of double sided tape on it, instead of sections?

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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Mon Apr 26, 2010 11:44 am

Quote, originally posted by vibolista »
Excellent! Looks really good.

How many screws did you use? Wouldn't it be better to use bolts instead of screws? Any reason you didn't do a continuous strip of double sided tape on it, instead of sections?

Thanks, and good questions

I used six screws evenly spaced. It might be better to use bolts, but I didn't have any, so screws with wide washers to give them some suface area is what I used. And I only bought one roll of 3m tape and it wasn't long enough, so I spread it out instead of going back to town.


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Postby Houston » Tue Apr 27, 2010 8:32 am

Looks fine, but I wonder if the material is strong enough to hold its shape when on the expressway.

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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:00 am

Ill have to perform a field test. When my brother is free i'll have him ride beside my doin 70-80 and we'll see how it looks

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Postby star_deceiver » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:17 am

What will happen to the tape when it gets really hot out? Hope it doesn't sag...
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Postby houseofbugs » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:33 am

That actually looks really cool. I am going to do this once I get my stereo all fixed. It should look even better on mine as I have the grey plastic cladding around on mine.


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Postby vibolista » Thu Apr 29, 2010 11:12 am

There's always Frost White paint. Hint...
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Postby jscherf92 » Thu Mar 03, 2011 12:57 am

Im gonna try this over spring break next week, for such a low cost mod its certainly worth a shot. Hopefully it will give me a nice sideskirt look because buying the graphite side skirts AND my H.techs might start scraping over bumps
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Postby Water boy » Thu Mar 03, 2011 3:36 am

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Ill have to perform a field test. When my brother is free i'll have him ride beside me doin 70-80 and we'll see how it looks

Is ya brother gonna hang out da winda to take cellphone pics or will he be in anuda car?

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Postby DjGodspeed89 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:52 am

Mine turned out great. Although it shows up a little better on your white. Check it out.


Really the best pic I have of it now. But it really is an awesome mod considering they dont make a lip that I know of. It stays in place even at high way speeds. Thanks for the idea!!

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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Wed Apr 13, 2011 4:10 am

looks great

And glad this thread could help you out,

But the credit for the idea goes out to ARCSvibe 8)

I just did the write-up


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Postby DjGodspeed89 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:05 am


Just a couple more pics to add to Martyr's pics to say everyone should do this. If you're into that type of thing...



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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Mon Sep 12, 2011 3:26 pm

Bump for new members....
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Postby Persephone » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:19 am

Definitely doing this.

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Postby 06pvibe » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:16 am


He is correct!!
I put one on my lowered (-1.25") Mazda3 HB a few years ago and have scrapped it several times. But you wouldn't even know it to look at it.

What was that old Timex commercial: Takes a licking and keeps on ticking....

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Re: How To Put A Lip Under The Front Bumper For Only $15

Postby alpa109 » Wed Oct 03, 2012 5:55 pm

HEy i have a pontiac vibe and im trying to do something with the grill.....where did u get that material and what is it called that u put over ur original grill

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Postby A Psycho Martyr » Wed Oct 03, 2012 6:15 pm

A Psycho Martyr wrote:Mr. Grille was who I bought mine from on eBAY.

I guess they just have their own site now

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Postby thebarber » Wed Oct 03, 2012 10:46 pm

lol, why is this a popular mod for EVERY car now? seems soooo ghetto to me
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Postby lannvouivre » Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:58 pm

Have you considered using plastic clips instead of metal screws? I mean, I don't know if the screws might damage that part of the front bumper or not, but all the places I noticed where metal screws were used on plastic trim places (when I was doing the wheel-well liner) had lots of layering around the screw (to prevent tearing, I'm guessing).
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Postby alpa109 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:11 am

thanks man but how do i find out if they have them for 2009....my years sucks i looked everywhere for stuff to do that car and i cant find anything for that year

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Postby FootScoot » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:38 pm

That's a great idea. I may go a different route, and put carbon fiber splitters on mine. They just mount underneath the front bumper with screws. 8-)
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Postby KITT222 » Thu Oct 04, 2012 2:20 pm

FootScoot wrote:That's a great idea. I may go a different route, and put carbon fiber splitters on mine. They just mount underneath the front bumper with screws. 8-)


That would be neat. Then it could evolve into a full bellypan.


alpa109 wrote:thanks man but how do i find out if they have them for 2009....my years sucks i looked everywhere for stuff to do that car and i cant find anything for that year


It's just garage door seal, you could apply it to any car.


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