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Old 04-13-2014, 09:57 PM   #1
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Making a "CSL Lip"

So instead of paying 300 some dollars for a CF CSL Style front lip, I decided to give it a shot and make my own lip from fiberglass.

Here are a few pix of the making of my lip. I started with cuts of cardboard, then laid fiberglass/resin around the cardboard model. I use clear shipping tape to tape around the cardboard cutouts; it helps to separate the fiberglass and the cardboard once the resin dries.

It took a lot of sanding and several layers of fiberglass to get it's final shape. Finally I had to fill it in with body filler and more sanding to get it smooth.

painted and mounted pix to come...









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Old 04-13-2014, 10:00 PM   #2
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what a great DYI! save you tons of money. also it looks legit

good job! wished i was skilled with body work
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Dude make me a carbon fiber ACS lip

Lol.... Great job!
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Old 04-13-2014, 10:44 PM   #4
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Old 04-14-2014, 12:18 AM   #5
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:30 AM   #6
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Start selling these! Also, just an idea, might be cool to make it more aggressive than other ones by adding some to the lip to make it stick out farther?
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Old 04-14-2014, 06:39 AM   #7
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At first I wasn't sure it this would come out but after looking through your pictures, I have to admit I was impressed to see the results. You sir have some skills!
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Old 04-26-2014, 12:15 AM   #8
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thanks for the props guys!

I've considered making a mold of the final product and producing a few to sell, though it might be a little too much work....

anyway, some teasers. I ended up wrapping it in 3M CF vinyl.



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Old 04-26-2014, 12:21 AM   #9
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Looks nice! Good job!
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Old 04-26-2014, 09:24 AM   #14
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That looks great. Great job man

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holy crap that looks amazing dude. good work!
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I have to tell you that the final product looks amazing! Love that CF vinyl wrap! Stunning
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wasnt impressed from the first mock up with cardboard....

totally impressed with your finished product! great work.
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Amazingly nice final product

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It's great to see stuff like this on here. Excellent work
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