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So i got bored and wanted a small project for the car... turns out that it is not a small project and a major pain in the ass. I do not recommend this if you have good paint, a custom paint color, or care about your paint at all. Mine turned out "so-so", but if i would of redone it with more body filler it would of turned out perfect. (every pic i take, my rims look like they are orange, idk why!!)

Step 1= Take out side markers.


Step 2= Smash the lens off the side markers so that you still have the base.


Step 3= Screw the side marker base back in.


Step 4= Apply "Great Stuff" to the hole where the sidemarker is. And allow to dry.


Step 5= Cut off excess "Great Stuff", so its flat.


Step 6= Mix body filler and hardener and apply over the hardened foam. And let filler dry


Step 7= Block sand the filler down so you have an even surface.


Step 8= Reapply body filler and let dry.


Step 9= Block sand until surface is completely even without divets/bumps.


Step 10= Primer and paint over the body filler, i didnt use the factory white!!! facepalm

Step 11= Enjoy your finished project!!

 

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Looks pretty good. But I'd be afraid getting hit due to no reflectors. There's a reason they made them bright red and ugly orange lol.
 

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thanks! and yeah, thats true... well i blacked out my old ones with spray paint anyway, so its no different then what i had
 

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For the love of god..

..That is not at all how this should be done.


Im not even going to waste the effort to clarify.
 

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college budget... sorry i dont have money to pay others to "shave" them professionally. Thanks for hating on my dyi, not a expert project
 

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Okay, this is a really cool idea and we all have budgets that are different. That being said, the execution could have been better--I can still see where the bondo was inserted. I would go back and spend a little more time smoothing that out so you can't see it. And of course try and avoid any bumper flexing or it will crack.
 

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Yeah i was going to say the same, i can still see the side markers indentations. Looks like you either need more filler or more sanding. I did a similar job on my front bumper and one side looks pretty good but the other side i can still see a little bulge. Luckily my car is a darkish color and it's less noticeable. I want to do my rear bumper soon but im broke and cant afford anymore paint :(

Here's a pictures of my progress of fixing up my bumper if anyone is interested, there are a few more pictures in my build thread as well.
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v619/shiverz/Bumper/
 

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Devcon makes a great 2 part epoxy tbsp used when I shaved the reflectors on my old del sol
Actually has some flex to it
Did mine in my old spare bedroom while bored one night
 

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thanks guys, if they do end up cracking or breaking off, then ill just redoe them, and ill only be out $5
 
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