How-To: Home Depot (HD) Lip

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Mazdaspeed 6
Okay, this is my how-to on the Home Depot Lip:

What you need is a garage door seal


Some 3M red double sided tape
Image comming soon!

Some self threading screws or any screw that is not longer than 1 1/2 inches.
A razor blade.

and thats it! total price for all is around $16.

here is how you do it:

1. raise the car and put it on jackstands. you can do it with the car in its normal hight but I have better clearance whe the car is up.
2. put the 3M tape on the door seal.
pic comming soon!
3. clean the bottom of your car, where the lip is going on.
4. start putting the lip on the side of the car that you preffer and follow the line where the paint ends.
5. you don't need to remove the plastic part in the middle just follow the line.


6. when you are done cut the exess rubber with the razor blade

7. screw the self threading well..screws in the beggining of the lip, where it curves under the fog, and in the diagonal parts where the bumper ends and the plastic part beggins. sorry for the dirty picture.





this is what you end up with

you are done, congratulations!!
 
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WWP Mazdaspeed 6 GT
WOW... dont know how you came up with this idea but great job! I think i have a new weekend project! (drinks)
 
V
Mazdaspeed 6
thats correct, it's been done for a while but i was being asked on doing a write up so I did it. Its a great and cheap mod.
 
V
Mazdaspeed6 GT
I gotta do this mod, looks sick! i guess i gotta do it after the winter, in montreal id end up using it as a plow lol.


nice write up thank you!
 

tunersteve

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2011 Mustang GT
Great write-up and the pics definitely help. I might have to do this when I have a free weekend, since it sounds like its about a half hour job to complete.
 
V
Mazdaspeed 6
Looks sweeet! I would do this in a heart beat, but my lower lip already rubs coming out of my driveway as it is ... I am sure this will rub all the time!
 

tunersteve

Contributor
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2011 Mustang GT
Does tape and a couple screws really hold this on at highway speeds?
I'd imagine that putting a few extra screws in wouldn't be a bad thing. Also, when you apply the 3M tape, be sure to prep the area with rubbing alcohol for better adhesion.
 
V
2007 Mazdaspeed6 Metallic Grey
I'd imagine that putting a few extra screws in wouldn't be a bad thing. Also, when you apply the 3M tape, be sure to prep the area with rubbing alcohol for better adhesion.
Yeah I just hate the idea of screwing into my bumper. Do youp prep the garage door sealer, bumper, or both with alcohol?
 

tunersteve

Contributor
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2011 Mustang GT
Yeah I just hate the idea of screwing into my bumper. Do youp prep the garage door sealer, bumper, or both with alcohol?
I'd suggest just the bumper. The door seal should be clean since its new and in a sealed bag, but it wouldn't hurt to give it a quick wipe. Just make sure that its dry before applying the tape.
 
V
Mazdaspeed 6
for the lip I didn't but i did clean it really good, as for the grille,I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and with 3M liquid primer. I just installed it and I'm doing a how-to on it also, those damn clips are crazy to get!
 
V
Mazdaspeed6 GT
for the lip I didn't but i did clean it really good, as for the grille,I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol and with 3M liquid primer. I just installed it and I'm doing a how-to on it also, those damn clips are crazy to get!
i feel your pain brother, i broke my middle clip taking the stock one off...
 
V
Mazdaspeed 6
happily I didn't break any but a write up is in order for tommorow because there should be no more clip breakage (don't really know if that is a real word) from anyone else.
 

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