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Old 11-20-09, 09:47 PM   #16
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Whoa! There's no need to be such a poo poo face now.
I give up...

It's worthless fighting with a retard...

To the OP, do it!
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Old 11-20-09, 09:48 PM   #17
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its more than possible to make a home dePOT lip look OEM good. just gotta be creative and patient...im assuming bazookacat aint either of the two??? oh well we'll see how this one turns out.
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Old 11-20-09, 09:50 PM   #18
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To the OP, Maintain your dignity! Don't do it!
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Old 11-20-09, 09:55 PM   #19
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Whoa! There's no need to be such a poo poo face now.
wow... you are such an @55...
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Old 11-20-09, 10:01 PM   #20
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I give up...

It's worthless fighting with a retard...

To the OP, do it!
agreed lol but i can just be mean lol
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Old 11-20-09, 10:06 PM   #21
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OP, don't mind some of the more, unhelpful advice here, people have done the Home Depot lip before, and it's come out just FINE. Many folks here have done ghetto mods to their cars which by far are much worse than a simple little lip mod. Go for it man, just don't half *** it and I bet it'll come out just fine .
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Old 11-20-09, 10:36 PM   #22
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yeah man don't mind a single word bazooka face says. lol do the mod and if you like it then bazooka can be pissed about it and we'll all be happy.
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Old 11-21-09, 12:36 AM   #23
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OEM lip for a '97? That doesn't exist, does it?
You're right.. it does not exist. But there is a DIY available to fit a 92-96 OEM lip on the 97-00 bumper.
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Old 11-21-09, 12:57 AM   #24
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i think grant has a home depot lip and his car looks good imo
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Old 11-21-09, 05:24 AM   #25
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Ok, I think it was a success for how it turned out. Im not fully done yet. I still need to touch up more, and sand. I could even paint this thing to match my car if I wanted. I don't think I will though, I don't feel like paying $50 to $100 to colormatch a $25 lip. I may just put some plastic adhesion promoter, put some primer, sand, paint the thing black, clear , then buff.

The quality of the lip is good. The lip is strong and feels like a actual lip. not garage door rubber, or flimsy garden stuff. the installation is legit also. I was suprised how it turned out. It took 3-4 hours cause I took my time and had breaks in between.

I used diamond lok from home depot. Its made of some type of plastic/pvc/rubber. It felt somewhat like abs plastic but a bit more flexible. I bought 2 strips for about $16 bucks. I mounted it to the bumper by using 3 different strips of diamond lok trimmed accordingly. The middle piece went on first. I need to draw diagrams to explain how I mounted it....lol The middle was mounted one direction, while the sides were flipped. I screwed it on with self tap metal screws.

I then joined the 3 pieces together. I used a scrap piece of diamond lok trimmed. I used 2 screws for each side. The screws were counter sunk to be filled later.

To fill, I used a scrap piece of dimaond lok and a soldering iron. I basically used the iron and scrap to weld the seam. I then used a dremel to smooth it, and sanded it down. I didnt have the right grit so stopped before it was perfect, but it still looks legit.

I didnt have my camera, just had the camera on my blackberry. Ill try to take some more shots in the morning, here are the shots I was able to get.


got the supplies ready


measured and trimmed, ironically under the diamond lok is a full vertex replica kit I changed my mind about. I still haven't payed for it. My friend still has to pick it up and return it.


how it looks under


middle piece on, the side pieces about to be measured


connected pieces with scrap material in back, and screws countersunk


how it looked attached


full shot of progress


How it looked after i filled the seam/gap using a soldering iron


the label of my lip material


shot after sanding, looks 90 percent like a oem lip


angle


side


BAM!! total cost was $17 for diamond lok, $10 for a soldering iron, $6 self tap screws. total I spent was $33 bucks. Im gonna be running with this for a while. It doesn't look that far off from oem. People wont even be able to tell it was homedepot. Im not gonna lie, Ill tell people it's homedepot. The front of my sc now looks a bit more aggressive.

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woah that came out GREAT!!!!!
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Old 11-21-09, 06:55 AM   #27
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Not necessarily "Price" but "Quality" and OEM fitment. And chances are when he retrofits that lip onto the vehicle, It's going to look like poo poo.

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Whoa! There's no need to be such a poo poo face now.
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Replacing Starters on the SC400's are a pain in the homosexual butt.
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Sounds very heterosexual.
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Cool! So how much do you plan on molesting the car?
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Dang Milton, How much further do you plan on molesting your car?
You're a very odd fellow, aren't you?
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love the lip...
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Old 11-21-09, 07:13 AM   #29
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Congrats OP, your project came out pretty good.
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That looks excellent...very nice job
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