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      01-31-2013, 01:25 PM   #23
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I did add 3M Clear Bra prior to installing the splitters. I'm nowhere near an expert to give advice on how to wrap clear bra hahaha...if you look closely, there are some wrapping lines from not using proper techniques but they are not noticeable unless you are inches away


... my thoughts on protecting the paint? ... what about clear plasti-dip? i am not sure what the clear plasti dip looks like when sprayed over normal paint, not sure it the plasti-dip is visable or not? but def would be a decent idea for this.

I just order some blacklines, MTEC angel eyes and these splitters are next on my mod list
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... my thoughts on protecting the paint? ... what about clear plasti-dip? i am not sure what the clear plasti dip looks like when sprayed over normal paint, not sure it the plasti-dip is visable or not? but def would be a decent idea for this.

I just order some blacklines, MTEC angel eyes and these splitters are next on my mod list

Not sure about plasti dip clearcoat straight onto paint. I wasn't able to find any forum threads with anyone trying that. I'm almost certain that coming straight from the can, it will not be an even spray. Most ppl use the plasti dip clearcoat on plasti dip components. Wrapping the clear bra isn't too bad, especially if you able to wrap it when the splitters are not installed on the car yet...more accessibility from all angles.
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Glad I could help. One thing I would make sure to do with the splitters is to have some extra layer or protection, either clear bra or some sort of protective layer. My previous set of splitters lasted 6 months before I had to rip them off because I couldn't stand seeing white dots all over them
Received my spltters from eMotors within a week of ordering. Suspect that they have the Alpine white (300) in their inventory. Paint job is flawless but I will add a few extra coats of Clearcoat for protection. Will fit when the weather warms up.
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My idea of paint protection is a little more crude: black duct tape. It's on the underside of the splitter, no one will ever see it, and if it starts to peel, it's an easy replacement. :-)

Nice pictures!
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Just got my pair from eMotors today and the quality and paint job look great. Platinum bronze paint looks spot on. We have a couple more months of bad weather (and snow) here in Toronto so I'm thinking of waiting until the spring before installing them. Best $109 I've spent in a long time!
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Just got my pair from eMotors today and the quality and paint job look great. Platinum bronze paint looks spot on. We have a couple more months of bad weather (and snow) here in Toronto so I'm thinking of waiting until the spring before installing them. Best $109 I've spent in a long time!
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Just got a quote from a local shop to clear wrap the splitters. $250....ouch!! I could just order two more pairs of splitters for that price. So I've just ordered some clear vinyl wrap from eBay and will give it a DIY wrap just in time for the springtime install. Always a first time for everything!
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Just got a quote from a local shop to clear wrap the splitters. $250....ouch!! I could just order two more pairs of splitters for that price. So I've just ordered some clear vinyl wrap from eBay and will give it a DIY wrap just in time for the springtime install. Always a first time for everything!
Wow, that is a steep price for such a small vinyl job. It's always more fun and satisfying with diy IMO. Best of luck with the wrapping, post up some pics when you're done!
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Wow, that is a steep price for such a small vinyl job. It's always more fun and satisfying with diy IMO. Best of luck with the wrapping, post up some pics when you're done!
Clear wrap DIY was a fail so had to take it right off. But with the weather getting better in the true north I couldn't wait any longer to install the splitters and finally put them on today. Pretty good paint/fit for only a hundred dollar mod...I like them!
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Clear wrap DIY was a fail so had to take it right off. But with the weather getting better in the true north I couldn't wait any longer to install the splitters and finally put them on today. Pretty good paint/fit for only a hundred dollar mod...I like them!
Looks really good!
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Clear wrap DIY was a fail so had to take it right off. But with the weather getting better in the true north I couldn't wait any longer to install the splitters and finally put them on today. Pretty good paint/fit for only a hundred dollar mod...I like them!
Looks awesome!
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Looks awesome!
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Clear wrap DIY was a fail so had to take it right off. But with the weather getting better in the true north I couldn't wait any longer to install the splitters and finally put them on today. Pretty good paint/fit for only a hundred dollar mod...I like them!
Good job. Looks awesome. I also bought this about a month ago after reading this post. Been waiting for the weather to warm up in Toronto. Looks like it is time.

When you install, did you simply use the double sided tape or did you also use the screws at the bottom of the bumper?
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Good job. Looks awesome. I also bought this about a month ago after reading this post. Been waiting for the weather to warm up in Toronto. Looks like it is time.

When you install, did you simply use the double sided tape or did you also use the screws at the bottom of the bumper?
Hey there....there's a couple of good DIYs that show the ideal places to lay the tape on heavy but basically it is held on with both the screws underneath and the double sided tape. I actually bought a small roll of 3M automotive tape as well from Canadian Tire (the tape that came with the splitters just didn't seem like there would be enough so I used both together).

Since putting on the splitters I've caught the bug and upgraded the angel eye bulbs, picked up VMR V710s with Michelin PSS, OEM blacklines, and even ordered the M3 rep spoiler from emotors that's being shipped. Here's where we're at after a few weeks.

Post your pics after your install....I'm sure you'll find it a piece of cake!
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Hey there....there's a couple of good DIYs that show the ideal places to lay the tape on heavy but basically it is held on with both the screws underneath and the double sided tape. I actually bought a small roll of 3M automotive tape as well from Canadian Tire (the tape that came with the splitters just didn't seem like there would be enough so I used both together).

Since putting on the splitters I've caught the bug and upgraded the angel eye bulbs, picked up VMR V710s with Michelin PSS, OEM blacklines, and even ordered the M3 rep spoiler from emotors that's being shipped. Here's where we're at after a few weeks.

Post your pics after your install....I'm sure you'll find it a piece of cake!
Thanks bud. Your car looks great. love the rims. Do you have the links to the DIY? I tried searching for it for a while, but can't seem to find it. if you have some of the links handy, that would be awesome.

In particular, i want to know what type of screw it is at the bottom so i can find the right tool to unscrew.
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Thanks bud. Your car looks great. love the rims. Do you have the links to the DIY? I tried searching for it for a while, but can't seem to find it. if you have some of the links handy, that would be awesome.

In particular, i want to know what type of screw it is at the bottom so i can find the right tool to unscrew.
Thanks. Good luck with the install. Here's the link I was referring to:

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8242735
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Thanks bud. Your car looks great. love the rims. Do you have the links to the DIY? I tried searching for it for a while, but can't seem to find it. if you have some of the links handy, that would be awesome.

In particular, i want to know what type of screw it is at the bottom so i can find the right tool to unscrew.
Sorry and about the screw....I believe it was a 8mm hex screw (3 on each side if I remember correctly).
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I got mine from JBSpeed. They match and fit well but chipped easily after a few months.
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Sorry and about the screw....I believe it was a 8mm hex screw (3 on each side if I remember correctly).
Thanks for the link. Didn't get chance to install it this weekend. I will need to go to Canadian Tire to get the 3M tape. Want to make sure it is secure.
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