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Old 03-15-2009, 01:22 PM
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You and your wife did a great job! I like the height of yours. I have the 3M on mine, but it stops about an inch below where your are at. I am considering having mine redone to about your height.
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I agree that most of the damage is concentrated in the lower third of the fender and I expect I'll end up around 16". All the carbon parts I make are infused carbon and the finish is sema quality, ck out the carbon dashes that Reg sells.

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Old 03-15-2009, 04:42 PM
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"as tall as the chips go" on your car and based on how well your tires can throw rocks - that's my answer to your question.

Experimenting with spats, my 1st set was too short. My 2nd set was still too short. The 3rd set was jussssssst righhhhht. Part of it depends on how much flare you have covering the front tire (how much the tire sticks out) too and if you run hard or stickier tires on the street. The stickier tires definitely pick up and throw more pebbles back and up the side of the rear flare. You'll notice the flare on an SPF covers more of the front tire, where as other cars have a different cut-in shape and more front tire is exposed. This is a factor, or at least on the cars I've earned chips on.

When I ran my Goodyear Billboard tires, chips were getting all the way up the side of the flare just parallel to the top of the door.
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Has anyone tried a paint like what they put on rocker panels? It has like a krinkle finish to it and is the same color as the paint.
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Has anyone tried a paint like what they put on rocker panels? It has like a krinkle finish to it and is the same color as the paint.
Yes, I've tried both Rhino Liner and 3M spray on rocker guard versions in car-color and in black. Ended up with black to make it easier for touch up. Works pretty good. Prefer the 3M stuff more. DC
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"as tall as the chips go" on your car and based on how well your tires can throw rocks - that's my answer to your question.

Experimenting with spats, my 1st set was too short. My 2nd set was still too short. The 3rd set was jussssssst righhhhht. Part of it depends on how much flare you have covering the front tire (how much the tire sticks out) too and if you run hard or stickier tires on the street. The stickier tires definitely pick up and throw more pebbles back and up the side of the rear flare. You'll notice the flare on an SPF covers more of the front tire, where as other cars have a different cut-in shape and more front tire is exposed. This is a factor, or at least on the cars I've earned chips on.

When I ran my Goodyear Billboard tires, chips were getting all the way up the side of the flare just parallel to the top of the door.


But... I think a carbon piece going that high will look ugly. Yes? A compromise would be the shorter spat combined with a strip of 3m to go that high. Also in the works is a cheap and easy carbon mudflap for the front tyre....
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But... I think a carbon piece going that high will look ugly. Yes? A compromise would be the shorter spat combined with a strip of 3m to go that high. Also in the works is a cheap and easy carbon mudflap for the front tyre....


Yes, having a piece of carbon fiber would probably stick out like a sore thumb unless your whole car body was made out of carbon fiber.
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Hey, funfer2 where can I get a set of the those billet jacks in your pic, gallery, I looked up the web site and its not going thru, maybe there out of bussiness, can you let me know, thanks, Robert
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Not to beat this dead horse, but I stopped in the local LineX dealer today and he said he could spray the fender area to provide good protection from stones. Bad news is that stuff will not come off, so it is a one way trip . Has anyone gone this route, and has comments?
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Not to beat this dead horse, but I stopped in the local LineX dealer today and he said he could spray the fender area to provide good protection from stones. Bad news is that stuff will not come off, so it is a one way trip . Has anyone gone this route, and has comments?
So far, tried the following on the same car:

1. ERA leather snap on spats
2. Line-X spray on (black)
3. 3M spray on (clear over paint)
4. 3M spray on (black)


Yes, I did. Tried the Line-X in black for one year and didn't like it. Was too thick looking and it always bothered me to look at it. When I removed it, rather than trying to sand it off, I just grabbed a corner edge of it and pealed it right off in one piece right off the car. Once you get underneath it it will peal off and pull paint off with it so be prepared to repair the undersurface when you apply this and remove it later.

Sanded it all back down again and applied the 3M black spray on stuff, and that looks cleaner and not nearly as thick. Ended up with 3M spray on Black for now. If I repaint my car down the road I will go with the good clear stuff high up on the fender next time.
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I like the old English style.



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Here's my experience with the spray on type:
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Me to! In fact, if Chris does come up with a good mold for spats on our cars I may get a set (no matter what color) and have them metalized(sp?).

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Please keep us posted if and when you make them available for sale. I'm interested.
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