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I've purchased on 5/18/13 the SirLotus Front Under Clam Protectors for my Elise.

It is an great Item and perfect fit! Just user error on my part as I used a wrong substance to hold it in place and wasn't completely secured when I went on the drive and the center piece fell off on the freeway. . I contacted Sir Lotus to purchase a replacement center piece and was offered a replacement free of charge! Great product and an even greater vendor! I'm most likely going to end up getting everything he sells, my next purchase will be the Cobra Emergency Alarm/Immobilizer/CDL Override as my alarm is sometimes finicky. So if you need front end clam protection for a great price look no further!

centerpiece with the fallen piece (waiting for replacement)


side pieces still intact and secure!


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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-23-2013, 01:16 PM
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Use the same 3m tape that is used on GoPro mounts. It works great!

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Great business on his part.
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Thanks for the post! I also bought the same parts from SirLotus and am waiting for them to arrive. I was also wondering about the best way to attach them. According to SirLotus, use silicone but clean the clam first and let it dry for 24 hours with blocks underneath to help the parts set

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clean them, and really make sure that it is dry and secured before going for a drive. I used a low pro jack and a block of wood to help hold it up in place but didn't wait long enough for it to dry before going for my drive (>12hrs), I felt that it was dry enough but now I know better and will wait for it to dry.
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I had some Permatex 82180 Ultra Black RTV available from some other task and used it. It works great so far.

I cleaned the clam, applied some rtv and glued them to the car. No bricks or anything like that. I did push them all around to make sure the rtv went everywhere, wiped the excess rtv and then taped all 4 sides of each protectors with blue tape. I was driving it with the tape for a couple of days.

To be honest though, 3m double sticky tape sounds like a better idea.
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RTV is not going to cut it. Its not glue, its sealant. I'm serious 3M VHB double sided tape is the shizzle. You can get it all over the place on line. People trust their 400$ GoPro cameras with it. It will hold fine, just put in on in a warm environment.

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Pilot! Awesome! Mines did not last because of whatever. But my GoPro shizzle stays on so I will try to get that 3m stuff!


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Using regular GE silicone caulk, mine have been on from 6 years.
If however you prefer to use a quality double sided tape, it is your prerogative.
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Mike, didn't mean to intervene. But that 3M VHB tape will seal a broken heart or the crack of dawn. Its hard to get off your hands and we use it for all sorts of stuff in the aviation industry. I bought a roll on e-bay for my GoPros and used it for the protectors. Its staying there!

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Mike, didn't mean to intervene. But that 3M VHB tape will seal a broken heart or the crack of dawn. Its hard to get off your hands and we use it for all sorts of stuff in the aviation industry. I bought a roll on e-bay for my GoPros and used it for the protectors. Its staying there!
Thanks for the input, I hope your Exige protectors work well for you.
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SirLotus, have a 2017 Evora 400, do you still sell skid plates? Thanks
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