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did you use the epoxy that stays a bit flexible for these?
Its more flexible than normal resin, but no where near as flexible as rubber. I make sacrificial line cuts on the inside in case there is every any impact it would break away the part and not damage your fender.
 

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Two questions:
1. What does the other side of the flaps look like?
2. Will you be making more of these?
 

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Mine have a rugged black coating on the back of them. I'll try and post a pic later. Not sure if Gabe is doing that for all of them now or what.
 

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When I got mine I also asked Gabe if he can polish the "back side" which is the side that's visible from inside the wheel well.
 

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I'd prefer the black coating only because that side is bound to get shelled by road debris. when polished, does it look really flat? or is that slightly curved?
 

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not sure many people drive in the mud with there precious Eliges.....
 

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A misnomer from more pedestrian cars, but I think they're for preventing stones from being thrown onto the much wider body work aft of the front wheels.
 

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Here's the pics I took of mine last night. Dremelled off the factory rivets to remove the old ones yesterday but havent installed the new ones
Back with rugged black coating

Front

 

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No problem and you wont be dissapointed!
 

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Gorkoracing,

Did you put in new rivets? I've never used pop rivets before. What size are they and did you just get generic ones from a hardware store? Just want to make sure that reinstalling new ones doesn't crack the fiberglass. Or is it aluminum down there?
 

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Okay, I finally got one mud flap on. Looks good but what a damn PITA! Probably took me about 5 hrs spread over 5 days since I didn't have one big block of free time to dedicate to the install. I hope the other side won't require as much work.

Anyhow, here is some info to help others:
1. I didn't have to remove my wheel but I did have to turn the steering wheel to full lock one way to access half of the holes and then full lock the other way to get to the rest. I used a compact 12v power drill in the cramped quarters.

2. To drill out the OEM rivets, I first used a 3/32" drill bit and then followed it with a 1/8" bit.

3. The holes in my CF mudflap lined up perfectly with the OEM mudflap's, but when I put the CF piece in position on my car, none of them lined up with the holes in the wheel well. I had to carefully slot each hole, one at a time, until everything lined up. This was the most time consuming part.

4. I used aluminum rivets. 3 mm diameter x 9 mm length.

Hope that helps!
 
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