I used a stainless steel mesh for my '83. Whatever you use, it will need more than double sided tape to stay on.
That's why I used mesh!You should be aware that the V8s with the mesh screens had a full-width muffler/exhaust. It was said that this contributed to the aerodynamic balance of the car at speed.
Folks that removed the muffler were criticized.
So, fitting a valence screen might slow your Esprit down! (Kinda like fitting a rear wing....)
My stainless mesh has been on the car for about 18 years and no signs of corrosion. Front valance, rear valance and hood vents - all nice and shiny.Some thoughts to be aware of... stainless steel will rust. 316 is better against rust than 304. Aluminum won't rust, but it does oxidize.
Here it is all finished. I had to get steel because I couldn't find anything with the perforation hole size I was looking for. Ended up using Gorilla brand mounting tape to secure it after looking into it, its supposed to hold up to 35lbs. Considering this plate is resting on a lip I think it will hold alright. Really wanted it to be a reversible modification too. Also since I'm in CA I don't think it will rust.
Time will tell!
Looks good. Is that just plain steel no coating? It will rust eventually if so rain or no rain. Maybe hit it with some clear coat?
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