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post #1 of 16 Old 04-04-2019, 03:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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OEM carbon fiber front lip $300? Why not try!

So i went on eBay and saw a scratched up (from a wreck) OEM Mclaren carbon fiber front lip for $300.
Noticing it had no cracks or breaks and just some deep scratches so i bought it. I’m going to attempt to sand down and re-clear coat from a spray can and see what happens good or bad I’ll post. DONT JUDGE LOL

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2x rustolium clear coat spray can $20
1000 grit sandpaper $5
1500 grit wet sandpaper $5
2000 grit wet sandpaper $5
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post #2 of 16 Old 04-04-2019, 03:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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ok Step one is done.

Wet sand entire part with 1000 grit sandpaper until scratches are almost none visable other than the very deep ones.

Wash with clean water and let dry.
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I can respect your hustle! Keep the updates coming.
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looking great!

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looking great!
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Step 2 is done.

Spray first thick coat to try and fill cracks. Paint runs are ok becuse we are going to sand those down , we want to fill the deep cracks as much as possible.

As you can see it filled most the scratches except two very deep ones but they are on the bottom of the lip so who cares.
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Definitely a hell of a bang for the buck modification
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Definitely a hell of a bang for the buck modification
Tell me about it! Don’t know the normal retail on this OEM lip but i know it’s more than $345

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Step 3 done.

WetSand down with 1000 grit to remove runs and prep for final coat. Spray last coat lightly to avoid runs let dry for 3 days now before final wetsand and buff.

As you can see 98% of scratches are gone except for one Big one on the bottom side.

Also don’t do it outside i got a f**ing bug in the clear coat i had to sand it also lol

So I’ll see y’all in 3 days.
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we need a final installed picture. Looks like a win-win-win so far!

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we need a final installed picture. Looks like a win-win-win so far!
Haha ok ok , next post will finished and installed!

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Haha ok ok , next post will finished and installed!
It's coming along great but it looks like you had 3 helpers doing most of the work
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Last step done!
So i couldn’t wait 3 days to excited but it came out great!

WetSand with 2000 grit and then again with 2500 grit. Wash it down and compound buff and then wax.


My car is till in the shop being built so once i get it back I’ll show install pics
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Looks good as new! Nice work and no doubt decent savings over an OEM part.
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