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    Front Lip Retrofit

    Purchased the front lip off an STI.
    Used a couple stock mounting points and made 4 more of my own to make sure it wasn't coming off.

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    Another shot of the lip as well as the plastidip grill I did. I honestly couldn't tell if I liked the metal look better.
    At close the plastidip looked bad in my opinion. Must have put too much on. From a far it looked as it does in the picture which was cool.


    I may do the grill again in anthracite or just do the smoke again without going too dark. It looked really rough and textured at first which I didnt like so I kept laying down coats until it got an orange peel look which is what I think looks bad upclose but better than the sandy textured look it gave before. I think I got the hang of it towards the end so if my wheels turn out good Ill definitely try the grill again in a more metallic gun metal color called Anthracite.



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    Beak and splitter look good! You gonna mask off the polished part of the spoke when you
    Plasti-dip the wheels?
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    that lip actually looks really good in my opinion
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    The "beak" is back to the original brushed metal look. I like it better that way.
    And no, I wont be masking off the polished part. You cant really do that with plastidip because the plastidip is meant to peel off so it sticks to the masking tape.



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    I like it
    Nice plate frame haha

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    REALLY nice touch with the lip.. I really like it.
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    The lip looks really good. I feel like that texture is kind of the nature of the beast with plasti dip, I have however had some luck with masking stuff off with it, just a little tricky... The car really looks great with the yellow fogs though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilxluv View Post
    Purchased the front lip off an STI.
    Used a couple stock mounting points and made 4 more of my own to make sure it wasn't coming off.

    Before


    After


    Another shot of the lip as well as the plastidip grill I did. I honestly couldn't tell if I liked the metal look better.
    At close the plastidip looked bad in my opinion. Must have put too much on. From a far it looked as it does in the picture which was cool.


    I may do the grill again in anthracite or just do the smoke again without going too dark. It looked really rough and textured at first which I didnt like so I kept laying down coats until it got an orange peel look which is what I think looks bad upclose but better than the sandy textured look it gave before. I think I got the hang of it towards the end so if my wheels turn out good Ill definitely try the grill again in a more metallic gun metal color called Anthracite.
    Looks awesome the width is nearly identical from the looks in the picture. Props for being so creative I can;t wait to see what else you have in store for your ILX. What's next?
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    Really love the look of that lip. What year STI is that from? OEM or aftermarket? What brand?
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    Thanks for the kind words.

    It's aftermarket. 2006 sti
    I believe its the "v style"

    There are two main styles. Its the one without the side winglets.



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