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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:40 pm 
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Year and Trim: 2001 Blue SLE - 2001 Black SSEI - 2005 Grey Aztek
I got asked how I did the piece in the rear bumper, so here are a couple of the pictures I took.

first, with the bumper removed & upside down. I laid the fiberglass cloth in the area I wanted to mold & added the resin.
When it was dry, I took it out & trimed it to the shape I wanted. then added the fins (made out of foam board) & then added more fiberglass on top of it.
this is the result.
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Kept on adding more layers of the cloth & resin to make it thiker & stronger.
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After I was happy with the shape & the thikness. I added the filler & started sanding.
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After lots of sanding & a few layers of the filler. I was mostly happy with the shape.
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So I turned in to the pro. Where it got perfected & primered.
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then painted.
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& then I added it to the car.
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I lerned a bunch from making this piece, like when you add more fiberglass to a thin piece, it tends to distort. So if you notice the fitment is not perfect. So I added the ruber trim from a Toyota Sequoia's fender flairs. It helped on the fitment a lot, & it makes it look more like a stock piece.

hope it helps.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 1:58 pm 
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Location: round lake beach, IL
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i like it!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:02 pm 
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Very nice, your car is so awesome and unique :)

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