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Old 10-05-2018, 05:32 PM
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Saw a mate on FB messing around with 6D carbon wrap, that didn't look too bad on his grill and dashboard. Never been a big fan of the gel coated blade of the Orrange G-Wing, so decided to have a go at wrapping it.

No spoiler:
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Spoiler before:
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Didn't take pics of the process, but imagine a slightly agitated Martijn with a sheet of wrap foil, a blow dryer and a medium good mood.

Result:
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The bigger surfaces came out fine, but the edges of the spoiler blade are a bit rough, so the wrap didn't stick to well on those parts. I'm not a wrapper by trade, but that was a little too obvious here:
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Order some door edge trim (the kind that your grandpa uses on the doors of his Buick), but took the bitter pill and accepted that this project had failed. So after gathering my spirits for a week, I took of the spoiler again and was about to tear the wrap of. When suddenly I noticed the envelope with the door edge trim... Hmm, maybe I should see if it fits... Hmm, not too bad actually.

After a couple of minutes:
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Looks fine to me! Spoiler back on the car:
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I havn't done my exact scientific calculations yet, but after a first test drive I seem to feel about 12.4% more downforce!!!!11
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:13 PM
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Came out looking nice!
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Old 10-10-2018, 09:01 PM
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That's a nice wing. Good job.
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Old 10-14-2018, 04:32 PM
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So I read a thing about drilling out stonechips on the internet, so decided to give it a go...

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Ok ok, not quite true. I got inspired by old Porsches and classic Mini's full of holes, and I like making bad desiscions:

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Took some measurements, did a bit of thinking and fumbled around in Photoshop to get the right spot and dimensions. Just in front of the stock opening in the front panel that goes to the airbox:

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Forgot to take pics of the proces, but did some CAD (cardboard aided design) to get it right:

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Finished the edges, slapped some paint on and fitted some mesh to the inside:

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Someone asked me if they were straight, but I used the line between bonnet and bumper as a reference. The hood is convex and runs in two directions, so it depends on the angle you're looking from!

Couple of pics from yesterday in Amsterdam:

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Old 10-15-2018, 12:42 AM
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Keep em coming, Mart!!! Any plans fitting grommets onto those intake holes?
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Old 10-15-2018, 06:34 AM
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Nope, won't be fitting grommets.
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Old 10-16-2018, 10:08 AM
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Love your build, Mart!!!
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Old 10-20-2018, 10:21 AM
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