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Old 04-18-2017, 11:03 AM   #1
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Question Anyone bought these pieces from 6LE Designs?

I am looking at the front and side pieces and wondering if anyone here has done this:




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You should buy a black TA and put those on
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You should buy a black TA and put those on
haha yep
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Do you guys think it would be plausible to purchase a large sheet of ABS plastic, cut the desired shape and paint it black (to hide sanding marks from leveling off cutting plastic)?
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One side of that stuff is usually smooth. So it wouldn't be bad to paint it
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I'd hit it with black wrinkle spray paint for texture.
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Do you guys think it would be plausible to purchase a large sheet of ABS plastic, cut the desired shape and paint it black (to hide sanding marks from leveling off cutting plastic)?
That's how th splitters are made.. though I'm pretty sure they use water jet cutter to cut theirs.. but absolutely doable. A local friend of mine did this... He has some pics around here somewhere
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well one side is already textured atleast thats how the splitter on my gto is
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what thickness sheet are you looking to use?
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On 6LE's site, it says they use 1/4" ABS plastic.
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Do you guys think it would be plausible to purchase a large sheet of ABS plastic, cut the desired shape and paint it black (to hide sanding marks from leveling off cutting plastic)?
No need to paint to remove sand scratches. Just sand it fine, like 400 grit then hit it all evenly with a heat gun and it will all flow together and look like a perfect smooth edge
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I did one myself together with my grandpa. Here is what it looks like

https://ls1tech.com/forums/paint-bod...ut-camaro.html
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How easy would it be to bend the abs? Does it become malleable with heat? The only thing I dont like about splitters on the camaro is where it gets close to the wheel well. I hate the straight edge look and I think it would look sweet if you were able to curve it up so it sweeps up to meet the curve of the bumper.
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you can heat and shape it pretty easily depending on the thickness. Ive used heat guns to do it but it takes a while to get the right amount of heat to it. Father inlaws frend that runs an upholstry shop use the stuff to build shells for custom interior panels. the use a rosebud attachment on a torch to heat an entire sheet of the stuff and go from there. Ive never watched them do it but I have seen the end result they have made some crazy shapes out of the stuff. the downside is depending on how much you stretch it, it will distort and warp the textrure a bit.
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