your own unique bodykit will set your car apart from anything else
on the road. Best of all, you can choose to be as extreme or mild
with your design as you choose!
The entire process is much simpler than most people would imagine
and can save you a lot of money. We highly recommend working in an
area with a high level of ventilation and always using a mask and
goggles when working with fiberglass or sanding.
- We take no responisbility for
the actions you choose to take when modifying your vehicle. We
highly recommmend having an experienced mechanic or bodyshop
complete mods like this if you are not confident in your skills.
Creating and Installation of
Step 1 - Draw out a good schematic of what you
would like from your bodykit. If you are more experienced you could
even do a nice Photoshop or graphics job!
After you have achieved your desired design. Simply purchase a large
block of foam as the one pictured below. Simply place the block
against your vehicle and cut out the desired shape. We used an 80
grit sandpaper to shape the majority of the areas of foam.
- Use your imagination and try to create a
design that will flow with the general lines of your vehicle. Also be
sure to have both sides equivalent to each other by checking them over
- The design is finished! We simply used
two other pieces of foam underneath to hold the template in place.
- The next step will be to apply the
fiberglass on top of the foam. Before covering the foam, use "water
based" contact glue and aluminum foil to cover the foam. This will
prevent the fiberglass from destroying your design. The contact glue is
used to stick the aluminum foil onto the foam. Then you may apply the
fiberglass and resin to your design without any worries. You will need
at least 3 coats of fiberglass. Once it has all dried, apply putty onto
the entire shape to solidify the design.
Step 6 - Finally before you attempt to paint the
pieces you will need to finely sand the entire piece to a smooth
finish. Start out using 400 grit sandpaper and work your way to a 1000
grit wet sanding paper. If you find any holes or scratches you may also
choose to fill these in with a fine scratch filling putty.
- Now you will have to wait until each
piece is completely dry. When it is you may apply your primer. We
suggest using a good base/clearcoat to give your pieces a factory like
finish. If you are not an experienced painter you may choose to have
the pieces painted by a professional at a local bodyshop. In most cases
they can install the pieces for you as well.