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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:09 am    Post subject: Aero kit / GT3 front splitter PU Reply with quote

I am in need of a new splitter due to speed bump scrapes and the cars having a bumper respray for the summer. The last time I purchased from OPC I paid £149 plus VAT. They now want £215.55 plus VAT (£258) which seems a lot for a piece of plastic.
So, as an alternative to an bi-annual consumable I was wondering if anyone had painted one with plasti dip before? And if so, what results did they get?
I wish I'd kept the old ones now to try this with.
If anyone knows of a cheaper source, Part number is 9975059839(last digit can be a 2,4 or 6)
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I sprayed my aero kit splitter with Plastidip. Use the matt black and the finish is very close to the other bits of black plastic trim.

It's pretty hard wearing and if you do need to touch up you just spray the area you need to, it blends very easily with the older coats.

I do Euro jaunts and track days and it's easy to keep the splitter looking fresh.

For the sake of £8 a can of eBay it's worthwhile trying and seeing what you think.
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the advice,
I was thinking of overspraying the black with the glossifier to add a shine. Given your comments do you think this is necessary - I have a Red car.
Does a single can do the job? I was thinking 4 to 5 coats?
 
  
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Big E 118
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wouldn't use the glossifier, personally I think it's a good match without.

After a good clean and panel wipe of the surface I put a light first coat then four pretty heavy coats on and it came out well.

I watched the youtube channel "dip your car" to get hints and tips on how to do it properly!
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers,

I'll have a go.
I can always add glossifier later if not happy with the matt finish Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 12:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I too need a replacement, and have been eyeing these up for a while.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/05-09-Porsche-911-997-GT3-GEN-1-3-6-Front-Aero-Lip-Splitter-OEM-Plastic-NEW-/142240465395?hash=item211e3141f3:g:ovsAAOSw~OdVYlqw
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look a better option than OEM. I am going to give the plasti dip a go first.
Good spot.

Let us know quality if you buy.
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ollymeister wrote:
I too need a replacement, and have been eyeing these up for a while.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/05-09-Porsche-911-997-GT3-GEN-1-3-6-Front-Aero-Lip-Splitter-OEM-Plastic-NEW-/142240465395?hash=item211e3141f3:g:ovsAAOSw~OdVYlqw


Just noticed he only has one left - better move quick if you are going to take the plunge
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A big thanks to BIG E 118. I never expected the Plasti Dip to do such a fantastic job - I wish I'd spent more time rubbing down before I started as I think the finish would have been perfect.
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow thats a dam good finish did yours have any splits in as mine has a small 10mm split at the bottom right in the middle thanks to my local multi story Mad
might have to give that a go myself mmmmm rephrase might have to get someone to do this for me Grin Grin
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your body shop can 're-weld' the split. Mine was not split.
It is an easy DIY job.
Removal - pull from the middle forwards and down, then work your way to each side - there is a torx screw underneath - I never put mine back in as its not needed to hold the splitter in.
Once removed, I'd recommend a light rub with emery paper, then wipe clean with IPA or solvent cleaner. Hang from the garage roof upside down so you have good access to the bottom of the splitter. I used the screw holes and added two more holes where the splitter fixes to the bumper.
Lightly 'dust' the paint on in several coats, leaving to dry for half an hour in between coats. I ended up adding two more coats after I took these photos until the can was almost empty (7coats in total).
I paid £12 for a can and would happily do this a couple of times a year. The old dip comes off like a sheet of vinyl and can even be touched up when you get the odd scrape.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the tips mate Thumb Thumb £12 has to be better than £200 for a new one Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back on the car
Freshly painted bumper and my plasti dipped splitter
 



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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking at one of these from the states -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/05-08-Porsche-911-997-GT3-Front-Bumper-Lip-Urethane-/281204299566?hash=item417915172e:g:cnsAAMXQfvlSfzt8

Plenty sold so must be OK...
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robx wrote:
Looking at one of these from the states -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/05-08-Porsche-911-997-GT3-Front-Bumper-Lip-Urethane-/281204299566?hash=item417915172e:g:cnsAAMXQfvlSfzt8

Plenty sold so must be OK...


looked at these a couple of years ago. Rennlist reported these as quite brittle from memory. Suggest you research there - similar price to the UK ebay ones mentioned further up in this thread.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, brought the one mentioned earlier in thread. Will report back on quality / fitment. Cheers
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gollom122 wrote:

It is an easy DIY job.
Removal - pull from the middle forwards and down, then work your way to each side - there is a torx screw underneath - I never put mine back in as its not needed to hold the splitter in.


Interesting. Do they really come off that easy and only have one Torx screw? Mine is badly in need of some attention. I'll need to take a look at doing it myself
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gollom122 wrote:
Back on the car
Freshly painted bumper and my plasti dipped splitter


That looks great, must be the way I go is it just plastidip or do I need a matt clear coat on after Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gollom122 wrote:
A big thanks to BIG E 118. I never expected the Plasti Dip to do such a fantastic job - I wish I'd spent more time rubbing down before I started as I think the finish would have been perfect.
Here are the before and afters


Looks great, glad I could help!
 
  
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Gollom122
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big E 118 wrote:
Gollom122 wrote:
A big thanks to BIG E 118. I never expected the Plasti Dip to do such a fantastic job - I wish I'd spent more time rubbing down before I started as I think the finish would have been perfect.
Here are the before and afters


Looks great, glad I could help!


That's just the black plasti dip. Splitter pulls off easy - chances are if you've every had yours replaced the screws at each end won't be there. Really simple to remove.
 
  
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