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Old 16-Mar-2006, 12:11 AM
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DIY - Mugen Lip and Mugen Zero Side Install

Basically I was looking for a DIY on insalling a Mugen Front Lip and Mugen Zero Sides, since I dont plan on spending thousands of bucks on my car and I enjoy doing small things that I can do myself I needed a tutorial. I searched asked and nothing, so when it came time to doing mine since im impatient and like to get things done, I gatheres a few tips from here and there.

I did mine and wanted to help others with theirs or perhaps give some tips that I learned along the way. My car is a 95 Honda Civic Si Coupe.

Basically I did it MY way Im not a pro and its up to you if you want to do it my way but atleast it will help somewhat in the installation. if you have any questions please feel free to pm me. and remember i aint no pro I just was brave enough to do it myself.

This project took me 12 hours, or from 8am-8pm roughly, but I also had to run out to get paints and more supplies in between times.


OUTLINE OF PROJECT

Purchase Supplies
Car wash
Sand Mugen Lip and Skirt
Remove Stock Parts
Rough Fit of Lip
Pre Drill Lip

Wash and Clean
Primer
Paint in thin coats
Paint with a little but thicker coat
Top Coat

Install of Lip

Remove Stock Skirt
Cut and fit Stock Skirt with Mugen on top
Install of Mugen Side Skirt
Take Pictures








Supplies

Knife
Screwdrivers or multiple Driver heads
Mallet or Hammer
Set of Screws and Bolts(I will try to get the type or bolt pecs of mine)
You can use Pop Rivets but you need to find one that is nive big and long, I couldnt find any and I thought the screws would work better
Drill with different size drill bits
Clamps
10-15 cans of Spray paint(in my case I used about 13 or so small cans so probably 6 or so cans, get exact match paint)
1 Can of Primer Spray Paint Can
1 Can of Top Coat, Gloss Spray Paint Can
Paint Thinner of some sort for those accidents
Blue Shop Towels
Gas Mask or breathing protection
Water - to wash away and clean sanded plastic
Hand Saw or Jigsaw
Sandpaper 400 and 300 grit is what i used Im not sure what you want to use but
if you are using rough paper dont sand to hard if you have streaks of lines on your lip or
skirt urdoing it too hard or just use finer sandpaper.
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Great DIY! You have great painting skill Jeff.
Very detailed instructions with pictures, nice!

I am going to paint my lip following your instructions and let you know how it turns out!

Thanks Jeff!
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Awesome DIY! I was going to pay someone else to put it on for me as it seemed too complicated, but now I am definetely willing to go at it myself, especially with this tutorial .
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Great writeup.
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Old 21-Mar-2006, 12:09 AM
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awesome job now if i could only get my lip to fit on my bumper its too damn short and wont go around both sides no matter how hard i try.
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that was a great diy
nice to see lots of pics, u made it really easy to understand
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Im doing this as soon as it gets warm.
Where did you get your paint from???
What type of clear coat did you use??
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drop that **** like it's hot!
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Stock front lip......why in the world would you have to put the nuts and bolts back in?
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Originally posted by kwasley
Im doing this as soon as it gets warm.
Where did you get your paint from???
What type of clear coat did you use??
I just got paint from can tire, match for my car r-81 was milano red, honda color

used car spray can flexible clear primer,

and milano red paint

then clear coat gloss
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Originally posted by Gallagher
Stock front lip......why in the world would you have to put the nuts and bolts back in?
the bolts not only hold the stock skirt, there is an underlapping plastic protector underneath the engine bay of the front area under the car. so if you dont screw them back, you will have a plastic sheet hanging off your car
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Originally posted by crazydragonclk


the bolts not only hold the stock skirt, there is an underlapping plastic protector underneath the engine bay of the front area under the car. so if you dont screw them back, you will have a plastic sheet hanging off your car


I guess my 94 hatch is totally different from your car then.....never ever heard of that
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how much did all of this cost?
are there any signs of wear?
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cost for supplies in my case bc i jus got small half cans of exact color match which are about 8 bucks, so i used like 10 or so cans so i would say

$100 for paint
20 for sandpaper, masks, misc supplies.
300 for mugen front and sides.


there are no signs of wear, the only time the paint was removed is because of hard scratches like lip scraping asphalt or driveway, and even when some of the lip cracked against a driveway mishap there was no flaking or cracking of the paint not even on the cracked edges, and ive tried scratching it with my nail and its still really durable.
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