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Old 12-01-2007, 12:17 PM   #1
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Rear wheel skirt material ???

What is the best and the cheapest material for rear wheel skirt? I was thinking about plastic storage container (those what you can buy in Walmart).
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Old 12-01-2007, 01:37 PM   #2
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Coroplast...it's free after campaign season. It's also cheaper to get an 4' x8' sheet from a sign shop than one container from walmart.
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if ya need somehitng a bit more sturdy (maybe? i dunno, just another option) you can go to lowes, home depo, etc and get a roll of roof flashing. very thin sheet of aluminum. comes in a 10 ft roll and 14 inches wide. i made my grill block out of this. since its very thin and aluminum its very light. (its about as thin as a soda can wall) but wont melt or burn if it gets near hot things.
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I second the aluminium, although I went with 0.6mm thickness. If you have a silver car, you might not even want to paint it.
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I used foamboard and red duck tape.
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Sheet metal may scratch your paint....

My recommendation is this :

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread.php?t=5755

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if ya need somehitng a bit more sturdy (maybe? i dunno, just another option) you can go to lowes, home depo, etc and get a roll of roof flashing. very thin sheet of aluminum. comes in a 10 ft roll and 14 inches wide. i made my grill block out of this. since its very thin and aluminum its very light. (its about as thin as a soda can wall) but wont melt or burn if it gets near hot things.
In my opinion, I think the roof flashing is kinda too thin for wheel skirt. It's very easy to damage and more prone to dents as well. I have grill block made out of this stuff and so far no problems.
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Sheet metal may scratch your paint....
Which is why you should use some sort of adhesive foam strip under the metal/bodywork interface.

OR... get a car so cheap you don't care about resale value, and go nuts.
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OR... get a car so cheap you don't care about resale value, and go nuts.
That's the direction I went. Unfortunately I don't think it matters since 90% of my driving is at 40 mph or less. I just need to keep the holiday tree hauling to a minimum.
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wooden bathroom panel

I've found in my basment old sheet of old bathroom wall panel. It looks like thick(3mm) wooden laminated cardboard. Do you guys think I could use that for my wheel skirts?
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