Originally Posted by basjoos
I see some rubber against rubber wear marks on the sidewalls of your tire. Have you considered spraying some dry lubricant (silicon, graphite,etc.) on the wear zones of the inner tube material of your skirts to reduce the friction when the tires are making contact with the skirt. Also how well are the skirts working when driving on snowy roads with the typical snow buildup in the wheel wells?
Can't tell you yet about snow conditions on front skirt as it(only have 1 so far)
has only been on the car 2 days. No snow. But I have had the rear skirts of the same material on the car for a quite a while. They have endured mud and snow numerous times with no ill effects.
Thanks for the suggestion of a lubricant. I used Armorall when I put it on but did not have anything else at hand. I had been thinking of finding some teflon. I am not very sure that the rubbing will present much of a problem. There is no contact with the tire except when turning and any turn at any speed should be of relatively short duration.
I am still in the trial and error stage with this. But I have driven over 300 miles in 2 days. Good sign for me of reasonable durability .
I am hoping that the sealed up aero approach will be worth something not readily available with other systems.
I do plan on better looks for it when I am satisfied with what I have.
O man!! just thought of something. My wife may have teflon or similar non-stick spray. Better go look for it.