Video 1: Dry fitting the rear lip body kit.
Video 2: Inspecting the front M5 Bumper cover and getting ready to install the body kit.
In this post we’ll talk about installing body kits.
Step 1. Inspect your body kit and check the overall quality out.
Step 2. Dry fit your kit to the car or truck.
Step 3. Get ready to do some bumper replacement, modification and body filler work.
Body Kit Inspection:
See if it has gouges, cracks and ripples in the mold (which is normal) especially if your buying a body kit in the range of $200. – $1,500.
If you’re spending more on a brand name quality kit for a BMW or Mercedes then you’ll be paying from $5,000 – $20,000 for the high end wide body kits. Their molds are superior and made out of OEM style polyurethane which doesn’t need much modification before being painted.
If you get a fiberglass type like the one we have here from our guys at Duraflex, then you’ll have to do some body work to it to get a nice finish.
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Dry Fitting Your Body Kit:
You always want to dry fit your body kit and get all your panels aligned, holes drilled and all bolted up or moulded before getting ready for your body work and painting process.
Once you have nice panel alignment between your fenders and hood etc.. then you can start your body work. I like to do my body work with the kit mounted to the car sometimes because it helps with movement.
Of course, sometimes it will be easier just to take your body kit parts off and body work certain sections off of the car.
We will continue the body work process in the net blog post giving you awesome tips to take your kit and flatten all of the imperfections and waves out from your bumper cover.
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