I do not recall seeing you mention the standard GT bumper anywhere..... I see the formula is now done, and they look AMAZING. Are there plans for lenses for the GT rear bumper?
I have plans to make them, it's just going to be a little bit yet. This lens cover project has eaten all of my time and I haven't even started on my own car repairs. I need to get going on those or I won't have a car to drive this summer.
Finished Formula style bumper lens covers:
I will be selling these for $50/pair for the front covers only, or $90 for a full set of front and rear covers, plus the cost of shipping......... There are a couple ways these can be mounted: The first way would be to double stick tape neodymium magnets to the cover and the bumper, this would allow easy install and removal. The down side to this is that the smoked acrylic is fairly transparent and the tape/magnet can be seen through the cover (especially on lighter color cars) and it kinda ruins the look. The other way would be to use 3M mounting tape on the perimeter of the cover. The perimeter of the cover is rounded to match the radius of the opening on the bumper so the application of a clear mounting tape on this area would give the cleanest look. I am selling covers only, I'm going to leave it up to the buyer to choose the tape vs magnets mounting options.
Originally posted by seajai: I have plans to make them, it's just going to be a little bit yet. This lens cover project has eaten all of my time and I haven't even started on my own car repairs. I need to get going on those or I won't have a car to drive this summer.
What do you need a car to drive this summer for, I mean really?!
Looking forward to when you have GT rear bumper covers. I want a pair, and you can 100% put me down for them. Let me know how much shipped to 33463, and where to PayPal when you have them ready. -OR- if they are ready around the end of July or so, I will just pick them up in Frazee
Got mine! Very good packaging, fast shipping and perfect quality. I used some clear double side tape to mount them. I'm going to see how it holds up, not sure I trust it. Might make some sort of a bracket to hold them on if the tape doesn't work good. I can't pull them off easily so maybe it will be ok. Pictures:
It was suggested on FB to maybe paint the inside of the lens away from the light opening to allow magnets to be used to hold the covers in place. I was thinking that in lieu of using paint, a dark limo window tint could be applied to the back side which would not be visible but would hide the attachment points on the magnets. You would just need to cut out an opening in the tint so the turn signal could be seen. I did try neodymium magnets at first, they worked quite well but could be seen through the acrylic which didn't look very good. I think the tint would be a good to hide them.
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I just installed mine. I really didn't want to drill holes in the bumper so had to figure something out. I was able to get my hand up and into the signal ight recess and clipped two Bulldog Clips on each side:
I took a break from this project to enjoy a summer full of car shows and club events (and running my ceramic tile installation business).
I am currently working through some distortion issues on the lenses which occur during the forming process. I believe it's due to excessive moisture in the acrylic so I am building a drying oven to hopefully remove said moisture and alleviate the problem. I should know in a few days if my efforts were a success. Stay tuned.