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05-26-2016 02:37 PM
Jmartini1104 Yeah a spray can isn't going to add much weight. Definitely not enough to make any kind of difference on our cars.
05-26-2016 02:23 PM
ChalupaJones
Post your mod pics!!!!!!!!!!!!!

You'd be adding a few ounces of weight and that's it
05-26-2016 02:04 PM
Arco-Zakus ^^^ Which is how I'd like to keep it, if possible.
05-26-2016 01:46 PM
ChalupaJones They're pretty ridiculously light actually
05-26-2016 01:45 PM
transitapparent
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A well made piece will not deform due to the areo load, regardless of how small it may be. Also, weight is weight and, just like in humans, any more than the bare minimum is undesired.
I don't mean deform. More that as the air passes below it, it's more prone to float for lack of a better term. It improves mpg because it reduces drag from all of the engine parts but much like an airplane, it will lift because of the airflow. And when I say added weight, I've not taken mine off yet but I can only assume that they are around 5 lbs. Making a firmer one that weighs maybe 10 lbs wouldn't have too much of an effect.

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05-26-2016 01:44 PM
ChalupaJones If you're concerned about weight you can just look at the weight of the contents of the can...

You're probably not going to be adding any more than that. But the can could be magical and have extra material in it :V
05-26-2016 01:33 PM
Kazooo
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I could be wrong but I wouldn't think that added weight in that area would make a huge difference. It's an airflow panel and once the air starts moving, it should lift it anyway making the extra weight a non factor.

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A well made piece will not deform due to the areo load, regardless of how small it may be. Also, weight is weight and, just like in humans, any more than the bare minimum is undesired.
05-26-2016 01:16 PM
transitapparent
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I'd be interested in seeing how the weight compares before and after being sprayed. (If it works.)

Seems likely that Ford used such flimsy material on that shield to keep the cost and weight down. It's probably also hard to beat the NVH properties of that plastic stuff.

I wonder if some kind material with louver shaped screen could be oriented to give the same aero benefit but be more durable (maybe -- now I recall how beat up the shield on my screen door gets) and still keep the weight down.
I could be wrong but I wouldn't think that added weight in that area would make a huge difference. It's an airflow panel and once the air starts moving, it should lift it anyway making the extra weight a non factor.

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05-26-2016 12:32 PM
Arco-Zakus
"As seen on TV!!!"

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... Flexseal! The stuff from tv lol! ...
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I'll see what I can find and post up a link. If it works it'll probably be better than buying a new under tray or aluminum.
I'd be interested in seeing how the weight compares before and after being sprayed. (If it works.)

Seems likely that Ford used such flimsy material on that shield to keep the cost and weight down. It's probably also hard to beat the NVH properties of that plastic stuff.

I wonder if some kind material with louver shaped screen could be oriented to give the same aero benefit but be more durable (maybe -- now I recall how beat up the shield on my screen door gets) and still keep the weight down.
05-26-2016 11:38 AM
Fabio0716 Grinds my gears how very few companies are giving attention to the MK3 NA but give all these crappy 98 civics glorious forged internals and everything you can think of.
-.-

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