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Old 10-07-2013, 04:13 PM   #11
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You can buy that lower trim(lip) from http://www.rockauto.com/catalog/rafr....php?make=FORD

How does that attach?
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Old 10-07-2013, 05:04 PM   #12
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two sided tape and screws
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This. It comes packaged with 2 sided tape but you gotta drill a few holes in the front of the bumper and use plastic nuts on the reverse side.
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Is that the only way that the Focus could have a black front bumper lip? They never made them in one piece like the rear bumper? If so then my bumper had to be replaced because it definitely doesn't have holes in it, and it would be really retarded to sell a car with 3/4 black trim around the car.

I'm kind of skeptical of taping stuff to the paint of the car, especially something like the front bumper which is very flexible and has a rather significant chance of hitting crap and falling off, but I guess Ford wouldn't sell a car with body parts that break off after scraping something on the road.

Now I dunno whether I want to buy that or go with the sanding and painting thing. Either way, if I screw it up my bumper is pretty much ruined, but it's pretty screwed up already anyway.
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Old 10-08-2013, 02:47 PM   #15
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3M makes several grades of 2 sided tape. There is even an aerospace grade one the runs about $400.00 a roll. Not a typo.
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Is that the only way that the Focus could have a black front bumper lip? They never made them in one piece like the rear bumper? If so then my bumper had to be replaced because it definitely doesn't have holes in it, and it would be really retarded to sell a car with 3/4 black trim around the car.

I'm kind of skeptical of taping stuff to the paint of the car, especially something like the front bumper which is very flexible and has a rather significant chance of hitting crap and falling off, but I guess Ford wouldn't sell a car with body parts that break off after scraping something on the road.

Now I dunno whether I want to buy that or go with the sanding and painting thing. Either way, if I screw it up my bumper is pretty much ruined, but it's pretty screwed up already anyway.

Most, if not all 2000 model Foci came with the black strip on the front and rear bumpers. They did away with that for the 2001 model year. This is different than the black lip that came on the street editions which is a separate piece.

You can finish off your front bumper with some plasti-dip. it should do a good job of mimicing the textured plastic look
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:51 PM   #17
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Yea, I think the best way to handle this would be to strip off the paint on the "lip" and then paint it with a spray on bedliner or something of similar texture and strength, I think Rustoleum makes something like that in aerosol. The paint chip is getting progressively bigger and uglier, and IMO the idea of screwing/taping something to a bumper just seems really ghetto to me, unless it's riveted on like on a rally car or something. I know lots of people and cars do it but it's not my style. I'll post pics when it's done in case anyone who has a black trim Focus cares to see it.
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Yea, I think the best way to handle this would be to strip off the paint on the "lip" and then paint it with a spray on bedliner or something of similar texture and strength, I think Rustoleum makes something like that in aerosol. The paint chip is getting progressively bigger and uglier, and IMO the idea of screwing/taping something to a bumper just seems really ghetto to me, unless it's riveted on like on a rally car or something. I know lots of people and cars do it but it's not my style. I'll post pics when it's done in case anyone who has a black trim Focus cares to see it.
Plastidip will give you the effect you want.

FYI, most new cars use screws/tape for appearance bodypanels. SVT spoilers are screwed and taped on, S2 spoilers are just taped on. Sideskirts are screwed and taped on, door trim is clipped and taped on, hell the door trim on the 05-07 is only taped on. I went to a junkyard today to help a buddy strip a Grand Am GT, all the GT bodypanels were only taped on.

So, I guess you think all auto manufacturers are ghetto
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The extreme majority of those panels never have to flex, bend or deflect like the front bumper does.

And yes, I'm not fond of modern auto manufacturing. They use tape and screws because they're cheap, not because they're better.
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Ordered one of these Tuesday and got it this afternoon, but the box it was in was too small and it was bent around on itself to fit... I think it'll be ok though after I helped it get back to it's proper shape. Anyways, where do I find the plastic nut's? Are they the same little raggedy things that hold on the side markers?
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