We are going to share some tips on how to make custom body kit / custom bumper / custom fender wide body kit / custom spoiler / any custom fiber or fiber glass on your car to be different from others. Maybe you also can share your experience here on how do you do it. It is quite hard and you must be careful in every step.
TIPS – HOW TO DO CUSTOM FIBER BODY KIT MODIFICATION
If you have the skills and want to do it yourself, you can buy the fiber glass material, the resin and hardener from hardware shop to mix it your self. But if you don’t have the experience, I really suggest you to send to the custom fiber workshop NEAREST to you. Why I stressed the NEAREST? Because you really need to have a look frequently on your car’s progress.
The simple tips or reminder for you for custom modification on your car will be:
Designing : This is the toughest part which you will need a software to design your car. Firstly, take your car picture from front, side and rear. Then try to design according to your ideas in a simple graphic software like Macromedia Fireworks or Adobe Photoshop.
Take some ideas from modified car pictures online and try to draw that part on your car’s picture whether it is suitable and nice. Never do custom modification without using software because sometimes, your car might be very weird at the end because you just show them the picture of other car which have the design that is not suitable for you. Get any friends that know how to use the graphic software at least.
Explaining: Go to NEAREST car custom fiber workshop and start to tell them, the customizer, on what you want to be on your car. Explain in detail including how many inches or cm do you want it. For example, if you want to customize bumper, tell them the exact measurement from where to where, the thickness, the limitation, the print out of the design for them to follow, the outline on your car and all necessary info.
Remember, do not custom your car exceeding the original dimension (width, length and height) of your car because this is a strict rule from JPJ (RTD). Do not let them just follow the design. Explain to them to avoid misunderstanding.
Monitoring: Do not rush them, give some times. Modification on a part of your car will need around 2-3 days. Up to one week. If possible, give a visit twice a day or once a day for you to monitor whether they actually follow what you told them. Sometimes, they forgot the dimensions, limitations and extra info. Remind them. During this time, you can correct any improper work.
Finishing : Make sure they do sanding on the customized part to provide smooth surface. Make sure no incorrect dimension. Send it to paint shop and ask them to put cement on that part for surface smoothness. Remind them to cover other parts that is not affected and follow the color of your car.
Customizing your car will costs around RM200 to RM500 for one part for example for a bumper. Depending on how many material do you use and how big the modification is.
Kindly share here if you have any extra information and experience. =)