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Hi all, i have made a pair of side skirt protectors for my car, since fitting them i have had quite a bit of interest, just wondering if anybody would be interested in buying some.
If there is much interest on here i will make a for sale thread, 'Im currently working on rears but they are a little trickier to look as OEM a id like.

The protectors of made of smooth black ABS so match the Arch liners and in my opinion fit in really well with the oem look. I've worked the price out at £25 for both front protectors. any opinions welcome :P

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- Dolph999
- vdub91
- Rigpig
- Saw
- -nino- (maybe)
- annavr6
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I would be very interested.
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Definitely buddy.

Get them made up!
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I would take some if you make up a batch.

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Look great, maybe come down a tad on the price?

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Look great, maybe come down a tad on the price?


+1

Textured would also be a good idea as stonechips could make these look as tired as they side skirts do quite quickly

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Look great, maybe come down a tad on the price?


Once I've bought the material and tools, time to cut each one I was just trying to make it even a bit worthwhile really. As for textured, the wheel arches from the factory are smooth abs, once the car has a few miles with these on they should wear to match the arch liners.

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I'm interested.


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That's fair enough, I'd be interested in a pair. What plans have u got for the rears?
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That's fair enough, I'd be interested in a pair. What plans have u got for the rears?


Added to the list, the rears I was going to try and space the protector off from the arch liner using the original screw mountings with maybe a slight flare out the arch how newer models have, I'll work in an idea in the next couple of days
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I'll be interested in a set of these.
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I will have a set mate 👍👍
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I would be interested
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I will take a set too mate. 👍🏻

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Yes intersted

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Please excuse my stupidity. What is the benefit of these please? :)

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Please excuse my stupidity. What is the benefit of these please? :)


The front edge of the skirt is always damaged by stone chips which eventually causes enough damage to wear down to the plastic of the skirt, this stops the paint being damaged

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In that case put me diwn as interested "pending getting an R32" ;)

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This must be enough interest for 20 sets!

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stick me down for some fronts, will save me getting that part re painted lol

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Can you supply new torx screws as part of the kit? Just an idea as they are only about 19p each from VW and ideal for people wanting the protectors but who don't have a dealer close by.

Would look a bit crap if you fitted the shiny new protectors with the original rusty battered bolts
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Presumably these are for a MK4?

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Presumably these are for a MK4?


If so. I'm out.


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If so. I'm out.


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If anyone is willing to meet up with a mk5, I can make a template up ?

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Can you supply new torx screws as part of the kit? Just an idea as they are only about 19p each from VW and ideal for people wanting the protectors but who don't have a dealer close by.

Would look a bit crap if you fitted the shiny new protectors with the original rusty battered bolts


I have torx 20 screws which look identical which I can include in the sale too

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My bad mate I've a Mk 5 so not for me, if you do manage to do some for a Mk 5 I would be interested, I'm from the midlands if your close you can use mine for a template. 👍

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They look great Womble, I'd be interested in 3D printing my own. Is there any chance you would share your template? :D

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They look great Womble, I'd be interested in 3D printing my own. Is there any chance you would share your template? :D


Sure mate, £25,000, plus a contract which says you can't make any more than 2 pieces.

Duh !

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They look great Womble, I'd be interested in 3D printing my own. Is there any chance you would share your template? :D


3D printer ones would disintegrate after a few stone chips

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Sure mate, £25,000, plus a contract which says you can't make any more than 2 pieces.

Duh !


Sounds good, Lets work through the figures.

My 3d printer is a bit crap so by the look of it each piece would take around an hour to print, that's 2 hours a pair. There are roughly 4,566 MK4 R32s left on the road so to make a set for each pair would take just over 3 and a half years (working 8 hours a day, 7 days a week). Lets say a rough £10,000 for ABS plastic reels, £2,000 for electric and heating & £70,000 minimum wage for someone to operate the printer. Add this to the £25k licensing fee & that's only £23.43 a pair at cost, great!

Duncan Bannatyne "So how do you plan to market & sell this to every single MK4 owner in the country"
Me "errmmm"
Duncan Bannatyne "I'm oot!"

Deborah Meaden "Can I have a quick look at that contract"
Me "Yeah Sure"
Deborah Meaden "It says here that your only licensed to make 2, that's just 1 pair"
Me "Shit!"

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3D printer ones would disintegrate after a few stone chips


Yeah you're probably right. I've used some Ninjaflex filament before that was fairly hardwearing but it was extremely expensive.
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