How To Add Custom Mud Flaps To Your Vehicle For A Cool, Projected Appearance
Mud flaps are one of those things that you may not think much about, but they have a tremendous impact on the look of your car. Not only do they add character and personality to your ride, but they also protect it from the harsh elements. If you are looking to add bit of pizzazz to your ride, then consider adding custom mud flaps. In this blog post, we will show you how to do just that. We’ll also provide tips on how to choose the right mud flap for your vehicle and how to install them correctly. So read on, and let us help you get that boost you need to take your car to the next level!
What You’ll Need
-Mudflaps (preferably custom-made)
-Ruler or a straight edge
-Paint or a sealant
-Clamps or a vice
-Hinges and bolts (if applicable)
-Lug nut wrench
- Trace the outline of your mudflap onto the ruler or straight edge, making sure to keep the measurements accurate. If you’re using a custom mud flap, make sure to measure the size accurately before starting.
- Paint or seal your mudflap with whatever you choose, making sure to coat both sides of the flap. Allow it to dry completely before proceeding.
- Sand your mudflap lightly with medium sandpaper to remove any scratches or imperfections. Make sure not to overdo it, as this can cause your mud flap to become too rough and scratchy to use.
- Clamp your mudflap in place on one side using clamps or a vice, and then bolt it onto your vehicle using hinges and bolts if applicable. Be careful not to damage the paint job!
- Measure and cut a piece of tape measure that’s slightly longer than the circumference of your lugnut wrench (or use another type of wrench if you don’t have a lugnut wrench). This piece of tape will help you tighten up your lugnut
How to Add Mud Flaps
Adding mud flaps to your vehicle can give it a cool, projected appearance. Mud flaps are made of a durable material that can withstand the weather and keep your car clean. There are a few steps involved in adding custom mud flaps to your car.
Decide what style of mud flap you would like to add. There are many different styles available, so make sure to find ones that match the look of your car. Some popular options include vinyl, carbon fiber, or metal.
Purchase the necessary materials needed for mud flap installation. This will include the mud flap itself, mounting hardware, and sealant.
Remove the factory front bumper cover and replace it with the mud flap cover. Mark the locations of the screw holes on the new bumper cover with a pencil so that you know where to drill them after installing the screws that come with the mud flap cover.
Install mounting hardware on both sides of your car and tighten it using a wrench. Make sure that the screws go all the way through both pieces of metal and into the ground; if not, use a screwdriver to tighten them until they do.
Apply sealant around each screw hole on top of the new bumper cover and around each lip on each side of the mud flap itself. Wait 15 minutes for sealant to dry before driving your car.
Adding a custom mud flap to your vehicle gives it a cool, projected appearance. Mud flaps are a simple installation that can make big difference in overall look of your car. Before installing mud flaps, be sure to consult your vehicle’s owner’s manual. There are different styles and sizes of mud flaps available, so be sure to find the right ones for your car.
Once you have chosen the right style and size of mud flap, be sure to measure the distance between the wheel wells and the lip of your bumper. Use this measurement to identify the length ofmud flap wire you will need. Cut the wire according to this length, and then bend it into a U-shape. Secure the ends ofthe U-shape with cable ties or screws.
Next, remove any existing trim from around the wheel well opening. Along with giving you more room to work, this will give your mud flap an updated look. Mark where you want your new mud flap to sit on both sides ofthe wheel well opening using a pencil or marker. Then use a jigsaw or coping sawto cut out these marks. Be careful not to cut too close tothe bodywork on either side ofthe wheel well opening!
Install your newly constructedmud flap by lining it up along both marks you made earlier and pulling it taut against the trim surroundingthe wheel well opening. Use screws or cable ties to secure it in place.(If using screws, make sure