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> Lower Cladding for Elantra Sedans, 2013 Sedan New Option
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post Dec 16 2013, 03:32 AM
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Installation of the sides was harder than I thought. Had to redo the driver's side 3 times before I finally got it properly aligned with all of the mounting points. Also, because the center portion of the rear cladding is gloss black you can see some silver around the reflectors. I plan on removing the reflectors and spraying the area gloss black. Don't know why I didn't notice this and paint it before riveting this section on. Anyway here are some photos of the completed project. FYI the red around the wheels is something I found on eBay to help protect the rims from damage. Or in may case, to hide damages I already caused.

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Hey-Looks great. Undoubtedly a lot of time and effort but worth it. I see you've done some other mods to your car in addition to the cladding.


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Looks better!!! Glad it was worth the time.


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Looking good. Have you considered plastidipping your wheels a gloss black? I've considered doing something like that to my wheels with a red line around the outside similar to the one you have. Can you post a link to the product you purchased off ebay? Any issue with it staying on the wheels so far?


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should have been that way from the factory.


i recommend getting the silver part sticking out vinyl'd. that way if you decide to remove the kit, you can just peel it.


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Looking good and the price for the total set has dropped in half. When I was quoted a couple months back it was over $1k, now it's just above $500.


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QUOTE (Alex2013GT @ Dec 16 2013, 06:23 AM) *
Looking good. Have you considered plastidipping your wheels a gloss black? I've considered doing something like that to my wheels with a red line around the outside similar to the one you have. Can you post a link to the product you purchased off ebay? Any issue with it staying on the wheels so far?


Here's the link for the Rim Protector. So far I see no sign of it coming off. Had more than enough for 5 stock rims.

QUOTE (RPW00Mirage @ Dec 16 2013, 06:50 AM) *
should have been that way from the factory.


i recommend getting the silver part sticking out vinyl'd. that way if you decide to remove the kit, you can just peel it.


The big issue about this kit is the fact that it is not really removable. The rear cladding (black part) alone required me to drill 9 holes in the bumper and is secured with 6 metal rivets as well as some plastic rivets. I gotta say Hyundai provided very accurate templates to locate the holes. The other problem that I now see is the fact that the plastic rivets securing the original bumper are no longer accessible making removing of the reflector/bumper very difficult. So if you don't have a black car, paint the area first before installing the rear cladding. On the positive side, the fit was very tight with plenty of attachment points so there is no way the cladding will ever fall off.


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