Has anyone had any luck installing the HFP style sideskirts by Ikon?

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Basically what the title says. I ordered some HFP style side skirts by Ikon and had them painted Berlina Black to add some contrast to my coupe. I think they look great, but they don't install like the OEM ones do. They don't have any way to use the clips that the stock ones have to keep them attached to the side of the car, so while the bottoms and ends are all ok, they don't sit flush against the car and there is a significant gap. The gap also makes them pop and creak whenever the doors open which can't be good for them.

Has anyone installed these? And if so, how did you get them to work?

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They're not super flat and flush on that top edge anyway. I was thinking of wrapping rubber corner gaurd around the top to fill in the gap and be soft on the paint. I just received them so I'll test fit and install first before I sand and wrap them. A little bit disappointed at first sight, we'll see.
 
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They're not super flat and flush on that top edge anyway. I was thinking of wrapping rubber corner gaurd around the top to fill in the gap and be soft on the paint. I just received them so I'll test fit and install first before I sand and wrap them. A little bit disappointed at first sight, we'll see.
Good luck, let me know how it turns out. I'm thinking I'm going to take a heat gun to them to try and gently bend them towards the car and use some 3M tape to secure them to the car.
 

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Good luck, let me know how it turns out. I'm thinking I'm going to take a heat gun to them to try and gently bend them towards the car and use some 3M tape to secure them to the car.
What is the clearance between the top and the door? I have sedan also so they're different.
 
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What is the clearance between the top and the door? I have sedan also so they're different.
It clears the door with the door ok, but one side does creek and pop a bit, I may have to readjust it some.

I did manage to get them to work, but it did take some 3M VHB double-sided tape. I basically ran it along the very top edge of the side skirts. You have to be patient because you obviously don't want any double-sided tape sticking out the top of them, but as long as you are careful, it works.

Overall I'd give the side skirts a 3 out of 5. They look pretty good, but the fitment isn't perfect, and not coming up with a way to attach with the stock clips is a pretty big disappointment. If I need to take them off, it's going to be considerably harder than the stock ones, or the OEM HFP ones would be.
 

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the material on the top is like .030 thin and not rolled. like about 1/3 as thick as cardboard. how in the world did you get tape to stick to it?
 
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the material on the top is like .030 thin and not rolled. like about 1/3 as thick as cardboard. how in the world did you get tape to stick to it?
I used quarter inch thick tape. There isn't much for it to grab to, but its so strong it actually worked.

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I ordered the ikons for sedan and there's literally nothing to hold on to. It's like .020 thick or like 10 sheets of paper, or like 2 fingernails thick.
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I ordered the ikons for sedan and there's literally nothing to hold on to. It's like .020 thick or like 10 sheets of paper, or like 2 fingernails thick.
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The quarter inch tape was my last ditch effort. The whole roll was $8 on Amazon, so it might be worth a shot. Make sure its the VHB stuff by 3M. I also did mine in 2 sections. As soon as you pull the plastic off, push hard and hold. After a couple of minutes, it wasn't going anywhere. Once that tape starts to grab, it grabs hard, so make sure its all lined up.
 
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Update: After a few weeks, the tape has started to fail. The fitment of these things is just too off to work properly. Every time I open the doors, they push and pop loudly against the side skirts and pull on the tape. If you have some body work experience and don't have a problem with altering the sideskirts or coming up with a mounting solution that could potentially permanently damage your car, you might be ok with these. But the time and effort involved hardly seems worth it. For everyone else, I'd strongly recommend just spending the extra couple hundred on the actual HFP sideskirts from Honda.

Since I got them painted by Ikon, they cost me $300. They did a pretty bad job painting them, couldn't be bothered to drill out half the mounting holes, and didn't think of a decent way to mount them. I couldn't in good conscience recommend these to anyone.
 

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