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1991 Acura NSX: Loose Lip

July 31, 2012

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It had to happen to someone, so it finally happened to me. I got to be the one to entirely scrape off the rubber lip from the NSX's chin spoiler.

I wish I could say that it happened when the front grounded at full throttle in top gear on a high-speed sweeper, but instead it happened just getting in and out of my suburban driveway. 

When I think about it, this low-hanging lip for the spoiler is the most retro thing about the NSX, as I can remember dragging any number of these things on various cars on driveways back in the 1990s.

As you'd expect, not much has been holding on the spoiler these days, and I was just going to get the racer's tape out of the garage and do some quick-and-dirty NASCAR-style repair when things finally unraveled completely.

We've got the piece removed completely for the moment and it's stashed in the trunk. The horseshoe-shape mounting holes in the fiberglass and the rubber lip suggest that we might be beyond the point of DIY repair, so we're going to look around for a more professional solution.

We'll let you know.

Michael Jordan, Executive Editor, Edmunds.com @ 58,995 miles

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