We all know the benefits of having a bumper skid guard. They are wonderful at avoiding the scrapes, dings, and scratches to your bumper’s underside, all while being out of view and easy to install.
It only takes a quick look on the internet to realize that there are many advertisements for different bumper guards. After looking through many advertisements and websites, people often come down to choosing between Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector Kit and SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Scrape Guard DIY Kit.
Admittedly, these two products have many similarities. Don’t let this discourage you though, there are significant differences that should be able to help you make the decision.
The following is an overview of both Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector Kit and SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Scrape Guard DIY Kit to highlight their similarities and differences.
Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector and SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Scrape Guard DIY Kit both come with enough strips to cover the front lip of your bumper. Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector comes with 5 strips, each measuring 18 inches or 45.72 centimeters.
SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Scrape Guard comes with 8 strips instead of five, but each one is only 12 inches, or 30.48 centimeters. Despite their smaller strips, they cover a greater amount of area, with SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Scrape Guard covering 96 inches and Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector only covering 90 inches.
That means with SLiPLO’s Universal skid plate you will have an extra 6 inches or 15.24 centimeters of your bumper’s underside protected.
SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Scrape Guard DIY Kit also comes with two packets of 3M’s adhesive promoter. 3M’s Adhesion Promoter is a liquid primer used to enhance 3M’s adhesive tape which is used with both Acexxon’s product and SLiPLO’s product.
The two packets included with SLiPLO’s bumper skid plate is more than enough since each packet can cover a 150 square inch area. You simply wipe it on, wait 30 to 90 seconds for it to dry, then apply the scrape guard!
Both Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector and SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Scrape Guard DIY Kit utilizes 3M’s double-sided adhesive to fix the guard to the underside of your vehicle.
3M is a leader of their field and wildly trusted. With this adhesive, you do not have to worry about your bumper’s skid guard falling off as you drive down the road, when there is stormy weather, or when your vehicle dips into a pothole.
One of the most important differences between Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector and SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guard has to do with their design.
There are two different types of protector strips that come with Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector Kit. Three of the strips have a smooth end that fits closely to the edge of your vehicle’s bumper.
The remaining two protective strips are flexible, allowing you to curve the strips to meet the contour of your vehicle’s bumper.
SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guard DIY Kit comes with 8 strips, and each of these strips is modular allowing you to fit your bumper guard perfectly to even the most unusual bumper shapes.
They also all have smooth edges so that they can lie flush with your bumper’s edge. Having each piece have smooth edges and flexible ability makes this option superior in both aesthetics and functionality.
Other differences in the design include SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guards being crafted from the same sturdy material used in the crafting of snowplows, able to withstand difficult impact, and regularly scraping across the concrete.
If you are looking for ways to avoid damage from hitting speedbumps too fast and similar impacts, SLiPLO’s glide protection design can help you out. With SLiPLO, the force of impact is spread over the skid guard and “glides” over the pavement, achieving up to 40% better glide protection.
Additionally, SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guards are a little bit thicker at 6.35mm, giving a small amount of additional protection without hindering use on lower vehicles.
All in all, the design of SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guards are better than Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector.
Unlike other products used to protect your bumper, both Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector Kit and SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guard DIY Kit requires no drilling or hardware.
This means that you do not have to damage your vehicle at all in an attempt to protect your paint like you would have to with other products.
The installation instructions and things you should know about door sill protector installation and bumper skid plate installation are just about the same for these two products since they both adhere with 3M adhesive.
The instructions are so easy to understand with both of these products that anyone could do it. Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector Kit even advertises that it only takes 5 minutes to install.
If even with this easy do-it-yourself project you still aren’t confident in your ability to install a bumper or front end protector, you can also have it professionally installed. Most auto shops will be happy to do it for you.
If you are getting SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guard, you can find experienced SLiPLO authorized dealers all around the United States to install it professionally for you.
Reviews from customers are sparse for Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector Kit. One of the best ways to determine if a product is worth purchasing is to see what other people who got the product think.
SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guard DIY Kit has no shortage of glowing customer reviews. In fact, Joseph Gatt, the actor, model, vocalist, and car enthusiast is one of the many customers of SLiPLO’s who love this product among hundreds of hundreds of others.
When you are looking for protection for your bumper, you will likely come up with SLiPLO’s Universal Bumper Guard DIY Kit and some of the most popular SLiPLO alternatives.
The most similar competitor to SLiPLO’s bumper guard is Acexxon’s Universal Front Lip Protector Kit. Because of significant design differences, 3M adhesive promoter, and customer reviews, SLiPLO is the way to go!
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