READ ALL OF THE INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE STARTING
- 70% Isopropyl Alcohol
- Single Edge Razor Blade
- Paper Towels
- Masking Tape
- Hair Dryer
- Basic hand tools
- ¼" round wooden dowel
- Sharp Scissors
* * Important! Surface temperature of vehicle & cover
must be above 60°F.
Step 1: Remove Components
Remove taillights, license plate bracket, gas cap cover with trim ring, and attachment bolts in rear half of fender flares (prop flares away from body for access), also remove any other accessories that would interfere with mounting.
Step 2: Cleaning/Surface Preparation
* * Proper surface preparation is the most important step for proper adhesion!
WARNING: Do Not Remove Adhesive Backing from Protector Yet!
Carefully place Protector in location. Note all areas to be cleaned plus ½ ? around outside of Protector.
Clean area thoroughly 3 times. Use a generous amount of rubbing alcohol and clean paper towels each time (rub hard), allow to air dry between each cleaning. Clean down in all body seams.
Clean area one more time, but this last time dry the alcohol off with a dry paper towel. If you see any dirt/wax film streaks while doing this, repeat cleaning process until spotless.
Step 3: Installation
Do not remove adhesive backing until instructed.
Carefully place Protector in proper location and check for proper fit (normally a 1/8 ? - 1/4? gap will be around all outside edges). If any areas need trimmed, trim with sharp scissors. All models will need the wheelwell opening cut out. Securely tape in proper location with masking tape, making sure there are no voids under Protector.
Remove masking tape ONLY on the rear (tailgate) area of the Protector and around the body corner, leave the body side area securely taped in place (this will keep Protector properly located).
Carefully peel adhesive backing paper off of the untaped area, tear off at the body corner and discard. Start pressing the Protector in place (working from the corner, around towards the tailgate). Do not rub down hard until after installation is complete and you know it is in the proper location with all the large air bubbles out. If the location is off, you can pull it up and relocate Protector before final rub down.
Remove the masking tape from the body side and repeat the above step. Use the wooden dowel and hair dryer (on high), work the material into any body seams, making sure it is sealed down to the bottom of the seam. If it does not seal completely put in a tiny dab of clear caulk to seal the void.
When you are satisfied with the alignment and installation, use a clean, dry paper towel and thoroughly rub down the entire Protector to finish adhesion. If you have an air bubble you cannot work to an outside edge, cut a small slit in the center of the bubble and press out the air.
Step 4: Reinstall removed components
Use the razor blade and cut out any holes for lights, screws, gas cap, etc. Reinstall all removed components.
MAINTENANCE AND REMOVAL
No maintenance is required, clean with a soft brush and soapy water.
Do not direct pressure washer sprays at an angle around the edges for 10-14 days after installation.
If the Protector ever needs to be removed, a hair dryer can be used to start a corner and it can be pulled off, but this will destroy the Protector. Alcohol will soften the old adhesive.
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