IMPORTANT! - READ THIS BEFORE YOU INSTALL YOUR TRIM PART(S)
SPECIAL PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS For mounting ALL Interior trim parts
In many situations interior panels and surfaces become saturated with silicone chemical such as Armor-All (even if done years ago), or other forms of residue. Although this makes the door surface look nice these chemicals become embedded into the ABS plastic of your door panels or dashboard. These treatments must first be removed in order to prepare your surfaces to be bonded to.
This removal can take some doing in many cases, the best way we have found to
remove these treatments is to apply several different solvents to break down
Apply this cleaning process to only the surface areas inside you vehicle where
you will be sticking your new interior trim parts.
First scrub the area where the interior trim piece is to be applied
with household Isopropyl Alcohol
found at most grocery stores and all hardware stores.
STEP 2. Next you will need to scrub the area to be applied with the small abrasive pad provided.
Then remove all residues with household rubbing alcohol by forcibly scrubbing the area then immediately wiping off the wet alcohol with a clean paper towel. Be careful to only do this procedure to the area that you will be applying your new accessory to.
After you complete the acetone treatment your surface area should look dry and ashy looking.
NOTE: If this ashy look is apparent to any area that your new accessory does not cover - you can simply apply armor-all to the area AFTER you have completely installed your trim part - and it will disappear.
NOTE: You may have to repeat the cleaning process several times depending on your surface.
STEP 3. Test it first before sticking your trim piece in place. Included is a small piece of 3M automotive attachment tape (included). This is a test strip. Peel back the rear red liner and stick a corner of the tape to the surface of your interior where you plan on sticking your new trim piece. If the test strip of tape sticks readily proceed to the step 5.
If it does not stick firmly begin the cleaning process over again until it does.
STEP 4. Once you have completed these steps you can then apply a single thin swipe of the adhesive promoter in either a wipe format or a sponge tip pen (provided with your accessory). This clear odorless liquid will prepare the surface a tight stick for a permanent installation. Allow 2 minutes to dry.
Now continue on with your installation.
STEP 5. Once
the strip readily sticks to the surface - take your trim piece (without removing
the front clear liner or the rear red liner) and hold it up to where you are
going to mount it. Check the fit.
Many pieces need to be hand bent to match the contours of the interior panel. The trim piece should fit exactly to the contours. You bend it, lay it in place, and continue this process until the piece lays in place perfectly.
STEP 6. Peel off the back red liner and hold the piece over the area where it is to be mounted and slowly set it down in place. Make any last tiny adjustments.
Once it is where it fits perfectly then push down along the surface of the trim piece to form a tight stick.
Now you may
peel off the front clear liner.