CAUTION!!!! IF A HEATED SPRAY BOOTH IS USED FOR BAKING THE PRIMER OR PAINT, DO NOT BAKE OR CURE GREATER THAN 120 F DEGREES FARENHEIT. THE PARTS CAN BE DISTORTED AND PERMANENTLY DAMAGED.
PREPPING THE KIT PRIOR TO PAINT
The first step is to inspect the parts to make sure you have the correct parts. Refer to the part numbers on the back of the parts to confirm the Year – Make – Model. Parts that are prepped and painted cannot be returned or exchanged.
Using lacquer thinner and a clean cloth – clean the tape flange surface on the back of each part where the double sided tape will be applied. Using 1” masking tape, apply the tape 1/8” below the top edge of the part. This will protect the tape flange from getting contaminated during the prepping and painting process. Refer to Prepping and Painting Instructions for “Step by Step” procedures
FRONT BUMPER REPLACEMENT
- (4) SELF TAPPING #8 X ¾” SCREWS
- (1) ALUMINUM MESH GRILL (Requires Painting)
- (9) ½” X #8 – SCREWS
- (9) ¾” X 5/16” FLAT WASHERS
- (4) ¼ 20 X ½” SCREWS
- (4) NUTS
STEP 1) Open the hood and remove the trim panel over the radiator by using a clip puller - remove the (6) plastic push clips. Remove the (2) 10mm screws that secure the top of the front bumper. Remove the (3) Phillips head screws in each wheel well that secure the bumper to the inner fender panel. On GT Models locate and remove the (4) 5.5mm screws under the front of the bumper that secure the bumper to the wind deflector panel. Locate and remove the 10mm bolts that secure the bumper to the bottom of the fender on each side.
STEP 2) Carefully pull the bumper down and slide the bumper forward enough to access the wiring connectors on the side marker lights. Disconnect the plug from the side marker lights. On GT models disconnect the wiring harness on the driving lights. Now remove the bumper completely from the car. Remove the front marker lights and the front grille from the bumper.
STEP 3) Remove the black bumper impact absorber from the bumper. Using a grease pencil, draw a line along the top edge of the impact absorber (See Image #1a). Using a band saw cut off the bottom of the absorber and discard (See Image # 2a) for where to cut. Reinstall the absorber back onto the reinforcement.