NOTE: This 3dCarbon Fender Vent is designed for the 05-’09 Ford Mustang Only.
Installation requires cutting the fenders. A professional experienced installer is required. Ex: Installation by sunroof installation center If installation is attempted on another type of vehicle, check to ensure that the cut-out area is clear of any parts. 3dCarbon is not responsible for damage due to installation on any vehicle that this fender vent is not designed for. Please refer to www.3dcarbon.com for our full listing of products.
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 FENDER VENT 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.
APPLYING THE 3M TAPE TO THE FENDER VENT
After the fender vent has been prepped and painted, the double face tape should be applied to the parts. The tape is not pre-installed on parts prior to shipping because the tape can be contaminated during the sanding/ priming and painting process.
The first step is to clean the tape flange on the back of the parts where the tape will be applied. Make sure the complete tape flange is clean and free of all primer and paint. Using lacquer thinner on a clean rag, thoroughly clean the tape flanges on all parts of the kit.
Using the supplied 3M 94 Primer, apply it to the tape flanges – be careful not press too hard causing too much to be applied. The adhesion promoter will leave a thin clear polymer primer film that will increase the bonding strength of the double face tape.
The tape should be applied 1/8” down from the top edge of the part so that it cannot be seen after the kit is installed. The tape is to be applied from the wheel well to the center. Press the tape firmly to the surface to insure good adhesion. (See Image #1)
Repeat the cleaning and adhesion promoter steps on other fender vent.
STEP 1) Measure 7” from the corner of the fender to the body line of the fender. Using a grease pencil, make a mark to be used as a reference. (See Images #2-4)
STEP 2) Measure 21” down from the corner of the fender and make a mark with a grease pencil. (See Image #5)