NOTE: Installation of the 3dCarbon Dual Exhaust Rear Lower requires the vehicles rear lower to be cut and exhaust modified. Installation should only be performed by a qualified mechanic experienced in the installation of a Mustang Dual Exhaust System. 3dCarbon is not responsible for any incorrect exhaust modifications.
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.
NOTE: These step by step installation instructions are for after the kit is painted. Please see the “Prepping and Painting” Instructions prior to prepping the parts for paint.
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.
APPLYING THE 3M TAPE TO THE KIT
After the kit 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 adhesion promoter bottle with felt tip supplied, 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 all parts of the kit.