How to Install Paint Protection Film for a 2005-2009 Mustang

This Mustang Parts Installation Guide Works For

3M Paint Protection Film - Headlights (05-09 GT, V6)DOWNLOAD PDF

Tools Required

  • Spray Bottle w/Dish Soap & Water Mixture
  • Plastic Squeegee
  • X-Acto Knife/Razor Blade
  • Scissors

Installation

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  1. Clean car well to ensure good adhesion of the decal. Fill a spray bottle with a mixture of water and dish soap. Be sure to install decal out of direct sunlight.
  2. Spray area with a generous amount of the soap and water mixture.
  3. It may be necessary to separate multiple decals on one sheet by cutting with scissors.
  4. Peel backing from the decal exposing the adhesive.

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  5. Place decal on the car. You will be able to maneuver the decal into position because of the soap and water solution you sprayed on earlier.
  6. Once you have the decal in its final position use the plastic squeegee to push any air bubbles towards the outer edges.
  7. Use the squeegee to flatten the decal and also to remove the excess water and soap solution.
  8. Spray the transfer tape with the solution if your product has tape. The solution will help the release of the tape.
  9. After the solution has been squeegeed out from under the decal and the transfer tape has been wet for about ten Mins start to remove the tape. Pull the tape slowly at the sharp angle back away from the decal.
  10. On some products it may be necessary to trim to fit the decal using an X-acto knife.
  11. On some products with the complex surface curves you may use a hair dryer cautiously to help conform the decal.

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