Willpak Smooth Aluminum Rear Louver (05-12 All) – SKU 75002
- 1 Smooth Aluminum Louver, (this is actually a 2 piece Louver that slides into itself)
- 6 Washers
- 6 Nuts
- 6 metal plates/brackets (3m tape on one side and a bolt on the other)
- 2 Side Splints (thin pieces of metal plates to hold 2 piece louver together)
- 1 Center splint (one side 3m, other is foam that rests on window)
**BE SURE TO CHECK FOR ALL MATERIALS AND TOOLS BEFORE BEGINNING**
TECHNICAL NOTE: MANY PARTS OF THIS INSTALLATION PROCESS WILL ONLY BE A ONE TIME ATTEMPT SO BE CAREFUL NOT TO MESS UP; MEASURE TWICE, STICK ONCE.
1. Clean the back window:
A. Be sure NOT to use any cleaner such as “WINDEX” or any other window or surface cleaners because the chemicals in them will interfere with the adhesion of the brackets.
B. Simply use soap and warm water to clean the back window.
C. Thoroughly dry window.
D. After drying, wipe with 50/50 Isopropyl Alcohol/Water solution with a lint free towel or paper towels, making sure to clean edges and corners thoroughly.
E. The glass must be above 60 degrees Fahrenheit for adhesive to bond securely.
2. Assembly of louver:
A. Lay down the 2-piece louver on a smooth or soft surface upside-down so that it won’t scratch the louver. The cardboard box or bubble wrap it was packaged in works great for this.
B. With the louver upside-down, slide the 2 pieces together. You may need to wiggle or bow the louver gently to angle it enough to slide in. BE CAREFUL!
C. Once the 2 pieces are now one and with the louver still upside-down, place the 3 splints onto the louver (2 side and 1 center splint). Be sure that the louver is now relaxed and straight (not bowing) when doing so. At this time, you can install both the center left and center right brackets as well using their washers and nuts to help keep the louver properly aligned (not required but this may help). If you chose to install the brackets, be sure to put the bracket in rotated as shown in the picture below so you’ll have space to place splints.
D. Peel off the 3m tape on each splint and press the two side splints on, one at a time. Be sure to add pressure to ensure adhesion of the tape.
*NOTE: In the picture below, the white arrows show the bracket and it being turned to access the splint area. The blue arrow shows the splint being placed.