How to Install Retro USA Chrome Rear Bumper Trim on Your 2005-2009 Mustang GT or V6

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Retro USA Chrome Rear Bumper Trim (05-09 GT, V6)DOWNLOAD PDF

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Installation Time: 30 Min

Installation

Pre-Installation

  1. Inspect product for damages that might have been caused by shipping before installing on vehicle. Retro USA Inc. will not accept damaged returns that have been installed on the vehicle.
  2. Do not remove any red tape linings before installation. These will be removed during the installation process.
  3. Prepare vehicle for installation by cleaning all adhesion surfaces. Vehicle surface must be clean and dry for proper adhesion. Use isopropyl alcohol and a cloth to remove existing wax and dirt residue.
  4. Prepare Chrome-Tech™ Rear Bumper for installation by applying included automotive adhesion promoter to the inside surface of the bumper. Caution: Do not apply adhesion promoter to the chrome film.

Installation Tip

  • To make the red lining tabs easily accessible during installation, fold the tabs back 45° in the direction that they will be pulled. It may be necessary to slightly lift the part during installation so that the linings pull off easily and do not tear.

Product Care Tips

  • Care for Chrome-Tech™ products as you would care for an automotive paint finish. Waxes and scratch removers may be used to protect and restore finish.
  • Avoid the use of oil based lubricants around Chrome-Tech™ products.
  • Do not use chrome cleaning products on chrome film. Use of chrome cleaning products will void product warranty.

Rear Bumper Installation

  1. Place insert DR on the driver side of the rear fascia as shown below. Be sure all 5 inside tabs are accessible. Use the light pressure to locate the insert on the fascia. Insert should fit snug against fascia surface.
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  3. Once the insert is located, hold down the insert in the center and pull the outside tab toward the bottom of the vehicle as shown below. Apply light pressure to the insert where the lining has been removed.
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  5. Continue holding the insert and pull the top tab toward the inside of the vehicle as shown below. Apply light pressure to the insert where the lining has been removed.
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  7. Continue holding the insert and pull the center tab toward the inside of the vehicle as shown below. Apply light pressure to the insert where the lining has been removed.
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  9. Pull the top tab toward the inside of the vehicle as shown below. Apply light pressure to the insert where the lining has been removed.
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  11. Pull the bottom tab toward the inside of the vehicle as shown below. Apply light pressure to the insert where the lining has been removed.
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  13. Repeat steps 1-6 using insert PR on the passenger side of the vehicle. See picture below.
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  15. Place the Rear Bumper over the inserts and locate using light pressure as shown below. Be sure that all 4 tabs are exposed.
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  17. Align the corners of the Rear Bumper with the fascia as shown below. There should be a 1/8 in. gap between the Bumper and the fascia.
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  19. Be sure that the Rear Bumper is centered on vehicle. Pull the top two tabs toward the outside of the vehicle as shown below. Be sure that corners of the Bumper stay aligned as the tabs are pulled. Apply light pressure to the insert where the lining has been removed.
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  21. Pull the bottom two tabs toward the outside of the vehicle as shown below. Apply light pressure to the insert where the lining has been removed.
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  23. Press down firmly on the Bumper to secure it to the vehicle.
  24. Congratulations! You have installed the Chrome-Tech™ Rear Bumper.

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