October 02, 2009
Not a PERFECT fit
You have two options here, the smaller, rounder direct window mounts, or these, which are smoother, and much larger (covering most of the quarter panel). The fit is pretty close, and since you will be matching and painting, I strongly recommend getting them professionally installed. I must note that mine were not a perfect fit (a little too flat) so one of the corners lifts up a little (1/8 inch). Let's talk about 3M tape vs. automotive silicone: it comes with 3M tape, that is safe to use. A few people have had these come off using the 3M tape, here is why: if you wax your car, there is a thin layer of wax on it. if you stick the tape to the wax, it bonds with the wax. wax, by nature, comes off. Before using the tape, remove all of the car wax with rubbing alcohol. then you will have no problems. If you use silicone, your are permanently mounting these. it will chemically solve with the wax and paint. if you ever need to adjust/remove these, and you used silicone, it will rip off huge chunks of paint. forcing you to repaint the car. After installation, I would probably recommend the ones that mount on the windows, even though they are slightly less attractive.
See my photos above (blacked out mustang)
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