Installation Time: Afternoon
September 07, 2012
all SHR stuff is great- but these are #1 in my book!
think I got like the second set shipped, painted them myself the next day, but these are a pain to paint...lot more time consuming than one might think...you wouldnt guess to look at it, but painting down in a tapered hole/getting coverage without a thick lip on the paint is difficult even with a small touchup gun, and basecoat/clearcoat materials are expensive...they turned out great, but ignoring the instructions, I didnt use the adhesion promoter- 4 months later my adhesive let loose- 100% my fault...long story short, I messed up my paint putting them back in, was not about to even try to repaint them, so bought another set in prepaints, AND used the proper adhesion promoter per the instructions.
Six yrs later, they still look awesome, I would seriously suggest prepaints as their guy has done tons of these- most body shops wont want to spend the hours needed to learn how to make them up to most peoples expectations - like everything, experience matters.
I had followed these for months, chompin at the bit before they were released, and must say they were even better than anticipated. perfect fit, no wind noise, awesome looks and very little visibility change.
Installation is a little involved, but instructions are well detailed with pics of everything, its not as bad as it might seem at first glance, and well worth the effort. they definitely dont have that 'taped on' look, heck they gotta be good as Ford even uses them on the factory CobraJets! Made right here in the USA, another BIG plus to me.
These things are UV stabilized tinted Lexan, strong as heck, saw a pic of a big dual wheel truck parked on one barely bending it... even at 6 yrs old on a car that sits out all summer, they have not weathered a bit- they did their homework on using the best materials for sure. the best thing about these, you wouldnt believe how many folks thought it was a 'old' mustang, as in from the 60's... they really add to the old school fastback look!
when I put mine in, I kept the little factory rubber blocks that spaced the windows out originally- theyll pop out when pulling the windows. Anyways, I cut little pcs and stuck three in the adhesive(with plenty around the blocks) and it put them exactly flush with the body- they fit exactly- I mean EXACTLY like the factory glass... great update for any S197.
again, follow instructions and dont skip the adhesion promoter :)