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- CDC Classic Chin Spoiler - 2005-2009 Mustang GT - Installation Instructions
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Justin: The CDC Classic Chin Spoiler that we have here today might just be one of the most popular options available for the '05 to '09 GT owners who are looking to really increase that front end appearance. Now, this option does ship unpainted in the black finish and will feature a durable injection molded build all for right around that low $200 price point. Install of this according to the site here, guys, is gonna get a pretty solid one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter, take an hour at most to complete from start to finish. But hang with me for a bit. We'll walk you through that job later in the video. All right.So as you guys may or may not know, I've been here a pretty long time in American Muscle and listen, during my many years here, I can't possibly think of another chin spoiler that has been the go-to choice for a given gen like the CDC Classic has been for the earliest S197. Now it's really like peanut butter and jelly or fox body with a two chamber. Basically, it's a tried-and-true combination guys. It works very, very well and if you don't believe me, well then feel free to check out the hundreds of five-star reviews back on the site for this particular option and hey, while you're there, feel free to check out some of the customer submitted images as well.Now, one reoccurring theme that you will see in those customer reviews is that despite the CDC option being categorized as unpainted, there are plenty of owners out there that will bolt this thing up right out of the box. And that's because honestly, with the black finish and that slight green texture, it does work extremely well and, in my opinion, does not require any painting as long as you're okay with the contrast of the black chin spoiler with your car.Now, the reason I say all this is because a lot of times when companies point out something is unpainted, typically it comes in like an ugly gray or beige primer color, something that absolutely needs to be sprayed prior to the install. But as you guys can see here with the CDC Classic, that is absolutely not the case. And in my opinion, this thing is ready to rock right out of the box. Now, of course, if you did want to have this thing color-matched to your ride, you totally could. It is entirely possible with the CDC. Obviously, that's gonna require a little bit more prep work. But when it's done, I think it would help deliver more of a factory appearance or factory style once it's been color-matched to your ride.Now, getting back to that paint and prep work, well, that is something you would need to do on your own guys or what you could do if you don't feel like doing all the extra work or spending the extra money to have this thing sprayed, feel free to check out some of our other pre-painted options currently available here on the site. But getting back to the construction of the CDC option, guys, as I mentioned earlier, you're looking at an injection-molded urethane build here, very durable and still very flexible. So in the event you get this thing hung up on a curve or something like that, it's gonna give you some flex. It's gonna bend a bit and it's not gonna shatter or crack like a fiberglass option might.Last but not least, guys, the finishing touch here, CDC does give you a very, very light texture to kind of help this thing flow with some of your other exterior plastic on your early S197. And that is something I think that adds just a little bit more character to this spoiler itself. Now the best part is, guys, the CDC Classic will install using factory mounting locations along with the included hardware and will not require any drilling whatsoever. I always like to point that out. But now to give you a better idea of just how this job will go down on your '05 to '09 GT at home, feel free to check out our detailed walkthrough and tool breakdown.Man: Tools used for this installation, quarter-inch drive ratchet, scissors, and a Phillips head socket.Hey, guys, I'm gonna show you how to install our CDC Chin Spoiler on our 2006 Mustang, so let's get started. So the first thing we're gonna do with our chin spoiler here is we're gonna take some sandpaper, sand the inside lip here, put our double face tape inside here to hold it on. It'll go on this edge right here and then we'll take and remove two bolts on both sides, two screws, and then we'll be able to take this and pull it up in place. Tighten them screws up and our chin spoiler will be installed.So now what we're gonna do is we're gonna take some sandpaper and we're gonna sand this inside edge here. It's gonna help with the double-sided tape sticking to it. So the manufacturer recommends 80 grit. I have some fine sandpaper. That's all we have here. So I'm gonna just try to scuff it up the best I can. And once you got it scuffed up like that, in the kit, they include some alcohol wipes. I'm gonna take one of them and I'm gonna clean the surface here. And now we'll let that dry for a minute or two. And then once we get that and it dries, we will put our two-faced, double-sided tape on.So now I'm gonna take our 3M tape here that's included in the kit. I'm gonna install this right on this inside lip and get it right about to there. Cut that. I'm just gonna go along and make sure it's pushed down and then we'll do the same over here. So now that we have that done, now, what we're gonna do is prep our surface on our car to get ready to stick this on.So now that we have our double-sided tape on our chin spoiler, we're gonna take our other alcohol wipe. We're gonna wipe our surface here and get it clean. Then we would take our adhesion promoter, and we're gonna apply that to it too, and then we'll be able to install our chin spoiler. So I'm gonna take my alcohol wipe, clean the surface here where the tape's gonna stick. I'm just gonna clean everything just to make sure it's clean. We'll give that a second here to dry. We'll take our adhesion promoter now and I'm just gonna apply that where the tape is gonna be, which is gonna be right there. I'm just gonna pull it out, apply that there and now we're ready to install our chin spoiler.So now we're gonna remove our two Phillips head screws right here. This is gonna be the place where chin spoiler comes around and screws to. I'm taking my quarter-inch drive with a Phillips head bit on the end of it, and I'm gonna take these two out. I just gonna wanna repeat that same procedure on the other side. So now at this point, we're ready to install our chin spoiler. What we're gonna do is you're gonna want to remove your red tape here on your chin spoiler.Now, on this one, we're not gonna do that because we're not keeping this on the car, it's just to show you how to put it on. So I'm gonna leave this on. I made a little spot here where it's gonna stick. So what I'm gonna do is take my chin spoiler now, fit it into this section right here. Make sure it fits. Get it up in place. Do the same on the other side. Just like that. Now, once you have it in place, you're gonna want to take your two screws, screw these back in place. Next one and take my Phillips head out again with my quarter-inch drive, tighten this up. Now you're gonna just want to repeat that same procedure on the other side.So next that we have our screws in here, we're gonna install our pushpins. Now these come in the kit. Just gonna push this up in the place, get underneath here, push our pushpin in, that's gonna hold the bottom of it. Now, after you get your two push pins in, then you're just gonna want to go around, push down and get the adhesive to stick to the front and that'll wrap up this install.That wraps up this review and install our CDC Classic Chin Spoiler Unpainted for '05 to '09 GT Mustangs. Thanks for watching. And for all things Mustang, keep it right here at americamuscle.com.
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