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How To Install a RTR Decklid Panel - Black - on your 2010-2014 Mustang

Installation Time

2 hours

Tools Required
  • Philips Screw Driver
  • Protective blanket
  • (Option 1) Air Body Saw
  • (Option 2) Drill Motor
  • Plastic Panel Tool
  • Scissors/Razor Blade
  • (Option 1) Drill Motor with ¼” Drill
  • (Option 2) 5” Bi-metal Hole Saw
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Components:

1 - RTR Appliqué (with 3M Bonding Tape preinstalled)

1 – Adhesion Promoter Pack

2 – Alcohol Packs

1 – Rust Inhibitor Pack

3 – Strips of Black Vinyl

1 – Installation Guide

1. With the deck lid open, remove the (2) phillips screws that secure the lower corners of the factory trim panel. (Screws will not be re-used.)

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2. Remove factory panel. Use a flat panel tool, preferably plastic to release the clips from the back side of the factory panel. The second image shows a close up of the clips.

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3. (OPTION 1) Remove the “Bump”. NOTE: A few different methods may be used for this step. Use the method that you feel most comfortable with performing.

First method below: Place protective blanket to catch metal shavings, drill a starter hole (1/4” drill) and cut with an air body saw. CAUTION: Do NOT cut through the inside layer of sheet metal.

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4. Remove and discard the “Bump”. Remove any burrs. IMPORTANT: Apply the supplied rust/corrosion inhibitor to edges of the cut.

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5. (OPTION 2) Use a 5” hole saw to remove the “Bump”

IMPORTANT: Apply the supplied rust/corrosion inhibitor to the cut edges.

CAUTION: Do NOT cut through the inside layer of sheet metal.

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6. Clean the perimeter of the deck lid with the provided alcohol packs and allow to dry.

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7. Apply the supplied adhesion promoter to the bonding area. CAUTION: Do not apply adhesion promoter above the bonding area; it will leave a visible residue. Excess promoter can be cleaned off with was and grease remover if needed.

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8. Install the RTR applique. Peel the red backing off the 3M tape to create “ pull tabs”. Align the decklid, press the corners of the the applique to hold it in place, then continue to press the 3M tape along the length.