Installation Time: Afternoon
October 29, 2014
Don't freak out!
Don't freak out! When this product arrived I thought there was a mistake. It was shipped in a radiator support box that clearly wasn't long enough for the chin spoiler. When I opened the box, the chin spoiler was in there FOLDED IN HALF! That is actually good news. This is a soft urethane which is very flexible so if/when you do bump something, there's less chance of damage. I simply laid it out flat on my floor for a day and it straightened right up.
This is normal un-prepped urethane. To remove junk from the molding process, release agents, grease, etc, I first cleaned it with a Scotch Brite pad and a good cleaner. Afterwards, I cleaned it with Dupli-Color's Prep Spray and a lint-free rag. Then I prepped it with Bulldog adhesion Promoter, Dupli-Color makes an adhesion promoter as well but I already had this in the garage. Then I painted it using several thin coats of Dupli-Color Black Flexible Bumper Coating (FB105). The color and texture came out great! I don't see a difference between it and the factory black side skirts.
I'm not sure where the idea came from of removing the factory chin spoiler but I wouldn't and didn't see it in the instructions AM provides. This fits right over the factory chin spoiler, it even gives it more support. I think others that removed the factory chin may have a problem with it being weaker. The only thing I did different on the install (which was VERY easy) was I bought some #10 x 3/4" self tapping hex head cap screws from the hardware store to replace the thin little screws they provided in the kit to provide more support.
It's holding up great and looks FANTASTIC! I also added the Roush side splitters which were also very easy to install. They both really look like they should have come on the car new and look great! If you look very close at the spoiler right after the center part where it curves back, there is a very small gap there but with the screw in the fender well (factory), the screws added to the bottom and the 2-sided tape which was pre-installed on mine, it is very strong and not going anywhere. You can't see the gap until you get down a couple feet away. For that reason only I rated the fit at 4/5 stars but it still fits very nice.