Before You Get Started...
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1. Remove 2 (10mm) bolts on the outboard edge of the underside of Bumper.
2. Remove license plate and frame by removing two attachment screws. License plate lamps are removed by unscrewing the fastener and disengaging clips by tilting the housing. Lamp assembly is then removed by rotating it in relation to the housing (Fig. 1).
3. Center step pad trim is removed by removing small square covers located on top surface near each end of trim piece. A flat head screw driver or clip removal tool can be used to pry up the top of the clip. The clip can be fully removed by prying up center “pop-up” pin with trim tool or needle nose pliers (Fig. 2). Once pin is up, pry clip fastener out of hole. Finally, (2) 10 mm bolts need to be removed that hold trim tabs to bottom of bumper.
4. Clean the surface of the bumper thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol, and then wipe the areas where tape will be installed with the provided adhesion promoter.
5. Begin installing BumperShellz™ by peeling off the red tape backing from strips located on the back surface. On the furthest outboard edge peel back the first inch of red backing, and tape it to the front of the part for removal later. (Fig. 3a, Fig. 3b)
7. Tuck the upper flange under step pad trim, starting at the inboard end and working outboard to the corner. This is done by slightly lifting the trim edge with a non-scratching pry-tool and sliding the BumperShellz™ flange underneath (Fig. 4).
8. Pull the BumperShellz™ around corner and tuck flange up into the trim, while trying not to allow tape to contact bumper until the BumperShell is in proper position (corner flange completely covering bumper flange – Fig. 5). Also, be sure that the clearance window for the license plate light is properly aligned.
9. Once satisfied with the position, pull back the red backing to the 3M tape that you attached to the visible side in step 6 to expose the tape, and put firm pressure on that flange.
10. After completing the installation on both sides, replace lower bumper bolts and license plate .
11. Reinstall center step pad. Keep in mind that this will take some additional pressure to correctly align the bolt holes due to the addition of the BumperShellz.
Most BumperShellz colors will function much like paint. They can be buffed, polished, taken through automated car washes, and whatever else you would normally do. Some ABS colors can be sanded down and re-painted if ever you decide you want to change colors. The only color that cannot be polished, and re-painted is the Textured Black TPO.