Install Guides: Side Skirts
Please note that this is a general installation guide and may not apply to all applications. It is not meant to serve as a substitute for professional expertise. If you are at all confused by any of the information contained in this article, you should seriously reconsider attempting the installation on your own. BodyKits4Cars.com is not able to replace parts that have been damaged as a result of attempted installations persuant to the information contained within this guide or for any other circumstances.
Installation Guide (Side Skirts)
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WARNING: PROFESSIONAL INSTALLATION BY EXPERIENCED AND COMPETENT MECHANIC RECOMMENDED. MAY REQUIRE SPECIAL TOOLS AND/OR SHOP EQUIPMENT.
➀ START BY CHECKING AND REMOVING ALL FACTORY HARDWARE, SCREWS, BOLTS, NUTS, CLIPS, AND/OR BRACKETS THAT MAY BE SECURING THE FACTORY SIDESKIRT TO THE CAR. BE SURE TO CHECK UNDERNEATH AND BOTH WHEEL- WELLS OF THE VEHICLE. (NOTE: THE NUMBER OF SCREWS, BOLTS, NUTS, CLIPS, AND/OR BRACKETS MAY VARY WITH EACH VEHICLE.)
➁ THEN BY FIRMLY AND CAREFULLY PULLING OUTWARDS, REMOVE THE FACTORY SIDESKIRT. SOME FACTORY SIDESKIRTS MAY REQUIRE THAT YOU SLIDE BACK OR FORWARD BEFORE REMOVAL. (NOTE: STYLES MAY VARY WHICH MAY NOT REQUIRE THE REMOVAL OF THE FACTORY SIDESKIRTS.)
➂ WITH THE FACTORY SIDESKIRT REMOVED, PLACE THE AFTERMARKET SIDESKIRT ON THE VEHICLE AND TEST FOR FITMENT. (NOTE: STYLES MAY VARY WHICH MAY NECESSITATE SANDING AND/OR TRIMMING OF SIDESKIRT FOR PROPER FITMENT.)
➃ ONCE THE AFTERMARKET SIDESKIRT HAS BEEN PROPERLY FITTED, USE THE SUPPLIED L BRACKETS AND SELF-TAPPING SCREWS TO SECURE THE SIDESKIRT. START BY USING A GREASE PENCIL, DRAW A LINE ALONG THE TOP EDGE OF THE PART FOR REFERENCE OF WHERE THE PART WILL BE TOUCHING THE BODY OF THE CAR (IF APPLICABLE).
➄ REMOVE PART AND CLEAN THE SURFACE WHERE THE SIDESKIRT WILL BE MEETING THE BODY OF THE CAR (IF APPLICABLE).
➅ APPLY DOUBLE-SIDED TAPE APPROXIMATELY ¼” LOWER THAN THE LINE DRAWN WITH THE GREASE PENCIL (IF APPLICABLE).
➆ PEEL APPROXIMATELY 2” OF PLASTIC BACKING OFF TAPE, MAKING A “TAIL” FROM CENTER OF PART SO THAT YOU CAN POSITION PART ON CAR WITHOUT COMPLETELY REMOVING BACKING FROM TAPE. POSITION PART ON CAR, USING YOUR GREASE LINE AS A REFERENCE. ONCE IN PLACE, PULL “TAIL” AND PRESS PART FIRMLY AGAINST THE VEHICLE (IF APPLICABLE).
➇ PRESS FIRMLY TO ENSURE GOOD ADHESION. DRILL (2) 1/8” HOLES INTO EACH WHEEL WELL AND SECURE WITH (2) PHILLIPS HEAD SCREWS PER SIDE.