Having a new body kit for your car is a very easy task though without adequate knowledge of the process you might end up wasting your resources with a futile attempt. This article aims at providing you with adequate insight on the basic steps of fitting a body kit to your car.
Before you begin the process, configure the body kit as stated in the manual of the kit. On completion, paint the bumper of the car unless you intend painting the entire car afterward.
Wipe the surfaces of the car on which the body kit will be installed using a piece of cloth dipped in lacquer thinner or a grease remover. This removes any stain on the paint of the car. Avoid leaving the piece of cloth on the car surface for longer than some seconds to prevent the chemicals damaging the painting of the car.
To the clean surface, spray an adhesion promoter which aids the paint stick to the surface of the car. To the segment of the car where you will place a double sided tape use a lint-free cloth to wipe the surface.
It should be noted that every time you remove a pre-installed kit from the car the entire steps above needs to be repeated
The body kit of a car has three parts:
The Front Bumper
Detach the original front bumper while keeping the preinstalled front bumper since it should come in handy later. Then you proceed to install the new front bumper. If the front bumper doesn’t seem to fit perfectly removing the Styrofoam located within the new front bumper will be a good idea. If it still doesn’t fit try sanding or grinding where applicable.
You can also use the preinstalled bumper removed earlier to install the new front bumper this allows you do a better job.
The Side Skirt
For the side skirt, check it corresponds with the measurement of the part of the car on which they will be placed. In ensuring the side skirts fits perfectly, engage the process of sanding or grinding.
To make things easier, you can use a grease pencil to pinpoint the exactly where the side skirts will be preinstalled.
Take the dimensions of a tape with two sides then run it along the side skirt of the car. Arrange the side skirt part of the body kit on the lower part of the car. With the body kit in order, shrug off the plastic covering gently. Check the openings for the screws and if they are not aligned properly creating another set of openings will be ideal.
The Rear Bumper
For the Rear Bumper, detach the preinstalled trim panel and rear bumper. Keep both preinstalled parts so they can be used as an accessory tool. For a perfect match, detach the Styrofoam present on the surface of the car.
Place the new rear bumper side on the location where it is to be installed and see if it fits. If it doesn’t fit, then sand or grind to ensure it is suited appropriately.
Create new openings for the screws in the new rear bumper using the preinstalled car rear bumper. Fix it to the surface using screws and other accessories which were used on the preinstalled car rear bumper.
That concludes the installation process which is a relatively easy process. However, without adequate knowledge of the process, things might get awry.