Each order of body side molding includes enough molding for both sides of your vehicle. Most molding kits come in 4 pieces, but some 2 door vehicles may only have 2 pieces (the 2 door pieces are longer and have formed ends on each side, so it still looks great!). Refer to the product description for more information on how many pieces are in the kit that you are interested in.
Using two tools; wrap string around both, (screwdrivers, etc.), leave about 6" of the string between the two. At the corner of the moldings, slip the string between the moldings and the vehicle. Work the string back and forth, this will cut the 3M tape, do this until you can grab some of the molding with your hand. Push downward, toward the ground, this helps to release the tape from the vehicle. You may see some tape left on the vehicle; use your thumb to rub this off. A degreasing product should help to soften the tape. It’s not easy, and will take some time, but you will not damage the paint!
No. Aftermarket moldings are designed for vehicles that come from the factory without body side molding. They are not Factory Molding Replacements. DAWN design them to look like some factory styles, but it will not be an exact match. If you have a factory body side molding and would like to replace it with DAWNs, please know that molding may be made to be installed in a different location. Some factory moldings are drilled into your vehicle, so please consider that there may be holes underneath your factory molding.
DAWN STRONGLY advise using Pro Bond Adhesive Promoter so that the Molding will stay on for years to come. They recommend applying a thin coat of the Pro Bond Adhesive Promoter where the moldings are to be applied (approximately underneath where the Moldings will go, try not to get it on parts of the vehicle where the Molding will NOT be applied to. The vehicle, or at least the area where you will apply the moldings, should be cleaned with alcohol prior to removing any dirt, wax, or debris. You will notice that the Pro Bond dries very quickly. This is okay, the Pro Bond should be dried prior to installing the Moldings. It will leave a thin polymer coating that may appear to slightly "dull" the surface (if Moldings are ever removed, buffing the surface will take away the dullness 100%). The Pro Bond Adhesive Promoter is not an adhesive, it is an Adhesive Promoter that preps the surface to increase the bond of the 3M Tape. One Pro Bond Crush Swab is enough for one side of the vehicle.
Finished End Moldings are one solid, painted-to-match color moldings with angled ends. Chromeline Moldings are painted moldings with a chrome insert strip. Color Insert Moldings are painted moldings with a black or red insert strip. The new Custom Molding is our newly designed, modern style molding. The difference between the FE/FE2, CF/CF2, or CI/CI2 Body Side Moldings is the width of the Molding. The FE/CF/CI Moldings are 1 1/4" Wide, and the FE2/CF2/CI2 Moldings are 2 1/2" Wide. They will protect the same, the difference is purely aesthetic.
Painted Moldings are made of ABS Plastic.
For each Body Side Molding Kit, DAWN determine the lengths of the Moldings and the angles that the Moldings are cut at for the door seam in a spot that will provide the most protection to your vehicle. For this reason, they advise for you to install your Body Side Molding in the location that depict on Installation Instructions. If you install the Moldings in a different location, DAWN can not guarantee that they will protect your vehicle as we engineered them to. Also, the angles and lengths may vary depending on where you install the Moldings. Many times, there are areas of vehicles that are "wavy/bubbly" which will cause the Moldings to lift from the vehicle after a prolonged period of time, so this would be another concern with installing your Moldings in a separate location. DAWN must also mention that installing in a location other than where depict on Installation Instructions would void the Manufacturer Warranty.
Rear Bumper Protectors have been tested to cover the most probable area that will receive damage. Some applications may not extend the full length of the bumper. While some Rear Bumper Protectors may not extend the whole length of the bumper, it will still provide much protection against luggage, pets, groceries, etc. because it covers most of the bumper. Each Rear Bumper Protector is engineered with specific angles in mind, which is why DAWN selected the specific RBP for any specific application. Even though another RBP may be longer/shorter, it will most likely not fit due to the difference in angles and curves of each vehicle's bumper.
In some cases, you may have to bend the flexible Rear Bumper Protector during installation to match the curve of your bumper. Please see the installation instructions included for further detail.
On some vehicles that offer Power Lift-Gate options, the sensor located in the tailgate will sense that there is an obstruction (the installed Rear Bumper Protector), and the tailgate will return to the open position. For this reason, Rear Bumper Protector will not work for your vehicle in that year.
If you need to replace the tape on your Rear Bumper Protector, recommend any 3M Automotive Grade Double-Sided Adhesive Tape that is at least 1/2" thick. You can find these types of tapes at most hardware stores or automotive stores!
Yes, in the area where you are applying the product, DAWN advise that you remove the wax with alcohol wipes. The wax will interfere with the adhesion of your product, so this is important to make sure your product will stay on for years to come!
Just to be safe, recommend avoiding a car wash for 24 hours after you install your product(s). Afterwards, you can have as many car-washes as you'd like! It will not damage or interfere with your product's adhesion.
YES. The product(s) will bond to the Ceramic Coating, and not to your vehicle, so once the Coating wears away after a few years, the bond will weaken and your products may come off. DAWN advise not to install products onto a Ceramic-Coated Vehicle, but if you do, please frequently check to make sure that the bond is strong. Please keep in mind that installing products onto a Ceramic Coating WILL void your warranty!
You can wax any Painted Product as you would wax your vehicle, but recommend waiting at least 24 hours after installing your Painted Product to wax your vehicle.