E-TECH Chrome Detail Trim
These E-TECH self-adhesive Chrome Detailing Trim Kits can be used to accentuate vehicle body lines or highlight features such as headlights, grilles, vents etc.
They can be used internally or externally and each kit is supplied with 8 injection moulded end caps so a professional finish can be achieved. THe trim is easy to cut, shape and install and you can choose from 2 different witdths: 8mm or 21mm (both are supplied in 5m long rolls).
- Subtle styling to highlight & accentuate vehicle body lines
- Adds an inatant and exclusive styling upgrade to any vehicle
- Numerous applications for interior and exterior use
- Ideal for bumpers, body panel contours & edges, sills, front & rear diffusers, surrounds for headlights, grilles & number plates
- Suitable for cars, 4x4's pick-ups, vans, motorbikes, caravans etc
we have 2 different diameter kits available as listed below:
CDT-02KIT - 8mm wide kit contains: • 1 x 5 Metre roll of 8mm chrome detail trim • 8 x Chromed End Caps • 2 x E-TECH Surface Cleaning Sachets
CDT-02KIT - 21mm wide kit contains: • 1 x 5 Metre roll of 21mm chrome detail trim • 8 x Chromed End Caps • 2 x E-TECH Surface Cleaning Sachets
IMPORTANT - Read the instruction below before fitting the E-TECH Chrome Detail Trim
Thoroughly clean the area where the Chrome Detail Trim is going to be fitted
This area must be completely free of all traces of oil, grease, wax, polish, dirt, dust and moisture. Thoroughly dry the area.
Do not fit in tempeatures below 13ºC (55ºF) you can warm the E-TECH Chrome Detail Trim up and the area where it is going to be stuck using a hair dryer or by fitting it in a warm garage.
After you have cleaned the area where the Chrome Detail Trim is going to be fitted using the E-TEC Surface Cleaner sachet provided, wipe around the area where the Chrome Detail Trim is going to be applied. The surface cleaner will prepare the bonding area for the detail trim so a strong adhesion is achieved.
When you have decided where you want to fit the Chrome Detail Trim, unroll it and measure the lengths needed. Cut the trim to the required lengths using a sharp knife or pruning shears.
If you are fitting the E-TECH Chrome Detail Trim across door shut lines, remember to allow approx 5-10mm gap for the door shut edge (see fig.1) Ensure that the trim does not foul the door opening and closing.
Offer up the cut lengths of the trim - make sure you have them in the correct position, peel back only 5 or 6 cms of the backing paper and fold this down to leave a flap. Do not touch the adhesive tape or the bonding area with your fingers.
Stick the exposed end of the Detail Trim in position and rub down gently. Then pull the flap of the backing paper away from the Detail Trim a few inches at a time and slowly stick the rest of it in position, rubbing down gently as you go. Once the trim is in place it should note be removed. Repeat the same process for all lengths.
The Chrome Detail Trim can be fitted round right angle corners bu cutting the trim at a 45º angle. This should then produce a neat join line.
Please bear in mind that the detail trim is a self-adhesive product and is designed to be fitted to flat and single curvature surfaces. There is a degree of side to side flexibility with the product but no more than 5 or 10%. If you force the product it is unlikely to stay stuck in the position in that position you have chosen for very long and you may in fact crack the chrome cap of the extrusion.
We recommend that if you want to fit the product around a tight bend or a 90º angle that you cut/trim the E-TECH Chrome Detail Trim to the appropriate angle so a neat join can be made (see fig2.)
DO NOT STRETCH THE CHROME DETAIL TRIM WHILE INSTALLING
Now with the moulding in position stick the injection moulded end caps over the ends of the moulding for a professional finish.
Rub the detail trim and end caps hard 3 or 4 times to ensure that a maximum bond is made. Repeat the above process after 1, 6 and 24 hours.
The adhesive tape takes time to cure so please do not wash car by hand within 3 days of installation and do not put your vehilce through a car wash for 7 days.