FAQ | Sportwing Information
Our 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.
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 or watch an installation video on our Youtube page for further detail.
Please double-check the sock material. The instructions are rolled up in a separate section toward the end of the material. If you still are unable to find them, please contact us.
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.
Most codes can be found on the driver side door jamb, glove box, or trunk. If you cannot locate your paint code, please contact your local auto dealer, ask for the parts department, and tell them that you need to obtain your paint code. They will ask you for your vehicle's VIN # and look it up for you. PaintScatch.com and AutoMotiveTouchUp.com are great for reference, but never guess your paint code!
We STRONGLY advise using our ProBond Adhesive Promoter so that the Molding will stay on for years to come. We recommend applying a thin coat of the ProBond 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 remove any dirt, wax, or debris. You will notice that the ProBond dries very quickly. This is okay, the ProBond 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 ProBond Adhesive Promoter is not an adhesive, it is an Adhesive Promoter that preps the surface to increase the bond of the 3M Tape. One ProBond Crush Swab is enough for one side of the vehicle.
Our aftermarket moldings are designed for vehicles that come from the factory without body side molding. They are not Factory Molding Replacements. We design them to look similar to some factory styles, but it will not be an exact match.
Although some of our Spoilers are "Factory Style", they may require new holes to be drilled for installation and/or it may or may not cover the existing holes.
Using two tools; wrap string around both of them, (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!
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.
Our Painted Moldings are made of ABS Plastic.
We use BASF Automotive Base Coat Clear Coat for all of our Painted products. We use a mixture of low-VOC solvent and Waterborne paint, which is EPA compliant and environmentally friendly. We paint them in-house at our Cleveland, OH headquarters. For Tri-Coat Paints, we use 4 coats of paint. For Non-Tri-Coat Paints, we use 3 coats of paint. In addition, we use 2 Clear Coats for all painted products.
Yes, in the area where you are applying the product, we 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, we 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.
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, our Rear Bumper Protector will not work for your vehicle in that particular year. Please check to see if there is a note about the Power Lift Gate within the product description to see if this applies to the product you are interested in.