Sliplo Car Splitter Protection Installation Guide
Alias23: Sliplo Car Splitter Protection Installation Guide For Lotus & Mclaren
Product(s): Lotus Sliplo Kit / Mclaren Sliplo Kits
As an aftermarket motorsport part designed for track usage - Painting, installation, and usage is at owners risk.
These instructions are simply guidelines. A professional installation should always be sought with installation of this product. WARNING, MOTORSPORT OR DRIVING CAN BE DANGEROUS RESULTING IN DEATH OR PERSONAL INJURY. READ OUR FITTING INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
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Working on your car can be a dangerous activity. If you are unsure of what you are doing, please leave mechanical or safety critical work to a skilled mechanic. We take no responsibility for the incorrect use and / or installation of this product.
Tools/Supplies Needed For Install:
- 70% Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) - Optional but recommended.
- 3M Adhesion promotor - Optional but recommended.
- By using the two items above you will significantly enhance initial and ultimate adhesion of the Sliplo kit.
- Measuring Tape
We have documented the process below, however Sliplo have also done a great install video which is a good visual resource of the process.
Step One - Surface Cleaning
Use the 70% Isopropyl alcohol (IPA) and a towel to clean the surface of any oily layer or contamination on your car. Where heavy oil, grease or a ceramic coating is present, a “degreasing” solvent such as gasoline can be used to remove any contami- nants. However, take extreme care not to damage the paint.
When cleaning with solvent, always follow with an IPA clean to remove any remaining residue. Make sure to let the surface sit until fully dry before moving onto the next step.
Step Two - Adhesion Promoter
Make sure to use a glove when handling any type of adhesive promoter. Quickly apply a single thin layer of the adhesive promoter to the surface area using the applicator sponge. Make sure to let the surface sit until fully dry before moving onto the next step.
If the surface has pre-existing damage, make sure you focus on these areas with the application of extra promoter.
Step Three - Fitment Test
Do not remove any of the red adhesive liner during this testing seg- ment. Place your first piece of SLIPLO up against the surface area you want to protect. Generally, a good rule of thumb is to start from the center of the bumper and test each consecutive piece, moving towards the driver side of the car. Use your pen to mark any overlaps, screws, and holes on the SLIPLO piece which require any type of cutting. Once satisfied, move onto the next piece and repeat.
Step Four - Final Tweaks
Using your sharp scissors, cut any marked SLIPLO pieces from the pre- vious step. Double check the fitment of each cut piece against the surface. Remember to cut only as much excess material as necessary, ensur- ing maximum bond integrity of each individual piece.
Step Five - Final Fitment
Remove the adhesive red liner from the back of the SLIPLO piece.
Starting from the center, lightly apply your first piece. By pressing lightly, you will be able to easily pull off the Sliplo for repositioning.
You should only press hard on the Sliplo when you are completely happy that it is in the correct position.
Always take extra care to install the adhesive section of SLIPLO on a flat surface, ensuring that there won’t be any pop ups in the future. Install all of the remaining pieces of SLIPLO, ensuring the protection of the front lip impact area of your bumper. Go over and firmly press each piece down using the palm of your hand insuring that adhesive is fully activated.