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Old 05-08-2004, 11:55 PM   #1
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Installing Rotary Accents

Here is a little how to on installing the rotary accents. I started with the rear as it was the easiest. Here is the rear kit. I used rubbing alchohol to clean the area.
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Old 05-08-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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Both accents are secured with double sided tape.
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:00 AM   #3
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You get a packet of 3M primer to wipe down the area with after the alchohol.
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:02 AM   #5
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After taking the backing off the tape apply the accent evenly.
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:03 AM   #6
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:04 AM   #7
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The front accent is very similar. The one difference is that it comes with two small black pegs to prevent it from coming off. Here is the front kit.
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:08 AM   #8
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Here is a pic of how the tape is on the front accent. If you do not have the front air dam you need to double the tape (which is included) on the inside front. Since I have the normal front end I needed to use the extra tape.
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:09 AM   #9
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Here is the front tape
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:12 AM   #10
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After priming with the alchohol and the 3M primer, take the backing off the tape and carfuly push the accent into place. You might need to pick up the lip of the bumper a bit. When that is done take each of the black pegs and push them into place.
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Here is the peg in place.
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:15 AM   #12
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There you go! Mine needs a wash but you need to wait 24 hrs to let the tape set before getting it wet. (at least that's what the instructions say)
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Old 05-09-2004, 12:17 AM   #13
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:02 PM   #14
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Thanks for the write up. Looks good.
I should be installing some in the near future
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Old 05-09-2004, 01:07 PM   #15
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Hmmm. I can get the RA for $155. That'd be the most out of pocket if I could install them myself. Hmmmmm.
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Old 05-09-2004, 03:29 PM   #16
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Nice little DIY, RXDave! I'm moving this to the DIY section, congrats! :D
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Old 05-31-2004, 01:42 AM   #17
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Excellent DIY. I could have used it when I installed my rear accent.
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Old 06-02-2004, 12:30 AM   #18
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Thanks! Simple, but there's nothing like photos to prove it.
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Old 06-13-2004, 12:13 PM   #19
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Where do you get them for $155 ?? I found them for $120.60 here:

http://www.finishlineperformance.com..._exterior.html

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Old 06-27-2004, 06:35 PM   #20
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Great lookin 8 Dave. I love the color. You guys that take the time to take digital pics of the stuff you install are truly awesome. Very helpful and considerate.
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Great looks very goog & thanks a lot for the pics!!!!
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Old 07-10-2004, 01:23 PM   #22
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Awesome DIY! Took me 10 minutes to install both of them thanks to the pictures.
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Old 09-18-2011, 11:00 PM   #23
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I apologize for reviving an old post but is there anyway for you to repost the pics for the DIY RXDave? I just bought a used front rotary accent, it did not come with any screws or pegs as you mentioned and no double sided tape. So I am not very sure of how to tape this thing right to the bumper.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 04-04-2013, 09:27 AM   #24
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i have the same problem as stragox. i just bought the set of rotary accents but mine came with the double sided tape but no pegs or screws... is the double sided tape really enough? i'd like to get the screw/pegs on the front part but i dont think there is anything besides double sided tape that can be used for the rear accent. help!
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