BRONCO Raptor Lower Door Protection
Here we are again. This time with a Bronco Raptor. Over 7000 miles and we have noticed some light scratches at the bottom of our doors.
We decided to add a little protection and styling at the same time. This kit is enough to cover the lower door area of one full vehicle.
From the factory we also have some paint defects in this area which we will be covering up. It will also provide small amounts of protection when taking the doors off and putting them inside the storage bags.
We're starting off offering 4 different types of materials. All of these materials are sourced in the US and are a premium choice for your vehicle.
Matte black is one of the easiest colors to install in general. It stretches and responds to heat very well.
The gloss black we chose has air egress channels and that is why it is a little more expensive than standard colors. Air egress channels assist in providing a path for air to escape during installation (less bubbles). Some cost is also due to the fact that it is cast versus calendared.
General Formulations 3D carbon wrap also has air egress channels and a textured, dark appearance. We've used it for tons of accents. To clean, use 303 Aerospace Protectant. It'll look great! Don't use any type of wax. This is the thickest material and offers the highest durability.
Clear Oracal ORAGUARD 270G stone protection offers a transparent solution to paint protection. It is 6 mil in thickness.
All options have high outdoor durability ratings.
NOTE: 2 sets are sold at a reduced price. Keep it as a backup or in case your first install proves to be difficult.
The only difference between this and our normal Bronco install is that the rear doors have a piece of plastic trim on them. However, you can slide the overlay under this trim a little bit to cover up all exposed paint.
Clean the application area to prepare it for installation. Just use a wax free detailing spray if your vehicle is not too dirty.
NOTES: We recommend that the installation area be free of wax and not under direct sunlight. Some will choose to clean the application area with rubbing alcohol which is okay.
"Rubbing alcohol will not damage car paint if it is diluted to between 10% and 15%. Since rubbing alcohol evaporates quickly, it doesn't damage car paint."
- Detailing Spray
- StickerFab Application Fluid (in a pinch soapy water)
- Heat Gun or Hair Dryer
- Supplied Felt Tip Squeegee
- Painter's tape (to make a straight line across the installation area prior to install
Wet installs require StickerFab Application Fluid or in a pinch, one drop of dish or hand soap in a cup of water. Apply to the vinyl so that the first attempt doesn't make the vinyl permanently stick to the surface. Then you can slide it around and push out the extra water once it is in place with your squeegee.
Ideal install temperature is around 75-85 degrees. Try doing the install in the shade so it doesn't heat up the vinyl rapidly. Unless it's a little cool outside.
We recommend using painter's tape to make a perfectly straight line to use as a guide prior to install.
Watch our video for more details. We purposely did a long installation and did not skip any parts. You may fast forward and rewind at your own leisure.