FBM550C – Installation Instructions
The NoviStretch™ FBM550C mask is easily secured using snap fasteners integrated into the design. This requires snap-head screws, supplied in the hardware kit, be installed on the car as described below. The initial installation should require approximately 15 minutes to complete. After setup the mask can be easily installed and removed in just under one minute.
The FBM550C is designed for installation on all 2010 and later 5th Generation Camaros.
Installing your new
NoviStretch™ Front Bumper Mask
Clean the bumper and surfaces under the car and the fender wells thoroughly (tar and grease remover is recommended).
Turn the front wheels to gain easier access to the fender liner mounting screws that you will be replacing.
Remove the screws that attach the fender liner to the front bumper and replace as you go with the snap-head screw studs. Repeat this step on the other side of the car.
Begin the mask installation by attaching the end of the mask to the inside of the fender. Align the snaps on the mask with the snaps on the car and secure. Note the position of the Velcro strip at each end of the mask. Mark this position on the car and install a mating piece of Velcro, taking care to completely clean the mounting surface. Caution: allow 24-hr cure time before trying to remove the mask after it has been attached to the Velcro.
Stretch the mask across the front of the bumper and attach to the other side of the car, repeating the addition of the Velcro strip. Note: the tension in the mask is normal and important to the overall performance of the product.
Pull the bottom of the mask down under the car and note the position of the Velcro strip on the bottom/center of the mask. Mark this position on the car and install a mating piece of Velcro, taking care to completely clean the mounting surface. Caution: allow 24 hr. cure time before trying to remove the mask after it has been attached.
Locate and slightly loosen the screw holding the corner of the air dam on each side of the car allowing the bottom edge of the mask to go between the bumper and the air dam. Note: Do not install mask over the air-dam.
Open the hood on the car and remove only the male portion of the pushpin that aligns with the corner snap on the mask. Install a snap head screw stud in the female part of this pushpin (Take care not to over tighten this screw). Pull the top of the mask up and secure the corner snap. Pass the top of the mask under the hood release handle and secure the other corner snap.
Short handle Philips screwdriver; #15 Torx head screwdriver; socket wrench; 7mm socket
Surface Prep and Care Instructions
NoviStretch® covers are constructed from synthetic stretch fabric that will not chaff or damage the painted surface and have been designed to perform in all weather & road conditions.
It is important that the painted surface be clean prior to installation of the cover. Over time and with use, dirt or dust, may work its way between the cover and the painted surface. Regular cleaning of both the cover & surface is essential to provide proper protection. Severe weather conditions or travel on off-road surfaces increase the recommended frequency for inspection and cleaning.
It is expected to see some cosmetic damage (small holes, thinning, fading or discoloration) to the mask over time & miles as it does its job. However, proper care will maximize product life.”
- The mask can be cleaned by rinsing in water to remove any dirt or debris then squeezing the water out and let air-dry. Wash (by hand) only as necessary. Use a concentrated soap solution on areas of the mask that may be particularly dirty.
- Always ensure areas covered by the mask are clean and free of sand and grit before installing the mask.
- For the best life do not leave the mask on the car while parked in the sun for extended periods.
- Avoid obstacles and low clearance areas in the roadway that may come in contact with the bottom of the car causing the mask to snag and the material to tear.
Special Installation Instructions
Front License Plate Installation – A front license plate may be installed over the mask without causing harm to the mask. The small holes made by the mounting screws will not cause the fabric to “run”. Thumbscrews may be used to make the removal of the license plate more convenient.