FBM650M - Installation Instructions
The NoviStretch™ FBM650M 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 -20 minutes to complete. After setup the mask can be easily installed and removed in just under one minute.
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.
Locate the fender liner mounting pins at the edge of the bumper inside the fender liner and remove the three (3) pins that attach the fender liner to the front bumper starting with the top pin.
Note: the pin is a male/female assembly. The male piece can be pried loose from the female piece using a flat blade screwdriver. Insert the blade of the screwdriver in the slot at the edge of the pin and twist the screwdriver causing the pin to come free of the female piece. After removing the male piece, the female piece can be easily removed.
After removing the retaining pins, spread the fender liner to gain access to the bumper and install a J-clip (Nipple side is toward the front of the car) at each of the three holes in the bumper. [The J-clip is designed to go around the edge of the fiberglass bumper and serves as the nut for the screw you will be installing.]. Reposition the fender liner aligning the holes in the liner with the holes in the bumper and install the snap head screws.
Begin the mask installation by fastening the snaps on one end of the mask to the screws just installed on the edge of the bumper.
Stretch the mask across the front of the bumper and attach to the other side of the car. Note: the tension in the mask is normal and important to the overall performance of the product.
Open the hood on the car and remove ONLY the male portion of the four (4) push pins located just behind the weather strip and Install a snap head screw stud in its place.(Take care not to over tighten this screw). Pull the top of the mask up and secure the snaps on the mask to the snap head screw just installed.
Short handle Philips screwdriver; Flat-Blade Screwdriver
Intake air temperature (IAT)
When operating with the mask on the car you will note that the Intake air temperature (IAT) may be higher (20-40 degrees) than under normal operation. This is expected and while it can have a slight effect on engine horsepower output it has no adverse effect on engine operation, oil or coolant temperatures.
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.