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Old 06-06-2013, 05:48 PM
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Hello all, I have searched and searched just about every relative keyword/description I can think of and can't find anything....

It looks straight forward but I was wondering if someone could shine some light on how to replace the front bumper step pad on my 05 Daytona. It is sun faded and that trim restoration stuff only works for a few days before fading again.

I was thinking either painting it with Gray bumper coating which I have found matches just about any OEM gray trim or replacing it since it is a relatively cheap item.

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Pop the hood, reach underneath, squeeze and push the tabs (theyre stubborn) up and pull on the pad as you go. I pull mine off on a semi-regular basis (once a month when I'm stateside) to treat it to some Mother's Back-to-Black, then pop it back in.
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Thank you very much! I figured it was probably simple but it's always best to ask because normally when ya don't something breaks. lol
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No problem, the guy I bought my tow mirrors from told me about it (Mother's back-to-black) when I asked him how he kept them looking that good. So I tried it and I swear by it. Removing that pad and giving it a good couple of soaked in coats REALLY made a difference. Almost looked new.
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Yeah the restorer stuff works good. I ended up ordering a new pad so we will see how the install goes in a few days
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Thanks again for the install tips, it went great and looks much better. The old pad didn't look bad when restored but quickly went back to sun burnt whiteish gray.

I attempted to remove the lower front bumper cubby thing with the 4 plastic screws with Plastidipping intentions but the stupid screws just turn and turn.

I have a feeling I'm going to be dremelling the heads off or grabbing the back of the screw with needle nose pliers and breaking the reverse side of the clips.....haven't figured out which way I want to go.....

For now I found out my local dealer sells replacement screw clips for that, either way I'm going to have to destroy them. lol

I'd just like to Plastidip that bottom plastic piece and my hood scoop insert and then we'll top it off with upper and lower billet grills.
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I'd really like to have those holes filled in and lip repainted....or the entire bumper and lip repainted. We'll see where time takes it.
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