FAQ: FlexyGuard By BumpTek (Corner Bumper Guards & Rear Stick On Bumper Guards) CP/RP Series
||Q: How do I attach FlexyGuard by BumpTek stick on bumper guards ?
A: Stick on bumper guards are easy to install. Simply peel the red liner from the bumper guard backside and attach to desired location on vehicle. Note: Thoroughly read all instructions before beginning installation. BumpTek stick on bumper guards will adhere best to painted surfaces only (not recommended for unpainted rubber bumpers) For optimal adhesion outside temperature must be warmer than 65 degrees. Why? Because adhesives are stickier when warm. When outside temperature is cooler than 65 degrees we recommend installing in an indoor heated space. Use a hair dryer if needed to gently warm the adhesive and install surface.
Installation tips for best adhesion:
(1) Thoroughly clean install surface and remove wax (especially important for new vehicles).
(2) Wipe install area with 3M surface prep pad (isopropyl alcohol) provided.
(3) Remove red liner and attach to vehicle%u2019s bumper being careful not to touch the adhesive with fingers. DO NOT press down firmly until you are satisfied with install location.
(4) Press down firmly inch by inch around perimeter of product to activate the pressure sensitive adhesive (visually check that adhesive is making full contact). We find it easy to use the palm of the hand to do this.
(5) Allow 24 hours for adhesive to dry and avoid contact with water.
||Q: My front and rear bumper are unpainted black rubber (i.e. bumpers on 2013-14 honda crv and Toyota Rav4) will the bumper guards stick to this surface?
A: We do not recommend BumpTek stick on bumper guards for use on unpainted rubber bumpers because the bumper guards may not adhere properly to these surfaces. Why? These surfaces are not smooth like glass, so it%u2019s more difficult to achieve full adhesive contact. Nonetheless, some customers have successfully attached BumpTek stick on bumper guards to these surfaces by following these simple steps. How? (1) Make sure there is no grease or Armorall type substances on the surface [some customers used dish washing soap to wash the install area%u2026dishwashing soap removes grease] (2) Install only when outside temperature is warmer than 65 degrees. (3) Press down firmly inch by inch around the perimeter and visually inspect to make sure there is full adhesive contact [repeat if necessary]. (4) Allow to cure for 24 hours and avoid rain or car wash.
||Q: I messed up and installed the bumper guards crooked. Can I reposition them?
A: Yes, you can reposition the bumper guards if:
(1) You do so no more than 5 minutes to 10 minutes after initial installation.
(2) You did not press down firmly to activate the pressure sensitive adhesive.
(3) The outside temperature is warmer than 65 degrees.
The easiest way to lift the bumper guards is by gently sliding a plastic credit card under the corner of the guards being careful not to damage the adhesive or product. Once the corner is up slowly lift the remaining product being careful not to touch the adhesive. Reposition and press down firmly. Note: it is easiest to remove and reposition when outside temperature is warmer than 65 degrees. Also, the more you reposition the less sticky adhesive becomes. So, plan the installation process and if needed use some blue painters tape to mark the desired position.
||Q: Are BumpTek bumper guards weatherproof?
A: Yes, BumperTek stick on protectors have a 3M adhesive which is similar to that used by car manufacturers to attach emblems and door protectors. BumperTek is made from a flexible material so it easily bends around corners. The special matte black finish protects the bumper guards from UV and environmental pollutants for durability.
||Q: Why every vehicle needs BumpTek protection?
A: Painted car bumpers are easily damaged when parking. Accidental scrapes and scratches can occur when pulling into and out of parking spots. BumpTek bumper guards act as a barrier to cushion and block minor parking related bumps that would otherwise scratch the painted bumper surface.
||Q: Will BumpTek bumper protectors fit my vehicle? Are there exceptions?
A:BumpTek bumper guards are universal and will fit most vehicles, however, there are a few exceptions. Although BumpTek bumper guards are designed to be flexible it may not fit very sharply angled front and rear bumpers. Corner bumper guards work best on rounded bumpers. Also, make sure the bumper surface is flat and there is enough space to accommodate the bumper protector.
||Q: Can I drive through a car wash with BumpTek attached?
A:Yes, but please follow installation instructions and wait 24 hours after an install before washing vehicle.
||Q: What is your return policy? And procedure?
A: Unused BumpTek stick on bumper guards may be returned within 14 days of receipt, minus initial shipping cost. Buyer is responsible for return shipping. To return a product, please e-mail us for an RMA# and instructions. Product must be returned in new / resalable condition. Note: once the red adhesive liner is removed product cannot be returned.