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Old 08-28-2013, 09:51 PM   #11  
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"Goof off" (walmart $6.00) will take off the residue left when the tape is off.
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:44 PM   #12  
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Seems like a good time to switch to 3M Velcro so you can remove the louvers to clean the glass. Also pick up some 3M adhesive promoter and put that on the louvers before you out the new tape/velcro. It helps create a stronger bond.
I second that. You can go to Lowes and buy some 3M Velcro. Had no issues and I am on the 8 month. Taking them off is an ease for times that the window needs some cleaning...
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:42 AM   #13  
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Seems like a good time to switch to 3M Velcro so you can remove the louvers to clean the glass. Also pick up some 3M adhesive promoter and put that on the louvers before you out the new tape/velcro. It helps create a stronger bond.
Excellent idea! It would definitely make it easier to clean those windows.
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Old 08-29-2013, 09:29 AM   #14  
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I bought the painted plastic black louvers for my GT. They went on fine enough, but I don't have covered parking and it rained this weekend. The louvers are coming "undone"

The tacky tape is sticking fine to the car, but the louvers themselves are coming "detached" from the sticky tape.

Is there any fix for this??

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This sounds very odd. We usually do recommend about 24 hours drying time for these, just to let the 3M tape settle before the sun beats on them and rain etc.. However, we completely understand that you don't have covered parking, either do I! When it comes to 3M tape, its crucial that the surface is extremely clean, no wax and perfectly dry or sometimes things like this can happen.

We can definitely help you out with this! There's a few different options, shoot me a PM with your order number and I'll have my CS manager contact you directly!

I'm sorry for any inconveniences this has caused you. We'll have you squared away and enjoying your louvers very quickly!

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Old 08-29-2013, 11:06 AM   #15  
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Seems like a good time to switch to 3M Velcro so you can remove the louvers to clean the glass. Also pick up some 3M adhesive promoter and put that on the louvers before you out the new tape/velcro. It helps create a stronger bond.
I wish I would have thought of this. Sounds like a great idea.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:24 PM   #16  
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How well does the 3M velcro work? I have some louvers arriving today and may just go this route.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:28 PM   #17  
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Sorry guyz, but the Velcro idea may sound great but in reality you run the risk of losing your louvers to vandals. Too many folks have had their aftermarket parts ripped off even WITH the 3M tape direct to the body or window. But that's your call...
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:14 PM   #18  
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Sorry guyz, but the Velcro idea may sound great but in reality you run the risk of losing your louvers to vandals. Too many folks have had their aftermarket parts ripped off even WITH the 3M tape direct to the body or window. But that's your call...
I second this.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:07 PM   #19  
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Just to keep everyone in the loop, we're working on getting the OP squared away as we speak!

He's going to pop off the louvers, clean both surfaces very well, re apply the 3M tape and pop them back on. This should absolutely fix the issue! If it doesn't fix the issue, we're going to have a replacement set of louvers shipped out to the OP right away. Our Customer service manager is also in direct contact with the OP to make sure he's squared away and taken care of.

If you guys ever have a question or need some assistance, feel free to shoot me a PM and I'll gladly help you guys out!

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Old 08-29-2013, 07:29 PM   #20  
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Sorry guyz, but the Velcro idea may sound great but in reality you run the risk of losing your louvers to vandals. Too many folks have had their aftermarket parts ripped off even WITH the 3M tape direct to the body or window. But that's your call...
Very true. For this very reason, I park my car in the garage and my wife's KIA goes out in the drive way
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