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Old 01-21-16, 11:44 PM   #166
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Is it "safe" to leave it in the box for an "extended" length of time? In no hurry to install it and was planning for a late March - early April time frame.

First experience with this type of material so please advise.... Mine arrives tomorrow....
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Is it "safe" to leave it in the box for an "extended" length of time? In no hurry to install it and was planning for a late March - early April time frame.

First experience with this type of material so please advise.... Mine arrives tomorrow....
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I'm here tapping my foot like Sonic, shipping says I don't get mine until today today. Glad to see everyone is having a good experience so time.
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Is it "safe" to leave it in the box for an "extended" length of time? In no hurry to install it and was planning for a late March - early April time frame.

First experience with this type of material so please advise.... Mine arrives tomorrow....
I would recommend storing the part in its original shape just to be safe, but have never had an issue where the part would not go back to shape. IF you are going to store it in the box for "an extended amount of time" I would recommend storing it in a cool dark place. This way its not heated and cooled multiple times in the current shape. Again though, I'd recommend storing it in the correct shape.
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Cool, this is all good news so far. I'm still looking for the sides and rear group buy .. You think you'll run a separate GB for each at the same time?
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Cool, this is all good news so far. I'm still looking for the sides and rear group buy .. You think you'll run a separate GB for each at the same time?

https://www.clublexus.com/forums/clu...group-buy.html
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Cool.... But I will take Irving's advice......

For those wondering how "big" the box that is being used here is the picture of the package UPS dropped off today. (And, he left it on the porch, rang the bell, and ran to the truck... Did not need a signature...).

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Jeez that looks rough. That sticker on the center explains how to treat the part after you pull it out of the box (heat it up), so maybe thats why SSmith was unsure what to do with the part when he got it?
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Few more pictures.....

Also, since we have no "sun" due to overcast and rain I called Irving and he provided some guidance. Compared to the fiber glass kits for our cars this appears to be a far superior option and worth the premium. Once we get them on our cars pretty confident these will last a long time....

Opening the box:

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Part out of the box:

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With no sun and in no hurry to get this installed, it will be in a back bedroom inside the house for a while so it was recommended to lie the part face down and allow the part to spread out to the memory shape:

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Can not wait to see other pictures from the group and get feedback. Thanks again to Irving and the folks at APTech.

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Nice, so do we call this the APTech kit to the outsiders or do you guys go by something else?
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"Aero Craft".... Se what we did there?
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"Aero Craft".... Se what we did there?
Ah, the AC kit, great idea, its got a certain ring to it..
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Like most of you guys I received my poly bumper last night. Opened it up and left it left it on the kitchen floor and it started to grow like a chia pet lol. Folded out nicely to its original shape. Very good quality. I will test ft it later in the week and get it painted.
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Eldon - you just left it without heating it up ? How long did it take before it got back to its original shape ? Thinking of waiting for the whole kit before installing them.
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