VW Trends September 1990

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VW Trends September 1990
Corrado.
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X1 Styling Kll
by Henry Z. De Kuyper ·
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utomotive Performance Systems, has been designing quality high performance products
for water-cooled Volkswagens for the
past 15 years. Ever since APS first
ventured into Volkswagens in 1981
when they developed the first real
sway bar for the water-cooled VW.
Since that first project car APS has
built three other cars to develop product lines for the Scirocco, Golf and
Jetta. With the introduction of the
Corrado in 1990, Aaron Newmann has
decided to take on the task of designing the same quality suspension parts
and components that have become synonymous with the Neuspeed name.
In addition to performing their own
mechanical modifications to their project cars APS also uses several aftermarket manufacturers quality products to enhance the look and performance of their projects cars. Mter
going over several Styling kits available for the Corrado, Aaron Newmann
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decided to go with Kamei because
their kit offers the best styling for
the Corrado along with clean lines and
a good fit.
Through their years of experience,
Kamei has developed the most contemporary materials as well as the latest
vacuum forming and injection molding techniques. Kamei uses their specially formulated Durokam, which is
durable, yet lightweight copolymer
material which resists chipping and
deformation while being easy to paint.
The Kamei Styling kit have been
designed to enhance each vehicles
appearance and to improve the aerodynamics. All X1 kits have been wind
tunnel tested to provide optimum road
holding, power and fuel economy. The
kit comes complete with all the TUV
approval papers, mounting hardware,
and step by step instructions to insure
a trouble free installation.
The Kamei X1 Styling kit for the
Corrado can be ordered through Auto-
motive Performance Systems Inc. , 1464
North Hundley St., Anaheim, California 92806 or call (714) 630-1144.
FRONT SPOILER
The Kamei X1 Styling kit for the
Corrado can be assembled in any order,
we started by installing the front
spoiler first . Before the spoiler can be
1. The Kamel X1 Styling kit comes complete
with all the TUV approval papers, mounting
hardware, and step by step instructions to
insure a trouble free Installation.
screwed in place, three 3/32-inch holes
have to be drilled in the spoiler, the
drilling locations can be found by locating three dimples in the plastic.
Next, the plastic tow hook cover under
the bumper has to be trimmed off with
a razor knife. With a rag moistened
with white spirit wip the front bumper
and the spoiler of any oils or dirt.
This next step requires two people.
Hold the spoiler in place and drill
three holes through the pre-drilled
holes in the spoiler into the bumper.
Mter the holes are drilled, fasten the
spoiler in place to see if it fits properly. Where the spoiler connects to
the fender well lip, two 3/32-inch holes
should be drilled into the fender well.
Now remove the screws and the spoiler
and apply the adhesive supplied with
the Kamei X1 Styling kit.
Mix parts A&B very well and apply
to the top ridge in a sideways upwards
motion. IT IS VERY CRITICAL ONCE
THE KAMEl ADHESIVE IS APPLIED TO SPOILER TO FASTEN IT
TO THE BUMPER WITHIN 15-18
MINUTES. Next, fasten it to the bumper with the three screws under the
spoiler and the two fenderwell screws
on both sides of the car. Now apply
pressure to the spoiler against the
bumper, some of the adhesive will be
pushed out, this has to be wiped clean
with the mixing stick and a rag soaked
with white spirits. Once the excess
adhesive is removed use a sturdy tape
with some blocks to keep pressure on
the spoiler. The adhesive will cure in
1-2 hours, and then the tape can be
removed.
2. Three 3132-inch have to be drilled through
dimples located on the underside of the
spoiler.
4.
The spoiler needs to be held In place while
three holes are drilled through the spoiler Into
the bumper. After the holes are drilled fasten
the spoiler to the bumper to check the fit.
5. Next, drill two 3132-/nch holes through the
side of the spoiler Into the bumper, using the
dimples as reference points to drill.
&. Mix parts A&B very well and apply to the
top ridge In a sideways upwards motion. IT IS
VERY CRITICAL ONCE THE KAMEl ADHESIVE
IS APPLIED, TO FASTEN THE PIECE TO THE
BUMPER WITHIN 15-18 MINUTES.
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10. Drill three 3/32-/nch holes through the
dimples In the skirt. Next, clean the skirt and
the bumper with white spirits. Then fit the
skirt to the bumper and finish drilling the
holes through the bumper. Remove the skirt
and mix the two part adhesive marked A&B
very well, and quickly spread the adhesive of
the top edge of the skirt with a sideways and
upward motion.
7. Next, fasten the spoiler to the bumper with
the three screws under the spoiler and the two
fenderwe/1 screws on both sides of the car.
REAR SKIRT
The rear spoiler is installed in relatively the same manner as the front
spoiler. First, three 3/32-inch holes
must be drilled where there are three
dimples in the plastic. Next, both the
top edge of the skirt and the rear
bumper must be wiped clean using
white spirits. Then fit the skirt to
the bumper and finish drilling the
holes through the bumper and fasten
with the three screws provided. Now
check the fit of the skirt and drill two
3/32-inch holes in the fender well lip.
Remove the skirt and mix the two
part adhesive marked A&B very well.
Then quickly spread the adhesive of the
top edge of the skirt with a side and
upward motion. Once the adhesive is
applied, place it on the bumper and
secure it with the three screws on the
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8. Now apply pressure to the spoiler against
the bumper and remove any excess adhesive
that will squeeze out with the end of the
mixing stick and a rag soaked with white
spirits.
9. Once the excess glue has been removed
with white spirits, use tape and blocks to
apply pressure to the spoiler, the adhesive will
cure In 2-3 hours.
rear and the two on the inside of the
fenderwell. Then add pressure to the
skirt with the use of tape and blocks,
this pressure will cause some adhesive
to come out. The excess adhesive can
be wiped off with a rag soaked with
white spirits. The Kamei adhesive will
cure in about 2-3 hours, then the tape
and blocks can be removed.
11. Once the adhesive has been applied place
it on the bumper and fasten it down with the
three screws on the rear and the two on the
inside of the fenderwe/1. Add pressure to the
skirt with the use of tape and blocks, then
wipe off any of the adhesive with white spirits.
The adhesive will cure In about 2-3 hours,
then the tape can be removed.
SIDE SKIRTS
The next pieces to be installed are
the side skirts. First. remove the rubber seal on the bottom of the door.
Since the side skirt will use a factory
hole in the fender well lip, a screw
has to be removed along with a factory
insert. Then place the fastening clip
on the inside edge of the fenderwell
lip. Next, drill the two holes on each
end of the skirt using a 3/32-inch drill.
The drilling locations are dimples in
the plastic. After the ends have been
drilled, put the skirt in place and drill
the remaining two holes under the
existing hole in the fender well. Now,
remove the skirt and vacuum the metal
shavings from the rear fender well
and clean the side skirts and the area
where it will be attached with white
spirits.
With all the prep work complete, mix
the two part adhesive and apply it to
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14. Now remove the skirt and vacuum the
metal shavings from the rear fender well and
clean the side skirts and the door with white
spirits. Next, mix the two part adhesive and
apply It to the top edge of the side skirt.
12. After the rubber seal under the door and
the screw on the Inside of the fenderwell are
removed, drill a 3/32-/nch hole In the ends of
the side skirt at the dimples In the plastic.
17. Now apply pressure to the skirt and wipe
off the excess adhesive with the mixing stick
and a rag moistened with white spirits.
15. After the adhesive has been applied you
have 15-18 minutes to festen it to the body.
18. When all the excess adhesive has been
cleaned off, use blocks with tape to keep the
pressure against the skirt and the body. All
the tape can be removed In about 2-3 hours.
13. Then place the fastening clip on the
Inside edge of the fenderwell, and secure the
skirt to the car to check the fit, and drill the
two bottom screw holes Into the fenderwell.
the top edge of the side skirt. As with
the front and rear body panels, once
the adhesive is applied, time is short
and the skirt must be in place within
the 15-18 minutes. Now place the side
skirt against the body and screw both
ends to the fenderwell, then apply pressure to the skirt and wipe off the
excess adhesive using white spirits and
use block and tape to keep pressure
against the body. All the tape can be
removed in about 2-3 hours.
The final piece to be applied is the
door molding. This is the easiest part
16. After the skirt Is placed against the body
fasten it to the fender well lip with the screws
supplied with the kit.
of the installation. First, wipe the
molding and the lower part of the door
with white spirits. Then mix the two
part mixture using the 120 gram tube
and the 40 gram tube. Apply the adhesive on the outside edge and the center section of the door molding and
place it on the door. Then place it
on the door and tape it securely to
the door.
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19. The door molding Is the last piece to be
Installed, first wipe the molding and the lower
part of the door with white spirits. Then mix
the two part mixture using the 120 gram tube
and the 40 gram tube. Apply the adhesive on
the outside edge and the center section of the
door molding and place It on the door. Then
place It on the door and tape it securely to
the door, and wipe any excess adhesive from
the door. After 2-3 hours the tape can be
removed.
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