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Old 04-12-2004, 03:57 PM   #1
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Question Stonguard Foglight protector fit?

I ordered the foglight covers and the fit doesn't seem to be right. One appears to fit fine and the other isn't high enough and is too wide. Are both supposed to be a perfect fit? Yes, I switched them around.

I haven't actually stuck them on yet. Just test fitting them.

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Old 04-12-2004, 04:17 PM   #2
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Before installing, and while the backing is still on, do the left & right match when you place them back-to-back?

Even if they don't, as long as you pre-warm them prior to installation, it should be stretchable enough to cover up to 3mm difference lengthwise.

As for the excess material, making sure it adheres to the side of the fog lens is not that easy, especially given the thickness of the foglight lens covers. It's probably better to trim the excess prior to installation.
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:06 PM   #3
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What year Forester? I have a how to on Scoobymods for my 04'
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Old 04-12-2004, 05:53 PM   #4
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Oops, it's an '04.
Peaty, I didn't think you had fog pics up. I'll check.

I think I might have to trim it like satrya mentioned. I just don't want to mess it up. It definitely extends to the side of the lens and they're not the same exact size when placed back-to-back. might have to send SubieGal a note.

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It definitely extends to the side of the lens and they're not the same exact size when placed back-to-back.
Curious, how far off is the short side compared to the oem fog lens' front surface dimensions? Is it more than 1/4 of an inch total?

Imho it's not a good idea to let the "clear bra" material wrap over to the sides, because this will encourage some wrinkling and makes proper sealing of the edges difficult. In that sense, it is better if the "clear bra" material is cut a bit smaller than the fog light lenses' frontal area, maybe with a diameter that is 1-5mm less.
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Oops, it's an '04.
Peaty, I didn't think you had fog pics up. I'll check.

I think I might have to trim it like satrya mentioned. I just don't want to mess it up. It definitely extends to the side of the lens and they're not the same exact size when placed back-to-back. might have to send SubieGal a note.

-Dennis
You know what I only have real detailed fog install info for the Outback But if you look close at the fog cover material, there should be a small logo that goes toward the bottom. Hope that helps
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Old 04-13-2004, 11:21 AM   #7
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Curious, how far off is the short side compared to the oem fog lens' front surface dimensions? Is it more than 1/4 of an inch total?
I would say it's about a 1/4 of an inch. I'll have a look again later when the weather dries. I think I would be ok trimming it.

Thanks guys!

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I would say it's about a 1/4 of an inch. I'll have a look again later when the weather dries. I think I would be ok trimming it.
Imho 1/4 inch is just fine. Although the closer you can cover the edge, the better protected the lens is, the fact that the rounded edges makes proper adhesion of the edges more difficult is probably a reasonable cause to leave some edges uncovered. It does no good if the lens is fully covered, but the "clear bra" material wrinkles on the edge; eventually it will allow dirt to come it and peel the "clear bra" from the edge &/ cloud the clear sheet.

Photo below is taken from a 3M Scotchcal install I posted several years ago. As you can see, the edges of the foglight lens remain uncovered by the 3M.
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=283179
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Old 04-14-2004, 02:26 PM   #9
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I played around with a test fit again.
I think my problem was that I was trying to make it fit with the Stongard name and phone number parallel to the ground (I don't know if all covers have this info stamped on).

After rotating the cover, it looks like the fit will be better. I will only have to trim it very little, if any.

Thanks again for the tips and pics!!

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Dennis,

I noticed that some of tags were placed in the wrong area for some reason. Maybe that hourly person was sleeping a bit when they were putting them on there. If you rotate the light until it lines up you should not have to trim at all. It should stay 1/16" off the edge.

Let me know if you need anymore help

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Old 04-15-2004, 03:23 PM   #11
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Dennis,

I noticed that some of tags were placed in the wrong area for some reason. Maybe that hourly person was sleeping a bit when they were putting them on there. If you rotate the light until it lines up you should not have to trim at all. It should stay 1/16" off the edge.

Let me know if you need anymore help

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Great, thanks Chad.

I just gave her a bath, now I'm going to put on the Stongard.

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