Easy Steps to Install a Cab Spoiler in your Truck
Are you getting bored with the usual look of your pickup truck? Are you willing to invest even just a little bit to give it a new look and a boost it deserves? If your answer is a resounding ‘yes' to both questions, then you may want to consider buying a new cab spoiler. It doesn't only help to keep dust off your truck's rear window. But more importantly, it helps reduce the air profile of the steep drop-off from your truck's cab. It is usually made with a stylish matte-black finish, and it is very easy to install. You can find one that doesn't entail cutting or drilling. You can easily install it at home. Here's how:
Difficulty level: Easy
What you'll need:
- Polyurethane sealant
- Caulking gun
- High-quality double-sided tape
- Ruler or measuring tape
- New cab spoiler part
Step 1: A new cab spoiler usually comes with everything you need to install it in your truck. It should come with an instruction manual and a polyurethane sealant.
Step 2: Clean the surface of your truck's rear window prior to installation of the cab spoiler. This is to ensure that the sealant will stick properly and not get easily removed due to debris. Clean the window using a mild soap and water. Dry it completely before putting the tapes.
Step 3: Once the window glass is clean and dry, locate its center and put a mark on it, starting from the roof piece of your pickup's cab. Measure your spoiler and find the center line as well, so you can ensure that the spoiler will be centered on the back of the cab.
Step 4: Mark out the spoiler and check where it is going to go. Put a tape right on the area where it will go. Make sure that it is centered to make it look natural on your cab.
Step 5: Turn the cab spoiler over, and work on the double-sided tape. Cut it in the center, and peel it back about two inches. Tape the ends down, same as the one on the top side. Make sure to do this carefully to avoid ruining the adhesive.
Step 6: Once the tapes are all peeled, put on the polyurethane sealant carefully. Punch a hole in the end of the sealant and put a nozzle on it.
Just like that, you have already installed your new cab spoiler. Your truck will never look the same again. Due to its easy-to-install feature, you can put it on in less than an hour, especially if you have already cleaned the area. It is important to maintain the cab spoiler by cleaning it regularly, perhaps once a week, when your truck is scheduled for a wash. If the adhesive succumbs to wear and tear, it would be better to apply another layer of polyurethane sealant and replace the double-sided tapes. You may also want to consider replacing your cab spoiler after a year so that it will always be as efficient and as effective in protecting your truck's rear window.