Product looks great once it's on there. I generally followed the instructions and would mention these three things.
1) I had a really hard time removing the old vinyl (orange) cover from the crossbar. Some reviewers mentioned this was easy to wiggle off, but not for me on my mini-Evolution. A stronger (male) friend was finally able to pull it off for me after we soaked that end of the crossbar in hot water for a few minutes. I suppose I could have cut it, but I was trying to keep it in one piece in case I had to put it back on.
2) After letting both the new vinyl tube and bare shackle pieces soak in hot water for 5-10 minutes (instead of their recommended 2-3 minutes), I used regular Dial hand soap to coat the shackle part. The important part in putting the new vinyl tube on was keeping my hands and the vinyl dry so that I could get a good grip on it. As long as I had a grip, it would slide pretty easy. I DID NOT use an air gun or any special lube and once everything was soaked in hot water, putting on the new vinyl tube took less than 5 minutes.
My advice on this step since it seemed to get the most comments from other reviewers:
-Have a towel handy
-Let both the new vinyl tube and bare shackle pieces soak in hot water for 5-10 minutes
-Coat about 2/3 of the shackle generously with soap - starting with the straight leg and continuing up around the top of the "n" (I used regular Dial hand soap and starting with the straight leg means there's one less curve for the new vinyl tube to have to slide over)
-Dry your hands
-Dry the outside of the warm vinyl tube (you won't get anywhere if you can't get a good grip on it)
-Hold the non-soapy leg of shackle with ONE hand
-Grab vinyl tube with other hand and start sliding it over the soapy leg of shackle
-About 2/3 of the way through when the new vinyl tube has covered most of the soapy part, stop
-Now put soap on the remaining exposed part of the shackle and set shackle down
-Dry both hands again
-With one hand, grab hold of the shackle in a spot where it is covered with the new tube and continue sliding the tube, only this time rest the bottoms of the shackle against the counter or something so that you only have to use one hand to do the sliding and not interfere with the soap
3) I ordered the white skin. It was hard to tell from the picture, but the dust cover that comes with the white skin is clear colored. This means that when it's on the crossbar, it appears black. I wish it was white or silver colored.
|商品尺寸||10.16 x 3.18 x 21.59 cm; 45.36 克|