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Old 23 Apr 2003, 07:34 pm
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Default Applying / Replacing Ghost Flames

My '03 GT came with the factory applied ghost flame. The bad news was that they were damaged after being under a couple of feet of snow for a week or so. The good news was that the dealer agreed to replace them as a warranty item.

Unfortunately, after 3 attempts, they still haven't been able to get a successful application. Has anyone had a dealer body shop sucessfully install (or replace as part of a repair) the Mopar ghost flames?

The service manager said that none of the service manuals included any installation tips & that no instructions came with the flames themselves. Any suggestions for where these guys can get a clue on how to do this job? They're scheduled to try again this coming Tuesday (4/29).

Nick

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Old 25 Apr 2003, 10:33 pm
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Those large factory flame decals are very difficult to install by an untrained person so they "look right". Suggest that if your dealer is not successful on the next attempt that you take the car to a speciality shop. I would think this would be covered by your warranty since the authorized dealer failed/could not do the job.

Streamline Design provides some installation information which might be helpful or you might want to give them a call: http://www.streamlinedesign.com/vinylfaq.html

DecalDriveway.com also has a "decal install guide" for large-size graphics which might be helpful: http://www.decaldriveway.com/decalinstall/HoodWet.asp

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Old 26 Apr 2003, 08:11 am
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Nick - that's why I went with the magnetic flames. I know there're not as cool looking as the standard but then I also don't have the problem of not being able to take them off and I can change their look whenever to mood hits. <img src=icon_smile_dead.gif border=0 align=middle> Good Luck

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Old 29 Apr 2003, 03:29 pm
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Nick,
Have you tried a Glass tinting company?
I have talked to the guys that tinted my front and side windows about decals and they say you have to treat flame/decals just as you would the window tint. These guys are good and said they can do it when Im ready and no problem.
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Old 12 May 2003, 03:52 am
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I had the OEM ghost flames installed last week by a Chrysler Dealer on my 2002 LE. The dealer's body shop called in a "stripeing guy" who installed them.
Before the guy installed the flames, he showed me the decals. I then noticed that he was holding the instruction manual that Chrysler sent in the flame kit box. He told me he was reviewing the correct placement position of the decals. I don't know why your dealer wouldn't get the same instuction that are included in the kit.
The guy was done in about an hour and the flames look great. A warrenty repair can be done by ANY dealer, so you should find one who has someone there who knows how to do it right, or is willing to subcontract out the work to a professional.
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