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87Shark
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Opinions/advice needed!

Post by 87Shark » Sun Dec 30, 2018 4:26 pm

Got a question that I need opinions on. I have a trunk lid that has the small foam spoiler mounted on it. According to the gentleman I got it from, Its been on there since new( car was an 85 euro). I need to Either 1. remove the spoiler. 2.Paint around it,(the trunk is the wrong color for my car), or 3. drill my trunk lid to accept the spoiler once I figure out a way to get it off intact. Any ideas, opinions, comments will help. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Opinions/advice needed!

Post by bpoliakoff » Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:37 pm

Do not paint around it. Remove it it and remount it it. It should be held on by four screws which have nuts on them reached from inside the trunk lid. Then double sided tape. Get some fishing line under the spoiler and use that to break the seal or use a plastic spatula or thin plastic putty knife all so you wont damage the spoiler itself or deck lid.. Installation will be the reverse
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87Shark
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Re: Opinions/advice needed!

Post by 87Shark » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:44 pm

Thanks Bert! Will give it a try in the next few weeks.
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Re: Opinions/advice needed!

Post by Ronnie Wilson » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:03 pm

Hi ,
better to use some floss for cleaning your teeth, it’s slightly finer than fishing line.
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87Shark
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Re: Opinions/advice needed!

Post by 87Shark » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:03 am

Got the spoiler off with no damage! Very thin putty knife finally persuaded the tape to come loose. All studs still intact! \:D/ Thanks for the advice, I tried both options first, but ended up going the putty knife route.
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Re: Opinions/advice needed!

Post by bpoliakoff » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:05 am

Use tape and a bit of putty around the studs/holes when you put it back on.
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Re: Opinions/advice needed!

Post by Pod » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:44 pm

You could treat any rust around the holes as well whilst you’re at it.

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