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Fitting a rear spolier


mclovin9091
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OK so i am currently sorting out my rear arches and they wern't in that bad a state and decided that while i was up the scrappy looking for a new bumper, door handle, front+rear fogs switch and mid section for exhuast it would be rude of me not to pick up a spolier as well.

 

I need top sort the dent on the top of the boot before fitting the spolier but when i was removing the spolier 2 of the bolts broke off, one on the left hand side and one in the middle so should i break the all off and tigerseal it on or would it be ok to drill the holes for the remaining 4 bolts (which don't look too healthy anyway) and then use tigerseal to secure around the other 2 screw holes, What do ya recon?

 

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na don't think you can repair them, probably wrong but i don't know how they are fixed originally. Was also reccommended to use a form of waterproof 'no more nails'. So i recon i could get away with drilling the 4 holes and then sealing with the no more nails. Will get pics once done
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na don't think you can repair them, probably wrong but i don't know how they are fixed originally. Was also reccommended to use a form of waterproof 'no more nails'. So i recon i could get away with drilling the 4 holes and then sealing with the no more nails. Will get pics once done

 

 

Im sure someone will correct me if im wrong but the original bolts would have been bedded into spoiler and then fibreglassed/ molded in somehow.

 

But yeah id do what you said, fix at the remaining fixings and then add plenty of waterproof sealing

 

look forward to the pics :thumb:

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thought of that but being that access is limited i would only be able to put the screws in the same place as the original bolts were but i've drilled the 2 broken ones out now and fillered the holes. Been trying to think if there is anything like wall plugs, to use?
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thought of that but being that access is limited i would only be able to put the screws in the same place as the original bolts were but i've drilled the 2 broken ones out now and fillered the holes. Been trying to think if there is anything like wall plugs, to use?

 

 

You could have added new bolts and filled those in to when you repaired the spoiler, just a thought

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needed,

 

7mm steel drill bit

drill

posidrive screwdriver

3x 2 1/2" self taping scews

Tigerseal

masking tape

 

firstly dont remove the remaining bolt!.

 

1. using the drill, fire two new holes through the bootlid roughly 1cm further to the rear or the original holes (check that you can access the holes from inside the bootlid as you could with the original bolts)

 

2. clean all areas to be tigersealed (spoiler feet & bootlid)

 

3. run a bead of tigerseal around the edge of the spoilers feet (1cm back from the edge with a bead no thicker than 5mm)

 

4. carefully reposition the spoiler back onto the bootlid.

 

5. Have second pair of hands hold the spoiler in place and tape it down to the bootlid to help prevent it shifting position.

 

6. from beneath fire the 3x self tappers up through the lid and into the spoiler feet, do not over tighten the screws as theyll chew out their purchase in the spoiler.

 

7. using the tape pull the spoiler as hard to the bootlid as possible then leave for no less than 6hrs so the TS can cure.

 

8. once the TS has fully cured tighen the slack that will be on the screws (again make sure not to over tighten)

 

Essentially the TS will be what is holding your spoiler in place from now on and even tho some will no doubt say the screws are surplus to requirements and TS would do it alone Ill simply point out that their wrong.

The screws are there purely to prevent additional movement of the spoiler during car use which would ultimately result in the TS bond tearing free and your spoiler doing cartwheels behind your motor as you drive off.

 

This is the ONLY method I found viable in your situation and unlike "simply Tigersealing it down" this method has never let me down.

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needed,

 

7mm steel drill bit

drill

posidrive screwdriver

3x 2 1/2" self taping scews

Tigerseal

masking tape

 

firstly dont remove the remaining bolt!.

 

1. using the drill, fire two new holes through the bootlid roughly 1cm further to the rear or the original holes (check that you can access the holes from inside the bootlid as you could with the original bolts)

 

2. clean all areas to be tigersealed (spoiler feet & bootlid)

 

3. run a bead of tigerseal around the edge of the spoilers feet (1cm back from the edge with a bead no thicker than 5mm)

 

4. carefully reposition the spoiler back onto the bootlid.

 

5. Have second pair of hands hold the spoiler in place and tape it down to the bootlid to help prevent it shifting position.

 

6. from beneath fire the 3x self tappers up through the lid and into the spoiler feet, do not over tighten the screws as theyll chew out their purchase in the spoiler.

 

7. using the tape pull the spoiler as hard to the bootlid as possible then leave for no less than 6hrs so the TS can cure.

 

8. once the TS has fully cured tighen the slack that will be on the screws (again make sure not to over tighten)

 

Essentially the TS will be what is holding your spoiler in place from now on and even tho some will no doubt say the screws are surplus to requirements and TS would do it alone Ill simply point out that their wrong.

The screws are there purely to prevent additional movement of the spoiler during car use which would ultimately result in the TS bond tearing free and your spoiler doing cartwheels behind your motor as you drive off.

 

This is the ONLY method I found viable in your situation and unlike "simply Tigersealing it down" this method has never let me down.

 

 

There you go as easy as that :drunk:

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