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Old 11-18-2005, 12:16 AM   #1
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Help! how to remove a rear spoiler w/double sided tape

Help! how to remove a rear spoiler w/double sided tape without damaging the paint?Thanks!Ernesto
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Old 11-18-2005, 01:19 AM   #2
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Are you referring to your OEM ///M lip spoiler? If so, you can try a heat gun and just peeling it up at the edge.
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Old 11-18-2005, 10:28 AM   #3
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Are you referring to your OEM ///M lip spoiler? If so, you can try a heat gun and just peeling it up at the edge.
Wouldn't a hair dryer work, and be safer to use (less chance of burning the paint for a "non expert")? Start with a cooler temp setting and genly work the temp up until the glue softens......... If it doesn't get hot enough, then go for the heat gun, carefully.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:05 AM   #4
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Dental floss, cuts through the tape. No muss no fuss.
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Old 11-18-2005, 11:15 AM   #5
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Thanks 4 the good advice.
I am trading the car today so i hope i do not take off the paint
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Thanks 4 the good advice.
I am trading the car today so i hope i do not take off the paint
so which car are you trading for?
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Use WD40 to remove any glue residue. Works great and does not damage the paint.
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so which car are you trading for?
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more pratical for you
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To take it off, use a hair dryer if you dont have a heat gun and then use fishing line. Dental floss isnt strong enough and will break apart. After that, use some goo gone or whatever and make sure you clean it and then wax it. Should be good as new.
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use fishing line. .
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