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Audi a3 8P spoiler put on...newbie needs advises from pro.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by H88, May 4, 2012.

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    Hi people

    Recently I purchased an A3 8P and this is my first Audi. I am planning to make my car looks like S line model and the first thing I am going to do is add on the s-line spoiler. I bough a replica S3 spoiler from eBay for £90 included shipping. However when I bring the spoiler to the body shop today,the guy just told me. This is a tough job as the spoiler is not bolt on,I may have to use glue to stick it on.....

    I wonder if you guy have done the same or you have another way to put the spoiler on?This question maybe stupid but please understand that I am a newbie :)))Any help will be much appreciated.

    Thank you
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    Just bond it with Sikaflex or Tiger Seal. Easy job. If your bodyshop are saying this is a tough job I wouldn't be trusting them with painting it, they sound lame!
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    Go to a different body shop!!

    easy job, tell them to use something like sikaflex or tigerseal. Once bonded and dry the spoiler will not come of. You will need to use masking tape to hold down the ends until the adhesive has cured.

    But if you have taken it to a half decent body shop, they should know all this already.
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    Lol Tim, you read my thoughts, you must have posted just as I did! Haha

    I would defo use a different body shop if they say this is a tough job, even my 14 month old boy could probably do it.
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    OK people.I appreciated your advises. However I think its too late to go to different body shops as I left it there this morning for painting already :((Hopefully the guy wont mess it up as I am looking forward to see this on my car :)))
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    I HAD MY SPOILER put on with tiger seal and left over night collected in morning job done no probelms
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    Ok I will tell the guy when I come in to have it fit on my car :))
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    is yours a 3door or 5door (sportback)?
    i see your in lewisham?? i only work down the road from you in Goldsmiths :)
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    Hi

    My is 3 doors sportback,are you serious that you are working in goldsmith?I have friends went to that uni before.I like that way you mods the car. Must have spent tons of money on that ))
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    yh i havent been there long but thats where i am.
    oh and its either a 3 door or a sportback lol but its kool

    we should meet up... could tempt you into spending stupid amounts of money on needless must have mods :p
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    Hahaha my bad,its a 3 doors sport :)))Car has been my number 1 interest for years but because my car is high mileages so I dont want to spend tons of money like you guys into the car mods :))I dont mind meeting up with you :)))I may have a chance to learn lots of things about car from you :)
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