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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by Johnny Bravo, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. Johnny Bravo
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    Johnny Bravo 6+1 Gears

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    [Apr 17, 2013]
    I just bought a roof spoiler for my sportback.
    It has two holes for fitting to the boot lid. This means that I should drill holes in the lid.
    Should I drill or I can just use some double sided sticky tape?
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    I'd just stick I think its been said on here before and lots of people have done it.. Someone even the number plate on mine with no more nails and I still havent managed to get it off yet :-(
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    body panels i always do both for piece of mind
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    [Apr 17, 2013]
    I'd say stick.

    Don't just use double sided tape though, get some TigerSeal or similiar and it won't be moving anywhere!
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    tiger seal is the business messy though
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    [Apr 17, 2013]
    Not a chance would I drill.
    I used sikaflex (or something similar) to fit my spoiler and votex splitter.....they are not coming off.
    The body shop that painted it recommended windscreen bond.
    Up to you in the end, but I wouldnt do it.
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    +1 used it to stick a spoiler on a corsa once and its still on there 4 years later!
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    [Apr 17, 2013]
    Yes Tigerseal or Sikaflex (or windscreen bond sealant) are probably all about the same thing. Just need to make sure the car is not driven for at least 12hrs (overnight) whilst it goes off. Tape it down firmly onto the car too.
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    [Apr 18, 2013]
    Ok! I'll stick it than.
    I'll have to get it painted first.
    Thank you for the feedback!
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    [Apr 19, 2013]
    I see there are three lugs on the back of the spoiler. Which ones do I cut?
    The ones on the sides only?

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    [Apr 19, 2013]
    Yes just the outer two. You can utilise the centre one I'm sure with a screw; you will need the right LED stop light though to work with the spoiler as the standard one is different I think from memory!
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    The spoiler came with lights too. Thank you!
    I hope next week I'll manage to get it painted and installed.
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