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Old 09-26-2006, 01:37 AM   #11
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you know if yo utake a 2500+ PSI pressure washer and spray it in the seam of the spoiler to trunk, it will look get clean, mine was spotless when i took it off
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I didn't do mine this year, dngit. Too much other stuff going on with the new house and all. With the dang seed dropping trees we have in our new yard, I'm almost afraid to look under there now...
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damn near remove the bolts and just have it stick?
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how do you re-seal the spoiler to the trunk??

I've never taken mine off and cleaned under it...but I really should.
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It doesn't "seal" to the trunk. There are some tiny little rubber spacers around each bolt, but that'* it. Pretty much just pops on and off.

We had a pretty good discussion, covering all the years, in this thread when I did mine the first time (of course, all the pics are rexed, but you'll get the idea)
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It doesn't "seal" to the trunk. There are some tiny little rubber spacers around each bolt, but that'* it. Pretty much just pops on and off.

We had a pretty good discussion, covering all the years, in this thread when I did mine the first time (of course, all the pics are rexed, but you'll get the idea)
so basicly there are little rubber o ring things.

And they are re-usable? What would you replace one with if they were getting old?
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They're more like thin rubber washers.

What would I personally replace them with? Either rings of gasket maker around the bolts on the wing/spoiler itself, head to a hardware/parts store and see if they sell something similar, or cut my own from something like an old inner tube
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Looking Good Matt. You need to take a walk on the wild side and wax it 4 times a year. I see you have a garage!
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They're more like thin rubber washers.

What would I personally replace them with? Either rings of gasket maker around the bolts on the wing/spoiler itself, head to a hardware/parts store and see if they sell something similar, or cut my own from something like an old inner tube
i tried o-rings, but they werent the perfect solution. So i put a small bead of clear silicone around just inside the edge of the whole spoiler. I take it off once every two years or so, and it looks pristine under there, never gets dirty and the silicone peels right off each time. WARNING: make sure you have a solid, good condition clear coat before using this method.
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They're more like thin rubber washers.

What would I personally replace them with? Either rings of gasket maker around the bolts on the wing/spoiler itself, head to a hardware/parts store and see if they sell something similar, or cut my own from something like an old inner tube
i tried o-rings, but they werent the perfect solution. So i put a small bead of clear silicone around just inside the edge of the whole spoiler. I take it off once every two years or so, and it looks pristine under there, never gets dirty and the silicone peels right off each time. WARNING: make sure you have a solid, good condition clear coat before using this method.
I've considered doing that, but never want to leave my wing off long enough to allow the silicon to dry.
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