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Old 09-27-2006, 09:50 AM   #21
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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.
I dont. Before it dries i put the wing back on and its like gluing it in place with removable glue. You just have to be gentle when removing it. I use a plastic spatula to cut the silicone
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You're braver than I am! I've already got some issues with "GM Flakey Paint" and would hate to risk it.

My plan was to put a steady bead around the mating surface, let it dry, and call it a gasket.
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You're braver than I am! I've already got some issues with "GM Flakey Paint" and would hate to risk it.

My plan was to put a steady bead around the mating surface, let it dry, and call it a gasket.
haha, yea i cheated too... had my car repainted relatively recently, so the clearcoat is good and strong

I like your idea... just have to do it on a day you dont go anywhere for 24 hours or so... Hrmmm... superbowl party at John'* house?
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Are new seals required if you take the spoiler off to clean under it?
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