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Old 11-15-2003, 07:23 PM   #11
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I removed my spoiler a couple months ago and I just had some dirt build up on the trunk lid. Wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Just washed it good and waxed it and slapped the spoiler back on so I didn't have to look at the fugly bubble butt.
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:43 PM   #12
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I waxed and polished mine too. Its about time you got back on this forum.
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Old 11-15-2003, 07:48 PM   #13
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how do you take those off?
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Remove the carpet lining under your trunk lid, and remove a few nuts.

The problem with Josh'* is that we're afraid the peeling is about to hit a 'visible from the topside' area. Migrating, so to speak. He'* sealing the edges of the peeled area right now with GM touchup paint, then he'* gonna clearcoat the bottom (with the top and edges masked off) before he puts it back on.

With a fresh coat of wax, of course.
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Old 11-15-2003, 08:56 PM   #15
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That original pic is exactly why I removed mine. I noticed that mine was trapping stuf under there, and wanted to see what kinda damage was being done, especially since the later ones like mine have a pass through under them.

Luckily mine was fine, but it was gunky! I also recommend y'all thake a peak under there. If nothing else, a coat of wax on the unreachable body parts can't hurt.
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Think some sort of RTV or something on the edge of the spoiler (unvisible) would help?
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I've been wondering that myself. A very small bead? Might be worth it.
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You try it first i won't have my spoiler off till spring anyways, and if that or some premade weatherstripping for doors or something works that would be fine too.
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For the pre 95'* or so, that would work. Mine has the "aerodynamic gap" below it, so I'm stuck with occasional removal and cleaning.

Oh well, darn shame I have to play with my tools, huh?

Oh, and the insulation idea may be the best of the two. If you use silicon or RTV, run a bead and let it dry. Kinda like a gasket. No gluey wingy to butt.
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I'm not going to pull mine again to do this, but Josh still has a bubblebutt. Maybe I can talk him into this before he puts it back on. Then pull them next summer for a comparison?
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