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Post by MikeR » Sun Sep 11, 2022 10:57 pm

Hi
I went to look at a 3rd gen 2005 MX5 for sale today.
This one had some things going for it, but one “problem”. It’s got an after market rear solid spoiler colour coded - and the paint is flaking. I’m guessing painting it would be quite tricky. Anyone know how difficult it is to remove a bonded spoiler, and what the chances of the paintwork underneath surviving?
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Post by JohnW » Tue Sep 13, 2022 3:47 pm

Quite possible it’s stuck with PU gunk from a cartridge such as sikaflex or tiger seal or with 3M double sided tape

If it’s on a flattish surface plenty of very hot water, use some thin fishing line or strong tooth floss and work it backwards and forwards on the join.

No exact science takes a lot of patience but gets there in the end then pick off the remnants by hand and I used cutting compound to finish off.
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Re: Spoiler

Post by MikeR » Tue Sep 13, 2022 4:31 pm

Thanks John.

I’ve done something similar rebadging in the past, just nervous about the potential significantly higher amount of whatever adhesive type has been used.

I think worst case is if I got it off but it damaged the paint somehow, then I’d repair the spoiler then stick it back on! :)
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Re: Spoiler

Post by MikeR » Mon Sep 19, 2022 5:32 pm

In the end I bought my brother in law’s Honda S2000.
Great car, but a little tired - different sort of jobs required!
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Post by ScooBeeFive » Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:31 pm

Fantastic car - I had one back in 2003 and loved it. Engine and gearbox are incredible. Enjoy!
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