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    Default Irmscher front lower spoiler project

    As some of you know, I picked up a bargain front Irmy spoiler at Billing, from the same stall as the stolen VXR lip

    Anyway the spoiler has seen better days, it's filthy and scratched to high hell, but, there are no splits and the fixing lugs all seem intact. Some of the scratches are quite deep and it needs a lot of work including spraying etc.

    Though some might find it interesting to see it being sorted out so here's the first lot of pictures from my session cleaning/sanding/priming:

    This is the condition it came in, as you can see, the black areas that should be silver are really very badly scuffed:




    So it got cleaned and I removed the grilles which were bonded on, then gave it a good rub down with some wet 'n' dry. It cleaned the surface up nicely and got rid of all but the deepest scratches:




    Now it's all cleaned and given a wipe over with white spirit to remove any paint residue, so now it can be given a couple of coats of primer with a light rub down with fine paper in between:




    I get the new Moonland paint from the stealer tomorrow as they had none in stock, so will post some more pics after the first coat of paint, then the laquer and wax and finally fitting.
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    Great mate. I prepped and sprayed mine last week. Cost me £18 for the kit and therefore saved about £35 getting it done at a spray shop. I was happy with the results and at the same time got the satisfaction of doing the work on the bits for my car myself.

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    is it just me or does anyone else think that the splitter might acutally look good without the black vents?! because you've already got them in the bumper.

    how about giving us a with and without picture neil once it's all sprayed up - it must be easy to leave them off and fit the splitter as you said they were just bonded on.

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    looks good mate , reminds me of when i facelifted my prefacelift vec b estate , had a nightmare with paint matching on that car !!

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    Could be really brave & cut out the two side vents.

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    Looking good Neil.... can't wait to see it on, you'll have zero clearance!!!!!

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    Might be a problem with fitting now, after looking at the fitting instructions as sent by Ian T (cheers mate) I have had a good look and there is a section thats broken off in the middle that has the fixing lugs

    Once it's painted and I have taken the old skirt off i'll have to see if I can figure a way to bond/screw it in place, i'm a pretty good bodging merchant so i'm sure i'll find a way.

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    if you throw enough glue at it, it'll stick!

    you may not want to fix it to securely, i know that sounds silly, but it may be a case that you'll catch it on a fair few speed bumps or driveways, so allowing it to come off without ripping the bumper off with it may not be too bad an idea!

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    You could pop rivet some angle brackets of some sort onto the centre section, the rivets would be hidden behind the black grille bit... or if you don't like the idea of rivetting, go and get a glass fibre kit from Halfrauds (comes with the glass fibre matting, resin etc and bond some kind of brackets to the back of the splitter. I would epoxy some brackets to the splitter and then strengthen them up using some glass fibre matting over the top.

    Just a few ideas for you to think about.

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    Good luck mate....you bodge pretty well.

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