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    Default Advice with my new spoiler please

    I just won a real irmscher spoiler for my signum on ebay woo!

    two problems however,
    one its silver (my cars black)
    two i have no idea how to fit it.


    as for fitting everyone swears by sealent like tiger seal etc, i can get stronger stuff from work so thats not a prob but how will it hold it in place until the glue goes off? and i just dont see how just glue alone will hold it on when im doing 70-80mph lol


    as for the painting im hoping ian highlander see's this thread as i know he made a good job of his spoiler with a rattle can

    can i just spray over with black spray or do i have to strip it down
    bit of a big job for me this so very scared lol
    thanks boys!

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    You shouldn't need to strip it down providing the paint that's on it it solid enough, rub it down with some fine wet and dry, around 600-800 will be fine, wipe down afterwards with a microfibre or similar to remove any loose debris, give it a coat of primer, give it time to dry (over night if possible) then flat that back (again 600 -800 will be fine), wipe down again, then start with your paint, give it a couple of light passes first to give it a tack coat then slowly build up the paint coat until ypu have even coverage all over, allow to dry once again then, if it's a solid colour, ref, white, black etc then flat it down before lacquer (1000-1200 grade) wipe down then start with lacquer, again start light then build it up so you have an even glossy coverage, allow to dry then flat off with 1500-2000 and buff up using a good curtting compound.

    As for fitting, I once fitted a genuine Irmscher roof spoiler to my Astra G hatchback using nothing but the primer and silkoflex that came with it, owned that car for years without any issues of it coming off, when I broke the car I left the spoiler on the tailgate when I sold it as I was afraid I'd break it trying to remove it!

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    It was you then I was bidding against last nite was it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shogun View Post
    as for the painting im hoping ian highlander see's this thread as i know he made a good job of his spoiler with a rattle can
    Thanks for the compliment, but not sure why me seeing your thread helps although if I can help I will of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kev_A View Post
    You shouldn't need to strip it down providing the paint that's on it it solid enough, rub it down with some fine wet and dry, around 600-800 will be fine, wipe down afterwards with a microfibre or similar to remove any loose debris, give it a coat of primer, give it time to dry (over night if possible) then flat that back (again 600 -800 will be fine), wipe down again, then start with your paint, give it a couple of light passes first to give it a tack coat then slowly build up the paint coat until ypu have even coverage all over, allow to dry once again then, if it's a solid colour, ref, white, black etc then flat it down before lacquer (1000-1200 grade) wipe down then start with lacquer, again start light then build it up so you have an even glossy coverage, allow to dry then flat off with 1500-2000 and buff up using a good curtting compound.

    As for fitting, I once fitted a genuine Irmscher roof spoiler to my Astra G hatchback using nothing but the primer and silkoflex that came with it, owned that car for years without any issues of it coming off, when I broke the car I left the spoiler on the tailgate when I sold it as I was afraid I'd break it trying to remove it!
    Exactly what i was looking for, thanks mate appreciate it !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian-Highlander View Post
    Thanks for the compliment, but not sure why me seeing your thread helps although if I can help I will of course.
    Just cos you might be able to give me tips on painting it or fitting it lol, how did you get the spoiler to sit perfect till the glue went off ?

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    Tape

    In all seriousness, I used a brand new spoiler which came fitted with the original Vauxhall sticky pad strips on it, so they held it in place while the Sikaflex cured, I did stick some tape from the spoiler to the roof to be sure, but it wasn't going anywhere anyway.
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    Tiger seal right good stuff most body kits are fitted with this

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    was ya spoiler from leeds mate
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    What Sikaflex is used as there are loads of different types

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