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    Thumbs up whats the recommended way to fit a boot spoiler?

    iv purchased the JDL rear boot spoiler for my sri which i noticed afew members have already, whats the best way 2 fit it/ wat materials, id preferably not drill the boot if i dont have 2, any info appreciated

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    Mine is drilled in 3 places to give me 5 mounting holes.... it's irmy, and it's on for life......

    I don't think bonding compound in it's own would be strong enough???

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    As Mark has said drilling is a must, i dont think bonding compound is enough. I fitted mine and with plenty of time to and it came out perfect...

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    is it awkward lineing it up with the sri spoiler then marking the holes in the right place? any tips

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    cover the boot with masking tape, then just draw round the mounts... locate the holes.. centre dot and drill the holes, remove the tape, put a dob of silicone sealer or bonding compound on the 'feet' of the spoiler to keep the water out, and the just use all 3 of your hands to hold the spoiler in place while doing the allen bolts/screws up... a faff, but good when it's done..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsi3.2 View Post
    Mine is drilled in 3 places to give me 5 mounting holes.... it's irmy, and it's on for life......

    I don't think bonding compound in it's own would be strong enough???
    I've ordered one of these aswell....just a quick one Gsi...and i'm probably having a really Blonde moment but " drilled in 3 places to give me 5 mounting holes" ????

    And anyone on here with a JDL Spoiler...whats the quality like....and what sort of price am i looking at for painting???

    So many questions i know....Sorry!!

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    there are 3 mounting legs on my wing.. two holes in each end and one in the centre... 5 holes in all...

    The Irmy wing should be bonded in the middle, but mine didn't stick so i've drilled and tapped it and stuck another screw in..

    Spoiler painting is between 70 to 90odd quid depending on how well you know the body shop..

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    i have the jdl spoiler,there again i think ive got the whole lot now,hmmmmm wonder if the do jdl badges,just waiting for my paint to arrive so i can get the roof spoiler finished

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    when i fitted mine it helps to have good drill bits, also the middle one can be a pain as theres a support bracket in the inside of the boot directly where the middle hole/ screw will go so be carefull when drilling this as not to slip through and dint the boot, also as been said take your time

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    what ive just found is what i got with my spoiler they are plastic strips which fit into your spoiler holes then you place spoiler onto your car and when you are happy alls in the correct place lift up the spoiler leaving the strips behind, as the strip has a hollow thing which has been in your holes just drill throught the it and its a perfect fool proof fit, if you want pm me and ill send .

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