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Hey thinkin about removing my spolier on my gen 1, for a respray, does any one have any tips or any thoughts, how easy is it? (to remove),
Also thinkin about looking for an after market spolier any ideas or tips on that?
any help much appreciated :D
 

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here is a cheap aftermarket alternative...
 

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They did a German special, had the F2 evo spec engine and that spoiler as standard. The only thing with that one is having holes to fill where the middle strut was.
 

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yea its nice, but filling that hole would be a prob, what do you do if the new spoiler dosnt have a light?
 

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pretty sure a 3rd brake light isnt needed for an MOT, so you wouldnt have to do anything if you didnt want too.
 

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To remove the spoiler mate you first off need to get in the boot and unscrew the the black plastic boot lining. you will need to tug it a little once all screws are out, Next remove the bolts holding the spoiler in place, Now put the kettle on... No you havent finished, pour boiling water onto each strut to melt the glue holding the spoiler to the car, (note you may need to do this several times) now get pulling at it, its easier if you have someone who can keep the boiling water coming why you pull. Also its best to have a rag or something to put under each strut as you get each one out to stop the threaded bar scratching your car.

Once the spoilers off you will be left with lots of glue residue, I used boiling water to remove it. Although if your refitting the original spoiler theres not much need to. Wouldnt be a bad idea to stick some tape over the holes if your going to be using the car with the spoiler off. Also the spoiler break light is not legally required. As for aftermarket spoilers you'll be extremely lucky to find one that fits into the standard holes, Theres only really the 3 strut shark wing spoiler which is almost impossible to get hold of! So should you want to go aftermarket have all the holes filled not just the middle ones then you have much more options available
 

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No mate its no problem at all! Just a tip though, assumiung you leave the glue residue in place when you remove the spoiler! When you come to refit it, get the kettle out again and pour a little bit of boiling water on each bit of glue just to melt it a little then when you refit the spoiler the glue will take to it again ;)
 
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