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Old 07-03-2012, 03:10 PM   #1
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Removing spoiler

First time poster here, just a quick question. I know it's possible to remove the spoiler, but I would remove it and keep it off. Is there a way to plug the holes or anything to keep them from showing?
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I remember one of the guys here did it, I hope he will see your post!
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:09 PM   #3
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Ok here goes. Once the spoiler is removed get some I those plastic plugs from your local hardware store. Sand the tops down flush. Then use touch up paint to match your car and use silicone gel to keep them in the holes to make sure it's water tight. Once I find the video I will post it here

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I can't tell by your picture if you have a GT spoiler or the flat spoiler. I had the flat spoiler and replaced mine with a GT spoiler. The flat spoiler is going to be a real pain to get of because they used 2 long strips of the industrial double sided tape. 2 strips about 12 inches long. Make sure you want to remove it because you might crack the spoiler removing it.
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:17 PM   #4
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Ok here goes. Once the spoiler is removed get some I those plastic plugs from your local hardware store. Sand the tops down flush. Then use touch up paint to match your car and use silicone gel to keep them in the holes to make sure it's water tight. Once I find the video I will post it here

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I just added more info to my post above while you were posting
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Old 07-04-2012, 12:04 AM   #6
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I just added more info to my post above while you were posting
I just looked at your photos. It is the same spoiler as yours. What the best way to unstick the tape?
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It will be better if you have help when you take the 4 screws off it will be stuck on like cement. One person can lift the spoiler while the other can use a sharp knife and I mean very sharp knife to cut the tape that's holding down the spoiler. If you're alone use something to place under the corner of the spoiler after you cut it because if it touches that tape again it will stick down.
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It will be better if you have help when you take the 4 screws off it will be stuck on like cement. One person can lift the spoiler while the other can use a sharp knife and I mean very sharp knife to cut the tape that's holding down the spoiler. If you're alone use something to place under the corner of the spoiler after you cut it because if it touches that tape again it will stick down.
Ok cool. Thanks for the advice! I'll let you know how it goes when I get the chance to actually work on it.
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Cool keep me updated
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Hey Rogue is the GT spoiler you installed on yours Matte Black? Not sure if it is but looks cool.
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Hey Rogue is the GT spoiler you installed on yours Matte Black? Not sure if it is but looks cool.
It was silver so I plasti-dipped it
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First time poster here, just a quick question. I know it's possible to remove the spoiler, but I would remove it and keep it off. Is there a way to plug the holes or anything to keep them from showing?
Hey man I did a spoiler delete a couple of months ago. I just went to maaco and paid 300 for them to fill the holes and repaint it. Looks flawless.
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Old 07-04-2012, 09:29 PM   #13
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Hey man I did a spoiler delete a couple of months ago. I just went to maaco and paid 300 for them to fill the holes and repaint it. Looks flawless.
Damn. That looks really clean. I just can't afford that, I still owe my parents around 300 bucks for my exhausts.
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The way in the video is way cheaper
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One person can lift the spoiler while the other can use a sharp knife and I mean very sharp knife to cut the tape that's holding down the spoiler. If you're alone use something to place under the corner of the spoiler after you cut it because if it touches that tape again it will stick down.
Tip - you can use some rubbing alcohol to eat away at the adhesive on the tape. This should make it a lil easier to pry off and should prevent it from re-adhering if it does slip.
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Tip - you can use some rubbing alcohol to eat away at the adhesive on the tape. This should make it a lil easier to pry off and should prevent it from re-adhering if it does slip.
The problem with that is the tape covers most of the spoiler so you still have to pry it up without using anything unless you want to pour it all over the trunk so it can get to the tape
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Damn. That looks really clean. I just can't afford that, I still owe my parents around 300 bucks for my exhausts.
is there am oreilly by you????
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is there am oreilly by you????
I don't think so. I have a vornhagen though.
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They sell u here in houston your original color from your car color code in a spray can bottle with the gloss already in it $22
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The problem with that is the tape covers most of the spoiler so you still have to pry it up without using anything unless you want to pour it all over the trunk so it can get to the tape
I understand that. But giving the bottom of the tape a swipe of alcohol with a rag, as you are lifting the spoiler, should prevent it from re- adhering if you drop it.
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I just sprayed goo gone on mine and let it soak in for an hour. My spoiler pulled right off after I unbolted it.
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I plan on working on the spoiler tomorrow. I'll post pictures and let you guys know how it goes. Thanks for all the advice as well!
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Re: Removing spoiler

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Post pics when finished
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Best way to get taped on parts off: dental floss. Use a long piece and work it between the spoiler and car.
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Best way to get taped on parts off: dental floss. Use a long piece and work it between the spoiler and car.
I'll try that. Thank you.
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One more quick question before I start working on removing the spoiler. Where can I buy ford touch up paint from?
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One more quick question before I start working on removing the spoiler. Where can I buy ford touch up paint from?
Ford dealers, autozone, pep boys, advance auto parts, or any other auto parts store!
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Cool, thank you!
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I got the sides to come loose. I'm have trouble with the very center of the spoiler though. Any ideas? Ive tried the dental floss and it just keeps snapping.
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I got the sides to come loose. I'm have trouble with the very center of the spoiler though. Any ideas? Ive tried the dental floss and it just keeps snapping.
Try the fishing line maybe!
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Try the fishing line maybe!
I finally got it off. Now I just need to get all the tape off and fill the holes!
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You can also try WD-40
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Everything is off, I cant fill the holes yet though because none of them are the same size ad 1 of them isn't even a circle >
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That looks great. You can still go to the hardware store and get those plastic fillers and just trim it down to the size for the one that's not a full circle
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