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Old 06-15-2013, 07:23 PM   #1
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I need help with 3D Carbon GT500 Spoiler Install!

Problem #1: I purchased a 3D Carbon Rear Spoiler for my 2013 Mustang, my car came with the factory spoiler and I received my spoiler today from 3D Carbon and it should be very simple since I dont have to drill any holes but they included these weird looking T-Clips that are about 7 inches long and the instructions dont make sense what they are used for, has anyone put this same brand of spoiler on their Mustang and can you tell me what those T-Clips are for? Any info is appreciated.

Problem #2: I have removed the trunk liner and all of the bolts that hold the factory rear spoiler in place and it also has some sort of adhesive still holding it on, does anyone have any ideas on how to remove the spoiler with the adhesive still holding it? Ive have tried and tried and it will not budge! I dont want to jam something in between my trunk lid and factory spoiler because the trunk lid will end up damaged and scratched as well as the factory rear spoiler. Could i spray Goo Gone and leaving it sitting overnight to loosen up the adhesive or possibly WD40 and if I did would it damage the paint from sitting on it for overnight?

I put on my black 5.0 emblems and the adhesive was horrendous to remove but I used goo gone after I removed the emblems using fishing line. I have tried fishing line on the rear spoiler to no avail

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The spoiler is held on by 4 bolts and alot of adhesive! You will have to cut that adhesive with some fishing line if you hope toget the spoiler off
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The spoiler is held on by 4 bolts and alot of adhesive! You will have to cut that adhesive with some fishing line if you hope toget the spoiler off
Thats what I was using was fishing line but you can only go so far until you into another stud that goes through the trunk lid, I have all the bolts loose, what about a heat gun?
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I used fishing line and worked it back and forth until I could start pulling it off goo gone softens the adhesive up
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Thats what I was using was fishing line but you can only go so far until you into another stud that goes through the trunk lid, I have all the bolts loose, what about a heat gun?
Once you hit a stud, peel up and feed the line through. It's fairly easy, you just have pull hard. Do it on a really hot day.
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I taped off the trunk around the spoiler, used a blow dryer to get some heat on it then used a spatula to break up the adhesive. It worked pretty well, the paint UNDER the spoiler was a little scratched but the visible paint was just fine. I don't know how you would pass fishing line under the spoiler, it'll stop on the studs on the spoiler.
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He's talking about lifting spoiler up here he reached studs and continue using fishing line after like how I did mine
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He's talking about lifting spoiler up here he reached studs and continue using fishing line after like how I did mine
Yea I did the fishing line with my 5.0 emblems and it was still pretty tough, spatula worked really well and was really easy. So I didn't even bother with fishing line on the spoiler
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What ever works to get this crap off lmao
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What ever works to get this crap off lmao

Tomorrow morning im heading to wallay world, getting some really thick fishing line, Turtle Wax Label and sticker remover and a hair dryer and I already have goo gone and im gonna have at it again!
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I did most of my car 3dcarbon, i did do the spoiler and all i used was a rubber thin spatula and heat gun to remove.
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All I used was a plastic putty knife, just tape around the spoiler and then get that knife under the spoiler to break it free. It was a total pain in the A_S.
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Do like everyone else said. Have someone hold a hair dryer as you are working the fishing line. When you hit a stud lift up on the spoiler and feed it through and keep working it in a back n forth cutting motion. Once off I used googone and a towel to rub the adhesive off. Took about 40 minutes to remove spoiler and all adhesive.

Be careful not to apply too much heat in one spot for too long or you could discolor the paint.
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Do like everyone else said. Have someone hold a hair dryer as you are working the fishing line. When you hit a stud lift up on the spoiler and feed it through and keep working it in a back n forth cutting motion. Once off I used googone and a towel to rub the adhesive off. Took about 40 minutes to remove spoiler and all adhesive.

Be careful not to apply too much heat in one spot for too long or you could discolor the paint.
Thanks for the info...

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