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      04-18-2013, 08:03 AM   #1
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Removing OEM spoiler adhesive

First thing first, that thing is a BITCH to remove.

I first started reading some posts on what is the best way to remove the spoiler and all the adhesive off. I read a post that you could use a ribbon wrap and a heat gun to remove the spoiler. This worked.

Then someone said after the spoiler is removed, you could just rub the adhesive off with your finger and it will come off. Negative, DO NOT do this. Burnt my finger doing this.

Then after this, I tried the Goo Off (professional strength) and that just made a big mess.

I finally went to Auto Zone and got myself a can of 3M adhesive remover. All I can say is, my god, that thing works amazingly. What I did was I also got myself some masking tape and masked the the outer edges where the affected area was. I then sprayed with 3M adhesive remover, let it sit for a few seconds, sprayed again, grab an old gift card, and started gently removing it. It took me a while but it was finally done in about an hour. Then I grabbed some Quick spray detailer and clean the whole trunk up.

Just wanted to share my experience with you guys.

P.S: God bless 3M for making such incredible products

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Good to know. Thanks!
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      04-18-2013, 01:07 PM   #3
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There is also an eraser wheel attachment for any drill, made by 3M that works wonders for removing adhesives from car paint.
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There is also an eraser wheel attachment for any drill, made by 3M that works wonders for removing adhesives from car paint.
Exactly! It removed mine in 5 minutes flat with no chemicals.
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In for pics of coupe with no spoiler.
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      04-18-2013, 07:46 PM   #6
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Dammit man, where was this post three weeks ago when I took mine off......burned the hell out of my finger
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First thing first, that thing is a BITCH to remove.

I first started reading some posts on what is the best way to remove the spoiler and all the adhesive off. I read a post that you could use a ribbon wrap and a heat gun to remove the spoiler. This worked.

Then someone said after the spoiler is removed, you could just rub the adhesive off with your finger and it will come off. Negative, DO NOT do this. Burnt my finger doing this.

Then after this, I tried the Goo Off (professional strength) and that just made a big mess.

I finally went to Auto Zone and got myself a can of 3M adhesive remover. All I can say is, my god, that thing works amazingly. What I did was I also got myself some masking tape and masked the the outer edges where the affected area was. I then sprayed with 3M adhesive remover, let it sit for a few seconds, sprayed again, grab an old gift card, and started gently removing it. It took me a while but it was finally done in about an hour. Then I grabbed some Quick spray detailer and clean the whole trunk up.

Just wanted to share my experience with you guys.

P.S: God bless 3M for making such incredible products
Thanks for the tip, I'll be picking up some of that remover when I go to do mine.
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Great contribution!!
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Best product ever for this - Tarminator:

http://www.autogeek.net/tarminator.h...FUHe4AodaU4ABg
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I'm surprised that so many have a hard time with removal. I picked up this tool at Pep Boys (http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...301/?quantity=) on the stock spoiler and 70% of the adhesive came off in 5 minutes. Then, I used the same tool and some Goo Gone and the same tool and 95% of the rest of the adhesive was gone in another 10 minutes. Then I hit it with the Flex orbital and a little rubbing compound for 5 minutes and the remaining residue came off. Looked like this when I was done:
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Best product ever for this - Tarminator:

http://www.autogeek.net/tarminator.h...FUHe4AodaU4ABg
ordering thank you!!!!

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I'm surprised that so many have a hard time with removal. I picked up this tool at Pep Boys (http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...301/?quantity=) on the stock spoiler and 70% of the adhesive came off in 5 minutes. Then, I used the same tool and some Goo Gone and the same tool and 95% of the rest of the adhesive was gone in another 10 minutes. Then I hit it with the Flex orbital and a little rubbing compound for 5 minutes and the remaining residue came off. Looked like this when I was done:
encouraging news... makes me feel better about starting the process.
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I'm surprised that so many have a hard time with removal. I picked up this tool at Pep Boys (http://www.pepboys.com/product/detai...301/?quantity=) on the stock spoiler and 70% of the adhesive came off in 5 minutes. Then, I used the same tool and some Goo Gone and the same tool and 95% of the rest of the adhesive was gone in another 10 minutes. Then I hit it with the Flex orbital and a little rubbing compound for 5 minutes and the remaining residue came off. Looked like this when I was done:
I found it fairly easy to remove as well. It's the BetaLink that's a real B!TCH!!!!
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thanks for the info.. I'll probably be doing this during the weekend if my CF wing ever gets here.
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