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      01-11-2013, 08:47 PM   #1
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Front Spoiler Repair

I am trying to resurrect my Slek front spoiler after it was damaged during a high speed run and was wondering if there were any recommendations on who has experience in doing CF repair or if my ideas on how to address the damage is a bad idea.
The front lower “chin” is scraped up a bit after dragging across the pavement but has not penetrated past the material. The rear top and bottom halves have separated across most of the back side edge. I was thinking I could fill the hollow center with insulating foam spray to resecure the top and bottom halves.
I am also trying to come up with a way to attach the front edge to the car which is as resilient as my OEM rear spoiler was without making it a permanent piece of the car (epoxy). The BMW double sided foam tape seems to be strong but I don’t know if the body surface needs to be treated or conditioned first before you try to secure foam tape to it to generate a strong bond? My last attempt was to just use water and wipe it off on a 60-65F day which did not seem to work as well as thought it could.
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I loved the product on my car and appreciate any advise.
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C&C Auto Body in Anaheim talk to Nate.
OR try contacting SLēK they might be able to repair or sell you a new one for a good price
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I used strips of 3M double side tape for mine. I dont even have the 3 screws in just the tape is holding it. Im actually worried about trying to get it off the thing is on there solid!!

Wipe with alcohol before applying the tape. I did run a bead of silicone along the front edge so it wouldnt catch air and peel back the tape/lip
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OR try contacting SLēK they might be able to repair or sell you a new one for a good price
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I used strips of 3M double side tape for mine. I dont even have the 3 screws in just the tape is holding it. Im actually worried about trying to get it off the thing is on there solid!!

Wipe with alcohol before applying the tape. I did run a bead of silicone along the front edge so it wouldnt catch air and peel back the tape/lip
we will find out soon
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Thanks for the heads up, I'll see what they have to say.
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Powerbeast,
Was this the company you were refering to in your post, I could'nt find a C & C Autobody listed in my search of the LA area?

C & C Collision
Phone: (626) 284-2120
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Same thing happened to me but i havnt scraped mine ! got split and damaged !


very dissapointed with te slek product ..

getting a revosport one soon .
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That is even dangerous if it would go under your front wheels...
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I used strips of 3M double side tape for mine. I don't even have the 3 screws in just the tape is holding it. I'm actually worried about trying to get it off the thing is on there solid!!
Wipe with alcohol before applying the tape. I did run a bead of silicone along the front edge so it wouldn't catch air and peel back the tape/lip
Paps, the very thought of that splitter giving way and messing around under the car... man, that might be a recipe for a freak accident. Seriously, get that thing screwed or it might screw you someday.

Even things in the rear flying off ain't healthy (also for other road users):
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