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      03-01-2012, 11:22 AM   #45
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I've never seen it pull off the paint but I would definitely never use it.
Ill have to get a pic of what it did to one m3
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Where did you see that?
6:00 mark of the video on post #6 on this thread.
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Hotness!



By the way, to the person who recommended Tarminator for the removal of the old double-sided tape, let me know if you're ever in Jacksonville and your drink is on me! Freaking genius! I've gone through this exact same process before (installed a similar spoiler on my previous 135i), and back then I struggled for about 1-2 hours to remove the old tape while ensuring I wasn't damaging/scratching the clear coat, and thanks to Tarminator this time around I had the trunk lid clean and ready to go in about 20-30 minutes. Highly recommended!!!

EDIT: To the guy who recommended the straight edge wrapped in a microfiber towel, you get a drink too...I don't have a single mark/blister anywhere on my hands this time around.
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Do you have any pictures of how you laid the 3m tape on the spoiler? How you did the corners, etc
My corners of the tape were almost to the edge completely....it lays perfect so thats why i went all out with the microfiber etc.


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By the way, to the person who recommended Tarminator for the removal of the old double-sided tape, let me know if you're ever in Jacksonville and your drink is on me! Freaking genius! I've gone through this exact same process before (installed a similar spoiler on my previous 135i), and back then I struggled for about 1-2 hours to remove the old tape while ensuring I wasn't damaging/scratching the clear coat, and thanks to Tarminator this time around I had the trunk lid clean and ready to go in about 20-30 minutes. Highly recommended!!!

EDIT: To the guy who recommended the straight edge wrapped in a microfiber towel, you get a drink too...I don't have a single mark/blister anywhere on my hands this time around.

AWESOME!
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My corners of the tape were almost to the edge completely....it lays perfect so thats why i went all out with the microfiber etc.





AWESOME!
Like you, I also applied double-sided tape all the way to the corners - simply shaped it with a pair of scissors so there is not excess tape sticking out when installed. I made sure that all surfaces of the spoiler that touch the trunk lid have tape.

For those not sure yet, go ahead and give it a try...this is one of the easiest DIY's if you use all the tricks provided on this thread.

Also another small hint: if you're installing it alone, before you remove the plastic from the double-sided tape, go ahead and place the spoiler on the trunk lid exactly where you want it, and you can use painter's tape to mark where the straight edges and corners go; this way, you can do the job on your own and the spoiler will end up right where you wanted it.
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My spoiler is on order, so I'll be doing this next weekend.
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Quick question for those who installed this: even though the spoiler is fixed in place by the double sided tape, can you still flex the spoiler a little up and down? No I don't mean separating it from the trunk lid since I applied tape to every surface that touches the lid, it simply seems like the spoiler itself is slightly flexible and I want to know if it's just mine.

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The pin stripe VO edge is a nice touch
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Quick question for those who installed this: even though the spoiler is fixed in place by the double sided tape, can you still flex the spoiler a little up and down? No I don't mean separating it from the trunk lid since I applied tape to every surface that touches the lid, it simply seems like the spoiler itself is slightly flexible and I want to know if it's just mine.

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Yup, everything you describe is normal. The CF spoiler is a tad flexible around the middle (its widest point), so no need to worry.
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I'm re-installing my JLevi spoiler (OEM mold essentially) today and had a quick question. The whole spoiler has been repainted so I'm wondering if I should sand paper the bottom of it prior to applying the 3M VHB tape? I didn't do the intial install hence the question.
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I'm re-installing my JLevi spoiler (OEM mold essentially) today and had a quick question. The whole spoiler has been repainted so I'm wondering if I should sand paper the bottom of it prior to applying the 3M VHB tape? I didn't do the intial install hence the question.
I would. The adhesive would bond better.
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Quick question for those who installed this: even though the spoiler is fixed in place by the double sided tape, can you still flex the spoiler a little up and down? No I don't mean separating it from the trunk lid since I applied tape to every surface that touches the lid, it simply seems like the spoiler itself is slightly flexible and I want to know if it's just mine.

Thanks!
Yup, everything you describe is normal. The CF spoiler is a tad flexible around the middle (its widest point), so no need to worry.
Thanks for reaffirming and yes, it's at its widest point which overhangs more past the end of the trunk lid. Thanks again!
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I'm re-installing my JLevi spoiler (OEM mold essentially) today and had a quick question. The whole spoiler has been repainted so I'm wondering if I should sand paper the bottom of it prior to applying the 3M VHB tape? I didn't do the intial install hence the question.
While ///M1 is correct and I agree that a non-glossy surface will let the tape adhere easier, have you tested this 3M stuff?! It's crazy strong and it actually adheres to the car which is just as glossy. I've removed it before (had a similar one on my 135i) and man it's just as difficult as removing the oem spoiler.

Either way you decide to go, you have nothing to worry about!!
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I'm concerned with the spoiler's paint staying adhered to the spoiler itself. I'm going to sand it so the 3M bonds directly with the spoiler's surface.
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Ebay blows...ordered 3M VHB tape and the guy sends me a China knockoff. The funny thing is he's a high rated seller but I can tell this is not 3M quality. Can someone point me to an actual distributer for the best 3M VHB tape for this application? There's way too many variations out there as it is and I just want to be sure I'm getting the right one for the job. TIA.
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Ebay blows...ordered 3M VHB tape and the guy sends me a China knockoff. The funny thing is he's a high rated seller but I can tell this is not 3M quality. Can someone point me to an actual distributer for the best 3M VHB tape for this application? There's way too many variations out there as it is and I just want to be sure I'm getting the right one for the job. TIA.
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Thanks. My local shop doesn't carry it but I just found one another 20 minutes away that does.
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I picked this up tonight and wondering if anyone else used this same tape.....I saw a video on a different thread and this appears to be the same as the OP used but everyone is talking about this other "VHB" tape...Has anyone used the 3m type I picked up? (Picked up at my local Napa/Autozone)....
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That should work fine. I bought my VHB tape from Amazon.
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