Fitting boot spoiler.

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  1. 10 Jun 2019 at 8:43 AM #1
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    I’ve got a boot spoiler to fit. What’s the best way without affecting the paint if I take it off if I don’t like it? Double sided 3M tape? Is it possible to get it from BMW already already cut and shaped to size?
     
  2. 11 Jun 2019 at 7:36 AM #2
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    Best way Is as you said 3M tape or similar if you don’t like it heat it up with a hairdryer and use dental floss to slide underneath the tape to remove it.
     
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    Yes I’ve heard of that technique before but using fishing line but good tip about heating up to soften the adhesive.
     
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    Just makes it so much easier to remove or wait and do it on a really hot day
     
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    Hi dek,

    I hope your well..

    Hmmmm, I think I may know of this spoiler in question..

    ;)

    If I was re fitting one mate I would order the tape from bmw, already cut to size.

    Apply it with a friend, holding an end each just take your time, they sit very flush against the edge of the bootlid so you won’t go far wrong with seeing how it’s got to lay.

    Removal will be equally as easy if you don’t like it.

    I’ve just removed a 16 year old sharkfin and the paint underneath was fine, no issues.

    All the best,

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    Hi James
    I’m well mate, hope you are too. Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. Always useful to listen to someone that’s been there and got the T shirt! Yes I’d prefer one that’s already cut and good to know it won’t affect the paint if removed. Just hope BMW can find the part number! All the best.
     
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