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#1 Bottomout

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 05:54 PM

Anyone ever repaired or refinished a rear spoiler. What is the best method?





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Posted 12 March 2016 - 06:05 PM

buy a good used one ..........sold one last week 40 bucks.....

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Posted 12 March 2016 - 07:32 PM

because of the sponge like material they are made from repairing them is a challenge. even just painting them with professional materials the soft material of the wings will allow the paint to crack from them flexing around.
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Posted 29 March 2016 - 09:25 AM

i need to " coat " one in some way but was told fiberglass might destroy it :(

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Posted 29 March 2016 - 11:21 AM

yea not sure if it would or not. are you talking about laying actual fiberglass with the cloth and resin? i would say try a small section on the backside of the wing where it would never be seen.

the wing on my black and gold car that was painted in 2009 is peeling on the drivers side and its peeled all the way down and is taking the factory paint with it.

i wonder if the plasti dip stuff would work, it stay soft and flexable, some people spray their whole car in it and they dont sand it so it can be peeled back off. but if you sanded the area it should stick like paint and not peel off as easy.
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:11 AM

I would think plasti-dip would work great. I may have to try that myself
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Posted 30 March 2016 - 11:39 AM

Plasti dip would work well, or using a flex agent in your paint and primer.

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Posted 31 March 2016 - 10:25 AM

i wanna coat this
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i have a spray can of plastic stuff, haven't tried it yet
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Posted 31 March 2016 - 01:46 PM

the plasti dip stuff works pretty good and if you did not sand it you can just peel it back off like the pic above. i think it would be the best bet because its a rubber coating and would flex more then paint even with the flex agent additive.

you can see my side wing in this pic where its peeling and its taking not only the paint i did but its taking the stock paint with it down to bare rubber. i have given serious thought to purposely trying to crack the paint on the other two peices of the wing to see if i can get them to peel down like this one did and then coat it in the plasti dip,
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you could also try having someone do a wrap on it , or try hydro dipping.

youtube video of a guy hydro dipping a manikan arm in CF and camo,
https://www.youtube....h?v=DgEjrtBprlo

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Posted 05 April 2016 - 09:38 AM

i could do my leg in CF....oh wait :lol:
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 10:18 AM

i am sure you have a spare one laying around in case you have a blow out just coat that one ;)
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 11:36 AM

Just FYI I added the flex agent when I sprayed my rear spoiler 5-6 year ago and it still has many cracks in the paint now. I will not 100% rule out operator error though.
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Posted 05 April 2016 - 12:05 PM

the flex agent will help but its more for things like plastic bumpers that only flex a small amount.
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 08:45 PM

Huh I am intrigued by the plastidip idea for my starquests spoiler.  What if you did a few layers of plastic and then top is off with real auto paint?

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 09:01 PM

the chemicals in the paint may not react well with the plasti dip, i would be afraid the solvents in the paint would make it wrinkle. the plasti dip comes in all kinds of colors and i believe they have a kit you can mix your own color.
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Posted 09 April 2016 - 09:26 PM

I did a little reading on plasti dip forums,  as long as you do a few got layers of plasti dip first then paint it should be fine. It just makes the plasti dip difficult to peel off later,  which I wouldn't plan on doing.  

https://m.reddit.com...paint_over_dip/

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 09:27 PM

It warrants more research but could be a good idea for our finicky foam spoilers

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Posted 09 April 2016 - 10:04 PM

my buddy just happen to get about 10 gallons of plati dip and some spray equipment in a trade deal for some stereo equipment so i will playing around coating some stuff with it in the near future.
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Posted 11 April 2016 - 11:54 AM

With the plasti dip stuff I used some on my quarter window trim. Sanded it down well and then did two coats on both sides. Has lasted two years and is now finally peeling and faded. It will hold up well for a while if done right.

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Posted 11 April 2016 - 02:57 PM

I sprayed the rubbery rear spoiler on my bmw e30 with Bed Armor bedliner...gave it the look and texture of the rubberized wings of the 80s like the Porsche 944 had and such.

Of course once that stuff is on it is forever, but it is like spray on rubberized coating...lol




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