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AS ANYBODY HAD EXPERIENCE OF REMOVING BODYKITS OR SPOILERS BONDED INTO PLACE WITH SIKAFLEX THE ADHESIVE? I HAVE A SPOILER THAT I WOULD LIKE TO REMOVE, IT IS BONDED TO MY REAR WINDOW AND TO MY WOLF MID-SPOLIER BUT ONLY IN SML CONTACT AREAS. THE INFO ON SIKAFLEX SAYS IT IS ONLY REMOVABLE MECHANICALLY (OUCH!) WHEN CURED. IS THERE ANYBODY OUT THERE THAT HAS EXPERIENCE OR TIPS ON HOW I CAN REMOVE IT WITH MINIMUM DAMAGE!!!
 

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I had a spoiler fitted to my Puma some years back but it was painted
and Tony at Pumaspeed had to try and remove it so another could be fitted - he'd used similar stuff to stick it down to the bootlid and i'm sure he used very thin wire or fishing line? to cut through the bonded joint.

I guess the difficulty of the job will partly depend on how important it is to keep the old spoiler in one piece. Hope there's an easy method people have used.
 

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QUOTE(troy45 @ 30 Dec 2009, 08:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I had a spoiler fitted to my Puma some years back but it was painted
and Tony at Pumaspeed had to try and remove it so another could be fitted - he'd used similar stuff to stick it down to the bootlid and i'm sure he used very thin wire or fishing line? to cut through the bonded joint.

I guess the difficulty of the job will partly depend on how important it is to keep the old spoiler in one piece. Hope there's an easy method people have used.

HI TROY, THANKS FOR REPLY MATE, THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO KEEP THE SPOILER IN 1 PIECE, JUST TO MINIMISE DAMAGE TO THE GLASS AND MID SPOLIER IT IS BONDED TO. THE AREA BONDED ON EACH SIDE IS ONLY ABOUT 1" X 4" IN TOTAL. THANKS FOR THAT SUGGESTION THO, IT MAY BE WORTH MY WHILE CONTACTING TONY AT PUMASPEED IM ONLY AT DONCASTER. - NICK
 

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QUOTE(hjcrichard @ 30 Dec 2009, 08:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Sounds like a trip to Pumaspeed may be the best option.


Oh, just a little note, lose the CAPS it infers shouting.


hi - yeah! i didnt realise that, i had a message from the staff telling me - so apologies to all! - nick
 

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I put my car in an oven on bake for a while to soften the bonding, it made the spoiler come off a lot easier but there is still going to be a lot of work left to get it right and may still involve some painting.

I wish you luck mate as the bonding is a right
to get off.
 

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QUOTE(bonzey @ 31 Dec 2009, 04:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I put my car in an oven on bake for a while to soften the bonding, it made the spoiler come off a lot easier but there is still going to be a lot of work left to get it right and may still involve some painting.

I wish you luck mate as the bonding is a right
to get off.

Hi - Thanks for your reply, yeah ive gathered its gonna be a pain! repairing and painting the part where it touches my mid-spoiler aint too much of a worry to me as it can be repainted, but its the bit thats bonded onto the rear window that worries me! Might be an easier option to buy a second-hand rear hatch if one comes up on ebay! - nick
 
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