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Need help so I don't screw body up...

Old 09-14-2011, 04:47 AM
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Default Need help so I don't screw body up...

I just purchased a Parma body that comes with a rather large spoiler. The spoiler has to mounting points on the trunk of the car that stick out quite a bit. Problem is, I dont want the spoiler at all. Can anyone give me insight on how to remove the mounting points in a way that it won't ruin the car? I was thinking cutting the top off, cutting the corners, then heating and folding down the sides and trimming where they overlap, leaving basically just a small t shaped cut in the plastic.

Just wondered if there us a better way... I'm sure someone has done it before...

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Old 09-14-2011, 06:05 AM
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Default RE: Need help so I don't screw body up...

I have wanted to do this before but never actually have.If I were to "shave" the spoiler mounts,I would check to see if I could find two scraps of lexan that you could fill in the holes with.If you can simply cut it off the same painted body that would be best but match the color.

Then cut off the mounts flush with the trunk lid.

I would then glue a strip under the holes in the body to support your "patch" piece.

You'd have to cut the patch as close to the size if the hole as possible for the best look but it can be done.

I think this would look better and be easier that all the cutting,heating and folding of the mounts to flatten it with the rest of the body.

Good Luck!

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