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      03-12-2008, 10:16 PM   #1
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Water in my spoiler!!! Help!!!

Ok so, Vorsteiner ended up making me a fiberglass bootlid spoiler because I kept complaining about fitment.

When I wash my car, water gets into the spoiler because I can hear it splashing around \when i open and close my trunk. By the way, it is Betalinked, so there is no removing it.

Also, when I open the trunk, small amounts of water drip from the top of the spoiler.

What should I do? I was thinking of removing the lining behind the trunk and maybe drilling some sort of hole big enough to allow some hot air in.


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      03-12-2008, 10:18 PM   #2
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well wouldnt it dry up sooner or later???
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well wouldnt it dry up sooner or later???

Yes I am sure, however....Washing my car every week= More water in spoiler...-_-
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      03-12-2008, 10:27 PM   #4
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lol well the weathers getting hotter...
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well it can only fill up so much!

seriously though, dont start drilling your trunk. i would tell vorsteiner about the problem.
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True....thanks for the optimism, Vicky.

ScheerSpeed, what the heck would Vorsteiner do? The thing is glued on!!!!
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Do you have pics of the spoiler you can show us? Maybe we might have suggestions as to what to do.

First suggestion, drive as fast as you can to dry it out. If that doesn't work go back to previous request.
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No pics right now....But the spoiler is not really flush with the top of the trunk...its like it "sitting" on the trunk just a bit. That is obviously how its getting in......Maybe I can use some sort of sealant?
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No pics right now....But the spoiler is not really flush with the top of the trunk...its like it "sitting" on the trunk just a bit. That is obviously how its getting in......Maybe I can use some sort of sealant?
Hard to tell, I definitely need to see what you're talking about. However, if its getting under the spoiler then I would definitely find a way to make it flush.
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........Maybe I can use some sort of sealant?

probably not a good idea. if you seal it the air gap inside will not have room to breath and will expand to the point where it will 'crack' the paint.

it should have 'small' breather holes on the bottom and the lowest point and leave some of the mounting (glue) gapped on the rear to let the water drain away if it does get in.

as for removing it....nothing a little fine fishing line & elbow grease wouldn't take care of.
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it should have 'small' breather holes on the bottom and the lowest point and leave some of the mounting (glue) gapped on the rear to let the water drain away if it does get in.

as for removing it....nothing a little fine fishing line & elbow grease wouldn't take care of.
I didnt get this part....I know there are holes...that is no doubt how the water is getting IN the spoiler...

Also, a fishing line would remove Betalink? I could see that happening for double sided tape...in fact...that is how I removed it the first time, except i used a thin rope...
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I didnt get this part....I know there are hole...that is no doubt how the water is getting IN the spoiler...
been there done that. if it is fiberglass and it is not a solid piece it has an air gap. if you seal it up air is in there perminately. when the air gets hot the fiberglass will expand and will crack the paint. bank on it...


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Also, a fishing line would remove Betalink? I could see that happening for double sided tape...in fact...that is how I removed it the first time, except i used a thin rope...
just a suggestion.....you can try a hammer and chisel but would advise against that approach.

you could also try a heat gun for the glue.
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When you're washing it, take a leaf blower and make an effort to blow around it. You're probably going to get a stream of water coming out. Temporary remedy, but it's a remedy nonetheless.
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how does water get in ur spoiler?
there must be a gap between the tape? My roof spoiler also stores water sometimes..but it'll dry up..
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Also, a fishing line would remove Betalink? I could see that happening for double sided tape...in fact...that is how I removed it the first time, except i used a thin rope...
It should. For whatever is left, I've never had to do it myself, but I see 3M Adhesive Remover recommended time and time again for removing stuff like Betalink.
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how does water get in ur spoiler?
THere are holes in back of the spoiler...water i think gets behind the spoiler when i wash, then it gets in via the holes...
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Bondo the seams up and paint it too match.

Or duct tape that bitch up and put some stickers on the tape. No one will ever notice.
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Or duct tape that bitch up and put some stickers on the tape. No one will ever notice.
-_-


Oh and the bondo doesnt seem like a bad idea...
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there must be a gap between the tape? My roof spoiler also stores water sometimes..but it'll dry up..
in the spoiler or underneath the spoiler totally different scenarios
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well it can only fill up so much!

seriously though, dont start drilling your trunk. i would tell vorsteiner about the problem.
+1 have them fix it, or whoever installed it...
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