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Hi, I just bought an OEM spoiler for my 04 Z. The spoiler comes with the 2 studs and the 2 snaps in the middle. Are there anything else I need to install it? (like tape)? Also are they available from Nissan and do they have a template for drilling?
 

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I think your best source for that would be the dealership. They should know. Either that or PM or email Jason or Tony at Performance Nissan. They'll definitely know what you need. Tape won't hurt, either.
 

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In all honesty all you need is some good double sided 3m tape. I have had my factory spoiler on for over a year now with it and that thing isnt going anywhere. You need to cut off the factory bolts though in order for it to fit flush.
 

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Where did you get the double sided tape? Do I just cut off the studs or the center snaps too?
 

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I forget what I actually cut off when I actually installed it. I just remember a couple clips or something. Just whatever it takes to flushmount it. You can get 3m tape from Home Depot in the paint dept. Make sure you buy the outdoors stronger type, not the inside one. It will have a red backing on it and be a gray in color compared to the weaker stuff that is white with green backing.
 

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I dread the idea of drilling into the surface of the Z. I think I would feel much better using the industrial 3M tape everyone is raving about. Plus, 3M is a local company, so I have to swear by them. :thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by tmak26b@Jan 13 2005, 07:11 PM
Where did you get the double sided tape?  Do I just cut off the studs or the center snaps too?

you can get the double sided tape at any good auto parts store, i suggest using the 3M Acrylic or Acrylic Plus tapes, those are designed for attaching parts like this. if done right that spoiler will not be coming off unless you want it off
 

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Instead of starting my own thread about it, I'm going to ask a question in here.

I'm taking off my spoiler. I have heard there is tape holding it on. Is it bad? Will it be hard to pull off? Any tips or tricks to get it and all the adhesive off?
 

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Originally posted by Redefined350z@Jan 14 2005, 08:37 AM
Instead of starting my own thread about it, I'm going to ask a question in here.

I'm taking off my spoiler. I have heard there is tape holding it on. Is it bad? Will it be hard to pull off? Any tips or tricks to get it and all the adhesive off?

You may want to think about replacing your original before you proceed. When you remove the OEM rear spoiler, you will more than likely be looking at some pre-drilled holes.
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Some replacement wing designs may not completely cover the existing holes. Hence, the need for some professional body work and painting will be in order.
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I have purchased and painted hole plugs for it until I get my spoiler. I just think the factory one destroys the smooth lines of the car, and want it off ASAP. I'm also removing my windshield wiper from the rear.

I just want to clean up the back a little.

So it's 3 holes? And is it hard to remove it with the tape on there?
 

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No, it's not particularly difficult to remove. You have to start be addressing the nuts that are located underneath the rear hatch. The double stick tape that most people rave about - does not have any extra magical adhesive power. You just have to carefully exercise some caution when you engage in the removal process. (like: Do not use a metal screw driver to pry it off.)
Some have recommended some nylon fishing line to remove items that are glued down onto your car. [emblems, etc.] Using the fishing line will allow you to saw away between the paint surface and the object you choose to remove. You won't harm the paint by using that method.
When I was replacing my side fender emblems with an LED version. I used a flat plastic burnishing tool to remove it. I was also able to keep the originally placed adhesive material intact. It took me about 2 minutes to do so. (uh, so much for the double stick tape myth)

Personally from seeing your Z photos, I think the rear of your car looks great as it is right now!
BUT - Lot's of luck on adding your new wing.

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Originally posted by frankmusic@Jan 14 2005, 09:49 AM
No, it's not particularly difficult to remove. You have to start be addressing the nuts that are located underneath the rear hatch. The double stick tape that most people rave about - does not have any extra magical adhesive power. You just have to carefully exercise some caution when you engage in the removal process. (like: Do not use a metal screw driver to pry it off.)
Some have recommended some nylon fishing line to remove items that are glued down onto your car. [emblems, etc.] Using the fishing line will allow you to saw away between the paint surface and the object you choose to remove. You won't harm the paint by using that method.
When I was replacing my side fender emblems with an LED version. I used a flat plastic burnishing tool to remove it. I was also able to keep the originally placed adhesive material intact. It took me about 2 minutes to do so. (uh, so much for the double stick tape myth)

Personally from seeing your Z photos, I think the rear of your car looks great as it is right now!
BUT - Lot's of luck on adding your new wing.

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Thanks for the help, and definitely for the compliment!

I just want something different really. I like the look of it without the spoiler, so I want to plug it up for a little while to make sure. That way, I still have the spoiler for later.

I'm thinking about adding the Nismo spoiler...:thumbsup:
 

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Originally posted by Redefined350z@Jan 14 2005, 11:12 AM
One more question, how do I get the clips out. Do I just pull up on the spoiler or is there a trick to it?

For the most comprehensive and professional look at a 350Z OEM wing removal, surface repair/paint and wing replacement, just click here to view these great sequenced photos. The title of that particular thread is “Datdavido's EVO-R custom wing Fabrication....”

http://www.350zfrenzy.com/forum/showthread...=&threadid=3564

Rob (ZPRESENCE) does AMAZING work! Check it out.
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Thanks, but I'm just wondering how to get it off right this second... Do I just pull it out? It doesn't say in that link.
 
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