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Old 07-17-2020, 04:03 PM
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My 3m vht failed. Lifted one side of the spoiler. Removed, cleaned, retaped and had the other side lift.
Lasted about 6 months each time. I'mm guessing the fitment is just off enough to cause it to do so over time.

Window sealant or beta link is probably best. I added screwed as well but that's probably unnecessary. I was just tired of messing with it.
Thank you! I had similar issues on my e38 roof spoiler due to the angles on the edges. It would start to lift on one edge or the other using 3m double sided tape.
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I just installed it with the supplied double sided tape.Name:  20200820_170104.jpg
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Looks good. Maybe a slight better fitment than the one I have on my truck. Hard to tell without closeups of the sides. Love these lip spoilers on the E53 though.

At any rate, keep an eye on it over the next 2-4 months. If it makes it past that it's unlikely to ever move.
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Looks good. Maybe a slight better fitment than the one I have on my truck. Hard to tell without closeups of the sides. Love these lip spoilers on the E53 though.

At any rate, keep an eye on it over the next 2-4 months. If it makes it past that it's unlikely to ever move.
I will post close up pics of the corners later today.
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Mine looks like crap...both sides lifted up all the way after having it ďprofessionallyĒ installed by detail shop using betalink. Because Iíve always wanted it to be carbon fiber instead of jet black, I found a newer cf skinning ship in UK that offered to source, skin, and ship one to me. Iím close to pulling the trigger on doing this but feel like a group buy would be in order if it was a proven product AND looks as good as it does in my head. Does this concept appeal to anyone else?
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Mine looks like crap...both sides lifted up all the way after having it ďprofessionallyĒ installed by detail shop using betalink. Because Iíve always wanted it to be carbon fiber instead of jet black, I found a newer cf skinning ship in UK that offered to source, skin, and ship one to me. Iím close to pulling the trigger on doing this but feel like a group buy would be in order if it was a proven product AND looks as good as it does in my head. Does this concept appeal to anyone else?
How long before it lifted up on the corners?
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How long before it lifted up on the corners?


About 2-3mo maybe...not a very impressive period of time. Itís still hanging on 18mo later, though. Iím afraid that the cf my stiffen it up, causing it to be LESS effectively mounted. Iím curious about screws...think CW could share a pic of his screw-down method? Please.
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I taped mine down after to hopefully let the double sided tape bond better and its baking in the sun right now. I will remove the tape later today.
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Good news! After going 100mph+ The spoiler is still there. Here is a pic of the corner fitment. It's pretty precise...Name:  20200822_163432.jpg
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Yours appears to fit better than mine purplecty. Just keep an eye on it for 3-4 months. If it hasn't moved by then... it probably won't.

Here's a shot of my screw improvisation. Must removed the top hatch spoiler to do it obviously. MUST USE VERY SHORT SCREWS!!!!!!!!!

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