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Wanted for 2005 MY Lupo Gti:

  • Rear spoiler (black preferred)
  • Battery Cover

Any offers or leads appreciated.

David

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2 hours ago, davy26 said:

Wanted for 2005 MY Lupo Gti:

  • Rear spoiler (black preferred)
  • Battery Cover

Any offers or leads appreciated.

David

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Looking good,what's wrong with your spoiler?

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On 1/6/2019 at 4:50 PM, Y2ACP said:

Looking good,what's wrong with your spoiler?

Thanks for the comment.

Paint is really (really!) badly crazed.  Good painters are of the view that a repaint will not last long.

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David.

 

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Agreed, unless they properly prep it.

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1 hour ago, Rich said:

Agreed, unless they properly prep it.

That's a shame,I'd go for full prep and resprey.Did you buy the car with spoiler in this condition?

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Just sand it all back.

All of it....

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On 1/6/2019 at 4:50 PM, Y2ACP said:

Looking good,what's wrong with your spoiler?

Thanks for the comments gents.  If I haven't found another by Spring I've been intending to try a very thorough strip/flat and repaint.  I looked into wrapping, but a 3M distributor was of the view that the material is not 'thick' enough, ( its only 110 microns) to work on a surface like this where the cracking/pitting is so relatively deep. 

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I think some of it is to do with the material the spoiler is made from, it doesn't like being baked and is supposed to be left to dry naturally. Mine was baked when the bodyshop at work first painted it and it looked like it had acne.

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Thanks for your input Martin. Pesky item this, since I can easily see that excessive heat could be a problem, yet many people have said that this specific type/extent of crazing results from previously ingressed water. I suspect mine has been made worse by someone trying to cover up 'normal' deterioration without proper prep and with a far too thick new paint layer.  It looks as though they did the same thing on the N/S roof channel strip.  I've seen that there are some third party rear spoilers currently available, but I don't think the look is as good/suitable if - as I do - you want to maintain the standard styling.

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