Will double sided tape hold on a rear spoiler?

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  1. caprimk3

    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    As title...

    I would rather not drilling my welded and painted tailgate when times comes to fit the new RGA rear spoiler..
     
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    caprinerd Registered Capri Power Member

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    i wouldnt trust it
     
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    SIDEWAYS 3.0 GHIA Registered Capri Power Member

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    It won't even keep 4d plates on a car and that's 3M double sided sticky back plastic, the best money can buy.
     
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    I'd think it would hold fine until you drive the car. Time & weather have prevailed over every adhesive I know of, perhaps short of industrial/construction-grade.
     
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    That'll hold it on.
     
  6. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    Can see it sticking to the car ok, getting a bond to the spoiler itself may be a tad unsuccessful
     
  7. caprimk3

    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    Tec 7 or Sikaflex it is then!

    Thanks chaps.
     
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    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    Just found a reply in a FB group that somebody had used Tesa Powerbond tape on a rear spoiler with no issues.
    That is ment to hold 100kg pr square meter.
     
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    eau de cologne Registered Capri Power Member

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    Wouldn't trust it for long, anywhere there is an air gap water and road crud will get in and start eroding and lifting the glue, no wax! and if it's effective it will almost certainly lift new paint.

    Bert
     
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    why drill the tailgate? You can fit it into the original holes apart from 2 fittings
     
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    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    Mine were fitted with a Turbo rear spoiler so it had double the holes needed as the Turbo spoiler do not match the S spoiler screw locations.
    Mt orginal plan was to fit the Turbo spoiler, but I got hold of the RGA spoiler some years ago, for that reason I decided to weld up the holes when it got repainted.

    The holes for the turbo spoiler were badly placed and the inner structure was hacked beond belife.
     
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