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    Re: Rear spoiler

    I didnt know what kind of pics to take... So I took one of the edge. Spoiler is actually even with edge of trunk.
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    Re: Rear spoiler

    Thanks for the info Don. I'm sure it will be useful to the next guy that wants to install one of these.
    The bottom line to this is your satisfaction. As long as you are happy with the outcome that's all that counts with this install.

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    Re: Rear spoiler

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    That is an excellent picture. Although my spoiler isn't in the exact same location, it is very close. I placed mine about 1/8" forward of the trunk edge. Believe me, there is no way, that my end pieces were going to line up correctly. I am now wondering if I was sent a spoiler for a '97*older Seville. I am not sure, and it really doesn't matter much. I am going out right now and snap a few pics. I covered up the excess tape with some silver pin stripe. It looks ghetto, but not too ghetto. Be right back.

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    Re: Rear spoiler

    Well here is the latest pics. The flash went off on a pic or two. The car looks awesome with the flash going off. I just wish she really looked that metallic all of the time.

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    Re: Rear spoiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Dadillac
    Well here is the latest pics. The flash went off on a pic or two. The car looks awesome with the flash going off. I just wish she really looked that metallic all of the time.

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    Looks pretty clean in the pictures. Nice job Don.

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    Re: Rear spoiler

    That doesnt look bad at all Don.. I dont think they make that kind of spoiler for 97's. But if you ever try using the new tape maybe try moving it back a little. It seems like the end of the trunk dips down ever so slightly which may be causing the whole problem.

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    Re: Rear spoiler

    Thanks guys. With the exception of "maybe" raising the center section slightly, I am finished with it. MacK, believe me, moving the spoiler back, even a little, will not make any difference. I wish I would have taken pics, but try and follow, as it may be too difficult to explain. Imagine the end piece, sitting on the quarter panel, perfectly spaced from the center section. This produces the gap which I had/have. Now, move the leading edge of the end piece, down the quarter panel, while you leave the trailing edge as is. Thus, causing a larger space in the front, than the rear, in relation to the center section. If I had the rear edge with a 1/4" gap, and the front egde with a 2 1/2" gap, the end piece, sat almost perfectly flat on the quarter panel. By rotating the end piece, it made it's radius, different. Anyway, thanks for all of the support, especially from MacK, and Kev. You guys helped trememndously. Especially on a seemingly useless topic. Maybe this can help someone in the future. But, hopefully, nobody runs into the same problems that I did. All turned out well. But, I am still waiting for the new tape from the manufacturer, that was supposed to be here, a week ago. Okay, okay, I am calm now.

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    Re: Rear spoiler

    I get what your staying.. Must be a bad batch or something? But as long as your happy tis be ok!
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    Re: Rear spoiler

    That pic of the white one with the low profile spoiler looks awesome! Hopefully yours turns out just as good. When yo ugo to drill the holes, get some sort of prepunch tool that will make the drill bit stay in place easier, it will help a lot to prevent slipping and gouging your paint. Pics are a must after you get the thing on there!

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    Re: Rear spoiler

    Quote Originally Posted by Spyder
    That pic of the white one with the low profile spoiler looks awesome! Hopefully yours turns out just as good. When yo ugo to drill the holes, get some sort of prepunch tool that will make the drill bit stay in place easier, it will help a lot to prevent slipping and gouging your paint. Pics are a must after you get the thing on there!
    Ah, Spyder, ah, he's done dude. You gotta keep up with us here man. You're missin out on a bunch here. That's OK, we still love ya man.

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    Re: Rear spoiler

    I don't think I saw it in the thread, the the link to the spoiler discussed is below:

    http://www.oepros.com/store/catalog/...roducts_id=144

    You guys did an awesome job! Now I want one for Caddy Blu.

    Just wondering, if you're concerned about materials getting to the adhesive over time, why not put a bead of silicone sealant around the mounted pieces? That way, you lock out the elements. It'd take some molding/cleanup, but after the work I've seen so far, I don't think that'd be a big deal for you.

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