Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour
March 12, 2013
I like it
Paint to match was spot on; American Muscle does a good job with painting
Spoiler fits well and looks great
Packaging was not that great. While the spoiler wasn’t damaged, the box had a couple of puncture holes…the shipper’s problem? I guess, however, the OEM needs to account for potential shipping problems, especially when the customer is paying for painted parts!
Instructions were not very good, seems to be a recurring theme for this manufacturer. Example, if you are installing alone, cut the heads off a couple of 2” long bolts and finger tighten into the spoiler, so it makes it easier to align with the holes in the trunk lid. Then remove temporary alignment bolts and install the provided hardware.
Other – Removing Adhesive
I see that other posters have had issues with adhesive when removing adhesive applied emblems/spoilers, some suggesting using scrappers, and while a plastic scrapper may work, the likelihood of damaging paint is high.
Using a length of fishing line, drawn under the part to be removed is a much better method to remove. Simply hold the line in each hand and draw the line back and forth under the item to be removed. After the emblem/part is removed, “adhesive release” will help to remove remaining adhesive. Also, using a 3M “Stripe Off Wheel”, (eraser wheel) is a better method to remove remaining adhesive, vinyl stripes or decals. Around $25 to $30 dollars at most automotive paint supply stores, or the Internet.
This is far less costly than having to repaint!