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  1. Fitting E46 Convertible Lip Spoiler 
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    Hi I have recently bought a 2004 E46 convertible sport, But the convertible does not come with the sport lip spoiler. I have ordered one of ebay painted (good quality and a good match ) now I just need to fit it. can any one tell me the best way to do this and how far back from the end of the boot lid the spoiler should sit ( I know its a few mm but not sure exactly how much) also the the spoiler has sticky strips allready on the back do you think I would need any adhesive as well.
    Any help would be much appreciated!

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    i think they get bonded on as well as the strips mate. mine sits almost flush with the edge of the boot.
     
     

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    Thanks for the quick responce, can you tell me aprox how munch of a gap there is because I want it to look as authentic as poss also what would you bond it with?

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  6. boot lip spoiler 
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    i recently put one on my 325ci. Mine had two 3m stick strips on the underside of it and bonded as soon as it touched the paintwork. I would say make sure you have a couple of dry runs with the tape still on to make sure your happy to do it. Plus just wash the area with water first and dry to make sure the boot is clean. mine sits flush with the edge of the boot and looks mint. hope this helps unless you've already done it.
     
     

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    go on ebay and try either tigerseal/tigerbond, ive heard good things about these
    E39 525I
     
     

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    i just used the tape supplied.
    my spoiler needed bending as i was placing it and its still stuck fast.
    what i've felt,what i've known
    never shined through in what i've shown.

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    This is how to filt the lip spoiler with even gaps each side. If it is an original spoiler, you will have two rows of 3M tape running in parallel along the spoiler. Some aftermaket ones come like this as well.
    1. Measure the boot lid and mark centre with an arrow pointing up on masking tape;
    2. Measure the spoiler, mark with an arrow down on masking tape, and slice the 2 backing vertically on the 3M strips in the centre;
    3. Lay spoiler on the boot in the centre and match up the arrows.
    4. Start pealing one side off the backing slowly while sticking the spoiler down on that side of the boot lid. Repeat for the other side.
     
     

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    I'll be trying this out myself this week!
     
     

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    Hey guys. I'm pondering getting a boot lip spolier from ebay(its pre painted and ready, sticks on with fixing pads)..

    I'm just wondering will this look odd on an SE model? anyone got any pics of theirs?

    also when taking it off - will it cause damage to the paintwork of the boot if i decide to take it off?

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    I have had two from the same place and they are really good quality/colour match.

    I fitted one then after a few months it bugged me that i had stuck it a couple of mm to far forward so i ripped it off and ordered a new.. hence why i have had two from there!! (im a perfectionist when it comes to my car!!! ) It came off without any problems... just use the same method as you do when you de badge a car.. heat it up and slip a credit card/dental floss under it to get it off.

    I think it would look good on yours... its so small that i dont think anyone would say it looks out of place or tacky and for £40 if you dont like it just bin it!!! ... Just my opinion!
     
     

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