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Carbon Fiber Spoiler

Discussion in 'Model S' started by P100DHG., Jan 26, 2017.

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  1. aus

    aus Member

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    The thing to worry about is the clear coat/resin. Some of the cheap ones get cloudy with time/sun. I still have a CF trunk on my M3 that got cloudy, so I just painted it body color.
    But at this price it can be a disposable feature every few years.
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    I thought there was another thread in here about these same spoilers and they became a nightmare after 6 months.... I was considering it, until I read that other thread.....
     
  4. AMPd

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    Link to the other thread?

    I remember some spoilers included a glue type resin that people used which later started leaking out.
     
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    I found the link......

    eBay Spoilers

    Is this the same spoiler?
     
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    Looks like it
    Read that whole thread and everyone there loved it
     
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    Damn you might be right, Im old, maybe I am losing my mind. Disregard... If I find what I am thinking of, I will post it, otherwise..... I stand corrected.
     
  8. AMPd

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    You're definitely not wrong, I remember a thread where an aftermarket spoiler was leaking some type of fluid after a while.

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    Found that thread
    Amazon After market Spoiler Install


    Second edit: Yep, it was the included liquid resin that was leaking.
    These spoilers don't come with just, it's just a simple 3m double sided tape.
     
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    Yes! Thank you, now I need to get myself out of this Asylum I committed myself into.
     
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    IF the liquid resin was the only problem, Im going to jump all over this Amazon one. I love everything about it!
     
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    So i bit the bullet and bought the spoiler from Ebay. I was a little reluctant but knowing that the seller was in Dallas, a return wouldn't be a problem. I had already bought the one from Amazon and it was a horrible fit as well as blemishes that made it look cheap. I contacted them and they were nice and sent me a second one for free. Unfortunately, the second one didnt fit right. The left side popped up when pressed down. I installed it anyways. Only after a few days, it had already lifted up. You can read a more thorough discussion about this particular spoiler if you search on my name. The Amazon seller ended up refunding me when I told them i wanted to return it but said to keep them both. I did try to bend one after reading that some people had success heating it up and bending the fiberglass. I had no luck and just threw it away.

    So I've been watching other people with this ebay one and received it Friday. First, it was flawless. It looked really really good and the fit wasnt perfect, but I didnt see any real problems. I did add a few extra strips of 3M tape and stuck it on today. It's raining here so I havent had a chance to drive it around and take some pictures. I'm pretty happy about the fit and I think this one is a better choice then the Amazon one.

    Btw, do not use any resin any seller gives you. Just clean your area and use extra tape. If it doesnt fit right, it probably should be returned because it will eventually pop up. One other note on the Ebay one. It had some dirt on it and while i was fitting it, the spoiler created lots of scratches where the spoiler sat (from the tape or edge...not sure). I recommend you clean the spoiler thoroughly with some water and paper towel. If I remove the spoiler, I will have to buff out the scratches the spoiler left.

    Next project...Plastidip my wheels Anthracite Gray with gloss....
     
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    Which one did you order? This one: Carbon Fiber Trunk Lip Spoiler For Tesla Model S 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 | eBay

    Thanks
     
  14. HankLloydRight

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    My 2013 P85+ has a matte spoiler.
     
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    Earlier than that.
    Signature and a few thousand after that came with a glossy spoiler.

    Edit. Hard to tell but that's the signature red with the glossy spoiler

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm 99 44/100% sure I've seen glossy spoilers on much newer cars, not just early ones. (and not aftermarket products).
     
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    Never use the glue that comes with them. Only use the double sided tape. The Amazon ones (which I have) come with 2 way tape and glue, throw the glue in the garbage, and use some extra tape (mine came with some extra strip.)

    Mine is glossy, but u really like the look of that matte one.
     
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    For 200 bucks they can be yearly throw away imo. They expensive ones uv crack over time anyhow.
     
  19. berkeley_ecar

    berkeley_ecar S 90D (fully loaded) delivered 18 Mar 2017

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    Ack. I posted a summary/request to the older topic rather than this one:
    Amazon After market Spoiler Install
    where I tried to summarize the various spoiler products that have been mentioned, and ask for guidance from those who had purchased them.
     
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    IMG_6873.JPG Installed JCSPORTLINE gloss black CF spoiler, very happy with the product.
     
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