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Old 01-19-2010, 07:52 PM
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Default Glue to mount spoiler?!

I know the JCW and Aero spoiler is held on with Betalink from BMW.

I have an MS Design spoiler that says to use glue to mount but the directions were very unclear... and in German.

The spoiler looks like a cross of the JCW and Hamann spoiler. The 2 post that the spoiler sits on does not cover the holes left by the "S" spoiler.

The post on the spoiler are only about 3 1/2" inches long by 2" wide. I am scared that glue will not be able to hold it.

I could maybe epoxy a stud into the bottom of the post to place a nut on but the location where I would need to drill a hole in the hatch is right above the hinge mount.

Should I trust the Betalink to hold with it contained to such a small surface area?

The spoiler is about half the weight of an "S" spoiler.
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I'd be more concerned with a change in downforce taking the spoiler off rather than weight. Since you're good with tools and mods, I'd recommend patching the holes from the original spoiler and drilling new ones in the hatch for your new MS Design. Ultimately, it'd be worth the hassle to attach it with both glue/ epoxy AND screws/ bolts than one or the other. Right?

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Old 01-19-2010, 10:05 PM
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Yea thats what I am thinking.
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Whats the spoiler made of?

You could always drill a hole in the spoiler and throw in a nutcert or glue in a helicoil, then drill and throw a bolt in from the bottom. Thats what I would do, personally.
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Its made out of ABS I think. I can tell that the post are hollow as is the wing. It was molded from 2 parts as we had to sand the line down where it joined.

I think I can glue a small single stud into each post and a small hole in the hatch to match it. Then use glue to hold it on as well as the nut and stud.

I am just worried about drilling into the spot weld that holds a reinforced plate behind the hatch hinge.
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i used 3M double sided sticky foam... does the trick! no vibrations even on a large wing.
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I got it mounted with 1 screw per post as well as a full line of Double sided tape all around... Its not moving
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Old 01-20-2010, 08:32 PM
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Yea I will. Its nasty out right now sadly.
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Bummer. All in due time I suppose.
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I used the the double sided tape as well on my aero and that thing will not budge. Cant wait to see the pics man!!
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Old 01-20-2010, 10:20 PM
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Here are some pre mounting pics. Just ignore the tape . I have never seen one of these MS Design spoilers on a Mini other than the MS Design catalog.

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Perfect for your car/style. Subtle but aggressive.
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that spoiler looks great
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Thanks guys. I am happy with it for sure. Now to shorten my exhaust tips
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