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      10-05-2019, 06:26 PM   #1
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Opinions: Removal of Glued on Roof Spoiler

Former owner of the car installed a roof spoiler but the dum-dum used glue instead of double sided tape. My question is, since it's mounted on the glass and not paint, can I use metal fishing line on this? The normal nylon fishing line snaps and it doesn't matter what gauge it is.

I say metal because I'm making minimal progress with a metal spatula/ paint scraper. This adhesive is freaking evil. If anyone has another method I haven't looked into yet please let me know..
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Metal fishing line is going to destroy the glass. You are going to have to take a thin blade like a spackle knife and just carefully break it off, then use a razor blade to try and hopefully clean the glue off the glass. Why would someone glue the spoiler on there.
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I was hoping you wouldn't say that. I am using a metal Spackle knife and progress is minimal because this damn adhesive is so thick.

I may go with the metal fishing line because I intend to replace it with another roof spoiler. That Spackle knife method is driving me nuts.

note: removing because the paint is faded and oxidized on the roof spoiler, old owner attempted to vinyl wrap it but did a crap job, and no vinyl place is able to wrap it right while its still on the car.
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Damn that sucks, good luck buddy!
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Just thought of something... flexible hacksaw blade!!!
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So homeboy used urethane glue and another adhesive that dried to the consistency of rock. Used a thin hacksaw blade for the rocky adhesive and metal fishing line with the urethane glue.. glass was not damaged and used 0w-40 for lubricant as we were sawing away.
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So homeboy used urethane glue and another adhesive that dried to the consistency of rock. Used a thin hacksaw blade for the rocky adhesive and metal fishing line with the urethane glue.. glass was not damaged and used 0w-40 for lubricant as we were sawing away.
Damn that's a lot of work. Glad it came out well!
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So homeboy used urethane glue and another adhesive that dried to the consistency of rock. Used a thin hacksaw blade for the rocky adhesive and metal fishing line with the urethane glue.. glass was not damaged and used 0w-40 for lubricant as we were sawing away.
Holy crap.... glad it worked out for you
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Damn that guy who used glue lol what made him do that..on my previous Merc double tail spoiler it was double sided tape on top of the glass and the trunk.
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Damn that guy who used glue lol what made him do that..on my previous Merc double tail spoiler it was double sided tape on top of the glass and the trunk.
Probably didn't know what the hell he was doing.. cause he bought lame stuff to put on this car which I all but removed/replaced.
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Probably didn't know what the hell he was doing.. cause he bought lame stuff to put on this car which I all but removed/replaced.
He must have used gorilla glue or something like that, what you use instead of nails for a gate post.
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