Bent spoiler.

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  1. babyblueCE

    babyblueCE Active Member

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    Does anyone know why the spolier on the 300 CE dips down in the middle or is it meant to be that way?
     

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    trapperjohn MB Enthusiast

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    Defo not meant to be that way.

    Either it has wilted in to sun!! Or some kind soul sat on it once upon a time.
     
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    Maybe the boot has been closed using the spoiler.
     
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    It's usually non genuine spoilers that do that.
     
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    John Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Yes, in days of old when I ran E36 BMWs (1991 > 1999), you'd often see the cheap spoilers sagging in the middle whilst the genuine M sport ones (and better aftermarket ones) stayed true.
     
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    Spoiler looks like it's got some schwag ;)
     
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    Jus say it's an Adrian Newey version :D
     
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    babyblueCE

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    anyone know where i can get a new one, or remove it all together?
     
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    If you do bin it - you will need to fill in some holes.

    If you don't find it too offensive, might be easier to replace...
     
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    If you are brave , you can probably bend it back into shape.

    Take it off the car and heat the centre of the spoiler with a heat gun and gently bend it back to shape. It's ABS plastic so will go again if you are careful.
     
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    babyblueCE

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    Thanks for the tips fellas.
     
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    Honestly , it won't be as difficult as you think.

    I'm forever having to heat and bend my front valance back into shape where i catch it on kerbs ! :crazy:
     
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    I will try heating it with a heat gun and mould it back into shape, have seen a cheap one on ebay for around £25 delivered, one of the mount areas needs some attention but a minor fix nonetheless.
     
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    It could be all the downforce bending it ;)
     
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