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Old 06-14-2006, 10:13 PM   #1
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Hi All

Forgive me if the following is a dumb question:

I wish to remove the rear spoiler and was wondering how the subsequent boot bolt holes can be filled, giving the apperance a spoiler was never there.

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Old 06-14-2006, 10:17 PM   #2
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Hi All

Forgive me if the following is a dumb question:

I wish to remove the rear spoiler and was wondering how the subsequent boot bolt holes can be filled, giving the apperance a spoiler was never there.

Cheers
Swap trunks with an owner of a wingless WRX or 2.5RS that is the same color as yours. Or go to a body shop and have the holes filled and the trunk lid repainted.
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Old 06-14-2006, 10:18 PM   #3
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Go to a body shop and get a quote, thats what I would do...

EDIT: Gah, there were 0 replies when i hit reply, he got in b4 me, sry for double answer.
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Old 06-14-2006, 10:28 PM   #4
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Cheers,

I'll visit the bodyworks a get a quote - shoudn't be to much - i can remove the spoiler myself.

Thanks
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:18 AM   #5
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they wouldnt charge u to remove the spoiler i dont think. the main chunk of the price is cost of paint, labor, and u have to weld the holes and then use bondo to smooth out the area. i have been quoted 4oo to respray my AW STi trunk and 350 if i swap for a wrx spoiler (less holes).

hope that helps.
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Old 06-15-2006, 12:49 AM   #6
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Thanks Hulkmanj99

I dropped into the the bodyworks and spoke to the bloke there. He said what you have said, remove spoiler, weld holes, smooth it out and then paint it. Total Price AUS$671 (works out to be about US$497), with 40% of the cost being the paint.

I will be getting the job done in a couple of weeks.

I will put up before/after pics.

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Old 06-15-2006, 08:19 AM   #7
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ugh, cant you just trade trunks with a local suby owner?
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Old 06-15-2006, 03:43 PM   #8
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How much to buy a new wingless trunk?.. carbon fiber or alum?.

Gotta be cheaper than altering your present trunk..... this way you could sell what you have and at least recoup a little cash.... if anything keep it and put it back on to change it up when you get bored.
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Old 06-15-2006, 09:33 PM   #9
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Hey

I dicussed the above options with a few bodyworks people. In the end costs are similar to the direction I am taking, so I'm happy.

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