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Old 03-10-2013, 10:55 AM
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Just wondering if 3M tape alone is strong enough to hold the spoiler on,I don't want to drill any holes. Anyone use just tape?
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Old 03-10-2013, 11:15 AM
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I doubt it. I've seen several Mustangs with louvers that have fallen off due to 3M alone, and those aren't designed to modify airflow.
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Old 03-10-2013, 12:59 PM
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I have had my Cervini ducktail spoiler on my 05 for almost a year now with only 3M. No problems yet. I do keep a eye on it making sure it is not coming loose. I would suspect parts will start to come loose before they go flying off.

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Old 03-10-2013, 02:12 PM
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Yeah, I don't trust 3M double sided tape that much. Good stuff, but the exterior of our cars take alot of heat, water and dirt.
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Its not worth taking the risk. Just drill two holes and call it a day.

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Old 03-10-2013, 02:50 PM
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It might last a while, but over time (heat, cold, moisture) it will eventually come loose.
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Old 03-11-2013, 12:27 AM
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I lost one of my louver 3 week after buying my car, it flyed on the highway and dropped on a brand new audi A7, piece of **** wasnt sticked correctly with the 3m,
my ducktail spoiler is also on 3m, it hold correctly but ive had problem on very HOT day, the wing on the trunk would unstick at some place making it look uneven but would get back in place when the temp get cooler..kind of lame if you ask me
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My Cervini ducktail is held together with urathane adhesive. It's not going anywhere.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:06 AM
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Originally Posted by Thor View Post
My Cervini ducktail is held together with urathane adhesive. It's not going anywhere.
What brand/kind did you use? Is it removable or is it permanent? Thanks.
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