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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:12 pm    Post subject: 996 GT3 RS Spoiler - removing the end plates? Reply with quote

Season's greetings all.

The carbon end plates on my spoiler are badly faded, so I would like to remove them and have a body shop tidy them up over the winter. Both end plates appear to be secured to the main wing by two screws/nuts which themselves are covered by an end up cap and surrounding ring.

I have tried to prise the end caps off but they are not budging and I don't want force them off or snap something. I have previous in this crime!

Does anyone know how to remove the spoiler end plates? Google is not helping me today.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The OEM RS wing just has 2x torx screws on either end, no end cap to take off first.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Stuart. My car is a regular GT3 but it has sprouted an extra wing somewhere in it’s life, but I have no details in the history to confirm which brand it is.

Given the price of an OEM item I will forgive the previous owner Smile

I think I’ll need to be brave and pick carefully at the caps, as there are clearly Allen / torx underneath.

Having searched further I see what you mean about the factory fittings..

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 7:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the laquer is at all suspect on the wing itself, I'd advise getting that refurbed at the same time. It's not a big job & saves a lot of work if you can get to it before water gets in under the laquer as it will then start to delaminate the weave - ask me how I know frustrated

While you're at it, it's also worth considering getting PPF applied so that you have a first line of defense against stone chips - you'd be amazed how much debris comes over the roof & down the sides to clout the rear wing.

My wing has done over 100K miles and been refurbed twice now, despite being covered in PPF.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 31, 2017 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was going to say same as NXI20, I would get the whole wing done.
A relacquered wing should come up really nice and as good as new.
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