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    Touring Spoiler Removal

    My rear "spoiler" needs to be painted. It would be so much easier to do if I can take it off.

    Does anyone know how that thing comes off?

    #2
    I believe it's only clipped in, so probably just lifting/prying. Checking the part diagram http://bmwfans.info/parts-catalog/E3..._single_parts/ the clip looks like it slides in to the spoiler as well. But according to these pics https://www.classiceuroparts.com/pro...iler-oem-used/ it looks like there may be fasteners on the ends.

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      #3
      I don't see any clips anywhere. Do I have to take off the trim on the inside of the rear hatch to find the attachments?

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        #4
        Here's some more info: https://www.e30zone.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=277797

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          #5
          Originally posted by Cloggy Saint
          The back of the spoiler has about 6 expanding clips that push into a channel on the tailgate. On top of that there's probably some kind of adhesive that's been used too. All you can do is get a wide, thin edge under the lower edge of the spoiler and prise it off. You're pretty much guaranteed to break the clips, and prise it very carefully because if you put a kink in it you won't get it out again!
          QF posterity.

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            #6
            Originally posted by roguetoaster View Post

            QF posterity.
            Interesting reply in the same thread: IIRC, the clips are only to locate the thing in place, so not really necessary. The real fixing is by polyurethane adhesive.

            I have a new spoiler from BMW on the shelf, so I'll take take it out of the box and report back.
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              #7
              Originally posted by cory58 View Post

              Interesting reply in the same thread: IIRC, the clips are only to locate the thing in place, so not really necessary. The real fixing is by polyurethane adhesive.

              I have a new spoiler from BMW on the shelf, so I'll take take it out of the box and report back.
              I'm anxiously waiting for an update to this. Any new info?

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