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Old 26 Jun 2005, 04:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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them silly wind deflectors jap import wrx.

help
how do i remove them silly wind deflectors that are fitted just above the doors.

thay look simple enough to remove but its that sticky stuff underneath.

will this come off easy and if so what can you recomend to do the job.

i hope i dont have to do a paint job after i remove them. :?:

thanks gaz
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 05:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i have NO experience with this but once removed the flue stuff should come off with bug / tar remover bought from most good car stores... If its only glue it should come off no problem with a bit of friendly elbow grease...

Anyone else has experieince with this?
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 11:03 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i have NO experience with this but once removed the flue stuff should come off with bug / tar remover bought from most good car stores... If its only glue it should come off no problem with a bit of friendly elbow grease...

Anyone else has experieince with this?
thanks any more info would be great.

ive seen cars that have taken these off and most have removed the top laquor.

why.
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Old 26 Jun 2005, 11:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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i have NO experience with this but once removed the flue stuff should come off with bug / tar remover bought from most good car stores... If its only glue it should come off no problem with a bit of friendly elbow grease...

Anyone else has experieince with this?
thanks any more info would be great.

ive seen cars that have taken these off and most have removed the top laquor.

why.

Your paintwork will look messy if you take them off! They've probably been on there for years, the glue they use is very agressive. Be prepared for a spray job or replace them with (150+) new ones.
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Old 27 Jun 2005, 05:48 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I was thinking about taking mine off too. But too worried about any damaged caused, and would there a lot more wind noise once they were off??
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Old 28 Jun 2005, 10:13 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Hi Guys

My95 import had them on at one point in its life and who ever removed them
took the paint off with them.looks really nasty.
I know a bodywork shop in wokingham that can blow in the damaged area for not a lot of cash.
So I will be heading down there later this month to get that sorted.
Maybe I should take some before and after pics.

Later Pete.
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Old 28 Jun 2005, 04:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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My95 import had them on at one point in its life and who ever removed them
took the paint off with them.looks really nasty.
I know a bodywork shop in wokingham that can blow in the damaged area for not a lot of cash.
So I will be heading down there later this month to get that sorted.
Maybe I should take some before and after pics.

Later Pete.
i would like to see the damage if thats possible??????????????????
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Old 28 Jun 2005, 11:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Gaz,
I'll post some pics tmw if I get a chance

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Old 29 Jun 2005, 09:36 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Ours have snapped and I'd like to replace them. I did say about leaving them off but after seeing our friends scoob that has had them taken off ours are staying whether they are broken or not. I'm sure that you'll have holes in the paintwork too although I could be wrong. I'll ask my friend if he can take a photo of what they turn out like and I'll post it on here.
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I cracked mine, so I decided to take them off, what a mess it left behind.

took the paint off and really glueish deposits that took ages to get off with tar/glue remover. :cry:
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Old 05 Jul 2005, 07:12 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i took mine of my starlet turbo and they where alright was a little mark where the clips where but that was it.... bit of petrol took the glue off..
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Old 16 Apr 2009, 05:17 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Re: them silly wind deflectors jap import wrx.

has any 1 got any of these mine cracked
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Old 16 Apr 2009, 05:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Re: them silly wind deflectors jap import wrx.

If any one has some they dont want i would be interested as im after some as well.


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Old 16 Apr 2009, 06:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Re: them silly wind deflectors jap import wrx.

have removed these and the glue there on with is very hard to remove and the paintwork underneath is usally effected in the top coat of laquer it leaves a nasty mark behind i think the glue attacks the laquer i did cut it back but took quite a while to remove the mark it did fade with time but is visible mine on close inspection ,on a silver car so not too bad on a dark car they would probaly be worse . I removed mine because one was cracked and looked bad on the car .
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Re: them silly wind deflectors jap import wrx.

Removed mine too. One of mine was cracked and tbh don't think thy look good at all. After taking mine off car looks a whole lot better.

Are a pain to get off mind, but with a bit of patience they do com off and so does the crap that is left behind. There will be no holes and you won't need a re-spray if you are patient and take your time.

Take a look here to see mine after;

Serious gunk removal.

After claying and giving the car a proper clean and polish all the gunk was finally removed and now looks great.
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