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I went to my local body shop Courtney's Bodyworks, Bournemouth to find out how much they wanted for fitting and spraying a zr spolier. There was a 200 there getting work done at the time. They said they wanted £300. I thought this was a bit excessive as my mate got a gti spoiler, DTM mirrors and door handles sprayed and fitted for £200 on his Pug 106.

What have you been quoted or did you pay to get it done? :irked:
 

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i bought a zr spolier and debadged mesh grille. to fit both and prime/paint the grille, would cost me 160 quid. personaly i would do it myself if i knew how
 

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Mate, dont pay to get it fitted, its a DIY job. As for spraying, not sure what i payed, but it wasnt that much.
 

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Where did you goto...LOTUS or something.

Go down to a backstreet place...avoid main places...such as MG Rover, or any big garage...just a small outfit is what you want...

Fitting the spoiler is easy...its 4 bolts...you cant go wrong.
For spraying a spoiler...it should be from 60-120.
Id say around 80 is an ok price to pay.

Fitting takes 10mins and is FREEEEEE...if you want to know how...just say...
 

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how do u fit a new spolier exactly? do i need to buy anything new?

I just bought this spoiler , will it fit directly intot he bolt i have for my previous spolier? The small black standard one.
 

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The fitting goes as follows...
Remove exisiting spoiler..small black one..follow haynes manual...
Its very easy...

Open tailgate.
you will notice that there are 3 pieces of beige plastic. Unscrew the screws each side...1 each side...remove them.
Pull off the 2 side pieces...they are clipped in.
Pull off the middle part...its also clipped in.

One thats done..you will see how the spoiler is attached...via 4 bolts.

Get a socket..undo the 4 bolts..careful not to lose the bolts in ur tailgate...(some grease inside the socket is what i often use)

Next...the spoiler is also held on via 3 moutning lugs...so dont yank it off...its either push forwards and lift off, or pull backwards and lift off, i cant remember which...when thats free...pull it away...and undo brakelight.

Brakelight cable unclips..

The zr spoiler has a different brake light connector you will notice. No problem at all. Simply cut it off, and use something like a connector block to join the spoiler cables to the car cables. Dont ask why they changed the tiny connector...ive no idea!...

You cant go too far wrong as to which wire goes where...there are only 2. Just get someone to push the brake pedal whilst you work it out.

Then cover in tape etc...
Put new spoiler on....tighten screws in..put trim back...
Thats it.


Me writing that took longer than it takes to actually do it!
Mike
 

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KAMIKAZI929, where did you get ur spolier and how much? I prefer the new style than the loop one. I'd actually prefer fitting the spoiler myself. Gives me a good satisfied feeling seein my car after doin some work myself!!

With a de-badged grille, would it be good enough to use a spray can to paint it with, as its only a small surface area, so cant go too wrong?????

DIY all the way! :itschy:
 

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If you have never done it before you may wish to practise...but the grille is the sort of part you can get away with using rattle cans on yes.
 

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Trimmer i got this one ebay , sold for 68quid. not bad considering they retail at 150 i think. might try painting the grille myself. fingers crossed. will try fit my spolier too.
 

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Kamikazi929 >>> yeh fitting the spoiler doesnt sound to hard. Im gonna give it a shot when i get mine! save urself bout £200!!! and do the grille aswell. gettin the bumper off aint to hard and then its plain sailing after that.

MichaelPerrin >>> Gimme a shout when their smoothed and i'll grab em off you. How much you looking for the both?
 

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Don't bother trying to paint the spoiler yourself. It will cost you just as much to by the paint you need as it would to have it done properly. I did it myself and it cost me a bloody fortune in paint cans. 1 for the primer, about 8 for the paint, and 3-4 big cans for the laquer. Then a lot of pissin about and hard work effing spraying it and at £5 and £6 a tin respectively it works out just as much.

It looks OK now, but not as good as it could have been as it's hard to get a perfect finish on such a large area with the laquer and easily fooked up.

Everything else on my car I did myself and the finish is perfect. Just the spoiler was hard to do.

Fitting is a piece of cake. 15 minute job. Remove bolts, give old spoiler a good tug towards you. Cut off old plug and wire it to the new spolier. Put some bathroom sealant around the holes in the hatch then fit spoiler. Bolt on and your done.

Just try and keep the hatch level when you take the bolts out. You really don't want 'em dropping inside the car.
 

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yeh i wouldnt try n do the spoiler myself, with something like the grille its easy. Fit it myself although i had a look inside my boot and got a bit confused as to where i start. Do i need to remove some of the plastic covering at the top(hinge) end of the boot to access the bolts? If i buy a spoiler without a tail light will it have a space to put one in? and can i remove the tail light from my origional spoiler?
 

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Trimmer said:
yeh i wouldnt try n do the spoiler myself, with something like the grille its easy. Fit it myself although i had a look inside my boot and got a bit confused as to where i start. Do i need to remove some of the plastic covering at the top(hinge) end of the boot to access the bolts? If i buy a spoiler without a tail light will it have a space to put one in? and can i remove the tail light from my origional spoiler?
You need to remove the plastic strip at the top of the hatch where the hinges are. Just pull it off and you'll see the bolts.

If you want a tail light then you'll need to buy a spoiler that has one already or buy the hoop that fits on to your original spoiler.
 

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Bolts on in 2 main places, and some small screws and mainly bonded as standard.

Most of the hoop only parts are aftermarket. So they may be bonded only.
 
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