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Obviously, I haven't bought the spoiler yet. The pdf instructions are not clear as looking at all the parts in front of you.

But yeah, pictures would be helpful. Now where do I get a guide punch. Any links? And no, I just can't go to a hardware store and find it out of other thousands of items in there. Lol

Cutting oil, so this works as lubrication. How do you seal the bare metal. What do you use and where to get it?

It is possible that it could fade at a faster rate this why I would apply more wax or sealant to it. $350 for a oem is too much.

I don't have a drill and there are so many im a complete drill virgin, have no idea which one to get, what speeds would I need, what speed to use for this job, etc.

If anyone could lead me to an affordable drill? If it costs more than $70, I might as well pay a shop to install it, doubt they would charge me more than $100
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I have been looking to replace my old drill. While there are lower end drills available in the $60-70 range, a decent drill (not the best) will cost upward of a $100.


There are general use drills (low end) and heavy duty (high end); corded and cordless. I am currently looking at a cordless Dewault thatís currently priced at $150.

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I have been looking to replace my old drill. While there are lower end drills available in the $60-70 range, a decent drill (not the best) will cost upward of a $100.


There are general use drills (low end) and heavy duty (high end); corded and cordless. I am currently looking at a cordless Dewault thatís currently priced at $150.

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I never drill anything except the girlfriend. Would it be nice to have a proper drill? Sure, but I don't think I will ever need one again.

I do plan on installing the pedal covers one day which you have to drill though, but those covers are expensive

I doubt a shop would charge me more than $100 to install this. Either way it won't be free unless I can borrow a drill from someome which I don't have anyone lol or rent a drill which nobody rents
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Go to Craigslist or FB Marketplace. There are plenty of good used drills out there for a fraction of the original price. No sense in buying a brand new drill if you're only going to use it once.

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Go to Craigslist or FB Marketplace. There are plenty of good used drills out there for a fraction of the original price. No sense in buying a brand new drill if you're only going to use it once.
Yep but I would also need a guide punch. Vegetable oil 😂

Installing this spoiler ain't gonna cost $100 exactly in the end
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Now where do I get a guide punch. Any links? And no, I just can't go to a hardware store and find it out of other thousands of items in there. Lol
Find a clerk and ask "can you show me where your guide punches are please"
In a pinch you can use a small Phillips head screwdriver
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Cutting oil, so this works as lubrication.
yes, it helps the bit grab a bite and greatly extends it life as well as reducing the drilling pressure needed.
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How do you seal the bare metal. What do you use and where to get it?
Use paint after cleaning the lubricant off with a solvent. you can get it at the same store as the punch. After the clerk shows you where the punch is you can ask "do you carry paint? Can you please take me to that as well?"
I used my touch up paint

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I don't have a drill and there are so many im a complete drill virgin, have no idea which one to get, what speeds would I need, what speed to use for this job, etc.
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If anyone could lead me to an affordable drill? If it costs more than $70, I might as well pay a shop to install it, doubt they would charge me more than $100
Dewalt DCD771C2 20V MAX Cordless Lithium-Ion 1/2 inch Compact Drill Driver Kit $100


The above is a perfect starter. The battery is compatible with a lot of other tools and available everywhere. You can drill, sand polish, wire brush with it and its relatively light.

If you don't mind a drill with a tail this will last you until you die.
Black & Decker DR260C 5.2-Amp Drill/Driver, 3/8-Inch $30



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Buy a corded drill and use an extension cord. They are cheap. You dont need cutting oil, dont even worry about that. You want a "center punch", they are usually not called "guide punches". A center punch should only be a few dollars and a cheap corded drill like $25. See above drill for example

Do you have wrenches? Sockets? The ability to install the nuts on the studs in tight area?

Touch up paint on the bare metal, or primer. A touch up primer pen will work , again a couple bucks. Or put a dab of RTV around hole and install the stud "wet" (into rtv sealant) This is an easy job, and paying others is a gamble. They typically will do a lower quality job than you will be inclined to do yourself.

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Good lord you guys really don't need to drill into your trunk for the little lip spoiler. I'm quoting my post from 2+ years ago to confirm that everything is still fine with my ebay lip spoiler. Paint looks good, fit is secure, etc. Just clean the surface well and it'll be a permanent bond.

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Definitely no need for drilling if you're using 3m tape. I installed my eBay spoiler with just tape (like most others on here) and it's very sturdy. Over a year with no issues and I can't imagine I ever will.
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Clean
Isopropyl wipe
94 primer
06384 tape
Pressure apply

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So this is what I did (including beer). That 94 primer does make a nice tacky surface for the 3M 06384 to adhere to. I did not drill and once cured, I can move the entire car up and down by lifting or pushing on the spoiler alone. That sucker is solid. This particular adhesive apparently has two properties depending on the side. One is meant for painted surfaces on a car exterior and the other is designed to adhere to plastic parts. The paint and fit of the spoiler looks great - I'm real happy for a bit over $100 w/ the primer and 3M tape.
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Good lord you guys really don't need to drill into your trunk for the little lip spoiler. I'm quoting my post from 2+ years ago to confirm that everything is still fine with my ebay lip spoiler. Paint looks good, fit is secure, etc. Just clean the surface well and it'll be a permanent bond.
I live in Miami. It is hotter and rains more than Charlotte as far as I know. Also, I read a couple of reviews on Amazon about this spoiler, that it fell after months of being there. Obviously, I would prefer to just stick it on, but what if it starts to peel, then you have to remove it and it will be a mess. I don't know.

What 3m tape did you use? link?




this one I suppose?

Where do you apply the primer? On the trunk's surface?

Did you use this primer?

This 94 primer ain't cheap




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