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    New spoiler! / Do you recon this is car body filler???

    OK this is a Photoshop of what the spoiler will look like when its painted the correct colour and on the back of my car. However I was thought it as too high, so I cut the legs about an inch off.



    As you can see in the picture below most of the leg is hollow, however the bottom of the legs, the bit I cut off was full of white stuff. I am guessing its car body filler. I am thinking I just need to fill the hollow in the legs with body filler, so I can then screw from the inside of the boot into the spoiler.



    My question is....

    Will car body filler with screws in it be OK to hold the spoiler? Or does anyone have a better idea?
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    as a very inexperienced suggestion how about glueing some wood in there and screwing into them
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    I'd go with wood as above or expanding foam.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ASTRA-BOY View Post
    as a very inexperienced suggestion how about glueing some wood in there and screwing into them
    I may well put a bit of wood in the middle however Id still need to use body filler or simular to stick the wood in. However wood rots over time...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark T View Post
    I'd go with wood as above or expanding foam.
    You cant put screws into expanding foam. As I said before about the wood. I will need to us body filler or simular around the sides of the wood. Unsure if body filler would hold wood in place or not though.
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    I personally think its a bad move altogether, but if you can get some wood in there shaped like a wedge or a "V" then it might pull tight, as for rotting, apply some bitumen (spelling) that will coat the wood very well, its like tar but a paint version. Hope this helps!
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    you might be better off fibre glassing a couple of bolt nuts in there, then you would have something to bolt into and it should be fairly secure?

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    You can put coarse screws into expanding foam.
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    fibreglass will be stronger.

    ## dont use expanding foam ##
    if the spoiler is weak in places, the foam will make it bulge out,
    yes it can be that strong.

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    wood will get wet and expand and make it crack. you need to

    Make a plug about 20-30mm deep to sit in the end of the spoiler out of wood maybe, then spray a bit of foam filler into the holes and jam the plugs onto the end so it leaves a void when removed (in the foam). Do this at both ends.

    then rough up the inside edges so its just spoiler on the edges, with a bed of foam filler beneath (inside the spoiler) and smear in lots of fibreglass resin into the void where the block was. finally drill recesses for two small nuts and fix them into the fibreglass with araldite. then bolt to the boot using the right size.

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