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W218 CLS350 aftermarket spoiler fitted

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by myromeo, Sep 7, 2019.

  1. myromeo

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    Bought my 2012 CLS a tailgate spoiler on the bay, imported from Taiwan. I got hit for VAT by customs but even so cost was under £100 (£70 for spoiler shipped and painted plus £23 vat and handling fee)

    fitted it myself today with the included 3M (or at least 3M style) tape

    Overall I would Very good fit and colour match. Paint quality is decent but not quite perfect. Needs a polish but looks great!

    So first I prepared the tailgate by cleaning and coating it before I positioned the spoiler and fixed with masking tape, this didn’t work too well so I put masking tape at the rear too. Once happy with the placement I peeled the edges off the 3M tape just enough so it stuck out the side. I secured it in place with more masking tape then peeled the backing off the 3M slowly so it didn’t move position. Once done I applied pressure evenly across it to set it before removing the masking tape. End result, very pleased!

    before:
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    After:
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    Nice, I’ve done two myself from Taiwan- only differences are that I bought seperate 19mm wide 3M VHB tape( the stuff which comes with the spoiler is 10mm side)3M adhesion accelerator wipes and sprayed the area before hand with IPA to remove any residual wax etc...
     
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    I like that
     
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    Thanks for the comments everyone, glad you like it too. I think it really compliments the CLS shape.
     
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    Looks great now get all those badges off it ;););););)
     
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    You, and ya badges. :rolleyes:;):)
     
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    It looks very good myromeo

    And your posting proves that attention to preparation and detail makes a lot of difference with add-ons.
     
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    Thanks everyone.

    jist noticed in my original post it reads cleaned and coated.. should be cleaned and clayed! I polished it all AFTER fitting the spoiler with autoglym ultra deep shine.

    move debates removing the badges but I’m in two minds. I like the CLS350 but not so much the CDI. anyone care to share photos of their CLS without badges?
     
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