Pain in the **** that! At least you got it in the end. If you're fitting it yourself, I would advise getting a mate to help you, so one person holds the spoiler whilst the other lines it up centrally. Also make sure you've got plenty of tape to temporarily secure the spoiler whilst the adhesive cures. I used electrical tape and it worked well.
I never had to do that with my GTA spoiler, which came off a GTA.
If anyone wants a special GTA wiper arm I have one which was on the tailgate I got the spoiler off, I just assumed they were the same lol
mine has the same recess to fill up with plenty of bonder after checking today, however the main fixing point is the two mounts on the underside that normally bolt through the drilled glass rear screen on the GTA, obviously not having that it looks like i'll be bonding it directly to the glass at those two points
Didn't get around to fitting today, bodyshop was backed up and we had other jobs to get out so i'll be painting and fitting first thing, i did however remove my bumper to GTA my lights and re-lacquer the lens covers and indicator lenses. SHINEY!
I'll take some pics of my when it's done, im just using black windscreen bonder and when its pressed against the hatch i'll just wiper the minimal recess with some panel wipe so it sits right back and cant be seen.
W4rdt, where the two mounts that sit against the rearscreen on yours bonded at the point it touches the glass? it just doesnt seem that theres enough for it to stay up on just being bonded to the 3/4 inch bit of hatch at the top!
yer whack the old bonder on anywhere it will toutch the screen. You can wipe any exess off quite easly. I dint wanna go on the motorway after I put the spoiler on for ages in case it fell off but it was fine.
I have just stuck some side skirts on the 159 this week usin the same stuff
well after the day of painting, it wasn't without incident, as you can see the recess in the contact section is rather deep to allow for bonding which is fine, however when offered up against the car the gap between the centre contact point and the hatch was considerable to say the least! there was a good 3-4mm gap at the middle when the spoiler was placed so that the mounts touch the window and the end wings remain in line with the rear quarters.
We decided we didnt want to compromise the look of the spoiler so bonded as is with the gap towards the centre and filled the rest with bonder safe in the knowledge that although their will be a visible black bead, we will most likely repaint the top of the hatch and spoiler a second time to compensate for this....
Pics as per below show the recess and finished painted spoiler, it's currently taped up to the car so i dont have mounted pics but they'll come tomorrow once we've worked on it a little more.