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Gtu spoiler

Postby Bman Gtz » Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:53 pm

I wil be getting a spoilerless trunk lid and have a gtu spoiler I want to install on it, I know I will have to drill holes for the tabs but I want to know if they make rubber seals or if some other compound can be used around those tabs in order to seal from any water getting it, not sure what they have done with stock trunk lids but any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you.

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Postby Kyle Anderson » Wed Apr 02, 2008 8:29 pm

I used a shitload of black rtv when I reinstalled my spoiler... hasn't leaked yet.



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Postby Cliff8928 » Thu Apr 03, 2008 1:06 am

RTV is usually acidic and isn't the best thing to use on steel.  You could use some seam sealer, or just some automotive grade foam trim tape over the holes when you bolt it on (that's how my Alero is).


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Postby GTZryda » Thu Apr 03, 2008 2:07 am

When my friend and I put a gtu spoiler on his then 88gt we use silicone sealer on the holes and haven't leaked at all. Now are other friend owns it and still no leaks after a year and a half FTW!


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Re: Gtu spoiler

Postby bagged_and_loud » Fri Oct 18, 2013 2:56 am

Old thread I know, but you have to start with a base lid? The z spoilers have different mounting holes?



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Re: Gtu spoiler

Postby 3X00-Modified » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:22 am

Yes, the Z spoilers are completely different mounting wise... And why not just use rubber washers? All this silicone and foam talk.



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Re: Gtu spoiler

Postby bagged_and_loud » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:54 am

Thank you.



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Re: Gtu spoiler

Postby themixer » Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:39 am

i used rubber washers on my GT install it worked excellent!



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Re: Gtu spoiler

Postby Rettax3 » Wed Dec 04, 2013 5:30 am

3X00-Modified wrote:Yes, the Z spoilers are completely different mounting wise... And why not just use rubber washers? All this silicone and foam talk.

Rubber washers eventually dry-out. Silicon cracks and shrinks over time. Underneath the spoiler, who can see these sealers degrade, ready to cause a problem? I like the idea of Butyl Tape. That stuff stays tacky longer than the Bee Gees in white disco suits with gold sequins. :P I've got a Fiero GT wing on my Teal Indy, and unless I change things around on it, that is the direction I will be going. So far as needing a base-model deck-lid, would the mounting holes from a GT/GTZ/Indy/Z-26 spoiler be exposed if replaced with the smaller-footprint GTU wedge? If they are not exposed, then one could just re-drill for the GTU spoiler holes and patch the Z-etc holes with Butyl-Tape (or whatever...) and aluminum foil... Maybe not the best, but it should work just fine.


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