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tinkx1 Apr 12, 6:46am - #440416 
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help about going wing less

im thinkin bout goin wingless but i dont want to permantely...is there something that i could buy to fill in the holes that actually looks good not bodgy.

any ideas n help needed
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t12ansf0rmer Apr 12, 6:53am - #440417 

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uhh..no..only way for it to look good is to shave em off.

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hombredelassrtas Apr 12, 5:34pm - #440418 

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nope frown and you will ahve these little metal pegs sticking up that need to be cut off, filled down, or drilled out, then have to have the holes filled in and repaint ur whole trunk. if you go wingless its for good frown

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slim Apr 13, 6:48pm - #440419 
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actually if you dont mind having those little pegs. just use clear tape and close the four holes left behind. Just so you dont get water going through those holes
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VBSURFER Apr 13, 10:54pm - #440420 

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Originally Posted by slim
actually if you dont mind having those little pegs. just use clear tape and close the four holes left behind. Just so you dont get water going through those holes


lol...ghetto

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SmutasticGT Apr 14, 3:51am - #440421 

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Originally Posted by t12ansf0rmer
uhh..no..only way for it to look good is to shave em off.
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slim Apr 14, 10:04am - #440422 
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ghetto... yes

does it get the job done temporarily... yes

or else, you can go to a shop and pay three hundred dollars to have them shaved off correctly, then drill new holes in a few months whenever you decide to go with a wing again. putting tape on the holes was meant to be only temporarily.
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righteous_one Apr 14, 10:09am - #440423 
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Originally Posted by slim
ghetto... yes

does it get the job done temporarily... yes

or else, you can go to a shop and pay three hundred dollars to have them shaved off correctly, then drill new holes in a few months whenever you decide to go with a wing again. putting tape on the holes was meant to be only temporarily.

it might be ghetto but it's temporary. i have mine covered with electrical tape. now that's ghetto.. rofl
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drkramm Apr 14, 11:01am - #440424 
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electircal tape here also

when i take pictures i just edit out the knobs the tape actually blends enough

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slim Apr 14, 4:58pm - #440425 
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as long as the water stays out
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BlueRice Apr 14, 11:59pm - #440426 

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Ostensibly, there are these little black plugs that are available that are used to fill in the holes in the bumper if you take off your License Plate. I read somewhere that they are black rubber or plastic, and work perfectly. However, I haven't been able to find them at this point. If someone knows, please let me know. I found some company that makes them for Porsches specifically, but not sure about fit, price and what you do about color, etc.

I took my own wing off last week, and I LOVE it, to me it looks way better without that fake piece of crap that has no aerodynamic value whatsoever (stock wing has no laminar shape nor does it have the proper angle of attack, both of which would be necessary to provide downforce as does a real spoiler).

I read a post from a guy a few months ago, who also took his wing off. He was the one who mentioned the little plugs for the holes, I believe. He also said that as far as the pegs were concerned, he left them alone. That way, should he change his mind, or want to sell the car, he can always put it back on. I kind of agree. I saw a wingless Celi on the freeway about a month ago, and had to catch up and get within about 20 ft before I could see the pegs. I figured if it was that hard for me to see, and I was looking for it, the average person won't even notice. Yeah, obviously it would look better totally clean, but as someone else mentioned, if you do that, you can't change your mind later.
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VBSURFER Apr 15, 12:05am - #440427 

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im going wingless this summer...but i am shaving them because i am gettin my car repainted anyway...due to the fact im getting a kit and have some dings on my door panels

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injencelicagts Apr 15, 4:21am - #440428 

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do it right and shave em like i did to mine
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hi ho silver Apr 15, 5:40am - #440429 

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only cost me 150 thumbsup no nipples no tape..

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slim Apr 15, 6:30am - #440430 
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Originally Posted by BlueRice
that fake piece of crap that has no aerodynamic value whatsoever


oh so fuckin true about the stock spoiler along with many other wings that people have on their cars
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rickshawed Apr 15, 2:38pm - #440431 
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Dude get the rubber grommets.

We have them in Australia but i'm not so sure about you guys in the US.

Dude basically go to a hard ware store or some place that sells like rubber, foam and stuff. Ask the people there they should have an idea what you're after.

Just another question cos i'm gonna go wingless too.

When i removed the stock spoiler, there was some greasy, black, thick shit around the spoiler holes. What exactly is this? I want to know so when i put the wing on again i can use that shit to seal it.
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beano457 Apr 15, 6:13pm - #440432 
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Friend of mine went wingless bout 6 months ago or so. What we did was drill out the pegs...you can do it from the underside of the Hood...they are a really soft alluminum so they come out pretty easily. Then we went to home depot and bought some black silicone sealant to fill in the holes. I know it sounds ghetto but it actually didnt look too bad.
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LibraSTUD3697 Apr 18, 11:59am - #440433 
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I think Im going wingless also, cool it just looks soo much cleaner and helps the lines of the car flow better, IMO Good luck and hope it all works out!! thumbsup
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