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Hi all,not an immediate purchase but will be done at some point for sure.

 

I am after an STI high level spoiler ,in process of getting spray quotes,one come back at £190 local but admitted he might have over quoted me,but say even £150 + a good copy for around same is £300

 

Now i am getting it the the realms of decent carbon fibre spoilers

 

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Subaru-Impreza-WRX-STI-Version-7-8-9-Carbon-Rear-Boot-Spoiler-inc-Clear-LED-/271644455309?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3f3f45718d

 

Now i am not a fan tbh of CF as ............well its not really me. But these look ok and i have a black bugeye 08v paint code.

 

What would you do........hang out for a genuine..........maybe a long time :rolleyes:

Buy a good copy and get sprayed..............but looking at £300 ish

 

Give up and leave my ironing board on :lol:

 

What i want

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Cheers guys  :)

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A good copy will always sell on, surely? You never know what might pop up when you've got yours. Sod's law it'll be quite soon after. Plus, I imagine there's a difference in your review etc so you can make sure it's definitely for you without spending a fortune?

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A good copy will always sell on, surely? You never know what might pop up when you've got yours. Sod's law it'll be quite soon after. Plus, I imagine there's a difference in your review etc so you can make sure it's definitely for you without spending a fortune?

Cheers for reply,would you consider a CS spoiler on

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Or go copy and spray?

 

Cheers ven :)

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Unfortunately I would spend more time saving to get a CF one but paint parts of it either the sides leaving the top and bottom blades as CF or paint bottom blade as well just leaving the top

 

buuuut as Sam has said you would probably be able to sell the copy on when an original comes up

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If it's purely for the look, I'd go for copy and spray. Personally, the all same black as apposed to carbon will look better, but everyone's different. Nobody's going to know its a copy (except anyone reading this) and, personally again, I think the high level spoilers look great!

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Although, after saying all that, it might be worth checking how well the copies fit... You could end up spending just as much if it needs work to make it sit well. Unless you're pretty good with that sort of thing?

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Unfortunately I would spend more time saving to get a CF one but paint parts of it either the sides leaving the top and bottom blades as CF or paint bottom blade as well just leaving the top

 

buuuut as Sam has said you would probably be able to sell the copy on when an original comes up

tbh i am not bothered about selling on etc,when time comes and maybe buy an sti or whatever at time,i will sell as is so not too much of an issue.

 

I am a little concerned of the CF look,would it look a bit Halfords,would it still look in keeping as fast and furious stuff is certainly not for me. I like in keeping and discrete in general(yeh right from my last 4x4) but was done in keeping if makes sense. Discrete hooligans car would be a better description  :lol:

 

May i should keep an eye out for an oe one,breakers(i know have to be quick..........wait at the gate quick) or get a copy and spray. Cost wise seems similar to the CF version which does look good. Just dont want the CF to stand out too much against the mica black 08v paint ...........too much.

 

:wacko: Heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeelp :lol:

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Although, after saying all that, it might be worth checking how well the copies fit... You could end up spending just as much if it needs work to make it sit well. Unless you're pretty good with that sort of thing?

I am ok mec wise,time wise is my issue with young ones..........

 

I used to do jobs on the truck at night in the dark,torch in teeth after bed time :lol: ................yes that bad

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If it's purely for the look, I'd go for copy and spray. Personally, the all same black as apposed to carbon will look better, but everyone's different. Nobody's going to know its a copy (except anyone reading this) and, personally again, I think the high level spoilers look great!

Yes i love the high level spoiler,not keen on the wrx ironing board. Seen the extensions,these are now £150 :huh: and i will just have a ........................higher up ironing board :lol:

 

I think copy n spray is ahead then for now,will see what quotes i get. Could spray myself but would have to hang in garage to spray and its full to the brim with studio stuff right now :angry:

 

Just like to have a plan of action,if could get spray closer to £100 or less,would defo swing it more............cant believe how dear it is for a simple job for a spray shop. Also know not to bake as can damage the copy/material..........so a good day or 3 for that work,thats it drying though and not spraying.

 

Cheers again all ;)

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Although you seem pretty decided now, I was just going to mention the likelyhood of a breakers one needing a re-spray anyway... Be good to see it when it's all done, best of luck!

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Thats an excellent point,had slipped mind tbh as ones seen did mention req re-spray but wrong original colour anyway(no biggie).

 

Yes ,i like pics,once done i will post before/after,what and why the decision i went that way, and how annoyed i am at the extra leverage the boss will have using it as a boot handle :lol:

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The trader you linked to offers no quibble money back so I'd say go for it, if the fit is not good or you don't like the look after a trial fit then send it back.

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The trader you linked to offers no quibble money back so I'd say go for it, if the fit is not good or you don't like the look after a trial fit then send it back.

Good point , it seems the easiest option overall and as you say worse case return item .

The quote for £190 was correct so not cheap,had a reply later on confining .

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My understanding why spoilers cost so much for spray is because they flex so much it's more work and effort to do it right so it doesn't cracking and flake. But as said before copies good ones wwll sprayed hold a good bit off money one on the blobeye is a copy was £255 posted. It was painted and done well. The one on the bugeye cost me over £300 the non genuine one did just bolt on the existing four hole's though. So to keep the boot lid in mind too [emoji3]

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Thanks gambit,yes i believe some advertised are exact bolt on,where as the sti requires more holes drilling. Does not bother me drilling holes..........after all it wont be as big as 

 

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:lol:

 

 

But given choice i would rather just bolt straight on.......

 

For a good condition in 08v,i guess 250-300 ish i would be happy with if possible. No mad rush,can hold out.........but if i get one from a breakers i need to add around £190 for re-spray unless i get very very lucky and right colour 08v

 

Cheers ven

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No worries mate. Yeah my colour is a little bit easier to get but does add more to the amount of people that buy my colour part's. Do see a few black painted parts ill keep my out just don't come up as offten [emoji15]

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