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So i removed my front winglets cause of the damage they had to them, plus i have a hard time getting into the driveway straight. So i got them off and they were being held on with wood type screws. The car was used and the dealer said they had fixed the winglets just before i purchased it. Well long story shot, there is this black rubbery stuff that is left on the bumper and i have tried heat, goo gone and finger nails and its kicking my butt. Any one had this same problem? what did you do?
 

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Re: Black Stuff?? (thorne)

Is it like an adhesive, or a gum like substance? You might want to use some ice to harden it and chip it off. Kinda like gum in the carpet. <br>Good luck.<p>OFF TOPIC:<br>Do you want to see your winglets? I need a set.
 

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I had the same problem, I used rubbing alcohol and WD40 to take it off, it just takes time. I was advised that WD40 is NOT a good idea, but I was getting the bumper resprayed, so that could have been why, I don't think it will destroy your paint.
 

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I would sell them, but the wife rammed a curb and pretty much exploded them. They are really not worth it. The black stuff is rubbery, not really sticky, just really stuck on there.
 

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Patience and goo gone helped me. I used a razor to get the bulk of it off (carefully...) and then time, a rag and goo gone seemed to work.
 

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the worse part is that they idiots that installed it used screws that left holes in the bumper and now i gotta fill those in some how.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>thorne</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">what do you fill in the holes with</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hole filler.<p>I have used WD40 to remove stuck on sh*t all the time, works great.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Hole filler.<p>I have used WD40 to remove stuck on sh*t all the time, works great.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dare I say...that's what she said? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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you need to use something like naptha. I think 3m calls it "trim & adhesive remover" avail at good auto parts stores or body supply places. Worked like a charm for me; made easy work of it
 
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