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I got my winglets installed finally after painting them up on Tuesday. My experience up to this point on Henry and Carbon Fiber Werks:<p>The website was very easy to use and navigate. Shipping total time was approx 6 or 7 weeks which I was made aware of first off, so no big deal there, just something to be aware of if you're really impatient. Also, shipping cost to NC was a little over $50.00 US, due to size of package. The FRP winglets look very nice but really are quite brittle. I had to do little to no scuff sanding before shooting my primer coat. Very nice finish from the factory on these parts! I accidentally got a minor crack in one of mine when mounting the bracket up, but it doesn't look like it will cause any problems long-term. Just be aware - do not put any torquing pressure on them! They did come with instructions and brackets. They mounted up without any major hassles, though I would have probably used thicker tape than the 3M stuff I had in my toolbox if I was buying it... The most important thing I can say so far about CFW though is customer service & communication! Henry has been great and has <B>very quickly</B> addressed every question via email. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> for caring about the customer!<p>Without further ado, here are the pics (seriously the pollen here is ridiculous):<p> <IMG SRC="http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/92/l_39a7430f6db743e6b5a04e58cc886fdf.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://c3.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/96/l_c15f937d90424f93bb5bb38c454fc7a6.jpg" BORDER="0"><br> <IMG SRC="http://c4.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/100/l_e6fd92a995284e7992f63710e9bf4103.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/79/l_f414837cd5ce455283fff811e681d4a4.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://c1.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images02/66/l_70d440106c504946962db6ed032636d0.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I feel your pain with pollen, I live right behind a nursery <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> and my car sits outside. Stupid Yellow Pollen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Foreveradvanced</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I feel your pain with pollen, I live right behind a nursery <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> and my car sits outside. Stupid Yellow Pollen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>Your R sits outside, shame on you - <B>10 demerits!</B> <p>To the OP, thanks for the info on the CFWs winglets!! <br>I will probably be giving them a call when I exist a slightly inclined driveway and .....<p>Also I dig the grille, well done (no pun intended).
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Foreveradvanced</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I feel your pain with pollen, I live right behind a nursery <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> and my car sits outside. Stupid Yellow Pollen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wash and wax all you want, its good exercise! This time of year, the pollen rules for about three weeks in this area. If you have a black car like I do, forget it. I use a California Car Duster as best I can till the pollen's gone.
 

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Re: Carbon Fiber Werks FRP painted winglets installed (rotorwash)

After a few days of driving I am still very pleased with the CFW winglets and the PPG paint. But I do have a follow-up question for Henry (lowenhart) or anybody else who may have dealt with this issue before:<p>The 3M tape is separating just a bit around the corners of the bumper (yes, I cleaned with alcohol first!) I guess this is because the winglet and my bumper didn't match up EXACTLY and required some pressure to mate up flush. The tape alone doesn't seem to be holding perfectly. Anything I can do to get a little more adhesion in these couple of "hot spots" without completely removing the winglets and starting over? Perhaps I could inject some type of quick-drying adhesive into the small gaps and press and hold? Please chime in with any useful tips. Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Carbon Fiber Werks FRP painted winglets installed (rotorwash)

My problem was with the driver side winglet where the middle mounting point on the winglet was made too far in. I had to chop it off completely and fab a mount for it and it was flush from that point on. You could go ahead and use quick dry clear silicone adhesive.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Foreveradvanced</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I feel your pain with pollen, I live right behind a nursery <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> and my car sits outside. Stupid Yellow Pollen <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>You should feel honored that the trees want to mate with your R... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Carbon Fiber Werks FRP painted winglets installed (rotorwash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>rotorwash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">After a few days of driving I am still very pleased with the CFW winglets and the PPG paint. But I do have a follow-up question for Henry (lowenhart) or anybody else who may have dealt with this issue before:<p>The 3M tape is separating just a bit around the corners of the bumper (yes, I cleaned with alcohol first!) I guess this is because the winglet and my bumper didn't match up EXACTLY and required some pressure to mate up flush. The tape alone doesn't seem to be holding perfectly. Anything I can do to get a little more adhesion in these couple of "hot spots" without completely removing the winglets and starting over? Perhaps I could inject some type of quick-drying adhesive into the small gaps and press and hold? Please chime in with any useful tips. Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry for the late reply, but if you'd like a quicker response, please feel free to email me. <p>If you double sided tape didn't hold, I would suggest as what you have suggested: Automotive Silicon Glue would work. Use painters tape to hold it in place overnight and you are good to go. <p>Henry
 
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