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I accept the premise that this idea may be completely bone-headed.<p>That said, is it possible there is an "industrial strength" velcro that could be used to attach winglets? Something that would stay on at highway speed, but would allow me to remove them if, say, my lovely but parking challenged spouse were to use the car?<p>Flame shield engaged....
 

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Re: Winglet Velcro? (RexB)

The first thing that came to mind was the 3M interlocking tape that I used to mount my EZ Pass to my windshield. I can't think of the exact name of that product, but I know it took some strength to remove the ez-pass when I needed to use it in another vehicle. My grocery store sells it with the misc household products.<p>The only concern I would have is that you go to take them off one day and instead of the velcro coming apart, the adhesive rips the paint off the bumper.
 

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I wouldnt see it ripping the paint off the bumper as long as the bumper wasnt repainted . <p>If its orignal Factory paint that would have to be some hellish glug
 

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The "lump o' adhesive" they used to originally install them didn't take off the paint when I removed it. It just took a lot of Goof-off and elbow grease.<p>I'd plan on leaving the wings velcro-ed on most of the time and only removing them once in a while when necessary. Anyone know if there are different "grades" of velcro, rated by stickiness?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flyfishing3</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">george from Viva Velcro's his VST CF lip on at shows. it looks like its on pretty well. he might of tried driving it that way.<p>I wouldn't IMO.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>How do you know that Mike? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Never drove it that way, but the velcro was extremely strong. Taking that spoiler off was much harder than I expected.
 

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Re: Winglet Velcro? (RexB)

<A HREF="http://www.shoplet.com/office/db/g3972.html" TARGET="_blank">http://www.shoplet.com/office/db/g3972.html</A><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.shoplet.com/office/limages/VEK90198_1_1.JPG" BORDER="0"> <p><br>or:<p><A HREF="http://www.mcmaster.com/#hook-and-loop/=2himkn" TARGET="_blank">http://www.mcmaster.com/#hook-and-loop/=2himkn</A><p>Select the strongest shear and pull-apart resistance they offer (click on the 4 lb pull-apart).
 

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Re: (George @ ViVA)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>George @ ViVA</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>How do you know that Mike? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Never drove it that way, but the velcro was extremely strong. Taking that spoiler off was much harder than I expected.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>you guys keep forgeting who your dealing with. lol<p><br>from the swedish car day show last year george.<p>fiore said he asked you about a RIP kit for me? none huh?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RexB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'd plan on leaving the wings velcro-ed on most of the time and only removing them once in a while when necessary. Anyone know if there are different "grades" of velcro, rated by stickiness?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you do go the velcro route keep me posted as my wife went to the same parkingly challenged school as your spouse.
 

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Re: Winglet Velcro? (Needsdecaf)

<br>I used the Velcro Industrial strength for a recent project and let me tell you, the adhesive is nowhere near as strong as the actual velcro is. I would be hesitant, but it would probably work as long as you aren't driving ridiculously fast.
 

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Re: Winglet Velcro? (carreragt7)

please let me know when this becomes popular so I can un-velcro your nice winglets, and bolt them onto my curbed ones.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ..i'll save like $300.....j/k...it is a good idea.....just marry a girl that can't drive manual
 

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Re: Winglet Velcro? (The Brouhaha)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>The Brouhaha</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">please let me know when this becomes popular so I can un-velcro your nice winglets, and bolt them onto my curbed ones.. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ..i'll save like $300.....j/k...it is a good idea.....just marry a girl that can't drive manual</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thankfully my winglets are still pristine, though when they do get munched I may go this velcro route (note to self do not park in front of Brouhaha's house).
 

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I use bolts and nuts on mine. Easy to remove if I had to.<p>Just another approach.<p>I also had them wrapped in the 3M clear gaurd.
 

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Re: Winglet Velcro? (KillerB)

I don't have winglets but I was thinking about getting some and using magnets to attach them. Working in IT I have hundreds of bad harddrives, and when disassembled they have extremely strong magnets inside. I was considering using a set to keep the winglets on. I was thining about attaching one to the bottom, and another on the inside of the bumper and letting their magnetism to each other keep them on. These magnets aren't little craft ones from JoAnn's - they're strong enough to crush fingers if you get caught between them.
 

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Re: Winglet Velcro? (n23)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>n23</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I don't have winglets but I was thinking about getting some and using <B>magnets</B><U></U> to attach them. Working in IT I have hundreds of bad harddrives, and when disassembled they have extremely strong magnets inside. I was considering using a set to keep the winglets on. I was thining about attaching one to the bottom, and another on the inside of the bumper and letting their magnetism to each other keep them on. These magnets aren't little craft ones from JoAnn's - they're strong enough to crush fingers if you get caught between them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I would be concerned about rust.
 

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Re: (firehawk618)

I bet the velcro is amazingly strong. How will the adhesive hold up in the heat? With all that heat radiating from the blacktop?<p>Magnets sound cool. I bet you could hollow them out and put a magnet in. If you could overcome the rust factor, it would work.
 
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