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post #1 of 22 Old 08-17-2017, 07:15 AM Thread Starter
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Anyone install a spoiler using just tape and no drilling?

Hello everyone,

I am a new owner of a Honda Accord and I really like the spoiler that is on both the Sport and Touring trims.

I recently posted a similar topic about this asking for some opinions on the spoiler and I just bought the accessory decklid spoiler from College Hills Honda's website and it just arrived yesterday.

I watched their installation video online as well as read the instructions on their website, and I was thinking about following the guide and actually drilling, but I don't really feel comfortable about having holes drilled into a new car and so I was thinking I might just try to use tape only.

Has anyone installed a spoiler on their Accord using just the tape that's already on the back of the spoiler? How well is it holding up? If I go the tape route, is the tape that's already on the spoiler good/strong enough, or would I need to purchase a stronger tape elsewhere?


Thank you everyone for any tips and advice.

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I did on my 2009 Aura. Just a lip spoiler that came color matched. Never had any issues with it coming off.

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Wash the trunk lid well, let it completely air dry, wipe it down with denatured alcohol with a new, clean microfiber towel, let all of that flash off, then get a friend to help you line it up and stick it on the trunk lid. It'll be fine.
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I installed and drilled holes in my trunk to install the lip spoiler. The drilling is actually not necessary as the holes only act as a guide to help you center the spoiler. Spoiler does not clip in to the holes.

Would I drill again? Yes because I didn't have another person to assist and would like it perfectly centered and aligned.

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Yes I just did my 2013 Accord Trunk Spoiler with 3M Tape


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If it's anything like the tape on my 03 Accord's OEM wing spoiler it isn't going anywhere. I took the screws out, and thought I would be able to just yank it off. No way, I would have bent the trunk lid. I had to slice the tape off with a knife. I took the spoiler off to paint the car. I used the 3M outdoor double sided tape to re-install the door moldings, and they were still stuck on when I traded it in. Just don't try to stick something on your car with that green indoor tape.

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3M's "VHB" (very high bond) double-stick tape is intended for this very use. You'll find it at AutoZone and other such places.

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Do you think that the 3M tape is necessary to buy? The spoiler itself already has tape on the back that I would just have to peel off so I was wondering if that was strong enough.
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I suspect whatever tape is on it is fine.

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the right way too do it is the drilling method, you can install it with just adhesive tape but eventually it will become lose after being expose to rain and when you wash your car. Like other members said tape is fine but the drilling method is the way to go, it's not difficult as you seen the college hill installation video.

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the right way too do it is the drilling method, you can install it with just adhesive tape but eventually it will become lose after being expose to rain and when you wash your car. Like other members said tape is fine but the drilling method is the way to go, it's not difficult as you seen the college hill installation video.

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No it wont! The tape is the only thing holding the spoiler on in the first place, the bolts are doing nothing to hold the spoiler on...
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Yep, VHB Tape... 6 months, so far no problem... I bought the Spoiler King lip for $99... Beats the heck out of the $300 Lip from the Dealer...

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the right way too do it is the drilling method, you can install it with just adhesive tape but eventually it will become lose after being expose to rain and when you wash your car. Like other members said tape is fine but the drilling method is the way to go, it's not difficult as you seen the college hill installation video.

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The drilling I thought was mainly for alignment purposes since it doesn't look like it actually holds the spoiler to the trunk. Is this correct?
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Things I’ve attached with 3m tape to the outside of cars have never come off on their own. I’ve always had to saw through the tape with fishing line and then use solvent to remove the residue.

My Honda OEM body side moldings are just stuck in with tape and two years later they remain very solidly attached to the car (you could almost rip the doors off the frame they’re on there so tight ).

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I did order the same Deck Lid Spoiler from College Hills Honda. Never did drilled, I just used the same 3m tape that came with it. It had been holding up for over a year and no issues. I used masking tape to help me align. Hit the center first by tapping lightly and let the side loose. If not align, I just pull it off. Then work on the side one by one.

I also replaced the trunk spring. Without it, I felt like I was slamming the trunk with the small weight from the spoiler.

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