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G'day Wes, Just a quick question.

Curious re your comment on the rear spoiler? It seems your inference was that it is 'not a fun job' to install?

I am about to do just that job on my car having found a correct CSL rear small spoiler few months back. Was hoping it would be a simple process for my body shop to just attach said CSL spoiler and repaint?

Any tips/watch outs?

(And really enjoying following your build, and super impressed with how it's going)

Thanks
 
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Thanks mate, it's getting serious now - block and head off for machining as we speak.

You might have an easier time if you have an original BMW spoiler. The main issues for us have been we had to shave it down to fit snug against the top of the rear quarter panels. Another issue is affixing it without drilling doles in your boot lid. We found a way around this via molding fixing points inside the spoiler that line up with the fixing points for the boot roundel and CSL badge.
Also had to make a some neoprene boots that sit between the mounts and the metal boot to avoid chafing, road noise etc. There is also a neoprene boot we made that runs the length of the leading and trailing edges where it seats on the boot lid. These will then pick up double sided tape to affix to the boot lid - probably overkill but don't want it to come off on the highway.
You also want to make sure that any water that gets forced under the spoiler if driving in the rain can escape of corrosion will be an issue.

Hope this helps.
 

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Hi Wes, Your project is coming along very nice, that paint job looks amazing, I own a 73 Euro 3.0cs original paint is Chamonix, did you go with single stage or two stage paint and why, I'm still debating on which one to do.
Thanks, Victor
 
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Hi Wes, Your project is coming along very nice, that paint job looks amazing, I own a 73 Euro 3.0cs original paint is Chamonix, did you go with single stage or two stage paint and why, I'm still debating on which one to do.
Thanks, Victor
I just went through this. Chamonix is originally single stage but you can get two-stage paint in the same code. I talked with the paint store and some professional painters and they all said you can get single stage to look really good and if that was original they'd probably stay with it. I've only painted my engine compartment and since I always have clear on the shelf I was going to paint it single stage and also put clear over it when I paint the body and see if it really makes a difference. Clear coat will be harder but we don't treat our coupes like daily drivers so they don't get the ultra-violets enough to worry about it.
 

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Hi Wes, Your project is coming along very nice, that paint job looks amazing, I own a 73 Euro 3.0cs original paint is Chamonix, did you go with single stage or two stage paint and why, I'm still debating on which one to do.
Thanks, Victor
We went with two pack mate as per the original spec.
 

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Chamonix is a single stage paint, per the original specs! All non metallic paints are single stage, an added clear coat is not required on them, as stated by @dang above.
 
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