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Rear Spoiler Damage

Sucks, my wife was heading out and backed the jeep up as the garage was opening. The lip at the bottom snagged the rear spoiler above the hatch and loosened the spoiler and luckily only pulled the garage door off the track.

The damage is not too noticeable, but I see everything and it stands out big time to me. I'm thinking it can be buffed out since it doesn't look like the scraps are deep, but what kind of trouble am I looking at to pull this off and putting it back on? No way I'm going through the insurance if the repairs are manageable, but who knows with these vehicles.

Anyone else have something like this happen and has anyone else had to remove the spoiler? I'll try and post some pictures later today.

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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

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Sucks, my wife was heading out and backed the jeep up as the garage was opening. The lip at the bottom snagged the rear spoiler above the hatch and loosened the spoiler and luckily only pulled the garage door off the track.

The damage is not too noticeable, but I see everything and it stands out big time to me. I'm thinking it can be buffed out since it doesn't look like the scraps are deep, but what kind of trouble am I looking at to pull this off and putting it back on? No way I'm going through the insurance if the repairs are manageable, but who knows with these vehicles.

Anyone else have something like this happen and has anyone else had to remove the spoiler? I'll try and post some pictures later today.
Got a friendly dealer or body shop you could bribe for some advice after a quick lookover? It may be worse than you think, or contrary, it might be trivially easy to fix.

Pictures would help you get advice here...
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

Don't say it may be worse... Snapped some pictures, but left my phone at home today, so I'll try and post them tonight. From what I could see, the spoiler isn't broken or disconnected from the body, but it is loose and can easily be jiggled. Luckily the door stopped before ripping it off completely and nothing else visible was damaged.
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

Really not a big deal taking it off yourself. I got the directions from this forum somewhere. I took mine (2011) off to paint it. Some fasteners, the plug for the brake light and the washer hose are the things needed for it to be removed. Good luck.
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

Pics or it didn't happen. (Too soon? )
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

If the spolier is loose is broken.

You may be able to reattach the broken bolt receiveR's with epoxy.

Like said above its a few bolts and two connections.
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

There have been several posts recently about damage to vehicles caused by wives. The fix is always the same though. Time to trade in the wife for a newer model.
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

Newer model with better headlights and a better looking rear end.
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

I had similar happen. Exterior of spoiler looked great, but the inside plastic cracked that kept the spoiler mounted. Messed with epoxy and tapes, but high winds in winter made it rattle. Despite it looking fine, I replaced it because of the rattle. 450$ for new spoiler painted and installed.
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

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If the spolier is loose is broken.

You may be able to reattach the broken bolt receiveR's with epoxy.

Like said above its a few bolts and two connections.
Exactly. If it's loose, the inside plastic may be broken.
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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

I did the exact same thing. I was able to buff it out and just tighten down the bolts on the spoiler and it looked fine enough I didn't need to do anything further.


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Re: Rear Spoiler Damage

Sorry for the delayed response. Work has been hell with the quarter ending and holiday coming up. Here's a quick photo I snapped yesterday (getting it washed after our camping trip this weekend). As you can tell it's not too bad and it's only slightly loose when I force it to move. Nothing is hanging off though.

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I had similar happen. Exterior of spoiler looked great, but the inside plastic cracked that kept the spoiler mounted. Messed with epoxy and tapes, but high winds in winter made it rattle. Despite it looking fine, I replaced it because of the rattle. 450$ for new spoiler painted and installed.
Was this through a local body shop, dealer? Price seems resonable.
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