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Jaguar front splitters.
« on: 23 May 2018, 18:39:39 »

They make the car sit low at the front and I've scraped them both. :-\

Each side is attached with 4 torx self tappers......Jaguar use 2 different sizes for some reason.

Anyway, I've removed the screws but for some reason the splitters which weigh SFA have additional support.  They are attached to the bumper with some form of stringy contact adhesive. Quite why I have no idea. :-\

Best way to separate the splitters from the bumpers so I can respray them?......any idea chaps?

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Re: Jaguar front splitters.
« Reply #1 on: 23 May 2018, 18:47:03 »

Crowbar?  :-\
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Re: Jaguar front splitters.
« Reply #2 on: 23 May 2018, 18:55:13 »

Get one of the cooks sharp knifes and insert it, between bumper and splitter and slide along.
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Re: Jaguar front splitters.
« Reply #3 on: 23 May 2018, 18:57:50 »

Get one of the cooks sharp knifes and insert it, between bumper and splitter and slide along.

Hmmm. This may be doable BG......although the gap is very tight. :y
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Re: Jaguar front splitters.
« Reply #4 on: 23 May 2018, 19:11:59 »

Get one of the cooks sharp knifes and insert it, between bumper and splitter and slide along.


You might want to consider a Stanley knife if you intend to benefit from the cook's efforts :y
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Re: Jaguar front splitters.
« Reply #5 on: 23 May 2018, 19:28:52 »

Just found torx self tapper number 5......hidden in an 'awkward to get at three inch recess' right at the end of the splitter.

I have them both off now. Gently slicing away the stringy adhesive as I went. :y

A quick 'smooth down' with wet and dry followed by a respray and they'll be as good as new. :y









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Re: Jaguar front splitters.
« Reply #6 on: 23 May 2018, 22:21:36 »

Anyway, I've removed the screws but for some reason the splitters which weigh SFA have additional support.  They are attached to the bumper with some form of stringy contact adhesive. Quite why I have no idea. :-\

So that when the work-shy Brummie Who's supposed to fit it does a half-arsed job, it doesn't rattle  ;D
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