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Did the daily commute today (75mi) and noticed a remarkable reduction in the amount of grime on the rear window and bumper. Those vents really make a huge difference, especially on the white.

 

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really? that's my biggest pet peeve with this [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]g car all that grime that builds up in the back lol has it rained or anything since you've put on the spoiler?
 

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really? that's my biggest pet peeve with this [:)][:)][:)][:)][:)][:)]g car all that grime that builds up in the back lol has it rained or anything since you've put on the spoiler?
Are you kidding...? It's a hundred degrees every day here and no rain in a month of Sundays. [bigcry]

Really though, the grime I get is usually just road dust, you know that black powdery stuff that rolls up onto the rear bumper and window. I went over the back most every day with a detailer just to keep it presentable. After work today, I wiped a finger across the window and bumper and did not even see a line, much less the usual trench that it digs through the 1/8" of dust.

I know a lot of people said they didn't like the higher spoiler look, but believe me, it looks great in-person and the lack of grime is a pleasant side-effect. It'll probably pay for the spoiler and paint over the life of the vehicle in elbow grease and sweat.

I also have another trick for you guys, but I need to get to bed for the night for a long day tomorrow. We'll discuss paint protection on the rear bumper and door sills tomorrow.

Cheers people.[cheers]
 

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Are you kidding...? It's a hundred degrees every day here and no rain in a month of Sundays. [bigcry]

Really though, the grime I get is usually just road dust, you know that black powdery stuff that rolls up onto the rear bumper and window. I went over the back most every day with a detailer just to keep it presentable. After work today, I wiped a finger across the window and bumper and did not even see a line, much less the usual trench that it digs through the 1/8" of dust.

I know a lot of people said they didn't like the higher spoiler look, but believe me, it looks great in-person and the lack of grime is a pleasant side-effect. It'll probably pay for the spoiler and paint over the life of the vehicle in elbow grease and sweat.

I also have another trick for you guys, but I need to get to bed for the night for a long day tomorrow. We'll discuss paint protection on the rear bumper and door sills tomorrow.

Cheers people.[cheers]
So what was the final cost of the spoiler? Might be worth it to me as I've noticed the grime on the back and it's annoying...
 

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hey underbird can you post some more pics? I'm looking to get a focus before the year is out and I've been looking for some white tri-coats with tinted window. The car looks reaaaallly nice!!
 

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I like the pen stripes
Please stop calling them that. They are called PINSTRIPES.

A friend of mine put a spoiler on his first gen Element and it makes and astounding difference with grime and highway stability.
 

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**pinstripes**
lol
[bash] on me. I've been having this issue of leaving out letters from words the last couple days. I don't know what's going on with that.
 

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Nice stubby antenna. How's the reception? ...and if you don't listen to the radio enough to care either way, can you give it a check for the rest of us who were thinking of getting one? :) Please and Thank you. :)
 

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Nice stubby antenna. How's the reception? ...and if you don't listen to the radio enough to care either way, can you give it a check for the rest of us who were thinking of getting one? :) Please and Thank you. :)
No detectable difference with it than the stock antenna. I was worried about that, but it hasn't seemed to affect it at all.
 

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No detectable difference with it than the stock antenna. I was worried about that, but it hasn't seemed to affect it at all.
Where'd you get the antenna? I want one!
 

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subbing ... I want answers as well looks nice
 

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That spoiler is really nice! Did you get it from the Ford website? Did you paint it? I love it!
 

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That spoiler is really nice! Did you get it from the Ford website? Did you paint it? I love it!

I got it from Partscheap.com. Had it painted locally (it comes primed).

Thanks for the[thumb]
 

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Would you be able to post a couple more photos of the spoiler to give us some perspective please. I have been thinking about it since before I picked up my Ti.
 
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