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Own an '05 Spectra5 which I love. I've tried to be extra careful with that low front spoiler but I unfortunately pulled just a tad too far into a parking spot with a low sidewalk and knocked the two pins off. The spoiler is otherwise in good shape. Anyone had any experience with replacing the pins and repairing it? Looks like they use double sided tape as well.....

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I know exactly how you feel, I can't believe they used tape though when I saw that. My bottom screws were damage because it's plastic what I did was put the plastic housing a bit of galk and screwed it in let it try good as new.
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I think the two sided tape and the plastic pins are used mainly to break away and not severely damage the spoiler if it is hit by something low. My Nissan had the low hanging air dam spoiler and it was also attached with two sided tape and plastic pins.
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I ended up buying an Elantra instead, but if I wouild have bought the Spec5, I was planning on removing the front air dam. They sell it that way in Canada and it looks fine, imo.

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Imagine if you had to replace the whole bumper skin instead of the lower lip when you nudged into something hard enough to do damage. If you don't want it to come off again then take the plastic pins out and get you some nuts and bolts, stainless is best, to replace them. I would use some stainless washers as well. You could also use some caulking to hold them up in addition to the bolts. Then when you hit something, you run the risk of tearing the whole bumper skin off like I said before.
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