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I am a newbie to the 4C but recently purchased a 2016 4C Spyder. Love it so far and appreciate the knowledge in this forum.

I removed a large spoiler as it didn’t suit me. I now have mount points with holes. Any suggestions on how to remedy the holes back to a water tight and cosmetically correct state?
My local body shop was concerned that the back hatch has flex to it and the repair may not be long lasting. Thanks all!


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I am a newbie to the 4C but recently purchased a 2016 4C Spyder. Love it so far and appreciate the knowledge in this forum.

I removed a large spoiler as it didn’t suit me. I now have mount points with holes. Any suggestions on how to remedy the holes back to a water tight and cosmetically correct state?
My local body shop was concerned that the back hatch has flex to it and the repair may not be long lasting. Thanks all!


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Find a different body shop. Seriously... what is their suggestion then? New hatch? ACE hardware push pins? It boils my blood when businesses just give zero $%cks to put some thought into it.
 

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Agree - find a body shop that is used to working on Corvettes. The material is not dissimilar.
Yes, the hatch lid flexes. But that should not be insurmountable.

Meanwhile, get some adhesive remover on the tape marks.

Option 2 - looks like a great mounting location for a luggage rack! LOL.
 

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Find a different body shop. Seriously... what is their suggestion then? New hatch? ACE hardware push pins? It boils my blood when businesses just give zero $%cks to put some thought into it.
I'm with you on that from a consumers point of view but as a business they must consider you want a waranty on the work they did and not a phone call "sorry you can't fix this stuff".

The material they made the body panels from is not regular fiberglass and isn't made to be repaired in the body shop world. Thermoset fiberglass is not the same as laid up fiberglass with resin and hardener. You also need to consider the joint between dissimilar materials will always be a weak point and the engine bay heat.

You can get filler for SMC panels but I'm 100% sure no body shop will waranty the repair.

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Shoot this seller an offer for this Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Quarter Rear Deck Lid Bonnet OEM - Great Shape !! | eBay I think he would take $1000 or less because its been for sale for a while.

A top notch body shop would probably charge less than $500 to refinish it.

Sell the original cover with holes with the wing for whatever you can get for it. You might come out ahead.
 

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Thanks all for the input. I agree some body shops don’t want to deal with it. Probably too small a job for them, especially with current labor and material availability.

A Ferrari dealer said they would do the repair. I am going in for a quote next week. They did great work on my Tesla several years ago when I was rear ended.
 

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The holes don’t look very precisely drilled, it’s when you drill hole that’s slightly out and wriggle the drill bit left to right for some clearance, out of sight and mind until it’s uncovered ;)
 

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matching paint on the 4C panels is near impossible - ESPECIALLY if there is bodywork that is not PERFECT and also heavy doses of quality primer to eliminate ANY deviation. Paint still may show even the slightest of feathering - I found out the hard way after 2 "quality" body shops.
 
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