I have acquired an 'is' rear spoiler for my E30 over the weekend at a killer price. The bad news is 1) it's already painted, and 2) the paint is in worse than fair condition (flaking off, bits of paint missing). Most of you have already seen pictures of my car and know that there's a red and flat/matte black theme going on: red car, flat black mirrors, black window trim, bumper covers are black (diving boards), and the black plastic valence that goes under the front bumper. I want to continue this theme by having a black spoiler (a real one, not the cheap eBay one I have on there now). My plan is to get rid of all the paint. I see that under the paint is a flat black surface, just the kind of surface that I want. A few questions: * If I get rid of the paint, will it be OK to rock the spoiler like that, or does it have to be painted because of it deteriorating in some way if left unpainted? What material is it? -- I have seen some cars with this spoiler, for example, an E30 AlpinweiÃƒÆ’Ã†â€™Ãƒâ€ Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Â¦Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â¸ 318is with the spoiler on as black. Is a painted black or is it the same spoiler I have just without the paint? * IF I could just scrape the paint off (it's easy to do as it's really flaking), how would I smooth out the surface of the "matte" spoiler and make it look like it never had paint on? I know that if I start lightly scraping the paint off, it will look like it was scraped off. I want to make it look like it was never touched. Doesn't have to look new, but want to smooth it out. Sandpaper, perhaps? * What size nut(s) (please, no comment ) do I need to attach the spoiler? I know I need to drill holes in my trunk, but I have a guide for that. I'm just missing the nuts that go on the bottom. Thanks in advance.