I found this on a Buick blog:
I made my ONE and ONLY purchase from The Parts Place... The spoiler was cracked on the driver's side front tip PRIOR to being primed BEFORE shipping. The UPS delivery man saw me open it, and thought it was damaged in transit, but I pointed out the primer inside the crack!!! The surfaces of the spoiler were very good and smooth, but had to build up the pedestal on driver's side front to keep wing tip from hitting the rear quarter panel; The hardware package (a TORN ziplock bag) had four studs; four nuts (two of reasonably correct fit; one nut fairly loose fit; one nut DEFINITELY the wrong size); only ONE washer, and it was small. The foam rubber gaskets weren't even CLOSE to being the correct size.
I emailed them about this; Their response was that the manager was out, and wouldn't be back until Monday(this was back in late October this year). And they sent a 2010 (YES out of date) catalog. I sent SEVERAL more emails to them, and NEVER got a response.
I have seen other V8buick members posts on here about poor customer relations and/or problems with them... So I guess you know how I feel about them... So I went and spent a little over seven hundred dollars with a competitor Natinal Parts Depot (Yes, I know that they don't list BUICK parts, but there are enough parts that are the same as a Chevelle...Rubber Seals, under padding, carpet, locks, horn and related stuff)
Final word...CAVEAT EMPTOR. Let the buyer BEWARE.
Whats funny is TPP states cracks are expected.. but its ready to prime and paint?
>>>>> AND here is a members conclusion on these aftermarket spoilers:
They are not all made by the same manufacturer, the same as the warehouse supplier companies (Year One/Parts Place/Tamraz/OPGI/etc.)are not all the same!
Having owned original GSX spoilers (both used & NOS), as well as reproduction spoilers (Year One/Parts Place/Tamraz/etc.), here's differences that I've noticed, myself:
Original spoilers are 1 piece, heavy, and require support brackets under trunk lid.
Repro spoilers are 3 pieces (spoiler/2 pedestals attach), much lighter, thinner material (prone to cracking/splitting), support brackets not necessary, but useable as original.
I'd recommend an original spoiler, except for $600+ cost (I just picked up an NOS GSX spoiler, that was listed as '70, but turned out to be '71/'72, complete with support brackets & all mounting hardware! NOT FOR SALE, though, as part of my garage display/GS collection.).
Repro spoilers have same appearance, for around $200, Tamraz's has good prices, similar or better quality parts, in my opinion!:beers2:
>>>>>MY personal opinion & way of repairing if it were me, because it will cost you to ship it back, and there is a good chance they will repair yours and ship it back to your or send you another bad one, that I would simply do a fiberglass repair on the crack (or have a body shop or even boat shop that does fiberglass work -get an estimate and maybe negotiate a "deal" with TPP?). Easy enough to do it yourself, but more work, and might be cheaper than the shipping costs. I would "V" out (grind) the crack, and use a fiberglass type bondo (not plastic bondo generally used on your car), block sand, recoat with a light skim coat, block again with fine paper, prime, block wet sand with a fine grit (may want to re-prime and repeat to get it really smooth), spray with non-sanding primer sealer, lightly smooth with a scuff pad, then paint. An autobody supply store should be able to help you with the items needed for repairs. Show them the spoiler and get suggestions. Sorry to see you have to go through all this, it sucks.