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fonz182
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fonz182 Jun 21, 7:36pm - #203658 

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Hood Damage anyone?nicks and and paint chips on the lower

Do you guys get a lot of nicks and paint chipping on the lower end of your hoods? it seems like i have quite a lot much to my dismay. I think is because all the freeway driving.
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CID498 Jun 21, 7:44pm - #203659 

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welcome to the club.

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RicePowered Jun 21, 7:46pm - #203660 
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SquadOne Jun 21, 8:06pm - #203661 
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cycocelica Jun 21, 8:14pm - #203662 

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Originally Posted by RicePowered
Originally Posted by CID498
welcome to the club.


im part of it too... i wish they had a bra but one that was clear
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SPec_ceLICA Jun 21, 8:49pm - #203663 

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I have the same problem but there is no way around it..just try and maintain them.

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truboo Jun 21, 8:51pm - #203664 
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I have the same problem but there is no way around it..just try and maintain them.

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Mad_Game Jun 21, 9:17pm - #203665 
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i was on this merge lane on the freeway and i couldnt get over adn there was this dump truck in front of me, that shit was launchign rocks at my car cry cry i was crying and driving at the same time. shit was horrible
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SoccerSummit Jun 21, 9:17pm - #203666 

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Originally Posted by cycocelica
Originally Posted by RicePowered
[quote=CID498]welcome to the club.

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welcome to the real world...i think the only people that have them are people that dont drive there cars and set in a garage under a cover...
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LoFlyer Jun 21, 9:25pm - #203668 

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I have a friend in the tinting business who says they have a 4 mill transparent covering that goes for like 180 bucks installed. He says its the same stuff as Mercedes puts on their cars. My friend didn't have any details but said 3M makes it. Looked up 3M and here is the link to their site. http://products3.3m.com/catalog/us/en001...ler/output_html The page doesn't give you any details but it is a start. Good luck!
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LoFlyer Jun 21, 9:31pm - #203669 

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Here's a better link to spec page...http://multimedia.mmm.com/mws/mediawebserver.dyn?hhhhhhR59twhBLihVLihhhmNcTc3rr16-
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Sultan Jun 21, 11:41pm - #203670 

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Originally Posted by cycocelica
Originally Posted by RicePowered
Originally Posted by CID498
welcome to the club.


im part of it too... i wish they had a bra but one that was clear


a clear bra, hell yeah - happywink
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RevMonster Jun 21, 11:44pm - #203671 

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I think it has a lot to do with how steep of angle our Hood sits at. Stuff doesn't just hit the grill like it would on a sedan... it gets thrown up onto the paint cry

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fonz182 Jun 22, 12:05am - #203672 

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^^ i was thinkin the same thing. Yeah my mom bought a new X3 and it has the clear bra. Looks alright.
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RevMonster Jun 22, 12:10am - #203673 

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Just curious... is Carbon Fiber any more durable than the stock Hood? If I was sure it wouldn't get chipped, I'd just go ahead and get one.

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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 12:27am - #203674 

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To everyone who looks at this post there is a great solution. It's called a 3M clear bra. It's a extremely tough 8 mil thick clear vinyl. It's similiar to vinyl(2 mil) that everyone puts on there car except it's a lot thicker. It was originally developed for use on airplanes & military vehicles. Recently the automotive industry has been implementing it more & more. It's a yellowing-resistant adhesive film that is virtually invisible after it's applied. I have a 24" high roll of this material. If anyone is interested in protecting there vehicles paint please contact me for more info, directions, questions & pricing. See pics below of this material actually on my own vehicle. It's been on for 8 months & not one chip, bug or abrasion.
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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 12:27am - #203675 

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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 12:28am - #203676 

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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 12:30am - #203677 

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04- For info PM me please. I will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
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Sultan Jun 22, 12:38am - #203678 

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^^^
hmmm, not bad...
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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 12:46am - #203679 

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As you can see from a distnce of about 4 feet or more you can't even tell that it's there. Most people I have to point it out because they never see it.
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VSGTS14 Jun 22, 1:12am - #203680 

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i have one of those bra things on the tip of my Hood on my WRX...
it's the same color as the car and you can't see it...only up close..
i don't like it though, but won't have to worry after i get Carbon Fiber Hood

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NorwayGT Jun 22, 1:33am - #203681 

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Originally Posted by SunburstCelica
As you can see from a distnce of about 4 feet or more you can't even tell that it's there. Most people I have to point it out because they never see it.

it looks good, and ive herd good things about that stuff

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cycocelica Jun 22, 1:53am - #203682 

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hmmmm interesting...ill have to check it out
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fonz182 Jun 22, 2:07am - #203683 

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problem is though if you already got chips and dings then your gonna just cover them up with that transparent film and they would still be visible, unless you get the Hood repainted first. How much would that cost? If its expensive id rather just get the Carbon Fiber Hood.
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SmutasticGT Jun 22, 2:23am - #203684 

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looks like i am going to have to invest in a clear 3M bra now, nice pics sunburstcelica thumbsup
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Clos Jun 22, 2:29am - #203685 
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i get the same shit, maybe after i get a body kit and repaint the car, ill get that m3 clear bra
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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 2:53am - #203686 

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The best time to get a 3M clear bra is when your car is brand new or has just been painted. However, painted surface must be cured @ least 45 days or more before applying. Unfortunately anyone who already has chips is out of luck. If anyone gets there Hood or bumper repainted I highly suggest this product. Last a minimum of 5 years & can be easily removed with a heat gun but won't come off during normal use & driving.
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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 3:06am - #203687 

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Here is some more pics.
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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 3:13am - #203688 

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SunburstCelica Jun 22, 3:15am - #203689 

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wow...i love that clear bra...sunburstcelica eek

not that i can see anything spineyes

whats the price and where can you get it?? confused
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Sultan Jun 22, 3:48am - #203691 

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I'd get it right away but unfortunately the damage is already done... oh well, gives me an excuse to get a Carbon Fiber Hood - tongue

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...i am going to get it first thing...that will be my first mod thumbsup
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volcomrider6 Jun 22, 6:30am - #203693 

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I had a ton of little rock chips that were visible from a good distance back. I found some touch up paint at autozone, they actually had the toyota super white. It has a brush and a pen. It worked wonders, I have to stick my nose into the Hood to find where I filled them in. And the best part was it only cost me 5 bucks.

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DaytonaCelica1 Jun 22, 8:58am - #203694 

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uep, its always a problem with the way our car is designed. my gf's dad is going to repaint the front end for me for only the cost of paint. be careful with the front stock bumper, if you get a paint chip on that hand wash your car from that moment on... if you use a pressure washer/car wash the high pressure has a tendency to peal the paint of.
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Erick Jun 22, 9:20am - #203695 

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Originally Posted by CID498
welcome to the club.
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morris Jun 22, 11:22am - #203696 
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Originally Posted by CID498
welcome to the club.


If the damage is already done click here.
To prevent click here.
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morris Jun 22, 11:28am - #203697 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Just curious... is Carbon Fiber any more durable than the stock hood? If I was sure it wouldn't get chipped, I'd just go ahead and get one.

Durability isn't the purpose of Carbon Fiber. You won't get chippeds ... you'll get crackeds
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DiabloGTS Jun 22, 12:42pm - #203698 

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anytime I drive a long distance, I cover my nose/Hood partial with blue 3M Painters tape.

Looks like rice, but after 4 years my car only had 2 stone chips.

Since I got the front end repainted, now it's mint again and I am going to keep doing the tape thing when I drive more than 200 miles thumbsup

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xxmonkeyboixx Jun 22, 3:25pm - #203699 

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i hav a lot of that...especially after driving behind an 18 wheeler truck carrying rocks and pebbles without a cover. I drove fast tryin to get in front of it but couldnt. So i was stuck behind it for bout 3 mins. When i got to work i looked at my Hood and theres a lot of chips. Damn i should have gotten that trucks plates...

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EvilJupiter Jun 23, 4:08am - #203700 

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you say it wount come off driving but with a heat gun...well lets say its sitting in the heat...and its very hot...n then all the sudden it starts to rain...what im trying to ask is...will it ever get water under it? n start molding or anything nasty like that...or does it stay tight to the paint and nothing gets in or out?
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SunburstCelica Jun 23, 9:16pm - #203701 

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If it's installed properly none of the things you described will happen. When applied 1/8" must be left around all panels. This prevents anything from getting under the material. Avoid using a pressure washer up close to the edges beacause lifting may ocuur. Other than this it's permanent until you WANT it to come off. Hope this answers your question.
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Gen7fan Jun 23, 9:55pm - #203702 
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Originally Posted by CID498
welcome to the club.
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eric_h Jun 27, 4:35am - #203703 

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im also a member of chipped up front end club thumbsdown

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VVTi03 Jun 27, 6:18am - #203704 

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yeh my bumper and lower Hood areas are gettin pretty bad frown

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