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Needs help from the Crew #27811 Jul 15, 8:55pm Jul 15, 8:55pm
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i debating on getting the Invader Style Carbon Fiber Hood, i need your opinions though regarding this: my car is a daily driven, it rains here like hell and all of a sudden the sun shines, then it rains, im worried about the fading, cracking and all that, so what do you guys think? go or no?


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: Street Prototype] #27812 Jul 15, 9:01pm Jul 15, 9:01pm
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JD, my man. GET IT. I think they have this polish to help protect it. I don't think rain will do harm, or sunshine. Only extreme heat conditions. But like I said, there is a polish for it. I do not know what it is called, but I have heard about it. I love that Hood and it looks awesome with a bodykit. I think its an excellent mod and you should go for it. Just my opinion though. Look around for that polish/wax.

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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: Grand-Touring-Dan] #27813 Jul 15, 9:04pm Jul 15, 9:04pm
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Originally Posted by Grand-Touring-Dan
JD, my man. GET IT. I think they have this polish to help protect it. I don't think rain will do harm, or sunshine. Only extreme heat conditions. But like I said, there is a polish for it. I do not know what it is called, but I have heard about it. I love that Hood and it looks awesome with a bodykit. I think its an excellent mod and you should go for it. Just my opinion though. Look around for that polish/wax.

Dan


as always buddy Dan, first to reply thumbsup, you said extreme heat and yes, when i go to work, my car sits under the sun from 7:30 - 3:30 frown, it is super hot you cant even use your shift knob (mines billet aluminum), if you said theres a wax to prevent these problems then maybe ill go for it goodtimes


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: Street Prototype] #27814 Jul 15, 9:20pm Jul 15, 9:20pm
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Basically, the only thing that you should be concerned about getting water into under your Hood is your Intake/air-filter.

Although the following items are already waterproof, you should check the tightness of the oil filler cap, the power steering filler cap, windshield washer fluid cap, oil dip stick, battery filler caps and all other engine compartment opening caps.

everything else should be fine... there really isnt much under your Hood that isnt already water proof.


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: isaac] #27815 Jul 15, 9:22pm Jul 15, 9:22pm
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BTW, the vis invader Hood has a vent. the water doesn't pool there.


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: isaac] #27816 Jul 15, 9:26pm Jul 15, 9:26pm
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Originally Posted by isaac
BTW, the vis invader hood has a vent. the water doesn't pool there.


you think the water will hit the filter? confused


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: Street Prototype] #27817 Jul 15, 9:38pm Jul 15, 9:38pm
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GET IT! grin


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ill probably find a way then to prevent the filter from sucking water grin


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Originally Posted by Street Prototype
ill probably find a way then to prevent the filter from sucking water grin


I don't think you want to do that.. might have a problem with water pooling if you cover the vent (that's what it is there for!)


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: Evan] #27820 Jul 15, 9:43pm Jul 15, 9:43pm
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ummm, im not gonna cover the whole vent though and might not cover it at all, its all about the filter thumbsup


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putting some sort of shield on the filter would be fine.. I'm just saying don't cover the vent on the Hood..


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Originally Posted by EvanJ
putting some sort of shield on the filter would be fine.. I'm just saying don't cover the vent on the hood..


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: Street Prototype] #27823 Jul 15, 9:49pm Jul 15, 9:49pm
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hmm i'm not sure about a carbon fiber Hood because your car looks great as it is and it might intrude with the blue and silver look you have goin on

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a Carbon Fiber Hood would look hott on your celica man!


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Re: Needs help from the Crew [Re: IcEd blUe] #27825 Jul 16, 3:51am Jul 16, 3:51am
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Originally Posted by IcEd blUe
hmm i'm not sure about a carbon fiber hood because your car looks great as it is and it might intrude with the blue and silver look you have goin on


yup, i agree my friend, if im gonna get the Carbon Fiber Hood, i might take the dragon off grin or change it to silver as well with some drop shadow happywink


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