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To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods #317951 Nov 4, 12:47pm Nov 4, 12:47pm
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To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods
Two question for you..

Does you Hood sort of bounce or move visibly while driving at speed?? I ask because a frined of mine has and APC Hood on his Focus and it does that.

Also is there any issues with painting Carbon Fiber?? As far as how long the paint lasts, fades... etc.

Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: HJC_Celica] #317952 Nov 4, 1:06pm Nov 4, 1:06pm
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Does your friend have hoop pins in addittion to the latch? Usualy pins will stop that, its unsafe to run with a Carbon Fiber Hood without them becuase the Hood latch is just epoxeyed in there and after a while it could break off and your Hood will fly up and hit the windsheild. And yes you can paint Carbon Fiber but you need to get a good primer coat on there.


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Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: Aerowilson182] #317953 Nov 4, 1:08pm Nov 4, 1:08pm
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yeah, you definitely need HOODPINS.

Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: ToiletPaper] #317954 Nov 4, 2:38pm Nov 4, 2:38pm
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i would put the Hood pins on if i were you


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Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: AzNRaCeR] #317955 Nov 4, 8:09pm Nov 4, 8:09pm
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u can get some at ecelica store i believe

Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: ghostingcelica] #317956 Nov 4, 8:18pm Nov 4, 8:18pm
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Check the latch bro get some Hood pins. My dad's Lexus does that and it's a stock Hood. Guess it depends on the wind


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Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: GOLDCELICA] #317957 Nov 4, 8:31pm Nov 4, 8:31pm
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On the stock Hood there are rubber bumpers on the front corners of the Hood they have thread on them like a screw, if you screw them out (slowly, "little by little") the Hood will stop bouncing/moving. Screw them out a little, then try closing the Hood, see if it's still moving. If you screw them out too much, the Hood won't close, then you just screw them back in a little. If the Lexus doesn't have those bumpers on the Hood they should be on the rad support (the bar where the actual Hood lock is mounted. Every stock Hood has those bumper things. I'm not really sure if the Carbon Fiber hoods have the rubber bumper things.


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Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: Black_Knight] #317958 Nov 4, 10:40pm Nov 4, 10:40pm
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Originally Posted by Black_Knight
On the stock hood there are rubber bumpers on the front corners of the hood they have thread on them like a screw, if you screw them out (slowly, "little by little") the hood will stop bouncing/moving. Screw them out a little, then try closing the hood, see if it's still moving. If you screw them out too much, the hood won't close, then you just screw them back in a little. If the Lexus doesn't have those bumpers on the hood they should be on the rad support (the bar where the actual hood lock is mounted. Every stock hood has those bumper things. I'm not really sure if the Carbon Fiber hoods have the rubber bumper things.


No the Carbon Fiber hoods don't have them I modified my Carbon Fiber Hood with those rubber bump stops. They help adjusting the gaps as well. thumbsup


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Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: HJC_Celica] #317959 Nov 5, 5:46am Nov 5, 5:46am
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Originally Posted by HJC_Celica
Two question for you..

Does you Hood sort of bounce or move visibly while driving at speed?? I ask because a frined of mine has and APC Hood on his Focus and it does that.

Also is there any issues with painting Carbon Fiber?? As far as how long the paint lasts, fades... etc.


maybe because its apc??? thumbsdown


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Re: To all those with Carbon Fiber Hoods [Re: superderk] #317960 Nov 5, 10:43am Nov 5, 10:43am
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Originally Posted by superderk
Originally Posted by HJC_Celica
Two question for you..

Does you Hood sort of bounce or move visibly while driving at speed?? I ask because a frined of mine has and APC Hood on his Focus and it does that.

Also is there any issues with painting Carbon Fiber?? As far as how long the paint lasts, fades... etc.


maybe because its apc??? thumbsdown


Whats wrong with APC confused


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Originally Posted by HJC_Celica
Two question for you..

Does you Hood sort of bounce or move visibly while driving at speed?? I ask because a frined of mine has and APC Hood on his Focus and it does that.

Also is there any issues with painting Carbon Fiber?? As far as how long the paint lasts, fades... etc.


If he doesnt have a set of pins its gonna bounce.. might even fly up goin at high speeds, because those latches on the Hood are just plastic.


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