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Dec 9, 6:35pm - #347828 
Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods!

What do you guys do when rocks and pebbles hit your carbon fiber hoods? Doesn't it make a crack or something?

I just got a carbon fiber Hood and i'm kinda worried that i'll have to replace it every few monthes! angry

Any bad experiences or tips?


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Dec 9, 6:40pm - #347829 
WAX it... it's just like any other body part of your car. if you take care of it, it would last you for much longer than if you neglect it.

Also - do NOT closely follow behind persons on the freeways and keep a nice distance behind anyone you are canyon carving with (or be in the front of the pack grin)


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Dec 9, 7:02pm - #347830 
Originally Posted by isaac
WAX it... it's just like any other body part of your car. if you take care of it, it would last you for much longer than if you neglect it.

Also - do NOT closely follow behind persons on the freeways and keep a nice distance behind anyone you are canyon carving with (or be in the front of the pack grin)


I'd rather be leading the pack with such an expensive Hood!


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Dec 9, 7:04pm - #347831 
Originally Posted by isaac
WAX it... it's just like any other body part of your car. if you take care of it, it would last you for much longer than if you neglect it.

Also - do NOT closely follow behind persons on the freeways and keep a nice distance behind anyone you are canyon carving with (or be in the front of the pack grin)


very good advice!! Ive realized that when I had my blitz body kit, it was getting chips all over it. Now I have a bomex front and follow far behind on the express way, and there is no chips on it at all.(had it on for about 6 months)


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Dec 9, 7:34pm - #347832 
beware of dump trucks.

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Dec 9, 8:46pm - #347833 
lol yeah id get chips all over my front end. then went to toyota and got a bottle of touch up paint. best 6 bucks i ever spent on my car thumbsup


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Dec 10, 4:44pm - #347834 
thinking of getting a carbon fiber Hood. I never though about this actually. But yeah definately wax

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Dec 10, 4:49pm - #347835 
i never have had a problem, but i do stay away from following to close to other cars. i try to be in front of the pack and i also stay away from 18 wheels. those are the cause of most rock chips.

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Dec 10, 4:53pm - #347836 
yeah be in front of the pack when driving on the hwy because fucking trucks can fuck your shit! I know from experiance! Hate trucks, they piss me off angry

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Dec 10, 7:23pm - #347837 
I'll try to stay in front.
But I got this idea of putting the paint protection film on the Carbon Fiber Hood. Does anyone know how this would look like? would it be ok?


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Dec 10, 7:45pm - #347838 
Paint protection film is the perfect solutionfor you. It's virtually invisible & will protect your carbon fiber or factory front end. I've got my custom painted celica protected with 3M paint protection film(most of Hood & entire kaminari front bumper). This stuff will take a 1/2" rock @ 60mph. Let me know if you want to see some pics, I'll be happy to post for you.

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Dec 10, 8:51pm - #347839 
Yeah pics would be great!
Where did you get the film? and how much was it to install? and where did you buy it?


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Dec 10, 11:36pm - #347840 
Originally Posted by mukalicious
beware of dump trucks.

for sure, they do major damage... thumbsdown

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Dec 11, 8:07am - #347841 
They do damage even if I don't have carbon fiber Hood... thumbsdown
So many chips on my stock Hood cry


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Dec 11, 8:27am - #347842 
Originally Posted by SunburstCelica
Paint protection film is the perfect solutionfor you. It's virtually invisible & will protect your carbon fiber or factory front end. I've got my custom painted celica protected with 3M paint protection film(most of hood & entire kaminari front bumper). This stuff will take a 1/2" rock @ 60mph. Let me know if you want to see some pics, I'll be happy to post for you.

Post them please, i will be doing the same for sure. thumbsup


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Dec 11, 1:53pm - #347843 
Here are the pics you guys requested.

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Dec 11, 2:21pm - #347849 
Whered you getit and how much for the install?

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Dec 11, 4:59pm - #347850 
Dang~ better than I thought.
I can't see it far away thumbsup

BTW you didn't cover the whole Hood. Guess there's no need to...


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Dec 11, 7:21pm - #347851 
I bought a roll of the material & applied it myself. I'm in the sign business so I got a deal & labor was just my own time. Sorry you'll have to get a quote locally by a distributer of paint protection material.

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Dec 11, 7:53pm - #347852 
love ur celi man^^^ thumbsup

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