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Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! #347828 Dec 9, 5:35pm Dec 9, 5:35pm
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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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i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: skym] #347829 Dec 9, 5:40pm Dec 9, 5:40pm
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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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Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: isaac] #347830 Dec 9, 6:02pm Dec 9, 6:02pm
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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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Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: isaac] #347831 Dec 9, 6:04pm Dec 9, 6:04pm
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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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Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: blitzceli] #347832 Dec 9, 6:34pm Dec 9, 6:34pm
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beware of dump trucks.

Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: mukalicious] #347833 Dec 9, 7:46pm Dec 9, 7:46pm
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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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Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: eric_h] #347834 Dec 10, 3:44pm Dec 10, 3:44pm
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thinking of getting a carbon fiber Hood. I never though about this actually. But yeah definately wax

Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: RaptorGTS] #347835 Dec 10, 3:49pm Dec 10, 3:49pm
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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.

Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: topspeedjason] #347836 Dec 10, 3:53pm Dec 10, 3:53pm
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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

Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: RookieGTS] #347837 Dec 10, 6:23pm Dec 10, 6:23pm
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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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Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: skym] #347838 Dec 10, 6:45pm Dec 10, 6:45pm
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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.

Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: SunburstCelica] #347839 Dec 10, 7:51pm Dec 10, 7:51pm
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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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Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: mukalicious] #347840 Dec 10, 10:36pm Dec 10, 10:36pm
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Originally Posted by mukalicious
beware of dump trucks.

for sure, they do major damage... thumbsdown

Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: ragingpaseo] #347841 Dec 11, 7:07am Dec 11, 7:07am
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They do damage even if I don't have carbon fiber Hood... thumbsdown
So many chips on my stock Hood cry


Quote:
Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: SunburstCelica] #347842 Dec 11, 7:27am Dec 11, 7:27am
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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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Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: iggy] #347843 Dec 11, 12:53pm Dec 11, 12:53pm
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Here are the pics you guys requested.

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Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: SunburstCelica] #347844 Dec 11, 12:53pm Dec 11, 12:53pm
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Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: SunburstCelica] #347849 Dec 11, 1:21pm Dec 11, 1:21pm
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Whered you getit and how much for the install?

Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: xcivickillerx] #347850 Dec 11, 3:59pm Dec 11, 3:59pm
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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...


Quote:
Originally posted by tido:
i beat a dude on a bike going to work today...i revved on him and we lined up at the light and it was on....i hit lift once...thats how hardcore it was....
Re: Attention! Everyone with Carbon Fiber Hoods! [Re: xcivickillerx] #347851 Dec 11, 6:21pm Dec 11, 6:21pm
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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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