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skym Dec 10, 1:35am - #347828 
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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....
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isaac Dec 10, 1:40am - #347829 
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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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Polykarb Dec 10, 2:02am - #347830 

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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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blitzceli Dec 10, 2:04am - #347831 

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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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mukalicious Dec 10, 2:34am - #347832 

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beware of dump trucks.
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eric_h Dec 10, 3:46am - #347833 

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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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RaptorGTS Dec 10, 11:44pm - #347834 
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thinking of getting a carbon fiber Hood. I never though about this actually. But yeah definately wax
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topspeedjason Dec 10, 11:49pm - #347835 
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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.
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RookieGTS Dec 10, 11:53pm - #347836 

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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
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skym Dec 11, 2:23am - #347837 
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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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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....
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SunburstCelica Dec 11, 2:45am - #347838 

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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.
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skym Dec 11, 3:51am - #347839 
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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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ragingpaseo Dec 11, 6:36am - #347840 
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Originally Posted by mukalicious
beware of dump trucks.

for sure, they do major damage... thumbsdown
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skym Dec 11, 3:07pm - #347841 
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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

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iggy Dec 11, 3:27pm - #347842 
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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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SunburstCelica Dec 11, 8:53pm - #347843 

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Here are the pics you guys requested.
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SunburstCelica Dec 11, 8:53pm - #347844 

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SunburstCelica Dec 11, 8:55pm - #347846 

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SunburstCelica Dec 11, 8:56pm - #347847 

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xcivickillerx Dec 11, 9:21pm - #347849 

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Whered you getit and how much for the install?
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skym Dec 11, 11:59pm - #347850 
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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...

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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....
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SunburstCelica Dec 12, 2:21am - #347851 

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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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2003cbgts Dec 12, 2:53am - #347852 

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love ur celi man^^^ thumbsup
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