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Superstuddc27 Dec 11, 7:38pm - #348953 
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cracks in carbon fiber hood

What can you do about cracks in the carbon fiber Hood? They're not big and they don't go all the way through the Hood... like when you look at the back of the Hood, it's all good, but looking from the top, there are cracks. Also on the Hood scoop. Can i just get it recoated/clearcoated at a shop and itll look new? I mean, what are the chances that the cracks are all the way down to the actual fiber but the rest of the Hood happens to be in good condition? grin
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CARBON_SYPHER Dec 11, 8:50pm - #348954 
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i have the same problem at the front of my carbon fiber Hood...i actually talked to my paint and body guy yesterday about it and he said there is nothing you can do about it... you might try to wet sand it, but that is it. even if you clear coat it agian... the crack will come right back through... ... ... make up something and see if your insurance will cover it... that is what i am going to do. thumbsup

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Superstuddc27 Dec 11, 9:38pm - #348955 
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ohh dang.. that sucks. hehe but my insurance deductible is 1000 bucks i think so that's gonna be more than buying a brand new Hood. haha
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2003cbgts Dec 12, 2:51am - #348956 

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how long have you guys had ur Hood?
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GlassCurtain Dec 12, 5:42am - #348957 

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That sucks to hear.

What kind of Carbon Fiber Hood is it? I'll be sure not to buy it. grin
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ragingpaseo Dec 12, 6:26am - #348958 
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Originally Posted by GlassCurtain
That sucks to hear.

What kind of Carbon Fiber Hood is it? I'll be sure not to buy it. grin

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Superstuddc27 Dec 12, 6:33am - #348959 
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oh i dont know one yet. Buying it tmw. That is if it's not too noticable or in bad condition. There's one "huge" crack on the passenger side and on the Hood scoop, but the Hood scoop i can change out later. Everything else looks shiny and good. I have no clue what brand it is heh but just wondering if i can fix the crack by getting it sanded and recoated.
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ragingpaseo Dec 12, 6:39am - #348960 
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^well, i was talking about CARBON_SYPHER's c/f Hood...
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Superstuddc27 Dec 13, 3:54am - #348961 
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oh heh okay..

well i bought the carbon fiber Hood today. just hope the shop can do something about it. grin fitment's great but i just installed it in my dark garage so can't really tell.
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hombredelassrtas Dec 13, 4:03am - #348962 

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lolgoodluck. psot some pics of yours superstudd

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SmutasticGT Dec 13, 4:15am - #348963 

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do all carbon fiber hoods crack eventually or is there someway you can prevent it ???
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Superstuddc27 Dec 13, 6:59am - #348964 
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
lolgoodluck. psot some pics of yours superstudd

thanks.. and i will. grin i think im gonna drive over to the body shop next to my house tmw and find out if its repairable. I have no clue how in the world that crack on in there. I mean, if the previous dude was in an accident, the Hood would be more damaged, but there's only cracks and retarded imperfections. frown
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skym Dec 13, 6:17pm - #348965 
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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
do all carbon fiber hoods crack eventually or is there someway you can prevent it ???


I'm getting my carbon fiber Hood this week and i'm thinking about having it coated with the 3M paint protection film. it's supposed to take shit up to 60 mph.

For all you guys here... do you guys all have Hood pins?

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