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comicbookguy Aug 11, 3:59am - #34968 
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is it safe to clear coat the?

hi i was wondering is it safe to clear coat the wind splitter ? its made of carbon fiber. i was hoping to prevent cracks and chips in the future. but do anyone know if i clear coat it will it look bad? i mean does it take away all the shine. will it also mess up the carbon fiber? whats your expierences with carbon fiber hoods, splitters or any other carbon fiber parts. the wood looks soooo fragile . i wonder if it chips often ? thats why i want to protect it with clear coat on my splitter because i dont want to waste 350.00 if my splitter chips or cracks . what do you think? thanks for any info... wave smile

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RicePowered Aug 11, 12:44pm - #34969 
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You can clear coat anything you want. smile
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isaac Aug 11, 3:55pm - #34970 
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the windsplitter already has been coated with 1/8th inch of clear...
this is why it's shiney ... if it had no clear on it, you would get a dull finish and you would be able to feel the Carbon Fiber

Notice how the top has clear on it - and the bottom doesnt grin

if you are worried about the bottom.. just take black glass spraypaint and cover with several thin layers - but in reality, no one will ever be looking at the bottom of your car unless they are changing the oil grin

if you get scratches on the top, just buff them smooth again...

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