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drilling into carbon fiber hood? #402703 Feb 17, 1:25pm Feb 17, 1:25pm
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drilling into carbon fiber hood?
Hey everyone. Has anyone drilled into thier c/f Hood before? I have c/f Hood spoilers waiting to be put on but may get a c/f Hood 1st. Do i need a shop to do it? I was going to drill my stock Hood to put these on but if i get c/f will i mess that up? Will it crack the clearcoat or spliter the c/f?? sorry for so many?? but i want to make sure

Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #402704 Feb 17, 1:39pm Feb 17, 1:39pm
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Get a shop to do it. A Carbon Fiber Hood is too expensive to mess around with|


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Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: Stun] #402705 Feb 17, 1:41pm Feb 17, 1:41pm
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By the way, how do you like the Carbon Fiber spoilers? Did you get them from Simon???


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Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: Stun] #402706 Feb 17, 1:43pm Feb 17, 1:43pm
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yea, actually i dont know how they are. they were shipped home to my parents (i am up at uf) but ym parents liked them wink Allot of shops up here woudlnt do anyhting with carbon fiber. they wont touch it. kidna a bitch. the one shop that will charges a small fortune. maybe i will ahve better luck back in plam beach. anyone sone it themselveS??

Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #402707 Feb 17, 1:48pm Feb 17, 1:48pm
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Dont get me wrong. Drilling into Carbon Fiber isnt hard. Its like drilling into anything else. The question is, do you have the balls to do it yourself? If you have confidence in your drilling skills, then go right ahead and do it. But if you fuck up, get ready to punch yourself in the face cause there is no fixing it. I bet that the reason why the shops around your place wont touch Carbon Fiber.


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Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: Stun] #402708 Feb 17, 2:12pm Feb 17, 2:12pm
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You need a drill with some high rpm's first off all. Do NOT use
some dremel crap, or other battery driven cheap shit.

And get some new **sharp** tools.

Cover the area you want to drill through with tape. This helps prevent chipping. Start by drilling a very small hole. Then get a slightly bigger
bore/drill (whatever the hell it's called) and that hole slightly larger.
Advance like that 'till you have the correct sized hole.

Good luck.

Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: celicat23] #402709 Feb 17, 2:27pm Feb 17, 2:27pm
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i deff wouldn't be drilling. i would have my dad do it wink but this is sounding promising wink anyone else have advice?

Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #402710 Feb 17, 2:48pm Feb 17, 2:48pm
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The Carbon Fiber Hood spoilers are light enough, just get some 3M heavy rated outdoor adhesive tape. Mine are held on with that, no problems at all. You would have to pull really hard to get them off.


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Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: communion] #402711 Feb 17, 3:00pm Feb 17, 3:00pm
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post some pics. how much did you put on?? pretty kick ass idea

Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #402712 Feb 17, 4:48pm Feb 17, 4:48pm
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Originally Posted by hombredelassrtas
yea, actually i dont know how they are. they were shipped home to my parents (i am up at uf) but ym parents liked them wink Allot of shops up here woudlnt do anyhting with carbon fiber. they wont touch it. kidna a bitch. the one shop that will charges a small fortune. maybe i will ahve better luck back in plam beach. anyone sone it themselveS??


Who have you talked to in Gainesville? I havent had any work done on my car up here except paint for my body kit.


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Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: UFCELI] #402713 Feb 17, 6:43pm Feb 17, 6:43pm
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i went through teh phone book wink Then drove aroudn to doffernt places. The gainesville collisoin place up north is the only place that woudl cut or drill carbon fiber for me frown Ther eis this university paint place over near 16th and mainstreet. seemd nice there but still wouldnt work on carbon fiber.

Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: hombredelassrtas] #402714 Feb 17, 7:30pm Feb 17, 7:30pm
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even if you fuck up a bit..the Hood spoiler will cover it..so I'd DIY

Re: drilling into carbon fiber hood? [Re: sickcelica696] #402715 Feb 17, 7:32pm Feb 17, 7:32pm
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thumbsup I was afriad of cracking liek the whole thing wink all i cna picture is teh crack racing downt he Hood when i drill in wink but then agina i woudlnt my dad would smile

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