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Mar 22, 7:57pm - #423533 
where to buy real carbon fiber

i purchased a carbon fiber Hood scoop-now i would like to fill the groove heading down the Hood in front of the scoop in real carbon. does anybody know where i can get this piece--i dont want a fake graphic--thanks for any help!!!!

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Mar 22, 8:49pm - #423534 
Hey buddy, i was going to do the exact same thing you did. bought pre epoxied c/f that is long enough (hard to find in that length) and was all ready to do it. Then when i traced it out i found the Hood bends in a few differnt ways as well as trying to find out how to glue it on. I took it to a shop (went through 3 shops to find one that would touch c/f) and he told me 100 to glue it on (40 for epoxy and 60 for labor) i really just coudln't figure out what epoxy to use and what to do at the end of the Hood (thinking of using a smal strip of electrical tape to end it. So i gave up on the Hood strip, and cut it up for other projects (gas door, heatshield, behind licenseplate and have some left over wink )

Now after saying that and trying to change your plans wink here is where i got my carbon fiber. jthorson@charter.net he is a great seller, can find his stuff on ebay. Email him, makes his own c/f. the piece i got from him was 40x16 pre epoxied and semi ridgid sheet for 56 shipped. And he shipes it so not to bend it.

If you have more quesitons pm me. If you do get this done let me know how it goes and what you end up using to glue it on wink

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Mar 22, 8:54pm - #423535 
here is pics of the carbon fiber form him. you can see that its great quality, with an awosme epoxy on it.

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Mar 22, 8:57pm - #423536 
this shows it flexability. this is aobut the max it will bend. more then this the epoxy cracks. now the problem with the Hood is that is curves downa dn to the side and this stuff doesnt really bend like that. Well it may jsut need a good epoxy to hold it down, and wont unglue with heat from engine and sun. feel free to pm me with questions

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Mar 22, 8:59pm - #423537 
and also it can be cut with good scizors, jsut cut slowly and use a nail file to sand down the edges that may be ruff and have little cracks, works great

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Mar 22, 9:01pm - #423538 
nice i've been looking for some too, thanks hombre thumbsup

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Mar 22, 9:01pm - #423539 
buy a carbon fiber from any online store. cut it into shape, apply resin, let it soak and dry. then apply again. 3 layers of resin would be nice. sand it down the buff the resin to have that glossy Mirror finish.

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Mar 22, 9:07pm - #423540 
still leads to the delema of gluing it on. plus i live in a dorm so its hard to resin or work on anyhting for that matter wink so this was easiest.

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Mar 22, 9:08pm - #423541 
oh, and get ur carbon fiber now, it is all being bought up for a plane project this summer so prices will be going up. thanks to my informant (simon) wink

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Mar 22, 10:10pm - #423542 
what about screwing the piece down onto the Hood using recessed screws then cutting a small pieces of carbon and placing that over the screw holes?

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Mar 22, 10:11pm - #423543 
if that doesnt work--what carbon overlay will be a good match for the real deal

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Mar 22, 10:16pm - #423544 
there are no vinyl carbon fiber that will look good. i have seen all kinds (checkboard, 2x2 semi faiding looking, odd circle kind) all dont look like it. you could screw it in but this stuff is to thin to recess in it so that wont work frown its like as thin as a few sheets of paper, kinda liek the plastic on the front of a 5star. you jsut need to find a very strong, heat reistand epoxy to glue it down.

I have seen people just use bluebatmobile vinyl strip but in black, blends well.

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Mar 22, 10:35pm - #423545 
where can i get a huge piece, i need it for a sub setup, just to sit flat like carpet in the trunk.

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Mar 22, 10:43pm - #423546 
ok--plan B--i looked up buying the carbon weave--$60 for a yard-the clear coat resin is $50--i think i will just use pnoy idea and cut it out to the shape of the Hood--clear coat resin it--glue it on--it should be a perfect form fitted piece--there will be enough parts to make 4 of these pieces-so i will sale the others

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Mar 22, 10:44pm - #423547 
the resin clean coat

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Mar 22, 10:50pm - #423548 

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Mar 22, 10:52pm - #423549 
wow if you do this, and find a way to glue it on i would be down. another thing with using the ridgid peice i bought, you cant go up ont he edges liek the vinyl does, so if you are able to make this look good i am with you smile well depending on price wink so keep me updated thumbsup

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Mar 22, 10:56pm - #423550 
ok-- thumbsup i am pretty sure it will come out great-i have a side bussiness doing custom fiberglass speaker enclosure and fiberglass mods--its similar work--i just i hope everyone is not gonna want one confused
in the process now of building my custom enclosure--should be done in a week or two --i have been taking pics of the whole process so you guys can see how its done

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Mar 22, 10:57pm - #423551 
well put me on ur list thumbsup thumbsup I really wanted to do this back in the day but it just wasnt going to with the ridgid c/f and lack of good glue wink

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Mar 22, 11:02pm - #423552 
thanks ricogt thumbsup

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Mar 22, 11:03pm - #423553 
Hey hombredelassrtas, how much for the gas cover?
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Mar 22, 11:05pm - #423554 
no prob batmobile

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Mar 22, 11:09pm - #423555 
lol, i am stuck in a dorm so i am unable to do more frown i'm sorry buddy. but you can have one done for about $50 to have ur current one overlayed and clearcoated. You can email kenny ot see how much he wants for it, khavenger@tds.net, but i knwo http://www.fibercation.com/ does it for 50 when you ship ur door to them. i almost did that but found it was cheaper to do it myslef wink theres will be show quality though where as mine is a tad ghetto wink

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