Previous Thread
Next Thread
New Reply
Print Thread
Rate Thread
Carbon Fiber Hood #443545 Apr 16, 2:23am Apr 16, 2:23am
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 54
San Francisco, California
2001 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
coo880 OP
Member
2001 Toyota Celica
coo880 OP
2001 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
Member
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 54
San Francisco, California
Carbon Fiber Hood
What can you do to make a Carbon Fiber Hood to look shiny again? A clear coat will do the treat right? There seems to be some little bubbles in them anyway to fix it? also Once the clear coat is on right the Hood will look brand new?

Re: Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: coo880] #443546 Apr 16, 2:57am Apr 16, 2:57am
Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,577
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Stephen
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica GT
Stephen
2003 Silver Toyota Celica GT
Specialist
2003 Toyota Celica GT

Joined: Jan 2003
Posts: 1,577
I'm assuming your Hood already had a clear coat finish?

The bubbles could just be the result of heat...I've got a few little spots on my C/F Hood directly over the engine. You'd have to sand down (areas of) or the entire clear coat and reapply if you wanted to do it over again. How bad does it look? If it looks that bad, I'd consider getting a different quality Hood...the Clearcoat/UV protection on some leaves a lot to be desired.

Re: Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: Stephen] #443547 Apr 16, 3:00am Apr 16, 3:00am
Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 54
San Francisco, California
2001 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
coo880 OP
Member
2001 Toyota Celica
coo880 OP
2001 Carbon Blue Toyota Celica
Member
2001 Toyota Celica

Joined: Jul 2004
Posts: 54
San Francisco, California
im planning to sand it downn and put a clear coat on it. Just wondering when I do that will the bubbles go away? The Clear coat is old.

Re: Carbon Fiber Hood [Re: coo880] #443548 Apr 16, 3:15am Apr 16, 3:15am
Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 401
Arkansas
maingear
Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica
maingear
Senior Member
2002 Toyota Celica

Joined: Dec 2004
Posts: 401
Arkansas
I would scuff it, shoot some epoxy to be sure you don't get into the fibers, wet sand it, then clear coat!

Join the conversation - Register Now or Log In to add your comment


Moderated by  isaac 

Member Spotlight
CaLiGTS
CaLiGTS
2001 Toyota Celica
Bay Area, NorCal

Posts: 1,292
Joined: August 2003
Thanks: everyone I've met because of my car!
Random: Ask yourself one question... Is the juice worth the squeeze?
Show All Member Profiles 
Recent Topics
2000 OEM JDM Celica Door Sill Kick Plates
by TweakMaster. 10/23/2017 3:26 PM
Resurrecting a 2000 GT automatic.
by cosmo64. 10/19/2017 1:19 PM
APR strut bar brace for 2000 GTS
by TweakMaster. 10/15/2017 8:02 PM
Help with vacuum hose
by Chaos. 10/15/2017 6:07 PM
My 2000 GTS
by TweakMaster. 10/14/2017 6:29 PM
Replaced bad MAF. Now getting p0300/p1300 CEL codes. HELP!
by Bblee1989. 10/14/2017 4:34 PM
What kind of rim is this?
by mariahjordan. 10/10/2017 8:05 PM
Changed Headlight but so Dimm
by smsih. 10/10/2017 2:55 PM
Customize Your Toyota Celica Privacy Policy · About · Contact
Privacy Policy · About · Contact
CelicaHobby.com is an independent Toyota Celica enthusiast website. CelicaHobby.com is not sponsored by or affiliated with Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc. in any way. The Toyota and Celica names and logos are trademarks owned by Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.
© CelicaHobby.com, 2001-2017
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.6.1
(Snapshot build 20171020)