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Old 09-20-2012, 05:40 PM   #16
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Save your money and get a new one, cause that looks like crap. Sorry






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Old 09-20-2012, 07:04 PM   #17
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It looks a little better but it looked like some of the "carbon fiber" faded away. Dont know if it'll get better with more clear coats, so i'd consider blacking it out like you said.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:36 PM   #18
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This was with one can of spray paint while I was outside on a windy day. I need to try to work on it. I plan on resanding do to my crappy spraying. I am going to try 1000 grit.
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Old 09-28-2012, 01:37 PM   #19
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I have re-cleared a carbon fiber hood before it wasn't this bad but it had some sun damage.

Wet sand it with 600-800 grit sand paper, then move up to 1K grit sand paper wet sand. blow it off get all the dust off the surface to be sprayed. You can go to a body shop, sherwin williams get them to mix you up some clear coat to use in a spray gun (which you can purcahse a decent one form home depot that will do the job). with the hood off and on low stands lightly coat the hood with the clear should take bout 2-3 good coats, let it dry for at least a day then buff it with a high speed buffer keeping the speed at 1k to 1,500 rpm light compound, last just wax it and boom.

Unfortunitly i don't have any pics of the hood i did i will see if can get them from the kid i did it for but it wasn't really hard just take your time.
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Old 09-28-2012, 04:25 PM   #20
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I have re-cleared a carbon fiber hood before it wasn't this bad but it had some sun damage.

Wet sand it with 600-800 grit sand paper, then move up to 1K grit sand paper wet sand. blow it off get all the dust off the surface to be sprayed. You can go to a body shop, sherwin williams get them to mix you up some clear coat to use in a spray gun (which you can purcahse a decent one form home depot that will do the job). with the hood off and on low stands lightly coat the hood with the clear should take bout 2-3 good coats, let it dry for at least a day then buff it with a high speed buffer keeping the speed at 1k to 1,500 rpm light compound, last just wax it and boom.

Unfortunitly i don't have any pics of the hood i did i will see if can get them from the kid i did it for but it wasn't really hard just take your time.

I don't have any air. I would have to use battery powered tools
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Old 09-29-2012, 03:58 AM   #21
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All the people saying to throw it are retarted, it's only the clearcoat that looks fucked, and would only be the top layer of the carbon. Came up ok, sand it until it looks nice and your going to need a few coats of clear on it. 1k is unnecessary, I did my whole car with 800.

You would be better off getting someone to spray it in a booth if you wanted it 100%, would be a better option then getting a new one
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:50 PM   #22
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I am wrapping mine, saw a Camaro with it and the finish looks unreal!
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