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View Poll Results: Is this to dark for my color car
yes 7 53.85%
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its ok, screw what others think! 3 23.08%
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:49 PM   #1
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ok I have about 5'x8' of carbon fiber vinyl wrap, thinking for doing my hood, as it was scratched up by someone ( not sure who as it happened when I was sleeping) also a few paint chips, do you think this is to dark on my car if I put it on the hood and trunk?

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Old 08-21-2016, 04:33 PM   #2
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Putting my vote here since I guess I need 25 posts to participate in a poll

I'm in the category of its so-so. I don't think it'll look bad on that color though. I'd say make sure its done properly cuz one flaw on the install makes the whole thing look cheap.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:09 PM   #3
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Putting my vote here since I guess I need 25 posts to participate in a poll

I'm in the category of its so-so. I don't think it'll look bad on that color though. I'd say make sure its done properly cuz one flaw on the install makes the whole thing look cheap.

ya i'm still not sure I'll like it but for the price I got the vinyl for i'm gonna give it a shot, guess I'll find out this next week, I'm installing it myself, hope I don't screw it up
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:16 PM   #4
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Same ^^^ vinyl could look cheap if not done properly or low quality.
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:37 PM   #5
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I dig it if it's more matte-toned than glossy. The few CF hoods and other pieces I've seen that are shiny and have some sort of coating stand out too much imo. From this pic it looks good I think.
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Old 08-21-2016, 11:23 PM   #6
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As far as car mods go, I've always been in the "as long as it doesn't affect safety, do whatever the hell you want" camp. It's all about sincerity-- don't do it just because it's expected of you. It's usually your best bet to listen to your first instinct. Don't try to convince yourself into liking something.

Do I like the idea? No. I'd personally get the hood repainted. Unless it's lips or the entire car, I think wraps look tacky. But, if you wrap it up yourself, it's a relatively cheap and reversible way to make the hood look new again.

Have you tried hiding the chips and scratches with Dr. Colorchip? It works surprisingly well.
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Old 08-23-2016, 02:19 PM   #7
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ya well I tried to lay it on the hood, its not as easy as it looks, few wrinkles i cant get out and i over stretched it in the front pass corner of the hood. prolly shouldn't have bought this cheap vinyl, was less then $30 for 5'x10'

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Wavy! Admire your willingness to try.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:10 PM   #9
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Oh god.
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Old 08-23-2016, 04:18 PM   #10
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Oh god.

ya its getting taken off, the defects in it will irritate the hell out of me if I was to leave it on. guess ill just save $$ and get a real carbon fiber hood, wasted about $30 but was worth a shot.

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Wavy! Admire your willingness to try.
cant learn if you're to afraid to try something you have never done. I have learned I do not have the Patience to do stuff like this, and also learned that this does not stick well on some parts of the dash trim.

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Old 08-23-2016, 04:51 PM   #11
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I personally like the 5D Gloss carbon wrap...used it in my interior....would probably show less stretch marks also lol
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Old 08-23-2016, 05:20 PM   #12
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I personally like the 5D Gloss carbon wrap...used it in my interior....would probably show less stretch marks also lol
prolly woulda helped if it was like 3M or a better brand, I think this is from china

i live in Northern NY not sure how well this stuff will hold up either in the winter, no one local has this on thier cars so .....
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Old 08-24-2016, 10:37 PM   #13
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The adhesive hates syracuse winter, had some on my WRX before moving south.
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Old 08-26-2016, 08:44 AM   #14
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I think it looks good, why take it off? I replaced my dented hood with an aftermarket oem hood, and wrapped it with $20 vinyl. Total costing $320. My first wrapping job. After a year+ it has held up except for those 2 marks on the right side, they look like burns and ar chipping away. Next time around i will be plastidipping.

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Old Today, 07:50 PM   #15
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I think real carbon fiber is the way to go it has a look no wrap can replicate
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