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Old 04-29-2007, 04:25 AM   #1
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Hey guys, I found a crack in my CF hood tonight, looks like a rock may have flew up and smoked it dead on...

The cracks right in the front above the subie emblem on the 06-07 its pretty think but long.. looks like a glass or ice crack. Is this fixable!?

p.s. I'll post pics tomorrow
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:37 AM   #2
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I cracked my front lip this winter. I took it to a good friend of mine and he recommended me to fix and paint factory color. He insisted that it couldn't be fixed. I don't think it's fixable. Sorry about your loss.
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Old 04-29-2007, 11:49 AM   #3
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It really all depends a picture of the crack would help a great deal.
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:43 PM   #4
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Crazy glue or wind shield repair glue may fill in the cracks and look less noticable. I accidentally drilled a BB size hole in my carbon hood while installing an air diverter, filled it with black epoxy and sanded smooth, polished. You can hardly see it.
A photo would help.
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:51 PM   #5
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I agree with whats been said, if its thin enough, try gluing it with a clear super glue or epoxy and then sand it smooth. after sanding either buff it, or apply a couple coats of clear then sand and buff that to a shine. If its bigger and would require some filler, then fill the crack and have it painted.
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Old 04-30-2007, 05:57 PM   #6
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It really all depends a picture of the **** would help a great deal.

You sick bastard.
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:14 PM   #7
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lol hey try Gorilla glue. It held my broken ass Civics bumper together for six months until I pulled to far into a snow pile and it pulled it apart.
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:09 PM   #8
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mmmm whoops lol i dont know what i was thinking. they make resin for surfoboards to use specifically for small cracks but it depends
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:17 PM   #9
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i say throw it away and buy a new one...but get 3 so you have spares in case it cracks again
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:24 PM   #10
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Sometimes you can sand down the weak spot, blend it with the surrounding area and respray it with clear coat. There was a thread where a kid repaired/recleared his friends CF Evo wing.
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Old 04-30-2007, 09:57 PM   #11
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sand
bondo
rewrap or paint

or use the boat repair formula
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:16 AM   #12
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Hey sorry I haven't updated been busy.. Here's a picture. I'll be bringing it around to bodyshops after the weekend.. I tried one place and they told me they won't deal with carbon fiber products..



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Old 05-04-2007, 05:38 AM   #13
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Hmm, you might be able to get away with sanding that and re clearing it. Likely will still be noticeable, but not nearly as bad.
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Old 05-04-2007, 05:45 AM   #14
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+1 for sanding and re-clear. Its not that bad of a scratch, adds character. Tell people you got it rally racing or something.
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:52 AM   #15
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Do I spy a little bit of $5 DIY striping?!

Or tell people you got it from slamming people's heads when they don't give you money they owe you.
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Old 05-04-2007, 01:30 PM   #16
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man I feel your pain. someone did a hit and run on my car and left a dent in my hood in the exact same spot, must have been from their hitch or somthing...of course mine isnt cf but its still a pain in the ass to fix! good luck fixing it!
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Old 05-04-2007, 07:54 PM   #17
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is that a seibon hood? my hood cracked and looks identical to yours, i shut mine(no harder than usual) and it cracked right above the latch, i watched it spread out to maybe 4".
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Old 05-04-2007, 08:13 PM   #18
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the way it follows the fiber weave makes it look like it's between the top layer of fiber and the gelcoat, in which case repair will be difficult...
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