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Old 04-07-2010, 08:25 AM   #1
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Default Hazy Carbon Fiber Hood??

I got a seibon carbon fiber hood a couple days ago. I washed it yesterday and it wass already hazy but it made it worse. Looks to be only on the surface. I've read diff forum post about waxing and clay bars not working to great. Anybody no anything about this??
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Old 04-07-2010, 10:16 AM   #2
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Its been covered ALOT...
Its the resin thats hazing up on you. The mfg. uses a cheap clear/gel coat with little to no UV protection.
You can wax/glaze the hood and get it sorta better but its not a fix.
Best bet is it bring it to a bodyshop have them block it down and reclear it.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:36 AM   #3
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it needs to be polished/buffed.

it will probably come back eventually but if you stay on it with repeat maintenance it should stay good for a long time.
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:41 AM   #4
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paint it!!
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Old 04-07-2010, 11:43 AM   #5
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take it to a shop and have a better clearcoat applied
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Old 04-07-2010, 02:34 PM   #6
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Don't buy CF exterior parts again in the future.
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:20 PM   #7
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Don't buy CF exterior parts again in the future.
i know i wont.
my hood and trunk looked really bad after cleaning them a few days ago, but i just waxed them good and it looks better. but at the same time i found so many little cracks where moisture is starting to seep in and bubble up
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Old 04-07-2010, 03:24 PM   #8
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Don't buy CF exterior parts again in the future.
Heh dont listen to that, but be sure yo are ready to get then cleared for lots of $$$ My brand new Seibon hood was 4 clear coats with a wet sand in between cost more than the hood itself.
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Old 04-07-2010, 04:57 PM   #9
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Ok cool. Im new to posting stuff so its cool to see everybodys opinion to my own problems!! haha But ima wax/clay bar real good and have a clear or two put on! I thinks thats the best thing to do! CF exterior is AWESOME Ryan341! lol
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Old 04-07-2010, 05:57 PM   #10
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waxing it and claying wont do a god damn thing.

you need to literally remove the bad "layer" of clear/gel coat on top thats now all hazy. you need to compound/polish/buff (whatever the hell you wanna call it) it.

waxing will just put a layer of stuff on top of the bad clear and claying will take the stuff thats stuck to the bad clear off.

youre still gonna have a bad layer of clear on the hood.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:25 PM   #11
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So prob just take it to my body work guy and ask him about clearing it?? It souldn't be much.
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Old 04-07-2010, 08:29 PM   #12
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that would the best solution but I would at least try to machine polish it first. it will be much cheaper and if you keep up on maintenance, should last a long time.
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:08 AM   #13
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So prob just take it to my body work guy and ask him about clearing it?? It souldn't be much.

Check that bro it will be a few hundred bucks and i dont mean under $300 unless your good friends and he's hooking you up. Its like a 10+ hour job over a week of sanding and clearing and drying/curing

Carbon Fiber new or old ( old is far worse ) sucks up clear like a sponge and gives you thousands of pin holes and fish eyes. So it has to be wet sanded and shot again and again and again till the weave is sealed. Then finally it will get a smooth unblemished finish.
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:28 PM   #14
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Dangg!! What too do what to do!
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Old 04-08-2010, 02:43 PM   #15
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BUFF IT!

go to a local detailing shop. odds are they will do it for less than 50 bucks. go on a rainy day too. they'll be itching for business!
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Old 04-08-2010, 03:38 PM   #16
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Clear It or never let it sit in the sun for more than a few seconds.
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Old 04-08-2010, 04:01 PM   #17
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is it a fog or is it just sitting on the top? if it is sitting on the top then it isnt too big of a problem
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Old 04-09-2010, 03:45 AM   #18
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I had the same problem on my free Seibon Hood I picked up recently. I'll just copy and paste it in here.....

recently received a free carbon fiber hood that was in bad shape on purpose. The previous owner did not take much care of the hood and the car was always parked under direct sunlight. So on to some pictures so you can have a visual of what it looks like.

Here was the condition of the hood when I first received it:





As you can see the milky areas of the hood is oxidation...man was this hood f'ed up. I kind of had second thoughts of it when I brought it home. So out came with the test spot and 50/50 shots.....

One pass of buffing Menzerna 203 but then if didn't come out all the way so upped it to Menzerna Power Gloss


Stage 2 of buffing Power Gloss then 203


50/50 shot to show you the difference with only using 203 so you can see why I decided to upped to Power Gloss


Here's more before and after....




Wetsanded the corner with 2000






For wax I used Natty Red Paste.....Hope this helps you with your oxidation problems
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you bought it used or new?\

this question is for the op....
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:18 PM   #20
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you bought it used or new?\

this question is for the op....
I so cant stand lazy people who cant read posts.......it says rite in his post weather its new or used.....and only an idiot would even think it was new
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I so cant stand lazy people who cant read posts.......it says rite in his post weather its new or used.....and only an idiot would even think it was new
/Raises hand

I must be an idiot, because I can't tell WEATHER it's used or new and was wondering the same thing...
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^ I seriously hope that is sarcasm
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:25 PM   #23
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I got a seibon carbon fiber hood a couple days ago. I washed it yesterday and it wass already hazy but it made it worse. Looks to be only on the surface. I've read diff forum post about waxing and clay bars not working to great. Anybody no anything about this??

weird....doesnt say a damn thing about it being used or new, you ****ing idiot!!

why dont you chillax and quit being a ****ing dick, *******

dangerfag is a prick
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Old 04-09-2010, 01:36 PM   #24
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what i cant stand are idiots that complain that people cant read when infact they are the ones that cant read, and i hate when they are complete aholes about it

go play in traffic buddy
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^ I seriously hope that is sarcasm
Nope, it's not, so, can you show me where it says WEATHER or not it's used please?
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