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Old 12-20-2010, 11:35 PM   #1
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Default faded carbon fiber hood.

I have a question for everybody out there. i have a bugeye with a very faded carbon fiber hood. i need to get it back to a nice looking hood. how would i go about repairing the hood. i hate the hood!!!

please help

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Old 12-20-2010, 11:51 PM   #2
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Wet sand it carefully and get the clear coat resprayed professionally for the best results.
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Old 12-20-2010, 11:56 PM   #3
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paint it stock?
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Old 12-21-2010, 12:06 AM   #4
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x2 with Punk in Drublic.....Best bet would be to wet sand smooth with 2000 grit sandpaper and have it cleared professionally.

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Old 12-21-2010, 03:38 AM   #5
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If the clear on carbon fiber hood is just oxidized really bad, depending on what products/gear you have you may be able to polish it back. At least that way you might save yourself a couple hundred bucks from a painter.

Carbon fiber and the clears they use on top of them tend to oxidize really quickly compared to some things, and when it does oxidize it looks much worse sometimes than it is.

Do you have the appropriate polishing/compounding gear?
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Old 12-21-2010, 03:59 AM   #6
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a guy with a sickkk wrx by me uses tire shine (the aresol one) before he goes to a car show...he has about 30 trophies
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Old 12-21-2010, 07:33 AM   #7
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^^....terrible idea....what Punk in Drublic said is a good idea but listen to AA shoot them some pics. Don't wet sand immediately, start with the least aggressive method first. "ZOMG!!!! Bugs!! The belt sander will take them off." Don't be that Guy

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