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Old 07-26-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Default just waxed carbon fiber

my carbon fiber trunk is dull so i waxed it with turtle wax nothing happend does anyone have any suggestions.......bummed
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
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clay bar first, and if it doesnt look any better, try hand polishing. Those would be my first suggestions.
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Old 07-26-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
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thanks dude i will pretty much try anything
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Old 07-26-2010, 06:34 PM   #4
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Clay Bar will do nothing for "dullness"...you need some sort of polish.

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Old 07-26-2010, 08:03 PM   #5
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thanks i will get some
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polishing compoud, buffing wheel, and then some gral good wax buff that **** i did it to my brothers hood and it came out good as new
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:44 PM   #7
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Best way to keep it looking good is to clear coat it. It can be done nicely, cheaply, and will last longer then waxing it. Take your time, and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results.
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Best way to keep it looking good is to clear coat it. It can be done nicely, cheaply, and will last longer then waxing it. Take your time, and I'm sure you'll be happy with the results.
Clearcoat. UV resistant. Very important

The thing that kills carbon fiber is UV degradation.

Its not the CF itself but the resin its suspended in. It chemically changes in some manner when exposed to long term UV radiation, it yellows and dulls, just like headlights.

If the dullness is deep in the resin you'll never fix it, if its not you might be able to save it by rubbing/polishing then clearcoating.
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Old 07-27-2010, 03:50 PM   #9
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thanks everyone you all have been very helpful
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Old 07-28-2010, 10:31 PM   #10
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this dullness happened to my hood. kinda cloudy unless its wet right? what got me by for while was using armorall on it....of course it got worse and i ended up taking my hood off. im going to wet sand it down and re-clear it. damn cf is hard to maintain.
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