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Old 06-22-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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Default Carbon fiber Mature diffuser restoration, is it possible?

I need some advice my ninjas.

I have a real Mature diffuser that has seen better days.

It has some cracks and a lot of fading.

What can I do to fix this, so it is not such an eye sore?

I know how rare these diffusers are and I want to bring it back to its original state, or at least close to it.

Thanks in advance, now on to the pictures..



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Old 06-22-2015, 06:51 PM   #2
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AS long as the cracking is not into the weave you can get the entire piece recoated with resin. If there weren't so may rupture in the resin you could have gotten away with a color sand and respray of clear coat on it, but you are far past that. I would get it sorted before it gets worse to where you just have to paint it.
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:26 PM   #3
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AS long as the cracking is not into the weave you can get the entire piece recoated with resin. If there weren't so may rupture in the resin you could have gotten away with a color sand and respray of clear coat on it, but you are far past that. I would get it sorted before it gets worse to where you just have to paint it.
Where would I get something like this done at ?
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Old 06-22-2015, 07:32 PM   #4
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Where would I get something like this done at ?
TAP Plastics sells fiberglass/CF resin you could do it yourself for ~$100.
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TAP Plastics sells fiberglass/CF resin you could do it yourself for ~$100.
I would prefer it done professionally
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theres a place called CarbonFiberElement, they do all sorts of restoring!
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Where would I get something like this done at ?
Not sure, maybe a specialty body shop that deals with cars made of carbon. I typically do all my own carbon work so I don't know of any shops.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:23 PM   #8
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Not sure, maybe a specialty body shop that deals with cars made of carbon. I typically do all my own carbon work so I don't know of any shops.
Can you help me ?
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:21 PM   #9
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You can try to throw some clear over it. It may not correct the broken weave but hide the wear a bit better. (The correct method as people posted is resin)
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