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Old 04-19-2006, 11:50 AM   #1
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I just took at look at one of my carbon fiber fog covers and seen it must have had a nice size rock smack into it. There is a dime size chip taken out of the clear finish.

Anyone have any suggestions for repairing it? I only paid $50.00 for the covers (can't find the guy that made them to get another pair) so I don't want to spend too much money doign it.
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Old 04-19-2006, 11:55 AM   #2
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i have a few little cracks under my cf scoop as well that i need to get the clear coat fixed, would the windsheild repair stuff work??
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Old 04-19-2006, 11:56 AM   #3
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If it's just in the resin, and not in the weave, you should be able to glob some fiberglass resin on there and then wet sand and polish it smooth.

I wouldn't reccomend trying this on something that bears a load (any load bearing part damaged like this should be replaced, as it's no longer safe) it should be fine on a cosmetic part like this.
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If it's just in the resin, and not in the weave, you should be able to glob some fiberglass resin on there and then wet sand and polish it smooth.

I wouldn't reccomend trying this on something that bears a load (any load bearing part damaged like this should be replaced, as it's no longer safe) it should be fine on a cosmetic part like this.
Yeah it's just the resin not the weave. I'll hit the auto parts store tonight and try it out.

Thanks for the advise.
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:39 PM   #5
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Here is a photo of the chip(s). Shouldn't be a problem with resin right?
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:53 PM   #6
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Can't see that the effort would hurt.
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Old 04-19-2006, 01:59 PM   #7
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Try just wetsanding it smooth and then clear coating.
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Try just wetsanding it smooth and then clear coating.
The photo doesn't show it well but the chip is pretty deep. I don't think just sanding a clear coat will cut it. The clear coat will never be as hard and I'm afraid another rock might do even more damage.
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Just going to have to live with it. That's what happens when you drive a car.
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Just going to have to live with it. That's what happens when you drive a car.
I have to believe it can be repaired I just don't know how. The fiber glass resin sounds like it will work. I was think some clear nail polish might fill it in well also..
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That could do it too. Or 5-Minute Epoxy.

The trick is going to be taking the care to properly smooth and polish the repair.

There's a good chance that you will trap some air in the defect, and that will show afterwards, but it should still minimize the damage.
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I fixed a ding in the hood on my old Integra with superglue... It worked quite well.
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