well carbon fibers original purpose was weight savings, not appearance, so really it was meant to be painted. but darn that stuff looks so gorgeous, just with some cars it needs to be painted, doesn't ALWAYS match.
with proper prep, it will ast just as long as any other paint job. Almost all CF hoods have a clear coat on them, so it's no different than repainting anything else. I have painted a couple at our shop, no difference at all. Sometimes it seems like a shame to cover that beauty.
whats wrong with hood pins? id feel much safer having another thing keeping that hood down than our crappy OEM latch. if uve ever had a hood flip up and come through the windshield while ur driving youll know exactly where im coming from..
I want a OEM fiberglass hood, not cf. I don't want to buy a cf oem hood and then go and paint it, seems kinda pointless(since the only reason the cf is on there is to make it look better, since an ALL CF hood would cost $1,000+)
well see the problem im having is i like cf but i think the headlights break up the flow of the front so i was gonna paint the cf so it incorperated the headlights into the design but yet left the middle unpainted so i would still have the cf look ... get what im saying?
would you extend the lines past the vent all the way to the front of the hood? i can visualize it easily on an mx6 but with a probe....the headlights are farther apart. i would have to see a vader probe hood to see. i would love someone to do this on an mx6 just to see if looks good or not. i would love a CF vader hood but i dont want it to stand out and i dont want it totally painted so this would be a nice compromise.
yea well visualize this if you can and if someone could photoshop it it would be nice. i want to go with the side humps that are on the probe hoods cause probe hoods sink down in the middle and just leave the entire middle cf ... any opinions?
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