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Hey all. I posted a thread earlier this week about putting transparent paint on carbon fiber so you can see the carbon fiber underneath but also it's not just that black/gray color. I think that it would look really great and I got the idea from an old Import Tuner feature car. It was a really bold red 240SX/S14 Silvia. The process used for the paint was a pink base color with layer upon layer of transparent red. The transparent red was layered upon the CF hood and it gave it a REALLY eyecatching look. Then I was looking at how people make their tails all red and the process also involves using transparent paint. (Wheels turning...wheels turning). Has anyone ever tried or seen transparent paint on carbon fiber? I am going to buy that hood from bulk buys and I was wondering if transparent paint would be a good addition to it. I like the look of carbon fiber, but I think since I'm going for a show car, a little extra flash of something unique would be good too. Here's the link to the car I saw in Import Tuner back in the day. http://www.importtuner.com/features/0306it_nissan240sx/
Give it a look and let me know what ya'll think and stuff ok? Thanks. PEEEEEEEEACE :cool:
 

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From the article you posted:

In a fit of genius, Sal also applied a thin coat of Candy to the carbon hood; since the paint is translucent and not opaque, it still allows the fiber patterns to show through while imparting a reddish tint to the weave.
Enjoy! :D
 

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Its actually pretty common around here, theres lots of cars with the CF hoods and a candy color lightly sprayed over the hood. Looks pretty good, it seems to look the best with red cars though.

IMO;)
 

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The guys at SPAL (www.spal-usa.com) are building a tuner-style Ford Focus (the vice president is a good buddy of mine and was telling me all about it this weekend at Bonneville). They are doing some kind of airbrushing on the hood that hides most of the carbon fiber, but uses it as an accent to the graphics. (kind of like if you were to paint the pinstripping on flames, but leave the inside of the flames the carbon fiber.) It is supposed to be done some time next week, so I'll cruise down and take some pictures to show what I'm talking about! Just a different idea to show off the carbon, but not make it look too "ricey".
 
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