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Old 01-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey guys I have a cf hood that was on the car when I got it but boy has it got bad...clear is fading and cracking everywhere...now I don't know if its the actual clear or the hood itself...a guy in town said he can sand and reclear for $125 but he hasn't seen the hood yet...so ill put up some pics to get some opinions...let me know what yall think...













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Old 01-20-2013, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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You can have someone reclear and wet sanded. It will look 1000x times better but some of the cracks you will still be able to see from certain angles..

Here's a few of my trunk before and after.
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Like I said from certain angles you can still see some cracks. But I'm glad I had it fixed.


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Killa your trunk isn't as nearly as bad as the op's hood is cracked beyond repair honestly I would paint it his


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Due to the angle of that before picture you can't see all the cracks. If the pic was from the other side you would be able to tell. But for 150. It was worth to take the risk to have it fixed. But in certain spots it was bad, really bad. The whole top of the trunk had cracks. Some of the deep cracks are still there. And it was faded. I'd say mine was very comparable to the OP.

In my opinion I'd have it recleared.. It's only gonna cost you 125. Vs what ever someone is gonna charge to paint/clear it. Then you could run into it not being paint matched perfect to the rest of the car.


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that trunk came out good...yeah my hood is pretty bad...I don't understand how it got like that...I really don't want to paint it...before I paint it I rather buy a stock hood but since money is an issue I thought that for $125 I could have it looking good at least...this sux man...it really makes the car look bad...ill take a pic of the whole hood so you can see better...in those pics I got really close to the cracks but either way its pretty bad...I guess the heat from the turbo kills these things on the top part...
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It's the crappy gel coat they put on cf hoods and trunks. Mine is starting to look hazy and if you get it recleared it will look nice with actual car clear.
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here I put up some new pics on the first post...check it out...yeah the guy said he has done tons of hoods and uses "BASF RM Dimont uv clear" which I have no clue what it is but im guessing its good....
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Ok so I paid a shop 600 to paint the hood and blend the fenders so the color would match, I got ripped off didn't I?

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im not sure but I know paint aint cheap...I got quoted $250 - $300 to paint my front bumper...I was blown away...needless to say I didn't do it...this is next after I fix the hood...I got the car with the evo mod done and I don't like it...bumper is cracking and paint coming off...but not paying $300 hello no!! all I have left to do on looks it fix the hood, paint the bumper silver again, and get the elw cf lip which is expensive as hell as well...and rims but that's another story lol...anyways, back on topic!!!!!
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$600 to blend is good price, and costs about 300-500 just to paint a bumper at a shop!


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$3 - $500 to paint a bumper!? is this with bulletproof paint or something?
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Nah doesnt take bullet proof paint. paint isnt cheap at all plus you have to pay for their utilities, the painter, any body work that needs to be done, sanding, solvents buffing compound, someone to buff it and not to mention someone to put on and remove theres alot more to it than what alot of people realize.
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[QUOTE=NeOnDrAgOn;9751292]$600 to blend is good price, and costs about 300-500 just to paint a bumper at a shop!


Ok good I was gonna be irritaded, though the same shop painted my rear bumper for 400 but it was covered by some guys insurance so I paid to paint the hood while I was at it

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$300-$500 just for a bumper i guess i got a good hookup i know a guy here in spring that said he will do my whole car for $600 with cheap paint $1300 for the whole car to change colors entirely with engine bay and door jams with good paint..
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