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I am about to install my carbon fiber hood and it does not have the holes for the washers. My question is can i just drill the holes out with a normal drill bit and not damage the finish around them? Quick anwsers if you got them i am doing it right now.


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Romeo said:
I got the carbonfiber one hood. I don't know the difference in good carbon or bad carbon. So i should be able to with out splittering it??
There are 4 different Carbon Fiber Hoods, haha. Yes, you should be fine, just don't make the holes huge.
 

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how should i do it, tape it off the drill from the inside-out? or from the outside in?


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Use masking tape on both sides, and use a high speed dremmel type tool, or high speed drill.

Be careful... no turning back if you have a slip of the hand.

BTW why dont you leave the hood with NO holes? Do you think you will use the cleaning fluid that often? I just left my new hood w/out the holes...

When I got my 1st CF hood (IP2) I did have to make the holes bigger, since the hood came pre-drilled, but the holes were way too small. My new hood (carbon by design) came w/out holes.. I personally like it.
 

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yes i do use it that often infact i installed the hood last night and this morning i sprayed it out of habit and forgot that it wasn't hook up. But i just looked at my washer sprayers and they are not a perfect circle the make more of a bow tie shape, which sucks. What can i do about that.


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yes i do use it that often infact i installed the hood last night and this morning i sprayed it out of habit and forgot that it wasn't hook up. But i just looked at my washer sprayers and they are not a perfect circle the make more of a bow tie shape, which sucks. What can i do about that.


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Use a felt tip pen and trace the hole shape that you need over the pre-masked area. Use a dremmel type tool (roto-zip; dremmel; whatever, i use a Dewalt) with a thin-shaft grinding bit and grind away my friend. Start smaller and fine tune the cut.. if you make the hole bigger than needed, you are screwed. If I can do it, anyone can. :thumbsup:
 

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Hey thanks for the confidence in me mihimahi (sarcasim doesn't work well over the internet) But i took the easy way out and went to the parts store got some cheap aftermarket ones that were round at the bottom. Then i masked off the area and use my drill with a brand new bit from my friend tool box and there you have it perfect holes no cracks no splittering. Thanks for all the help.


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Might I also add, use some finger nail polish on the edges of the hole to seal the holes so that water doesn't get in between the layers of CF, Resin, Gel, and Clear and create a problem later on of the layers seperating from each other. Just a precaution so you dont' run into a problem later on.
 

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Might I also add, use some finger nail polish on the edges of the hole to seal the holes so that water doesn't get in between the layers of CF, Resin, Gel, and Clear and create a problem later on of the layers seperating from each other. Just a precaution so you dont' run into a problem later on.
Yes! Or, also a acrylic paint pen will do. This step is important!

Thanks for the heads up for those cutting into their Cf parts.
 
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