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Getting a carbon fiber hood.
Whose hoods are the best?

Do you guys think I should use my WW bonnet w/ the hood or not?
I'm choosing C/F over Fiberglass b/c I've heard C/F can dissipate heat better.
Would it lose this property if I painted it?

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i dunno about the best or all that, but i have a fiberimages hood. if you paint the cf hood, then i would recommend you get a fiberglass hood b/c i think it's cheaper.

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I've got one sitting in my garage!!! OH YEA!! CF TIME FOR ME
I'll answer tomorrow when I put it on


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by HRC:
i dunno about the best or all that, but i have a fiberimages hood. if you paint the cf hood, then i would recommend you get a fiberglass hood b/c i think it's cheaper.

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Your CF hood fits great. Just curious, you didn't drill washer squirt holes, any visibility problems? well guess your in Cali so it doesn't matter
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by Lude2k:
Your CF hood fits great. Just curious, you didn't drill washer squirt holes, any visibility problems? well guess your in Cali so it doesn't matter


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the washer squirt thingies are on the bottom of the hood, not the top.


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by coil222:
I'm choosing C/F over Fiberglass b/c I've heard C/F can dissipate heat better.
Would it lose this property if I painted it?

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I don't know about dissipating heat, but UV light will eventually break down the CF if left unpainted.

I'm going to spray my FI hood with a mix of pearl white in clear coat, so the CF pattern will show through looking head-on but not at more obtuse angles...


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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by White98SH:


I'm going to spray my FI hood with a mix of pearl white in clear coat, so the CF pattern will show through looking head-on but not at more obtuse angles...


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when you find the place, please give me the number, i've been told different, although what i want to do is slightly different than you. i want just clear coat, which i've been told can't be done, b/c the surface has to be preped in order for the clear coat to stick, and by prepping it, you scour the surface which you would see since all that was applyed on it was clear.


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