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Old 05-11-2011, 02:50 PM   #1
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How would i fix this? Minor Carbon Fiber damage.




I was thinking fiberglass resin... but my question is what sand paper would i use to even it out? in other words how would i make the clear on top smooth again?

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Wood putty. Then paint it as best you can.
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Wood putty. Then paint it as best you can.
i wanna keep it carbon fiber though
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i wanna keep it carbon fiber though
I was joking with you. I think you are screwed if you want to keep it carbon fiber. I see only one way in fixing; filler and paint entire spoiler.
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I was joking with you. I think you are screwed if you want to keep it carbon fiber. I see only one way in fixing; filler and paint entire spoiler.
oh haha yeah didnt catch onto that..

i might have to just fill it with resin and sand then recoat a small layer
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You can do that, but I think the damaged carbon fiber will still be visible.
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i wanna keep it carbon fiber though
maybe you can you put some CF vinyl on it after you are done filling.
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You can do that, but I think the damaged carbon fiber will still be visible.
as long as its smooth. im good
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I got an idea
could you post more pics of the damage?
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could you post more pics of the damage?
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let me know if you need more
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could you post some farther away shots?
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If you go the epoxy resin way, you will have a hard time getting the bubbles out. If you manage to apply resin and not trap air bubbles, your second challenge will be to sand and blend the area which will take a LOT of skill and time to do correctly. I dont think this is a DIY unless you have had a lot of body work experience. Take it to a pro and see what he says. Other alternatives would be to fill in and paint or just get a new trunk....
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