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This is a discussion on Options? within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; So my car is going to get painted soon and i need a new hood... The dude suggested carbon fiber ...

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    So my car is going to get painted soon and i need a new hood... The dude suggested carbon fiber since its lighter and all and actually found one for about $550 and the fiberglass hood for about $650 more or less... But i don't wanna have the black colored hood going on and Carbon fiber turns yellowish with so much sun right? He also said he wasn't too comfortable with painting over it and wouldn't be able to guarantee the job on the hood... But I wanna see what other hoods there are, I really like the Ram Air style hood with the heat extractors on the sides but i cant find it anywhere! Any other sweet hoods out there? Pics please?

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    You mean the 'reverse ram air' hood....lol, thats from a Firehawk....thus, kind of rare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muteki View Post
    You mean the 'reverse ram air' hood....lol, thats from a Firehawk....thus, kind of rare.

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    Check out suncoast creations. They make good quality hoods. I have one of their hoods on both my f-bodies.


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    check out the US Exotics WS9 Outlaw hood....

    98-2002 "US Exotics Style" WS9 Outlaw Ram Air Bolt on hood. Comes with screened rear heat extractors and Factory Grill inserts. Price=695.00 Weight=27 Ship: Truck Freight.


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    i recommend finding another painter to paint your car if he can't stand behind his workmanship on painting the hood. it's all about proper prep of the material you're gonna paint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedude02 View Post
    i recommend finding another painter to paint your car if he can't stand behind his workmanship on painting the hood. it's all about proper prep of the material you're gonna paint.

    He's a good painter. But he said he did the carbon fiber paint on his Ducati and he had to redo it recently cause it wont hold as good as any other material so he doesn't recommend painting carbon fiber. Anyways he's doing my truck first and ill judge on that to see if he's worth doing my car too

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD RECOVERY EXPERT View Post
    http://www.vfnfiberglass.com/site.htm


    check out the US Exotics WS9 Outlaw hood....

    98-2002 "US Exotics Style" WS9 Outlaw Ram Air Bolt on hood. Comes with screened rear heat extractors and Factory Grill inserts. Price=695.00 Weight=27 Ship: Truck Freight.


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    Nice thats exactly the one im looking for! Thanks! Anybody gotten anything from these people? Are they good?

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    I went to suncoast and i really liked the raptor style hood


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    Hey gnomee can i get some more pics of the hood you purchased? I wanna see how the cut out box under the hood really works please

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    um. wait. aren't our body panels/fenders carbon fiber? Why would u not go with lighter and stronger? I don't think it should matter, but I've only painted aircraft in my experience, so I can't say whether it would 'yellow'.
    Maybe u should NOT paint it and leave it just 'carbon fiber'. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by weberje View Post
    um. wait. aren't our body panels/fenders carbon fiber? Why would u not go with lighter and stronger? I don't think it should matter, but I've only painted aircraft in my experience, so I can't say whether it would 'yellow'.
    Maybe u should NOT paint it and leave it just 'carbon fiber'. lol
    I think the sun here hits real strong year round and that's what makes it go yellowish after a while and Ive seen it on ricers around here too

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    Sigh.... I think if it ever came down to it I'd find someone to rebuild or recreate my hood. I like the SLP hood. certainly not the meanest looking, that goes to the WS6, but it complements the car perfectly. I so wanted a WS6. I "settled" for a Firehawk, but now I realize I couldn't be happier

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    Wow, I was very impressed with the VFN Fiberglass WS9 hood with rear heat extractors. If I ever, God forbid get hit in the frontend and destroy the hood, this would be my choice for replacement. Very nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weberje View Post
    um. wait. aren't our body panels/fenders carbon fiber? Why would u not go with lighter and stronger? I don't think it should matter, but I've only painted aircraft in my experience, so I can't say whether it would 'yellow'.
    Maybe u should NOT paint it and leave it just 'carbon fiber'. lol
    No the f-body does not have carbon fiber body panels. You can paint carbon fiber, the hard part is going to be getting it to match the rest of the car. fiber glass and carbon fiber are two different materials and therefore even if you use the same exact paint for bot hthey will not match perfectly.

    As for hoods, WS6, ws9, firehawk, raptor and i have always liked this hood mainly because i never see it. Mecham both pics are the same hood, i would ditch the bird decals though



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zinergy View Post
    No the f-body does not have carbon fiber body panels. You can paint carbon fiber, the hard part is going to be getting it to match the rest of the car. fiber glass and carbon fiber are two different materials and therefore even if you use the same exact paint for bot hthey will not match perfectly.

    As for hoods, WS6, ws9, firehawk, raptor and i have always liked this hood mainly because i never see it. Mecham both pics are the same hood, i would ditch the bird decals though

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    That is a SWEET looking hood but what keeps water from dripping in the engine compartment if the HE's are functional??? My only concern....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    That is a SWEET looking hood but what keeps water from dripping in the engine compartment if the HE's are functional??? My only concern....
    A good rain will wet the motor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SOMbitch View Post
    That is a SWEET looking hood but what keeps water from dripping in the engine compartment if the HE's are functional??? My only concern....
    If they are functional I suppose nothing would stop water from entering. What stops it from entering a ram air hood that doesnt have the screens. What stops its from entering my legacys hood on rainy days or at the car wash? Nothing, because a good intake system doesnt suck water in.

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    but what about electrical components?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ramairgod84 View Post
    but what about electrical components?
    You do know at most hand cash wash places they have a engine spray downs that come out of the gun just like the soap and water.

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