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Carbon Fiber before and after.

This is a discussion on Carbon Fiber before and after. within the Showcar and Detailing forums, part of the General Help category; So this new kid checked in to my squadron and I saw he had a ricer honda with some carbon ...

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    Carbon Fiber before and after.

    So this new kid checked in to my squadron and I saw he had a ricer honda with some carbon fiber parts that looked terrible! It almost looked like it was primer gray. I felt bad for the kid because as an E1 in the Navy his paychecks are very small, and I know he loves his car. So I invited him over, and told him I would fix up his wing and hood for him. Here are some picks from before...




    I hit it up with some wet sanding 1000k grit, the 2000K grit. Then used the Makita to apply compound and polish. Then did a hand wax for good measure. Here are some after pictures....


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    Ohh we will knock out the hood next week. It was starting to get dark, and the light in the garage sucks.

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    Looks a ton better

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Looks a ton better
    Thank you! Im happy with the results.

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    Good job,man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by az gt eater View Post
    Good job,man.
    Thank you!

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    nice work , how did the cf get that bad in the first place ?

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    Wow. Good work again!

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    Thank you everyone! Im clueless to what or why the carbon fiber ended up looking that bad. The hood is even worse, and we should be knocking that out in the next few days.

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    Looks like a clear coat issue

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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Looks like a clear coat issue
    Right! But the paint on the car is in great shape. Im thinking its poor workmanship and/or poor materials. Perhaps I should have just sprayed it. Either way the truth is there isnt much life left in them.

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    You did a nice job. And, it was a very nice thing to do as well

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    Man thats an AWESOME job!!

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    Thank you! He's a good kid, and I was happy to help him out. I can remember when I joined, and the first year can be a little tuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2tuff4u View Post
    Thank you everyone! Im clueless to what or why the carbon fiber ended up looking that bad. The hood is even worse, and we should be knocking that out in the next few days.
    Its most likely a cheap product and lack of care that led to this.

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    The finished picture looks like a brand new piece. Really nice job man.

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    Thank you! I finished up the hood today. It came out nice, but there was still a little haze. Here are some picks.



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    Wow, impressive. I'm sure it transformed the look of the car.

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    I'm not much into Hondas, but would like to see a picture of the whole car now just because

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