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Ressurecting my CF hood

Discussion in 'Body / Exterior / Interior / Cosmetics' started by CorysHBB2, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. CorysHBB2

    CorysHBB2 Member

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    This is my first write up so bear with me ;)

    The clearcoat has been peeling and yellowing for awhile so i figured it was time to do something about it

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    I started sanding with 320 grit on a palm sander to completely strip the clear off

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    I then used a cheap white spray can primer for a guide coat to make sure i got all the 320 scratches out when i sanded with 400 and again with 600

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    I then wet sanded with 1000 grit as a final sand before clear.

    I did my buddys Evo 8 spoiler at the same time

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    I wiped it down with wax and grease remover and tack clothed it

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    I used Keystone Euroclear

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    I had to bust out the tweezers a couple times cuz the damn bugs kept landing in it in between coats. 5 coats later and :D

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    My buddys spoiler


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    Before sanding and buffing

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    And after

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    sorry about the quality of the pics all i have is my iphone :shrug2:

    DIY link: http://www.clubcivic.com/board/showthread.php?t=63197
     
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  2. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    good write up :thumbsup:
     
  3. hondafreak513

    hondafreak513 New Member

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    That looks good I didn't know it was that easy to re-clear coat them.
     
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    Very easy.. just time consuming haha. Thats my Evo there. The bottom portion of the wing was peeling to the point were the carbon was showing..:eek:. Anyways BOTH look a lot better then before... BTW Good Write Up!! :rimshot:
     
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    TurboMirage YEEAAAHHH VIP

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    wow good info and work
     
  7. iplayintraffic

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    Wanna do mine? lol...mine looks like shit. I really wish someone i knew could do it lol...Id make them help me lol.
     
  8. CorysHBB2

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    you can do it its really not that hard :cool: the clear is the only tricky part :confused: and if you screw that up you can always sand it down and try again.or theres always the option to take it to a shop after you sand it and have them clear it. it might run you $100 or so. either way the finished product is gona be :D:D:D
     
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    Hahah true. I may just try to trade it for a stock hood.
     
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    wow thats excellent!
     
  11. dilbeckskate

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    That looks great bro, turned out awsome
     
  12. madjdmyooo

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    how do i fix mah cf hood its fadinn da shine off
     
  13. hondafreak513

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    Read the tread it says how to fix it.. there also is another thread on fixing a cf hood..
     
  14. CorysHBB2

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    ^ what he said. theres a link at the bottom of the write up for a similar one.
    its basically sand and spray
     
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