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Old 02-12-2005, 03:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
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was wondering what kind of maintenance i should perform?,
how to remove and reinstall roundel,
and what is the best cleaning,waxing combo for carbon fiber hoods?
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Old 02-13-2005, 12:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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i believe that for the roundel, you need to get those little clip thingys from bavauto...

as for the washing/waxing, i would believe that you treat it the same way as anything else!

got any pics?
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i have a carbon fiber hood and i refused to drill two holes into it so my roundel is held on the hood via sillicon and its been holding for about 8 months so no problems here, i jus had heard drilling holes in the hood could cause it to start cracking
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Old 02-13-2005, 01:54 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i have a carbon fiber hood and i refused to drill two holes into it so my roundel is held on the hood via sillicon and its been holding for about 8 months so no problems here, i jus had heard drilling holes in the hood could cause it to start cracking
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how did you get the roundel off the stock hood?

what kind of sillicon and where can i get it? i dont want to drill either.

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i believe that for the roundel, you need to get those little clip thingys from bavauto...

as for the washing/waxing, i would believe that you treat it the same way as anything else!

got any pics?
i dont have the hood yet.. i get it on monday. i will post pics when i get it on.
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Old 02-13-2005, 07:43 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally posted by sabbath130+Feb 13 2005, 02:54 AM--><div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(sabbath130 @ Feb 13 2005, 02:54 AM)</div><div class='quotemain'><!--QuoteBegin-325is1994@Feb 13 2005, 02:10 AM
i have a carbon fiber hood and i refused to drill two holes into it so my roundel is held on the hood via sillicon and its been holding for about 8 months so no problems here, i jus had heard drilling holes in the hood could cause it to start cracking
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how did you get the roundel off the stock hood?

what kind of sillicon and where can i get it? i dont want to drill either.

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i believe that for the roundel, you need to get those little clip thingys from bavauto...

as for the washing/waxing, i would believe that you treat it the same way as anything else!

got any pics?
i dont have the hood yet.. i get it on monday. i will post pics when i get it on.
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Take a small flat head screw driver and a rag, pry it up until you can fit your finger under it and pull up.

Go to any auto parts store and get a good two part epoxy if you don't want to drill.
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you could try a flat head screw driver wrapped in tape, or i think a peice of string, basically anything that u can use to pry it off without hurting the paint
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you could try a flat head screw driver wrapped in tape, or i think a peice of string, basically anything that u can use to pry it off without hurting the paint
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come to think of it i need to order a roundel from bavauto sometime soon just haven't gotten around to it
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Couldn't find anything good on GOOGLE for maintaining Carbon Fiber parts...
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You could just buy a new roundel and try to sell you stock hood on ebay along with the old roundel you could probally get more for it with the stock BMW roundel.
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i think i heard something about drilling into a carbon hood... its either use a drill that has hella high rpms and low torque or vise versa.... not sure.. haha

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just pull the hood insullation down a bit and push the roundel out from the bottom
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