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#1 (permalink) Old 01-19-2009, 12:32 AM
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Carbon Fiber Hood

I am looking at purchasing an 2006 M3 convertible, and it has a carbon fiber hood with blacked-out front grill and side grills. It looks good, but are there advantages or disadvantages of carbon fiber vs. stock? I'm not really fond of mods, but this one seems good to me and the car is really clean with low miles. Any thoughts...thanks in advance!!!!
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aside from reducing the weight on the front end IMHO there really isnt any advantage to a CF hood...just my 0.02
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Do I have to worry that a carbon fiber hood will fade?
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Depending on the quality of the hood and the clear coat that was applied I would presume that there will be usual "fade." If you keep it clean and do the proper care for it, there should really be no problems out of it
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The newer TVR's are made from carbon fibre (whole body) and the seem to fair ok, I know of one that 17years old and looks brand new, so I would say it will be fine as long as your buying it from a good company, ask for some customer feedback just to put your mind at rest.

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I would try to find out if renewable coatings like wax would help. I'm not sure what's compatible with CF.

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The main cause of CF fading is ultraviolet light. Use a uv-resistant wax or glaze.



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Forgot to say I have Black carbon fibre roundels on my bonnet and boot (BMW) which have been there for nearly 6 years and havent changed a single bit, as I bought 3 and the spare one is in a drawer in side and this morning I put them side by side,no change.

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Forgot to say I have Black carbon fibre roundels on my bonnet and boot (BMW) which have been there for nearly 6 years and havent changed a single bit, as I bought 3 and the spare one is in a drawer in side and this morning I put them side by side,no change.
Marti, usually roundels don't have real CF on them--usually it's just a sticker!



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^ i saw some real ones but they cost alot more then the sticker ones

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YOX: Personally I would take the stock hood but carbon fiber hood isnt bad at all. Just ask for the stock hood too if you are buyin it from a private seller.

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I am looking at purchasing an 2006 M3 convertible, and it has a carbon fiber hood with blacked-out front grill and side grills. It looks good, but are there advantages or disadvantages of carbon fiber vs. stock? I'm not really fond of mods, but this one seems good to me and the car is really clean with low miles. Any thoughts...thanks in advance!!!!

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The advantages come in the amount of weight saved and the exotic look. Most people do it for looks. I think it looks a bit trashy unpainted, but rather could really compliment the car if you were to candy coat paint it so that it's only visible up close. The disadvantages come from fear of fading from UV rays, peeling of the clear coat, fitament (it very much could be slightly askew), and fear of it ripping open at high speeds. It hashappened on more than one occasion of people traveling 110+ mph and the hood flying open, destroying the windshield and ending up somewhere south of the boarder. Most people remedy this via hood pins, but then you start to get even trashier looking. What brand is this CF hood? The brand can say a lot about the previous owner and it's intention and use.


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I also like to have one,is it a lot of quality in fiber hood ?
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