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Old 02-18-2004, 05:11 PM   #11
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Light front? Our weight distribution is like 65/35!
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Old 02-18-2004, 05:46 PM   #12
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I wouldnt put it on my car. WIth all the respect in the world that is rice, considering it is slowing down the car, and trying to make it look faster at the same time........
CF hoods are lighter though. And they don't really make cars look faster (I don't think that'* why people do it), they just make cars look mis-matched. A guy I know is getting a $900 CF hood for his car, and is complaining that it'* so much money. When I just say, then don't spend the money! $900 for a hood that doesn't match your car, to me, is a waste of $900. But everyone has different tastes. I'd rather spend $900 on some heavy duty modifications.
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Old 02-18-2004, 06:28 PM   #13
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if people were truly concerned with the performance aspect of it more than the "look" wouldn't they paint the carbon fiber hood so it matched the car?
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Don't run the guy off yet!! I still wanna see pics, dammit!! This would still be a neat paint job on other parts!!
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I'm not understanding why CF hoods cant be painted... dose it absorb the paint or somthing?

I've seen lots of cars running around my town with a grey/black hood and the rest is like red, white, ect... looks really stupid...
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Carbon Fiber can be painted. Check out the Saleen S7. The whole body is CF



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Saleen has more money to make it work

Here'* the story on CF painting:

The molecular bonding of common automotive paints is stressed in the X-axis. CF stresses unequally, in variable Y axis patterns. So the paint will crack. The only paint compatible with CF is a molecularly bonded paint produced by PPG for use in aircraft panels. You have to have a government license with a signed non-disclosure agreement to be able to use it, and it can't be resold.

The other way to beat it, is to take a standard automotive lacquer and mix depleted uranium into it under a UV light source of 4500 lumens or greater. This alters the molecular strength just long enough for it to bond.

Any questions?
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Shut up Bill, no one cares.
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I care :lol Thats always bugged me, and now I know.....(and knowing is half the battle...)
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Shut up Bill, no one cares.
BAN HIM!!!!!

And I didn't know any of that stuff Will said. I figured Krylon stuck to anything....
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