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Old 12-31-07, 08:24 AM   #1
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Paint over Carbon Fiber?

Hey... I was curious if i could paint over carbon fiber.. the Car is a gunmetal color but it has a carbon fiber front bumper/fender/ and hood.. I am leaving the hood, but if i was to paint this black can i paint over it or do i have to replace the entire bumper..


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Old 12-31-07, 08:25 AM   #2
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Yes you can paint carbon just like fibre glass
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Old 12-31-07, 08:58 AM   #3
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yes their are several threads on this already, do a quick search as some threads have some really good information in them.
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Yep, won't be a problem. I've been trying to decide whether or not to paint my CF hood or leave it as is. I may paint the hood but leave the vents CF.
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Not to sound like a ricer, but if you could do it tastefully you should paint it in a way that the carbon fiber only shows through the paint job in certain areas, creating a design or an image of some kind. Or like RE-Amemiya said, do it up in a way that only the vents are unpainted carbon. That would look sikk
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I would paint it, most people don't, you would have a bit more of a sleeper if you painted it.
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Or like RE-Amemiya said, do it up in a way that only the vents are unpainted carbon. That would look sikk
I actually got the idea after seeing quite a few S2000's that had done the same thing.
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ya, do it so that the CF shows through in certain light, but at night, you cant tell the difference.
only thing about CF is that it needs to be done by a good body shop with CF experience, never want some bozo trying to slap bondo on cf for a "lowspot".
and no, i kid you not, seen it happen, the owner of the car AND body shop nearly killed the guy. schmuck had no idea what he was doing.

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