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DIY: Carbon Fiber refurbish MANY PICTURES

Alright so I recently bought a CF VIS GReddy rep front lip and CF Seibon TA sides. The sides are used so I thought I'd show em' some love. This'll cost you under $20 if you have a few things already

Here's what you need:

- Fiberglass resin and hardener (if you have big chips or cracks on the CF)
- Acrylic clear spray (I used Krylon Tiple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze - Krylon: Products: Triple-Thick Crystal Clear Glaze)

- Sand paper (I used 220, 1000 and 2000 grit)

- Random Orbital polisher (you could use your hands if you flow that way)


- Wax


- Polish


- Microfiber clothes and wash mitt (I like sheepskin)
- Wash soap and bucket
- Fan (I didn't use one but it'd be nice to have to dry the shizz)

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Here's how the sides started






1) wash the CF with the soap and mitt
2) wet-sand the whole piece of CF

3) Mix the fiberglass hardener and resin and fill in the cracks and/or holes, wait for it to completely dry.


4) wet-sand the bastard with the appropriate grit. If the CF is really lumpy due to the fiberglass resin then use a lower grit (220 grit). Work your way down to a 2000 grit to make it as smooth as possible.




5) once you've wet-sanded you'll want to give the CF a good cleaning with the soap and wash mitt. Wait for it to dry completely; hence the usefulness of the fan
6) Now you could create your spray booth and lay on the first coat of clear. Use thin coats, I accidentally put too much at first. If this happens you'll needa sand more.

7) re-do steps #4 to #6 till you have a nice clear on.
8) Now that you've decided this will be your last coat of clear, use the 2000 grit sand paper and sand it to be as smooth as possible.
9) Buff the balls off of it with your polisher. Wipe away the excess with your microfiber cloth. Here's where you should see the CF really shine in all its awesomeness
10) Now wax the CF. Wipe away the excess with your microfiber cloth.






















11) Enjoy your new CF and enjoy a cold one
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wow man, that's some seriously shiny CF lol.

You gonna get the rear CF lip?
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^Thanks

My plan is either Chargespeed rear w/rear diffuser or just the rear bumper. Or maybe the VIS rep haha
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hmm, i think the Chargspeed might be too big/low for the Seibon? VIS rep lol.
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+Rep awesome tutorial! And very neatly organized beverage fridge!

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Great writeup! I'm gonna try this on my hood since it's kinda rough looking now. How long did you wait for the clear to dry before you sanded it with 2000 grit and started buffing it? +Rep!

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hmm, i think the Chargspeed might be too big/low for the Seibon? VIS rep lol.
I doubt it. The Seibon's are very similar to the Walds and the Walds line up well with the Chargespeed.

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Great writeup! I'm gonna try this on my hood since it's kinda rough looking now. How long did you wait for the clear to dry before you sanded it with 2000 grit and started buffing it? +Rep!
I would finish my night off by laying the clear coat, then start wet-sanding the day after. You could probably start wet-sanding a couple hours after though. You'll know when you feel it. What's nice is if you screw up the clear coat, you could always sand it down and work back from square one. For the price, its a very cheap fix.
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good work, I use to fix Carbon Fiber RC plane props like this.
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Gotta love rikards red!!

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good work, I use to fix Carbon Fiber RC plane props like this.
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lol, now I'm thirsty.
But I can't wait to see it all put together, and of course with whatever rear section you do, it will look great.
Although hopefully your ban isn't indefinite.... hopefully you'll have pics when/if you return lol.
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looks amazing. krylon crystal lclear is the best spray can clear. doesnt yellow either. good job
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lol, now I'm thirsty.
But I can't wait to see it all put together, and of course with whatever rear section you do, it will look great.
Although hopefully your ban isn't indefinite.... hopefully you'll have pics when/if you return lol.
Ya, I CAN'T wait for the spring. Bunch of goodies to install

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looks amazing. krylon crystal lclear is the best spray can clear. doesnt yellow either. good job
Thanks man. I hope it doesn't yellow either! If I have any problems with it, i'll just re-do this with a different clear
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