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Posted 18 January 2015 - 10:13 PM

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Hey guys...am seriously considering one....wth vents too...so it looks really awesome..on paper...or rather photo. But.. it's really expensive. Also, people keep saying carbon fibre breaks easily. I thought they are suppose to be very strong?

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Posted 19 January 2015 - 09:04 AM

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QUOTE (immortal25 @ Jan 18 2015, 10:13 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey guys...am seriously considering one....wth vents too...so it looks really awesome..on paper...or rather photo. But.. it's really expensive. Also, people keep saying carbon fibre breaks easily. I thought they are suppose to be very strong?

They are strong and main advantage is actually it being light so to save on weight. But even being strong have a limit, right? So in a collision it will still break, however unlike metal that crumples and absorb the impact, carbon fiber will snap and break. Heard that it is actually illegal to be fitted to daily drives as in a collision it will breaks and cut..... smile_blackeye.gif

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 04:59 PM

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Thanks for the reply v2turbo. You are always very helpful. Hmm anyway is it possible to paint the carbon fibre? Obviously it looks nice in its natural state but I'm concerned whether those small stones on highway will chip into the carbon fibre? with paint it can protect and usually it will chip the paint away and not the metal so you can just repaint at worst. But without a paint will the natural body of the carbon fibre get chipped off?

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 08:44 AM

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QUOTE (immortal25 @ Jan 29 2015, 04:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks for the reply v2turbo. You are always very helpful. Hmm anyway is it possible to paint the carbon fibre? Obviously it looks nice in its natural state but I'm concerned whether those small stones on highway will chip into the carbon fibre? with paint it can protect and usually it will chip the paint away and not the metal so you can just repaint at worst. But without a paint will the natural body of the carbon fibre get chipped off?

As far as I know they are hard enough to withstand this type of impact and some actually have a layer of lacquer over it. Because I have read some complaint from forumers saying they want to respray their carbon fibre because the lacquer got chipped?

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Posted 30 January 2015 - 11:27 AM

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cf hood can be painted...


but the reason people choose cf because of the beauty of cf weaving on bare looks...



if u want painted hood that have vents hole then just get the normal fiberglass hood..cheaper...and light...but no cf look la... (still can wrap in cf-look sticker) smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 31 January 2015 - 10:59 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Jan 30 2015, 11:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
cf hood can be painted...


but the reason people choose cf because of the beauty of cf weaving on bare looks...



if u want painted hood that have vents hole then just get the normal fiberglass hood..cheaper...and light...but no cf look la... (still can wrap in cf-look sticker) smile_tongue.gif

Stickers? If for looks only, if not will still be heavy......hhahahhaha smile_tongue.gif

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Posted 17 February 2015 - 09:36 PM

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Just wanna understand the types of materials..is PP fibreglass? Same thing? How about PU?

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 08:49 AM

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QUOTE (immortal25 @ Feb 17 2015, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wanna understand the types of materials..is PP fibreglass? Same thing? How about PU?



PP?

PU is poly urethane (similar material like bumper and now people use those for bushin replacement as well)

if FRP is fibreglass reinforced plastic.....

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Posted 24 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

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QUOTE (rallychamp @ Feb 18 2015, 08:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
PP?

PU is poly urethane (similar material like bumper and now people use those for bushin replacement as well)

if FRP is fibreglass reinforced plastic.....

PP is Polypropylene
Polypropylene (PP), also known as polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications including packaging and labeling, textiles (e.g., ropes, thermal underwear and carpets), stationery, plastic parts and reusable containers of various types, laboratory equipment, loudspeakers, automotive ...

QUOTE (immortal25 @ Feb 17 2015, 09:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Just wanna understand the types of materials..is PP fibreglass? Same thing? How about PU?

If you mean vs CF, totally different materials....