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 New Hood:::New Progress Pic::: 
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Imageo heres the hood ive been working on .. ran out of time and material so I prolly wont finish it up til next week so heres an in between.


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April 12 2014, 2:33 PM
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:freak: :freak: :freak: cool...very custom indeed :D cant wait to see it finished

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April 12 2014, 6:41 PM
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Yeah I like it the car is red and black now was white...I spent 15 bux on red and black gloss enamel...but I just found out you can rent air compressors from home depot so ill ve repainting soon...same color scheme but metallic...


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Did you cut that out from another hood and trying to fiberglass it on top of stock one?

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Kind of I was making it for my mirage a while back and I had read some thing that u didnt need a vaccum oven for carbon fiber...so I made a fiberglass hood and layed one sheet of carbon fiber on top...I was told to lay the resin slowly and bring out any bubbles with a tooth pick...but dumb me I used the fiberglass resin instead of epoxy so it didnt dry clear like I wanted and it just got tossed to the side for a while...the resin cracked from being moved around...then I was going to make a mold of my stock mx hood then cut out the mold where I wanted the vent and place a mold of that vent then make a fiberglass hood but finances got tight so I said f it ill just cut out stock hood bondo this in then when I want I can just make a fiberglass hood in the future...so short answer yes it came from another hood I had made...dont rem where I saw the design at but I had found it at some point and made it from scratch...

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April 12 2014, 11:45 PM
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I'm going to come by and see this up close and personal when it's done. Looks like a good start.


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If you use a random orbital sander you can sand off the polyester resin and reclear it with epoxy. Vaccum bagging makes a stronger bond for sure but without it you can still make a strong bond. Epoxy resin does take hours to set up but it's a far better product to use. With a random orbital sander after a little practice you can remove just the layers you want without damaging the carbon fiber itself. Keep us up on your progress.

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Yea I prefer sanding carbon by hand...im bout done refinishing a Siebon Evo VIII hood it was painted on the sides and someons ex didnt like the fact he cheated on her cuz there was quite a few words scratched into it lol...but I wasnt too worried about this hood I had made it was the first time playing with carbon and the sheet was given to me...thats why I cut it out of the opd hood and layed it into this one...im just gonna paint it...when I start racing ill re do it with a custom carbon hood...


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Yea u should come by tomorrow zerials because its my last day here leaving this job to work at an auto shop for same amount of money lss hrs...less milage put on the car everyday and less gas money spent:)


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Yea u should come by tomorrow zerials because its my last day here leaving this job to work at an auto shop for same amount of money lss hrs...less milage put on the car everyday and less gas money spent:)


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I'll come by tomorrow evening on the way home from work. I guess i'll see this thing in the dark lol...
I'm going to send you a PM with my number so you can let me know the next time you go to the yard..
I grabbed the accumulator for my A/C (or lack thereof) but, didn't have big enough wrenches to disconnect the lines..
Maybe since you're getting a different job your schedule will change and I can help you on the DE swap after all.


April 14 2014, 7:59 PM
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Any update on this?


April 17 2014, 5:05 PM
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Prolly finish it tomorrow got today and tomorrow..post pics tomorrow night


April 17 2014, 5:08 PM
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Anything new?


May 01 2014, 3:04 AM
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Nothin yet been busy with this new job and stuff...ill start sanding it today tho at work..air power sander


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