painting carbon fiber

07-18-2006, 06:26 AM
i know you can paint carbon fiber parts - but whats the cost difference - do people choose not to paint their carbon fiber hoods simply to show off that they have one - or because of the cost involved?

07-18-2006, 10:31 AM
the correct answer is costs more to paint a carfon fiber hood then it does with a normal peaice of sheet metal. the cost diff is probelly along the lines of being 50% more

07-18-2006, 10:33 AM
^ what makes it cost more? prolly they use a special primer & paint?

07-18-2006, 11:49 AM
it's the primer becuase carbon fiber is harder to bond with then reg metal.

my neighbor had a carbon fiber hood on his 95 civic untill he sold it and when he got an estmiante it was like 200 more if he wanted the hood painted too.

RX-7 Steve
07-21-2006, 01:26 AM
The cost of the primer/paint/clear is worth it. I like the look of carbon-fiber, but unless the entire car is made of it, having an unpainted c.f. hood (and other misc. exterior parts) looks cheap and tacky. Alot of people don't paint their carbon-fiber parts just to show-off that they have carbon fiber parts, which is kinda lame because it's not very impressive.

07-28-2006, 06:02 AM
I agree with you steve - I know when i pickup a new hood for my car im painting it - because my car is black im afraid the colors will be close enough that the difference will make it look funny. like a mismatched paintjob or something.

08-25-2015, 12:39 PM
For myself it is all about the look of carbon fiber. I prefer when they do a mix of both paint and carbon. It helps bring in the design of the car while still showing of your dope hood.

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