Monkey Detailed: My own carbon fiber hood!

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by g36 monkey, May 15, 2017.

  1. g36 monkey

    g36 monkey Moderator Staff SN95 Supporter

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    Well, the old red beast has been a bit neglected lately, and I noticed yesterday the hood looked awful. At first I was super worried it was beyond repair, but I decided to give it a shot this morning.

    You always want to be super careful with carbon fiber because it's a pain to get done once it poops out. So, better to make sure your paint doesn't flake away because they use the cheapest clear they can when doing these parts up typically.

    Products used:

    Porter Cable 7424 XP
    Did not use any car wash, yea, shame on me. I just used some water and the sponge to clean it off real quick.
    Nanoskin synthetic clay bar buffing bad
    Nano skin clay lube
    Meguiars M105 and M205
    Unknown brand Microfiber buffing pad
    Bullet Proof Speed Seal (Thanks Obsessive Detail I love this stuff!)
    Nano Skin Clay lube and sealant
    Moose Wax from Obsessive Detail (the green stuff, I forget the brand)

    Basically I wiped the hood down.

    Hit it with clay lube and the clay buffing pad

    Went over it M105 with the microfiber buffing pad

    Went over it with M205 with the microfiber buffing pad

    Went back over it with clay lube and the clay buffing pad

    Hit it with the bullet proof speed seal

    Hit it with the Nanoskin clay lube with sealant in it for added protection and more smoothing

    Topped it off with the moose wax

    Smiled because I love carbon fiber.

    Anyhow, onto pics:

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    This is just after a wipe down with the sponge. Looks pretty rough.

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    After the first round of clay, then hit with M105.

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    After M205

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    All done

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    Yay beading water again :)

    This section has been pretty dead lately. Had to bring it back.


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    Little side by side
     
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    Wow, what a difference. That looks awesome.
     
  3. g36 monkey

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    Thanks!
     
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    Great job, looks brand new!
     
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    Thanks!! Definitely looks better. It needs paint sooner rather than later though lol
     
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    Nice work! I wouldn't have the patience.
     
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    Haha it wasn't bad
     
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    Looks good!
     
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    Thanks bud!