VWVortex.com - Carbon Fibre Hood Repair
Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up


    Results 1 to 3 of 3

    Thread: Carbon Fibre Hood Repair

    1. Member JamesS's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 17th, 2008
      91 JDM Corrado, 05 Jaguar X-type
      06-29-2012 09:09 PM #1
      I recently bought a used carbon fibre hood. The issue is that it has several areas where the gel coat has cracked. I plan on painting it body colour, but am concerned that the cracks in the gel coat will eventually crack the paint on the top coat. My questions are
      1. Can I sand down to bare carbon (or is there any way to get there)?
      2. What are my options for a long term fix? It doesn't have to look pretty and I don't care about the carbon weave.

      Here are some pics

      Thanks in advance

    2. Member johnnynumfiv's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 23rd, 2007
      2006 VW GLI, 2001 Audi S4
      07-02-2012 08:29 PM #2
      You can feather out the scratches with a da with 80, fill with putty, sand with 180, feather out with 320. Prime then paint.

    3. 07-27-2012 12:44 AM #3
      Wouldn't a really thin mix of epoxy resin be better for filling/sealing the cracks than putty?

    For advertising information click HERE

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts