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    1. Member JamesS's Avatar
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      Nov 17th, 2008
      91 JDM Corrado, 98 Subaru Legacy
      06-29-2012 10:09 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
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      Jan 23rd, 2007
      2006 VW GLI, 2001 Audi S4
      07-02-2012 09:29 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 01:44 AM #3
      Wouldn't a really thin mix of epoxy resin be better for filling/sealing the cracks than putty?

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