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      10-11-2012, 03:56 AM   #1
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Repair carbon fiber splitters?

Hi folks,

my Performance cf splitters have some damage to them. While it's mostly only superficial, one of them has a crack in the cf material. How can I repair this?

I just want to reinforce the cf, it doesn't have to look perfect as it's on the lower side which is not visible unless you crawl under the car
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Hi folks,

my Performance cf splitters have some damage to them. While it's mostly only superficial, one of them has a crack in the cf material. How can I repair this?

I just want to reinforce the cf, it doesn't have to look perfect as it's on the lower side which is not visible unless you crawl under the car
You cannot fix carbon fiber. If you just want to reinforce, you can fiberglass the area.
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Been down this road. They can't be fixed if they are cracked. You're better off just forgetting about it, esp if no one can see it. Not worth the money. If you're that OCD about it, might as well replace the whole thing.
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My Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser has some cracking in the clear coat. Can the clear coat be repaired or will I just have to paint it if I want to OCD about it?
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You cannot fix carbon fiber. If you just want to reinforce, you can fiberglass the area.
Can you recommend a product which works good to reinforce it?
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My Vorsteiner Rear Diffuser has some cracking in the clear coat. Can the clear coat be repaired or will I just have to paint it if I want to OCD about it?
If it's truly the clear, you should be able to have it recleared.
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Can you recommend a product which works good to reinforce it?
Sorry, I cannot. I hate fiberglass work so I leave that to the bodyshop.
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You cannot fix carbon fiber. If you just want to reinforce, you can fiberglass the area.
+1..but I think that would look pretty nasty
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+1..but I think that would look pretty nasty
Well he says it's on the bottom and would be unseen so with a little work and prob some black paint, it might be ok.
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