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      04-03-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Carbon Fiber Repair Work

Can anyone recommend a shop in SoCal that does good carbon fiber work?
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Can anyone recommend a shop in SoCal that does good carbon fiber work?
+1 I need it also. bump
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+2 need it also
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Although you can repair carbon, you will want to paint over it once you do. You don't need anyone special to do it though. Any bodyshop should be able to do it. They will just fiberglass the repair area and then paint.
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here is the look of my lip after damage:





underneath shots:





Am I destined to get a new lip?
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Up to you. You can have it repaired then have them just paint as little as possible along the edge of the repaired area and across the entire piece.
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Up to you. You can have it repaired then have them just paint as little as possible along the edge of the repaired area and across the entire piece.
so it goes back to the question: where is SoCal can we find a shop to repair this?
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so it goes back to the question: where is SoCal can we find a shop to repair this?
Like I said, any bodyshop. It's a simple fiberglass repair.
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Like I said, any bodyshop. It's a simple fiberglass repair.
I asked couple local shops already before posting here and no luck

any direction will help
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I asked couple local shops already before posting here and no luck

any direction will help
You probably just need to word things a bit differently. If you say the words "carbon fiber" it will likely scare some people off. It would be best to just go to your preferred place in person and explain the situation.

I can give you a number to a place I use if you'd rather do that but I assume you would rather use someone much closer to you.
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TECH is right. The best you can do is repair it with fiberglass and paint it. Which is a DIY job in my opinion.
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here is the look of my lip after damage:



Am I destined to get a new lip?
The last image I have shows the damage is already beyond only clear coat. If I want to keep the CF finish, can I just clear coat over it after wet sanding a little?
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Guys, give Hero Motorsports a try (www.heromotorsports.net) and speak with Kevin. Tell him Amer from Eurotopia sent you. His shop has 25 years experience in auto body and he deals a lot with exotic cars and I'm sure he can fix CF.
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