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Carbon Fiber Hood Repair help

Discussion in 'SRT10 and SRT10 Coupe Discussions' started by BlueSnake44, Nov 23, 2019.

  1. BlueSnake44

    BlueSnake44 Enthusiast

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    Hello everyone,

    I happily joined the viper family a couple months ago and have nothing but great things to say about the car. As of now im just catching up on some of the preventative things such as the oil lines, PS lines, and of course the bald tires. Any other things feel free to let me know.

    Aside from that the car has a Seibon carbon fiber hood and I plan on painting it but wanted to check in and see if this is worth repairing(Haven't been able to take it to a shop yet). The gel coat is cracked on the top and theres a split along the underside. The hood doesn't seem to fit that great either with some large gaps at the cowl corners. Take a look and let me know what you think

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  2. BlueSnake44

    BlueSnake44 Enthusiast

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  3. FST SNAKE

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    It definitely has a lot of cracks/spiderweb cracks going on, between that and the fit if it was mine I would buy a used OEM hood. I think that hood will continue to give you grief even after it's repaired.
     
  4. Tom and Vipers

    Tom and Vipers Enthusiast

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    What is the weight difference between CF and OE?
     
  5. Twinturbosd

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    I’m pretty sure that’s a fiberglass hood with a carbon overlay...very easily made. With the mid alignment and the spidering underneath it doesn’t seem to be a true carbon.
    I’ve made same assumption on my hood... it’s all good just fiberglass , mine is painted and clear coated on the outer edges. I’ll see if I can find some pics for your reference.. good luck....

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  6. BlueSnake44

    BlueSnake44 Enthusiast

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    Yea I think your right. Ill be purchasing a new hood so Ill have this one for sale for someone to mess with.

     
  7. DJ'sviper

    DJ'sviper Viper Owner

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    Mean looking cars. :burnout:Do those air scoops help keep the engine cooler?
     
  8. Twinturbosd

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    Yes absolutely draws the heat out therefore warms the feet a bit less:)
     
  9. Twinturbosd

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    Absolutely necessary from what I see is a lot of heat coming out those vents and keeping my feet comfortable:)
     

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