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does anyone know if a carbon fiber hood that has small scratches on it will affect it's durability or anything at all? what about if i paint it?

and does anyone know if there are any places, or if it's even possible, to patch holes in a cf hood that has hood pins in it already, but i want to take the hood pins out and just have the holes filled somehow? if i cant have them filled, then am i able to just buy different kinds of hoodpins to my liking?
 

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Scratches in the clear coat do nothing to the durability of the hood.

You cannot patch a cf hood and have it be undetectable. The hood is a sheet of woven carbon fiber. You cannot patch into that sheet once it is cut. You can patch over it and reclear but it will be noticable.
 

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well, you will want to have hood pins in the new hood, since CF hood latches are not all that great...Just keep the pins in, they can't look that bad
 

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well, you will want to have hood pins in the new hood, since CF hood latches are not all that great...Just keep the pins in, they can't look that bad
i agree......the latches on a cf hood are not awsome......stick with the pins
 

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The small scratches will not weaken it. You can take it to a good body shop and they can sand it lightly and respray it and they will be gone. I have seen many people do this. Also leave the hood pins. I'm sure you can find a set you like somewhere.
 
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