BxKizashiS wrote:Nice!, i would so do this!.. im thinking bout carbon fiber wrapping my hood but i was not too. If it aint real CB then dont do it lol.. IDK, but that roof vinyl i would definitely do, sick!Real carbon fibre isn't all that great. It's super expensive and a lot more trouble for just the 'look'. Fibreglass can get you the same weight savings and even the look for a lot less. Hence why most hoods are actually fiberglass.
Carbon Fiber also yellows if unpainted and not properly clear-coated. This issue is common with tuners who got CF hoods, spoilers, etc. but the product did not have a good protective coat. The UV rays seem to damage unpainted CF much like it does with plastic headlights unless it has proper coating to protect it. However, unlike plastic headlights, the yellowing on CF appears to be non-correctable.
I'd personally never bother with CF unless it's used in components that need to be strong, not only lightweight. Things like hoods, roofs, trunks, etc. don't really need to be CF over fiberglass and there is such a huge difference in price. However, things like wheels, drive-shafts, and arguably spoilers on very fast cars need to be CF.
CF is expensive, but the products that use it with boutique-like quality go to insane measures to assure its quality. For example, Pagani uses CF made in Japan, woven in Germany, lacquered in Italy, and baked in-house in Modena, Italy for their Huayra, a $1 Million car.