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    as stated above.
    is it possible to paint a carbon fibre bonnet????

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    absolutely, bit harder than a normal bonnet as there is a pattern that you have to paint over and it requires more prep work and more layers of paint to stop the carbon weve pattern showing through. but yes, it is possible.

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    would that add alot of weight with the paint layers???? im sure it wouldnt be much, but not sure.
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    just clear coat it, or paint it once, the bumpy pattern is pointless trying to cover up, and why would you want to?
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    cause at least it gives the look of stockness, that cops love so much!!!!
    i dont wanna be getting pulled over everytime i go for a drive.
    what the cops dont see they dont suspect or something to that effect.
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    it woulden't add to much weight to the panel a few kilos at most, it may depend on the finish you want, if the bonnet is in poor conditon and needs filler to fix any problems then the wieght will increase further justs depends on what your after of the finished product.

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    im chasing a light weight stock looking bonnet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by driftke70 View Post
    just clear coat it, or paint it once, the bumpy pattern is pointless trying to cover up, and why would you want to?
    because defects arent fun.

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    swap ur cf one for my stock one then?
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    if ya after stock looking just get a flat sanding block with 120 grit go over whole bonnet just to get rid of the canvas look, putty it, 320grit dry rub, finish of with 800 grit wet prep and paint

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