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WickedS281SC 06-09-2011 01:20 PM

Carbon Fiber Detailing
Just for Future Refrence - What do you guys use for fading (turning Grey, rather than staying dark Black) Carbon Fiber Pieces or when they start to turn yellowish ( I guess to age or Heat )? :confused:

Barricade 06-09-2011 02:49 PM

It has PPG clear on it so treat it like you do your paint. Wash and wax it.

WickedS281SC 06-09-2011 03:31 PM

And for restoring the color to it once it fades like most CF pieces do?

ExtrmStang#67 06-09-2011 04:19 PM

My Rear Diffuser is beginning to show a yellow tint and from experience with epoxy composites I do think the yellow is a slow change happening to the epoxy (age, sun?). Therefore it is something I wont be able to fix because it is the body of the material that is changing, not just the surface. Optimistacally I am going to one day sand the peice down and clear coat again. We shall see.

WickedS281SC 06-10-2011 11:12 AM

I know it might sound weird, but what about light coats of Black Shoe Polish ? The black should mask the yellowing parts and also still alow it to shine. Thoughts?

Jim D. 06-10-2011 07:27 PM

Polish it using a pre-wax cleaner or polishing compound to remove the outer oxidized layer and prevent yellowing.

Frequently apply a fresh coat of wax or even spray wax to help with UV protection.

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