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    Carbon fibre

    Anyone got any pictures of a black astra g with a carbonfiber bonnet? once my gsi kit is fitted im looking to buy a fiber body but not to sure if it would have the same effect on a black car as it does on a white one.
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    I think Scottyboy has a proper carbon fibre bonnet on his T8 but this was approx £3000 because it is proper carbon fibre.

    There's plenty of Astra's on here with the dodgy fibre-glass with a carbon sticker on top style bonnets, these bonnets cost approx £300. Big difference, pay for what you get.
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    hm... whats the stuff im finding on google. its ranging from 400-600 for an astra g bonnett :S lol
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    That will be a fibre-glass bonnet with a carbon sticker on top ... basically a very thin carbon skin covering the fibre glass.

    Example:

    http://www.lambodoorkits.co.uk/astra...net-p-349.html
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    http://www.lambodoorkits.co.uk/carbo...t-p-19856.html

    if thats the case then wont this be false advertising because it says its made from high quality carbonfiber :S
    right i think i get you, lol by the way love your coupe man thats one beast of a car
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    Quote Originally Posted by shieldy View Post
    http://www.lambodoorkits.co.uk/carbo...t-p-19856.html

    if thats the case then wont this be false advertising because it says its made from high quality carbonfiber :S

    Unfortunately proper carbon fibre costs alot more than a few hundred pound for something the size of a car bonnet. You might get one wing mirror for £700 though.

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    right i think i get you, lol by the way love your coupe man thats one beast of a car
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    That's not strictly true what Scott is saying. The cheaper bonnets you will be seeing are carbon fibre bonnets. Proper carbon, with a proper gel coat. The bonnets are made in a double skin form and it's the underskin and the frame work that is GRP.

    I've had two now and i've not had too much problem with them, but they do have a tnedency to seperate with heat if there is a vent in the middle
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    [QUOTE=Turbo_Scott;2017738]Unfortunately proper carbon fibre costs alot more than a few hundred pound for something the size of a car bonnet. You might get one wing mirror for £700 though.

    ok mate thanks, fancy going halfs for some carbon fiber dustcaps for our cars? :P
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    right now im confused so it is carbonfiber with a gel coating? not carbonfiber film?
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    Quote Originally Posted by shieldy View Post
    right now im confused so it is carbonfiber with a gel coating? not carbonfiber film?
    its real carbon cloth fibre. 99% of carbon fibre products that are unpainted have a gel coat to protect it rather than paint/lacquer
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