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Refinished the milky carbon in my Scud Engine bay

Discussion in '360/430' started by Sky Hye, Dec 24, 2017.

  1. Sky Hye

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    The biggest issue when I purchased my scud was the milky coolant reservoir cover. I debated for months buying an aftermarket one or sending to a shop, but I was never confident in anyone's quality and workmanship. I have a lot of experience in carbon fiber so I decided to take a crack at it. Let me know what you think! Thinking about doing this on the side for yellowed/milky exotic carbon parts.

    Before:
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    Starting to sand all that milky clear coat
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    Lot of sanding!
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    Few spots left!
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    After about 12 coats of high-temperature enamel, wet sanded, compounded and polished
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    All Done!
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  2. SignatureJames

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    Beautiful work!
     
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  3. Carper

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    Damn fine job you did there.
     
  4. flash32

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    Nice work ...

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  5. cpep

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    Came out mint. How many coats of clear did you put on.
     
  6. mikevf430

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    Came out really nice


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  7. midengine

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    How much would you charge to do the coolant reservoir cover ? Thanks!
     
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  8. Patman

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    Awesome job! I need the side panels done. Curious to see how much you charge. Again great work!
     
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  9. LorenzoR

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    Great job, looks like it came out perfect
     
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  10. Kevin Rev'n

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  11. GWARREND

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    pride of workmanship. More rewarding doing it yourself. Nice job.
     
  12. Cgk360

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    Great work. Is special paint required to handle the engine bay temp?
     
  13. tiger 6

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    + 1
     
  14. TheMayor

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    I honestly never knew you could do this to CF and make it look so good.

    Thanks for trying, succeeding, and showing it. Impressive!
     
  15. E60 M5

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    Great job! Must be most gratifying!
     
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  16. fc2

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    Wow, what a difference. Nicely done.
     
  17. Sky Hye

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    about 10
     
  18. ScudLife

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    Solid Job. I'd pay for that in a second if I needed it. Nice work!
     
  19. daviday

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    What grit paper did you use? And I’m assuming - given the price of some of these bits (and size) it’s not necessarily worth it to go at it with a machine?


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  20. MotoMeccanica

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    I have the LH/RH carbon engine side panels, and coolant tank cover. They were replaced for this reason, but obviously can be repaired, the spots on the side panels are not too big either.
    Contact me on my personal email if you are interested in maybe buying for a fair price, I can also make an effort and get some pics.
    scott_mcmonigle@hotmail.com

    Scott
     
  21. scudF1

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    Wow!! Great Job. Came out like new.
     
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  23. Sky Hye

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    Worked from about 80-2000 depending on what needed to be done
     
  24. Sky Hye

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    Thanks for the compliments guys! It's still holding up, especially with all the heat. If there's some interest, please email my Gmail, rarriscud@gmail.com
     
  25. sherpa23

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    This is a great job. I have done it myself a fair amount over the years on carbon exposed to the elements (mostly Ducati parts but I did some Ferrari engine bay panels last year) but it's very involving and very delicate at times. I think that for you to offer this as a service should be well received and people should be grateful that someone would take this on. I hope that you get lots of takers!
     
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