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Old 15th March 2006, 18:23   #16
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Nanu28, Support the local talent. Arush's work is definately international standard, local price. What more you want?

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Thats a great find on the carbonfibre hood nanu, at 539 euros it's about Rs.30k, add taxes, transport and custom duty to that, youll end up paying about Rs.50k for the same (like i said before... expensive!) in comparison to the fiberglass hoods that we have here for less than half the price. And yeah we do have performance mods and chiping available for the skoda.

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Add lots of sleepless nights, haggling with officials etc to the taxes, transport & customs duty if your getting it shipped.
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Old 15th March 2006, 18:30   #17
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Dude, you won't get the fiberglass hoods off the shelf, they're all made to oder!!!
Oh! I kinda knew that but I was hoping.....

Does anyone make carbon fiber or fiberglass hoods in India?
How much would it cost??
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Old 15th March 2006, 19:37   #18
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Talking F'glass hood!!!

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Oh! I kinda knew that but I was hoping.....
Nice try!!!

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Does anyone make carbon fiber or fiberglass hoods in India?
How much would it cost??
Check for a modifier in your area, anyone who works with the material should be able to make you a f'glass hood, he'll have to make a female mould first [By laying the fiberglass on your hood], then take a cast from the inside [Male mould] which will be the final product!

It will be expensive because it's like making 2 hoods, one of which will be the cast and one will be the final product, to recover the cost you can take the mould home, and advertise the product to other Matiz owners, if anyone agrees you and the f'glass guy could split the money!!!
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Old 16th March 2006, 03:50   #19
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Hey Nanu,
One simple question... You have a TDI so why go in for a carbon fibre hood.. If its just for looks then its ok coz its really not a matter of performance issue... You rather spend your buck on performance modifications.. You can PM turboindia for any kinda chip modifications for ur TDI..
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Old 17th March 2006, 06:06   #20
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Nanu,
If you are doing this just for the looks and not to make your bonnet light-weight, try and get it stickered. I have found people selling carbonfiber decal in all sizes on Ebay. I have seen a Nissan Skyline in Malaysia who had got his bonnet stickered.

There is an accessories shop in Bangalore who said he can get them for me in any size. PM me and I'll give his number. BTW, I bought a sheet of 2.5ft * 1.5 ft for Rs.1500 from him.

However sticking them without bubbles on such a large surface area requires soap solution, hot air blower and talent. Also, there are carbonfibre paint jobs available, not sure who does them in India.

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Hey Nanu,
One simple question... You have a TDI so why go in for a carbon fibre hood.. If its just for looks then its ok coz its really not a matter of performance issue... You rather spend your buck on performance modifications.
EVO6 has a very good point there!

Go for the stickers if you want the looks, and the pete route if you want performance.

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Old 17th March 2006, 14:03   #22
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Some tips on applying carbon fibre vinyl film:

Tools needed
Hair Dryer
Spray bottle for water
Drop of dish soap
Razor blade or utility knife

1. Clean surface thoroughly of dirt and grease. If using solvent based cleaner, remove all traces of it before applying film.

2. Spray water on surface. Add just a touch of dish soap to water.

3. Remove vinyl from paper. Use razor blade at corner of carbon fibre film instead of fingernail. Pull it off slowly to avoid ripping film.

4. Spray soapy water on film backing.

5. Apply film to wet surface. You should be able to slide film into position. Spray again if necessary.

6. Push out any bubbles with your finger. If film develops wrinkles, lift end of film up and push out wrinkle. Spray again if necessary.

7. Use a hair dryer over carbon fibre film. This will allow it to stretch and conform to most curves. As you blow heat over film, push out any wrinkles or bubbles.

8. Trim off excess carbon fibre film with razor blade or utility knife.

9. If any bubbles remain, poke hole in film with small needle while itís wet.

10. Allow plenty of time to dry. 24hrs should be sufficient.

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9. If any bubbles remain, poke hole in film with small needle while it’s wet.
Ooh! good tip... never thought of that

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Old 19th March 2006, 13:48   #24
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One important tool John forgot to mention is ...
You need to use a Applicator Squeeze to be able to stick the vinyl perfectly onto the hood and remove most air pockets... As fingers and hands will not be able to give even pressure... If u cant get hold of a Applicator Squeeze then an old credit will do the job ...
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Hey

Can anyone let me knw where can i buy carbon fibre vinyl or sticker for the hood in Mumbai.

And how much would it cost.

Thanx.
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Old 19th March 2006, 17:55   #26
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u can get one at 4 seasons...
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Thanx EVO6 for the info.

I have earlier visited 4 seasons at tardeo a few times.

Will check with them.

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Old 25th March 2006, 02:26   #28
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The Carbon Fibre vinyl available from FOLIATEC...
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Old 21st December 2006, 10:11   #29
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Hey Nanu,
One simple question... You have a TDI so why go in for a carbon fibre hood.. If its just for looks then its ok coz its really not a matter of performance issue... You rather spend your buck on performance modifications.. You can PM turboindia for any kinda chip modifications for ur TDI..

Sorry dude mine is a tPi 1.8 TPI 20V turbo.
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Old 23rd December 2006, 12:16   #30
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any place in bangalore where i can get carbon fibre look alike sticker for baleno dash trim?
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