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Old 12-30-2010, 06:17 AM   #1
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Carbon fiber rear hatch

Just dented my rear hatch by mistakingly closing it on a wine bottle that was standing up inside the trunk. Thinking about getting this Carbon fiber hatch

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but it says for off road use only? Why?

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Old 12-30-2010, 06:32 AM   #2
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For liability reason as they are probably not made to crumble during a crash.
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Old 12-30-2010, 06:53 AM   #3
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For liability reason as they are probably not made to crumble during a crash.
Thats what I thought, Thanks!
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Old 12-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #4
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The problem with adding a large carbon fiber piece such as a trunk lid, to the unsuspecting eye , it can often appear as though the vehicle was involved in an accident and the repairs have not been fully completed . In other words, it looks like part of the vehicle is still primed . This is especially true for bright or light colored vehicles . Carbon can serve as an excellent material as it relates to accent pieces. However, when used in areas that would otherwise be part of the vehicle's main color field, it can often look "bobo".
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The problem with adding a large carbon fiber piece such as a trunk lid, to the unsuspecting eye , it can often appear as though the vehicle was involved in an accident and the repairs have not been fully completed . In other words, it looks like part of the vehicle is still primed . This is especially true for bright or light colored vehicles . Carbon can serve as an excellent material as it relates to accent pieces. However, when used in areas that would otherwise be part of the vehicle's main color field, it can often look "bobo".
Maybe some paint might help?
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:13 PM   #6
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If the paint on your original trunk lid isn't cracked, a paintless dent repair professional should be able to rub it out for you.

You can also get salvaged ones off eBay and from LA Distmantlers for a third of the cost of this CF design.
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Was it a red or a white?

The bigger problem appears to be why a wine enthusiast would put wine in the rear trunk. Wine should only go in the much cooler frunk.

Keep your reds at about 55.
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... and Bill jumps in with free wine temp advice, drilling down to the far more important issue at hand

That's what I love about you Flavorman!!!!
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Old 09-06-2011, 07:43 PM   #9
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Not trying to revive an old thread but thought it is interesting that the $250,000 GT2 RS comes stock with a carbon fiber frunk and accents.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:32 AM   #10
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Sounds like a reason to buy a new Boxster with a Wine Rack...
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My Cayenne actually had a wine cooler in the glove box. The A/C always ran into the box and there was a wine-bottle depression at the back. Unused, but nice thought.
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Was it a red or a white?

The bigger problem appears to be why a wine enthusiast would put wine in the rear trunk. Wine should only go in the much cooler frunk.

Keep your reds at about 55.
I'm with Flavor 987S... When I go wine tasting I have a large cooler in the frunk to hold my purchases... Yes the cooler fits!
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Old 09-09-2011, 06:03 PM   #13
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Like previously mentioned, if the paint isnt cracked then a PDR guy can use a knock down tool and knock the high spot back down and you'd never know it happened. I've been working with a PDR guy a lot recently and he used the knock down tool on about every dent he fixes.

The problem that I usually see with replacement carbon fiber parts is that the top coat of clear or resin ends up fading out after some long time in the sun and it looks very hazy.
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I love it when people try to answer a question posed 10 months ago.

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