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Alii&Maui
 
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Carbon fiber

I need some expert advice from this board. I'm looking to get a carbon fiber duck tail from Getty Design and have questions as to fitting it to the car.
I downloaded and read the FRP tips as well as How to install deck lids from Getty, and as far as I can tell the instructions are for fiberglass and not for carbon fiber.

I want the tail to be clear coated and not painted so how do I go about fitting the tail without using bondo to fill low spots and cover the carbon fiber or sanding to lower high spots without cutting into the carbon fiber fibers?

I understand how to get shut lines nice and straight, I also understand post curing/cooking but high and low spots I'm at a loss.

I've heard good things about Getty quality so I'm hoping the tail won't have problems.

Any insight is greatly appreciated.
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you will find in most cases only the top layer is carbon fiber and all the under layers are fiber glass . so the install will be the same as fiber glass . there is no need to clear carbon fiber the resin used has more than sufficient UV protection . but it can be doen . carbon fiber can be color sanded and buffed if needed just like you do with clear coats . to get it to sit flat on the rear lid . you will have to grind and sand the edge of the tail . sand and grind the edge so that the tool is spining to the inside or center of the tail . this helps not to get chips on the outer edge of the tail .
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A late thank you 962. It took a month of thinking about what you posted to sink into this hard head. You wouldn't happen to know the weights of the cf vs. fg duck tail?
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from the ones i have had in my hands . the same ! most of the time a tail or hood is made the same way with the same resin . insted of the first layer being fibor-glass matting is carbon-fibor . i have made real carbon fiber panels . what is sold to people and what people think there getting ? i have to much to say about that ! if you like the look than get it ! if that tail was all carbon fiber then it would cost about 2000 dollars .
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Ouch! I'm not going to spend that kind of money. The reason I ask about the weight is I bought a Gary Stratton duck tail and that thing was super light but it was to fragile for me. Every time I went to close it I thought I would break it. The base was metal but the glass duck was thin.
I've had a turbo tail and that thing was heavy and built like a brick s#%t house.
I do want a ducktail but one that is made for a street car and not like Gary's that's made for a race car.
Thanks for listening
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