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      10-09-2012, 08:53 PM   #1
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Vorsteiner hood cracking

my hood is cracking... is this probably from the heat?
anyone else have this problem?
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Wow... Is this why they were discontinued for e90's?
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and i was just about to buy one -_-
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is it just the clear coat cracking?
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This happens to most if not all of them. The clear coat begins to crack. Just get it touched up. Mine is doing this too. All of my friends who have it have cracks too.
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This happens to most if not all of them. The clear coat begins to crack. Just get it touched up. Mine is doing this too. All of my friends who have it have cracks too.
Ohh interesting.. I'm gonna bring it to a body shop and hopefully I can just get it recleared. It does only look like its the clear coat not the actual hood... Thanks
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This happens to most if not all of them. The clear coat begins to crack. Just get it touched up. Mine is doing this too. All of my friends who have it have cracks too.
Ohh interesting.. I'm gonna bring it to a body shop and hopefully I can just get it recleared. It does only look like its the clear coat not the actual hood... Thanks
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Mines done that too.
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I don't have any cracking on mine...... Yet
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that sucks, i would think being vented there would be LESS heat under the hood.
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my hood is cracking... is this probably from the heat?
anyone else have this problem?
Same here with my 335i.

Has anyone being able to fix this? Reapply clear coat the entire hood?
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Mine is the same. Crap
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Mine is doing the same, any fix? Did reclearing actually help?
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Mine is doing the same, any fix? Did reclearing actually help?
They just repaired it and I had it painted over. Depending on the cracking, you might be able to still repair it if it isn't as bad as mine
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Mine is doing this in the same place. I think I will have it repaired and painted. I wonder what vorstiener has to say about this...? IE warranty against defects since this seems like a common issue...
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Should have went Seibon Out of curiosity. How long did this take? Did you wax regularly? Wrapped your downpipes?
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Should have went Seibon Out of curiosity. How long did this take? Did you wax regularly? Wrapped your downpipes?
These Vorsteiner hoods fit like a glove and you pay for that. I've never had a Seibon come close... Unfortunately most CF hoods require repairs over time. The more vents the more cracks...
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