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      09-18-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Any way to fix cracked carbon fiber front lip?

I got the ARKYM and long story short, it got hit a little and now there's a decent size crack. Recommendations?
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Try asking a high end bicycle shop and see what they do for the carbon frames on bikes that get a crack??
Not sure though
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you got a pic? you might be able to get somekind of two part epoxy from like autozone for CF. only think is the crack will still be visible. i actually have a CF roof spoiler that came shipped broken in half and have been wanting to repair it and wrap it with vinyl. here is a pic and i hope theres some advice.
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Find a local fiberglass shop. They might be able to sand it down and rebuild the clear coat.
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      09-19-2012, 10:37 AM   #5
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Thanks so far guys!
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Best way to get a clean fix is bring to body shop n they can add onto it and paint the whole thing and it'll look new but you lose the carbon fiber lookin goodness naooo!
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Kind of ghetto, but I'd sand it down, epoxy it, and if it was still visible, I'd paint a black stripe down the very middle, wide enough to cover the damage.
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ehhh I would buy a new one. With all the time and money you will invest in trying to repair this, you will wish you just bought a new one from the beginning.
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once cf cracks, it's not worth to repair. best way to fix it is by taking it off and putting on a new one. lol
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Thanks guys. I think I'll just leave it. It ain't THAT bad at all.
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