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      04-18-2013, 02:52 PM   #1
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AutoCarbon Spoiler

Just got my AutoCarbon carbon fiber spoiler and was wondering if I should add another coat of clear for UV protection. On bimmians site(where i ordered it from) it said they clear coat it. Just want to get some input from you guys. Thanks
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      04-18-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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It wouldn't hurt, but it might be overkill. You might end up paying close to what you paid for the spoiler just to add more clearcoat, when you could have bought a "better" brand than AutoCarbon with that money and not had to worry :P

If they claim that it's clearcoated already, personally, I would just wax it regularly with a UV-protectant wax. If you don't already use a UV-protectant wax, Mothers Synwax and Einszett Glanz Hart Glanz wax are both UV protectant and I've been using either one or the other on my carbon parts (regardless of what I wax the rest of the car with). Einszett is a little more "upscale" and it's from Germany, so I've been just waxing the whole car with it recently and it seems to last longer. As far as I know, regular Carnauba wax doesn't offer any actual UV protection, just protection for the clear coat which itself has the UV blocking built in. Only some synthetic or synthetic/carnauba mixes seem to have it added in.
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      04-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #3
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yeah yeah so I'm a little cheap but thanks for the reply, I guess I'll just use some of those products you suggested. I think I'm a little paranoid haha. thanks once again
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