Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
RedRobin

Carbonfibre Vented Bonnet...

79 posts in this topic

.... sekret.gif

Yes, I've gone and done it! I've just bought an OSIR carbon vented hood and it's in the bodyshop being painted....ALL of the topside painted red. It takes quite a lot of willpower to cover up carbonfibre! The OSIR carbon quality is superb. It's double skin and very stiff. Pics will follow in due course.

I guess I'll have to drive everywhere with my bonnet fully open! grin.gif

1237364-ventedGTIhood2.jpg

I don't know if any GTI owners have checked where the hottest spots are after a drive - Very cool around the air intake and battery side of the engine, warm at front and driver side, but very hot around the turbo area which is where the vent is on this CF bonnet. I lifted my bonnet and was surprised just how hot it was around the turbo when I hovered the palm of my hand after lifting the bonnet. I'm just desperate for justification! grin.gif

post-10081-137914407697_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

cant wait for the pics red, do you have any of the top of the bonnet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RR why not totally remove the bonnet?

that should take care of hot spots... grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

....No pics of the top unpainted. I wasn't expecting it to arrive until tomorrow and had a busy day today so I just dashed in to inspect and discuss fitting. The bodyshop is a very good accident repair centre and part of my VW dealership - I got a great price and I know and trust their work. They wanted to get it under way asap so it can dry without being baked - My car is on display at the Audi event on Saturday. 169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

RR why not totally remove the bonnet?

that should take care of hot spots... grin.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

.... lol.gif

Why didn't I think of that!?

Check out the hot spots - You'll be surprised at the temperature differences.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice one Robin, sure you aren't going to leave it with a carbon centre cool.gif

CFHGTV2402.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

....I thought about it and it does look good but with my other body mods the carbon is fairly subtle and such an additional area of carbon on the bonnet, even just the centre, would look OTT on my car imo. The vent is quite subtle. OSIR's quality is top notch. 169144-ok.gif

VWCFbadge1.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh boy! This I gotta definitely see at the next meet. More importantly Robin, how's the quality of the fitment, is it nice and flush together with the bodywork. Have you noticed any handling differences? Cheers CarbonRobin!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Marcus 169144-ok.gif - Paint drying today and fitting tomorrow but I'm expecting a good fit - There's adjustability on the stock brackets etc and the body shop is a top notch accident repair centre whose work I know (they did my rear valance).

I'm not expecting any performance/handling differences! But who knows? grin.gif

I don't know when the next Portsmouth/Brighton meet is yet but the car will be on display this weekend at Castle Combe.

169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

RR do you have a sekret.gif agreement with traffic wardens as you seem to be parked on double yellow lines... wink.gif

[ QUOTE ]

VWCFbadge1.jpg

[/ QUOTE ]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

....Er .... sekret.gif.... Let's just say that I might but prefer not to comment grin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A brave man who paints his carbon fibre. I should like to see a side by side of both painted and non to see which I prefer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Cheers, Arch - Most people are of the opinion that if any carbon is to be outwardly visible on the Mk5 GTI bonnet, it's better looking to paint the 'sides' and leave the 'centre' carbon rather than leave it all unpainted carbon. I agree with that having seen a totally carbon bonnet on a Mk5 R32 in the flesh.

I like the carbon 'centre' treatment but not on my car - I really like my carbon VeeDub badge, nose, and mirrors, and just think it wouldn't look smart anymore and would just attract too much attention whether admiring or not.

I receive so many positive comments about my car's appearance from people I know and from those I don't. More importantly I like the look of my car as it is now.

1237738-GTI_full804.jpg

169144-ok.gif

post-10081-137914407704_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Agree with painting the bonnet. I rekon the roof would look good pained black though...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

.... fekr.gifgrin.gif

I think the roof would only look good painted black on a black car! grin.gif.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

I receive so many positive comments about my car's appearance from people I know and from those I don't

[/ QUOTE ]

That's totally understandable - your car looks fantastic. I'm not a big fan of putting bits of carbon fibre onto a car but yours is one of the few I've seen where it works and when it works it works very well.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

1237738-GTI_full804.jpg

[/ QUOTE ]

That looks quite good but wrong at the same time. confused.gif

I think you've made the right choice. smile.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Burble - Thanks for the big compliment - It's really appreciated 169144-ok.gif.

Arch - I know what you mean when you say "That looks quite good but wrong at the same time" - It's a thin line. I've learnt from creating music that sometimes 'Less Is More'. It would have been too easy to say I've spent it so flaunt it! Large areas of carbonfibre don't look so great anyway imo.

169144-ok.gif169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Look forward to seeing your car at Castle Combe on Saturday.

...Just make sure you put an Audi badge on it tongue.gifgrin.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

....It'll be on the TTshop stand alongside some rather fast Audis including their TT and RS4 Avant.

169144-ok.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Whooopeeee!! jump.gif

I just phoned my insurer to inform them and to get cover from tomorrow and was told "No changes or extra charges, sir. We've just made a note of it on your file".

It'll be ready tomorrow and I've got a nice 200 mile drive to do straight afterwards 169144-ok.gif.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[ QUOTE ]

[ QUOTE ]

1237738-GTI_full804.jpg

[/ QUOTE ]

That looks quite good but wrong at the same time. confused.gif

I think you've made the right choice. smile.gif

[/ QUOTE ]

Good choice RR, But I do like it with the carbon showing in the middle......Just right. 169144-ok.gif It picks up the black and red on the front grill.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0